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Increase Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement seems simple, but is an incredibly complex and important concept for organization success. According to Gallup, only 15% of employees are engaged at work, which is a serious issue because it leads to the loss of $550 billion in production every year. Employee engagement is defined as an employee who is emotionally invested […]

Alphabet Soup: Understanding Health Savings Accounts

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Insurance is confusing enough for most people, but the acronyms and abbreviations used can make it much worse. There are three very important acronyms that usually get passed over because many people do not know much about them — FSA, HSA, and HRA. These accounts are extremely valuable tools that can be used to save […]

Health & Wellness

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As we talked about last week, one way to keep employees around for longer is to offer benefits like Health & Wellness programs. Many people, especially your hard-working employees, prioritize their job over their health. Although this is commendable, it is counterproductive because they will  most likely end up getting sick or burnt out, and […]

A Holistic Approach To Human Resources

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Human Resources supports many aspects of a business, therefore, requires various roles and skills. When thinking about the role HR plays in an organization, an aggregated approach that takes the various roles and turn them into one, cohesive role. In other words, a holistic approach should be used for HR. Some of the roles HR […]

Behavioral Interviewing

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In an age of social media, where you can make yourself into who you want to be rather than who you are, how does an employer find the best fit for their culture? Where is the best place to start? The answer is the interview. Why the interview? By asking the right questions, you can […]

Breathe: Three Easy Steps to Maximize your Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional intelligence (EI) is a person’s ability to control their emotional reactions when dealing with a potentially volatile interaction. In other words, utilizing your EI will help you keep calm by using a measured approach toward reacting to a situation to avoid further conflict and reach a reasonable resolution. Here are some basic steps to […]

Activate Your Active Listening Skills

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Active listening can be a great tool to improve your communication skills. The person you are communicating with will feel heard, valued, and will begin to trust you if you are present in the conversation — physically, mentally, and verbally. This makes for a conversation that is free of misunderstandings and keeps open a clear […]

New Technology in the Workforce

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Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer generated simulation of 3-D environments that can be interacted with in a physical way. This computer software is accompanied with an electronic helmet with a screen inside. This technology is generally used as a gaming system, but towards the end of 2017, a new use for VR emerged. Virtual […]

Five Things to Ask Yourself Before Writing a Job Description

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Writing a job description can be daunting at times. It is an important communication tool that is unfortunately often overlooked when management gets too busy. Yet, companies should have a job description for every position. The job descriptions should outline the functions of the position as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to […]

2019 Open Enrollment

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The new plan year is not until January 2019, but even though it seems far away, we are already starting to hear buzz about open enrollment. There is a lot of talk about changes with the Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as “Obamacare” and rate changes with certain insurance companies. When is Open Enrollment? […]