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John G. McCarthy, III: “Hire a great team.”

Thrive Global

John has been featured in WORTH magazine for 2012–2014 (a premier financial publication) and recognized in 2017 as a top advisor by SmartCEO magazine. He had paid off several mortgages on two properties and all of his savings went to the school retirement plan. A nice feature that has been well received is the vault that stores client’s legal documents, passports, social security cards, etc. Community Authority Magazine Wonder

How to be an employer of choice – even in uncertain times


This can look like: Using well-known carriers for the health insurance options you sponsor Contributing to a health savings account or flexible spending account for employees Offering an employee assistance program (EAP) Matching a percentage of employee retirement plan contributions.

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Want to offer support for caregivers of aging relatives? Read this


Organizations lending a hand will earn a reputation for valuing family, as well as their bottom line – a plus when it comes to employee recruitment and retention. Download and read our complimentary magazine: The Insperity guide to employee retention.

How to retain millennial job hoppers


Upon retirement, there was a handsome corporate-sponsored pension to rely on. Millennials understand that they can’t sit at one company for decades and collect a pension upon retirement. Instead, millennials rebuilt the career ladder to reflect the demands of today’s business world: that employees be able to do many things efficiently and well. If you don’t do any one of those well, especially for the millennial generation, employees are less likely to stick around.

How to deliver high-value workplace perks that employees love


These things have become so commonplace that employees expect them, such as: Health insurance Dental insurance Paid vacation and sick days 401(k) retirement plan Disability insurance Life insurance Workers’ compensation Unemployment insurance.

7 surprising ways an EAP promotes work-life balance


Making a smooth transition to retirement. Employees nearing the end of their careers can use an EAP to help make their transition to retirement a smooth one. EAPs can provide them with information about how to sign up and access Medicare, how to manage expenses, estate planning, and selecting retirement communities. Their EAP can also make referrals to legal and financial professionals specializing in retirement issues.

Cross-training staff: A guide to effective implementation


Imagine if a tenured employee decides to retire after 20 years on the job. In this instance, you should implement purposeful cross-training that will allow uninterrupted completion of those duties, while capturing the institutional knowledge of the retiring employee. Consider pairing the retiring employee with a capable replacement to learn the role over an extended transition period. If you don’t communicate well, you risk hurting employee morale and productivity.

Corporate Synergies’ 2019 Employer Education Series to Focus on Benefits ROI

Corporate Synergies

Articles are written by the firm’s internal benefits experts, including benefit consultants, underwriters, compliance officers, account management professionals, employee education, communications and wellness experts, and the firm’s executive leadership. Corporate Synergies’ special-use publications slated for release in 2019 include: The seventh annual staff-produced Current Insurance Journal magazine , an award-winning collection of staff-written articles.

Hiring for diversity vs. skill sets: How do you find a balance?


If your workforce is primarily made up of Baby Boomers, consider diversifying by adding younger people who can take over as your older workers retire. Does that delivery driver really need to be a man or could a woman do the job just as well? Do you really need a full-time person or would a part-time employee work just as well? Now, college students or people who want to slow down their work-life before full retirement become part of your candidate pool.

How to bridge the generation gap in the workplace


Millennials: Witnesses to the launch of the Internet, as well as the invention and widespread use of social media (“digital natives”). Appreciative of a flat, more collaborative structure, as well as the idea that the workforce is becoming more distributed and remote.

An HR professional’s guide to data privacy compliance and security


Think about every data point you regularly touch regarding employees (Social Security numbers, salaries, health care and retirement plans , background checks, etc.) Become well versed about these matters to help inform employees and clients about their data privacy rights. Managing this responsibility well is a fundamental piece of best business practices. If you’re looking to modernize your HR department, download and read our complimentary e-magazine: Derailed by data?

Managing unexpected change in the workplace


Often, change is predictable or planned well in advance, such as: Implementation of a new system or technology Introduction of a new office policy Moving to a new office Mergers and acquisitions Modification to senior leadership Reorganization of staff Retirement of a top-performing, highly valued employee. How do you protect the data of employees and customers , as well as safeguard valuable intellectual property? Change is inevitable.

8 mistakes to avoid when buying HR technology


Bonus features might include performance management or retirement services. Have a list of questions ready, and then find out how well a particular solution delivers in each area. How well they’re serving other companies is a pretty solid indicator of how well they’d take care of your company. But if you want more guidance as you compare vendors and software, download our free magazine, Derailed by Data?

How to support working parents at every stage of a child’s life


Some states provide paid family leave, so it’s a good idea to communicate this as well. In some cities, non-profits offer these services as well. Many states have similar leave laws as well. Access to health benefits: To help parents keep their children well, offer an employee-sponsored health plan or health care savings account, if possible. Download our e-magazine: Building a Better Team: How to Attract, Recruit and Hire Top Talent.

The Future of the Job Market is Not What You Might Think

Future of Work

Just found out about a good article in The Futurist magazine about the future of the job market. This comment is from an article by Patrick Tucker in : The newest issue of THE FUTURIST magazine features writing from career and labor experts John Challenger and Edward Gordon. The full article in The Futuris t is available only to paid subscribers, but it can be downloaded as a pdf file for a one-time fee of $3.00.

Conference Twitter Primer #SHRM18


BenFanning1 : #INC Magazine Leadership Columnist and Speaker: Free report to get the most out of your workforce. ComPsych : (MATT MORRIS) World’s largest provider of employee assistance programs (EAPs) and fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, work-life, wellness, HR and FMLA services. ElliotDofCowden : working with employers who want to be certain that their compensation, benefits, and retirement plans are compliant, competitive and cost-effective.

Conference Twitter Primer #HRtechConf 2018


mercer : (Patricia Milligan): Advancing the #health, wealth & careers of over 110M people worldwide – Tweeting about #FutureOfWork #DigitalTransformation #Leadership #Retirement #Investments. Glink : Real estate & financial wellness expert.

Complete Guide to a Successful Company Newsletter [with Templates]


If you find something interesting, chances are your team will as well. New Wellness Initiative Makes Weightloss Waves. Retirements. Select a well-spoken coworker to read the news items and then add transition music or sound effects between each segment.

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Josh Bersin: Here’s my reading list for 2020


I’m wired to learn by reading, so I find myself reading books, downloading reports and diving into articles wherever I am and whenever I can. Following is my personalized list of learning resources—books, magazines, podcasts and more. I am a big reader.

You need a data protection policy – Here’s the basics


Work with your IT department to catalog where sensitive data is maintained in the business environment, both in on-premise applications as well as cloud-based applications. A detailed inventory of sensitive company data should include an analysis of: Data on HR systems, like payroll, health and retirement benefits , employee records, etc. Managing this responsibility well has become a fundamental “table stakes” of doing good business.

Small Business War Stories Podcast – All Episodes


Creating Small Business Connections Through an Online Community | Dave Hamilton On today’s flash episode we are joined by Dave Hamilton, who co-hosts a podcast called The Small Business Show , as well as leads a small business support group online. The Things You Should Have Asked Your Business Lawyer | Mat Sorensen Today we are joined by Mat Sorensen, a business attorney at KKOS Lawyers, a best-selling author, and a national speaker and expert on self-directed retirement accounts.

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Small Business War Stories Podcast List


Creating Small Business Connections Through an Online Community | Dave Hamilton On today’s flash episode we are joined by Dave Hamilton, who co-hosts a podcast called The Small Business Show , as well as leads a small business support group online.

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