How to Profit When Losing an Employee: Exit Interviews

Every business hopes to inspire the kind of loyalty and motivation that leads to a lifelong employee-employer relationship like those enjoyed by generations past.  Today’s changing marketplace has the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting that the average worker only stays with one company an average of 5 years.  With that kind of turnover rate, your …

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Employee Benefits: Wellness Programs Continue to Be Important in 2016

You may have made — and possibly already given up — your New Year’s resolutions, but many companies are hoping that you’ll make your health a priority in 2016.  That’s because eating healthy and exercising regularly can make you a much more productive employee, according to researchers.  Here’s how: Saving Company Dollars Healthy eaters are …

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When Human Resources and Outsourcing Come Together

We’ve seen even the best HR professionals driven to a point of exasperation as the growth of their company has outpaced their team’s ability to keep up with their growing responsibilities. The beauty of outsourcing is that isn’t necessarily all-inclusive. A company can partner with an HR organization to ensure they remain current on all the latest federal …

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Human Resources and Outsourcing: Understanding Intermittent FMLA

Two workers sit in the company break room, discussing a recent crisis one is experiencing. “Kate” was recently diagnosed with migraines, and has gotten to the point that she doesn’t have any more time off. “Allie” comforts her but doesn’t know what to say. Kate mentions that her boss offered her FMLA, but she doesn’t …

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Cadillac Tax Delay

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Act) delaying the effective date of the “Cadillac Tax” until 2020 and making the tax deductible.  Leading opponents of the tax have said they would continue to press for it to be rescinded altogether. The House voted 316-113 Friday to approve the omnibus …

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Why Train Employees?

Most business owners are not fully aware of the high cost of poor leadership.  According to David Witt, Program Director at The Ken Blanchard Companies “the average organization is losing an amount equal to 7% of their annual sales because of poor leadership practices”.  How is this possible?  Poor leadership practices lead to higher turnovers, …

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The Facts on FMLA

FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) entitles employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job protected leave for family and medical reasons with continuation of any active health insurance.  Eligible employees are entitled 12 workweeks in a 12 month period for the following: Birth of a child/to care for a newborn within one year of …

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Paid Sick Leave Refresher

There is a lot to understand about the Sick Leave Law that began to take effect on July 1st, 2015.  If you are an employee in California we thought it would good to provide a few refreshers on some of the common questions pertaining to sick leave.  How do you qualify for paid sick leave? …

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