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Leading Trends in Prescription Plan Management

It’s no secret that healthcare costs are on the rise. In fact, they have consistently risen over the last several years, with employee benefits comprising nearly 1/3 of total employee compensation-spending, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In this blog post, we take a deep dive into the 2019 Drug Trend Report to offer insight into the cost of prescription drugs in today’s market.

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Compensation and Benefits: Building a Total Rewards Package

As employers are becoming more mindful and concerned about how to recruit and retain a high-performing workforce in a competitive recruiting landscape while maintaining costs, building a total rewards compensation and benefits package is becoming increasingly more important.The concept of a total rewards package is not necessarily new, but employers are starting to do a better job of communicating the “hidden paycheck” behind their employees’ full compensation package. 

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The 5- Part Guide to Starting Your Upskilling Initiative

In my last blog post, I introduced the topic of upskilling and how it could benefit your business and your employees. In case you missed it, upskilling is providing employees the opportunity to learn new skills to improve their current work performance while preparing them for projected future needs of your company.

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Bridging the Generation Divide in the Work Place

Each of the generations currently occupying the American workforce have distinct characteristics when it comes to what motivates them, what their beliefs are, and which qualities they prioritize in a professional environment. With so many different ways of thinking, working, and solving problems, it’s important to discuss generational differences and learn how to communicate effectively with team members of any age.

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Retirement Plan Strategies that Support Your Business Goals

Retirement plans have long been touted as an effective tool for companies looking to improve their recruitment and retention rates. Strategically developing procedures around retirement and other benefits programs for employees at various stages of their careers is one way to ensure that your company is optimally leveraging its retirement benefits.

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The Ins & Outs of Discussing Health Benefits in the Recruiting Process

Your potential employees consider several things before they decide to accept your employment offer. Gone are the days of simply evaluating the dollar amount of an annual salary offer to decide whether or not a company is right for one’s career path. In order to thrive in today’s highly competitive job market, it’s important that your company offer robust health and wellness benefits.

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Securing Key Employees Before the Sale of a Business

If you’re planning on selling your business, you already know that there is no end to the important factors you need to consider before the sale. One of the strategic planning issues that often goes overlooked by business owners is the importance of securing key employees before the company is sold to ensure a smooth transition and command maximum value for your company.

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The Key Benefits of Upskilling

As an employer, you have many responsibilities. Aside from building a successful business, you also have a number of obligations to your employees. In a job market with unprecedentedly low unemployment rates, employees have the upper hand when it comes to their job prospects. Given this fact, in order to attract and retain top talent, businesses must not only strive to offer their employees competitive employee health benefits packages, but they must also provide them with career growth and development opportunities, such as upskilling.

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What Are Your Company's Obligations as a Retirement Plan Sponsor?

For job seekers, a strong economy and low unemployment numbers have created an environment in which they hold the upper hand in hiring and salary negotiations. As a result, many have begun asserting their right to “hold out” for the best offer.

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5 Wellness Program Perks Every Business Owner Should Know

Wellness programs started as a perk for large corporations and have since become an attractive employee benefit for businesses of all sizes. Implementing and supporting a corporate wellness program is one way that many businesses are trying to build a culture of health and fitness for their employees and their bottom line.

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