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Sticking Points on the Path to Healthcare Reform

Jul 10, 2017

By Susan Rider, Benefits & Human Capital Consultant Before, during, and even after - Fourth of July fireworks have been in full force. Meanwhile, the legislative ”fireworks” appear to be far from over when it comes to the ... Read More

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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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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Think Strategically about Employee Benefits

Dec 08, 2014

What is your low hanging fruit? In the past, employers and consumers understood benefits were either offered or not-offered at their organization. In today’s world employers have to change their mind-set and think strategically.

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Reference-Based Benefits Strategies: Control Costs and Maintain Quality and Choice

Oct 14, 2014

Often, benefits providers and advisors feel like they have to make a choice when designing health plans: lower costs or higher quality healthcare providers and services. In the upcoming issue of Employee Benefit Plan Review, Sheri Alexander discusses how a reference-based benefits strategy can help answer this question in the best way possible: “It doesn’t always have to be a choice.”

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