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Boots on the Ground and a Voice at the Table

Feb 20, 2017

Flying home from the NAHU Capitol Conference, I couldn’t help but have a real sense of encouragement, glad to be playing a role in our agency’s “boots on the ground” approach to impending healthcare reform.

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Measuring Success - 360 Degree Reviews

May 06, 2015

All organizations should ensure that they measure performance the “right” way, and one of those options are “360 degree reviews”, also called multi-rater feedback. Properly done, they can benefit both the organization and the people within.

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The Secret Weapon of Modern Benefits: a Strategic Plan

Mar 23, 2015

In the upcoming issue of Employee Benefit Plan Review, I discuss how something as simple as creating and actually employing an Employee Benefits Strategic plan can help companies not only stay up to date, but get ahead of the drastic changes occurring everyday in the world of employee benefits.

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Creative Training and Development Programs with ROI

Feb 25, 2015

Training and development is back on the front burner for the first time since the economy slowed in 2008. A common request we receive from our clients/prospects is “I am on a budget and need to do more training with my staff.”

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The Unknown Side of the Scale

Jan 20, 2015

Classically, the scale has been known as a universal symbol of law, logic, reasoning, and the principles of decision making. For many, though, the purpose of the scale is often misunderstood: it is often thought that the purpose of the scale is to “tip” and thus help make a decision for us. When one side is greater than the other, the scale will tip that way. In the courtroom, it’s often that we want the evidence to weigh one side down and “tip” our decisions.

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Automation Emerging as HR Trend

Jan 15, 2015

Everyone is doing more with less. The recession trimmed HR staffs, and new terms are emerging in response – most notably Six Sigma and Advanced HRIS. While Six Sigma has been around for some time in the manufacturing sector, a trend is emerging with more application to Human Resource functions.

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More Risky or More Aware of Risk?

Jan 14, 2015

Its can be an interesting macro look at how our culture use and views phrases, words, and ideas over time, and in the above case - the use of the word "Risk" In this case, its pretty remarkable that risk had fairly steady use over time, and then, some where in the 60's, this concept of "risk" began to appear more regularly in our writings.

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