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Survey: 33 percent of employees don’t understand their benefits. What can HR do?

A third of employees don’t understand their benefits Are you sure your employees know the benefits packages they enrolled in during your open enrollment? If so, you might want to think again. A recent survey by Voya Financial revealed that 35 percent of those surveyed said they did not understand what benefits they enrolled in during open […]

Why You Should Pay Employees a Competitive Salary

  Paying employees a higher salary in order to grow your business sounds like it’s counterintuitive. After all, if you paid employees less money, wouldn’t there be more money left for the business? Low Salaries Don’t Save Money A major cause of employee turnover is salary. If employees feel that they aren’t getting paid enough […]

How to Encourage Healthy Living for Your Employees

We often start advice articles with an assumption. We assume you like to save time, or that you hate wasting time; we assume you like puppies and you want to manage your money wisely. And in this case, we assume you encourage your employees to be healthy, because to encourage anything to the contrary would […]

Employees working while ill? Maybe it’s the PTO policy

When the temperature drops across the country, sniffles and sneezes begin and mark the official beginning of the cold and flu season. While an average of 5–20 percent of the U.S. population gets the flu each year, according to the CDC Foundation, even more will get colds and other viruses that slow life to a halt. Whether it’s the flu or another […]

Are Wellness Programs Right for Your Small Business?

This is the first in a multi-part series about wellness programs in small businesses. This article looks at what’s involved in providing a wellness program that supports employee well-being, and ultimately creates a healthier organization. Turn on the news, or look at the front page of any news outlet, and chances are you’ll see a […]

Why Self Insuring Won’t Actually Kill Your Small Business

As the founder of a technology company whose business is to help smaller companies save time and money on their health care, I’m often surprised by the amount of misinformation I see related to benefits. I recently came across an article in which the author argues that self funding health benefits could kill your company. […]