Category: People & Performance

How to Survive Benefit Renewal Season

  This time of year can be very stressful for anyone in your organization dealing with your benefits renewal.  January 1st is a very prevalent date for benefit plan renewals, and the 4th quarter is also a very busy time...

/ September 14, 2017

3 Fundamental Benefits of Telemedicine

  Telemedicine is quickly becoming a staple in the health industry and employers and employees are not only asking for it but demanding that their plan offerings include it. With its increasing popularity, Telemedicine allows employees to consult with a...

/ September 12, 2017

Are Your Employees Unsatisfied with Your Open Enrollment Process?

  A new survey suggests that many employees give their company’s yearly open enrollment process low marks. The survey, by HR software company Namely, found that more than a third of surveyed employees gave their company a “C” grade or worse when it...

/ September 11, 2017

What Really Moves the Needle on Diversity?

It’s clear that there are dividends associated with having a diverse workforce.  Studies show that companies that have gender and ethnic diversity are more likely to financially outperform those that don’t have it.  So, why are so many organizations continuing...

/ September 9, 2017

The Importance of Healthcare Data Analytics

As an employer, do you understand why your healthcare costs are rising? Is your consultant explaining the utilization specific to your population? If the answer is no, I suggest you start seeking a new consultant. First, you should understand how...

/ September 8, 2017

Should Supplemental Benefits Be Part of Your Benefits Package?

Should supplemental benefits be part of your benefits package? Some would answer that question as, “it depends on whether your organization is a for profit or a non-profit.” Let’s first level-set what I am referring to as “supplemental benefits”. For...

/ September 1, 2017

Considerations for Open Enrollment Communication

No matter what time of year open enrollment falls within your own organization, it is always a time that involves a lot of preparation and hard work for everyone involved. Once the renewal decisions are made, one of the most...

/ August 31, 2017

How to Power Up People Skills

.There is a shocking “execution gap” between the goals organizations set and the ones they actually achieve, writes Trevor Throness, author of The Power of People Skills: How to Eliminate 90% of Your HR Problems and Dramatically Increase Team and Company Morale...

/ August 30, 2017