Positive Conflict in the Workplace

Conflict is often something that we try to avoid. It is often viewed as hostile, frustrating, negative, uncomfortable, and “win or lose” in its outcomes. So what does it mean when conflict is classified as being “positive”? Positive conflict does...

/ August 18, 2017

Fraud on the Rise

A recent global fraud and risk report by Kroll, Inc. gives insight into the state of fraud and risk incidents in 2016, during which 82 percent of respondents experienced a fraud incident—up from 75 percent in 2015 and 61 percent...

/ August 17, 2017

6 Simple Ways HR Can Banish Burnout

    According to a recent survey conducted by Kronos Inc. and Future Workplace, employee burnout has reached record levels and continues to be one of the biggest threats to building an engaged workforce in 2017.  The graphic above captures...

/ August 15, 2017

Helping Nonprofits Help Others

I was recently asked to elaborate on my view of the critical benefits challenges facing health and social service organizations today.  As I started to think back on my consulting experience with our nonprofit customers, sadly, it dawned on me...

/ August 13, 2017

The Level-Funding Alternative

There is a rise in popularity in Level-funding plans within in the 51-99 market segment.   Level-funded arrangements enable employers to benefit from the regular and predictable cost of a fully insured plan with the flexibility of a Self-insured plan and...

/ August 12, 2017

Engage Employees by Building a Learning Organization

Building an organization with a foundation of employee involvement and personal commitment, a motivating management team, and most importantly a commitment to the process of learning, drives performance. In the Harvard business review article, Teaching People How to Learn, former...

/ August 8, 2017

Navigating Conflict Up and Down the Organization

Navigating Conflict Up and Down the Organization Consider the following questions: Do you know what to do when you and your boss disagree? Have you developed a strategy for when you disapprove of an employee’s attitude? Are you successfully encouraging...

/ August 8, 2017