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10.6 A Wellness Program and Increased Productivity? It’s possible!

Whether you own your business or manage a team within a larger one, you’re always trying to find ways to help your employees produce more. Financial incentives are the obvious answer. Workforce optimization is another. But a recent study suggests that a healthier workforce is a more productive workforce. The study finds that workers participating […]

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9.21 How a Culture of Long Hours Could be Hurting Your Business

A 2014 Gallup survey found that Americans work an average of 47 hours per week, and 39% of workers work over 50 hours per week. That 9-to-5 schedule Dolly sings about? If you’re lucky, it’s more like 8-to-6 (and if you’re not, it’s more like 6-to-8). For businesses, it sure seems like having employees work […]

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8.24 How to Make an HSA Work for You

HSAs are great. They give you a tax-advantaged way to fund your healthcare while allowing you to allocate your reduced premiums in a way that make sense for your family. There are a lot of benefits, but a common question we get is “How will this change my day-to-day healthcare experience?” The short answer is […]

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8.15 FSAs, HSAs and HRAs: How can employers use all three to get better coverage and lower health costs?

Over the last decade or so, there has been a quiet shift in how employers are thinking about their approach to health coverage. Traditionally, you’d find a set of plans and let your employees choose how they would cover their health needs. But there was a problem: all employees were choosing the best plan available […]

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7.18 Repealing and Replacing through the Small Business Lens

We can’t help but view current events through the eyes of our clients. Often, we’ll think “How does this impact them?” and “How can we adapt to help them?” For certain, this is true of the Healthcare debate. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replacing it with some […]

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6.22 How to Choose the Right Benefits Package for Your Business

At some point in your business growth you reach the daunting task of having to offer benefits to your employees. Having been through it ourselves, we understand the process very well. First you complain: “Why can’t it be like how it was when we were smaller?”. Then you get confused: “When did I become a […]

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6.16 Automation in HR: Getting out of the Paperwork Quagmire

What’s the biggest complaint heard from HR managers across the country? It’s not the people. It’s not the interviews. It’s the paperwork. Reams of paperwork per employee. It’s true: we want to reduce environmental waste. There is no reason why we need to use the paper. But the complaints aren’t about the paper. It’s about […]

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6.1 Why aren’t more businesses taking advantage of WOTC credits?

One of the things we do every day is explain how a Human Capital Management company (us) is different from a traditional HR firm (pretty much everyone else). We enjoy it. Human Capital is in our blood. But because Human Capital is so different, we have to talk a lot. We talk about how we […]

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