Category Archives: Benefits

Benefit planning inevitably involves tradeoffs between an ideal package and one that will maximize the desired impact at a price that can be afforded. These articles will provide how to information on managing the wide variety of benefits including health care, life, and disability insurance, and retirement benefits.

Don’t Leave Your Success to Fate

Over the weekend, I watched a movie with my wife. I won’t say which movie because my guy friends will make fun of me. But in my defense, this past weekend included Valentine’s Day. Anyway, the movie talked a lot about fate and destiny and got me thinking about how much of what happens to us is within our control.

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Further Results of the 2014 Termination and Exit Interviews Survey—What Are the Best Practices?

In yesterday’s Advisor, we announced findings from BLR’s Termination and Exit Interviews Survey. Today, more results from our study, including information regarding best practices and what’s happening with severance pay.

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BLR’s Termination and Exit Interviews Survey Has Concluded … What’s Happening in the Real World?

Unfortunately, you can’t retain all employees … termination and turnover are going to happen. The 2014 Termination and Exit Interviews Survey examined how HR pros are handling these challenges. Let’s see how you compare!

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Leadership Lessons from the Great Communicator

If you are like me and are interested in politics, you know Ronald Reagan was considered the “Great Communicator.” His effectiveness as a communicator was often credited to his career in radio, television, and movies. His detractors often said of his oratory skills, “He’s just up there acting.” But to me, Reagan’s effectiveness as a speaker went beyond his smooth voice and polished delivery. Reagan, through the use of stories and illustrations, could educate his audience and move them to take action.

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Facing Setbacks? Adopt a Survivor’s Mind-Set

The 2007 book Lone Survivor tells the true story of a failed Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan from the viewpoint of the only person who survived, Marcus Luttrell. The book—and later a film of the same title—recounts the details of a mission gone wrong and the battle for survival.

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Survey—Last Chance to Share Your Thoughts on HR Tech!

Our HR Technology Survey has been launched, and many thanks to all who have participated! For those who have yet to respond, you still have a chance to join in and shape the discussion—we’re very eager to hear your opinions on how technology and software are drastically changing the way HR pros do business.

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HR Technology Survey—Tell Us How Tomorrow Is Being Shaped … Today!

Last Friday, we launched our annual HR Technology Survey, and thank you to all who have participated thus far! For those who have yet to respond, it’s not too late—we’re eager to hear your opinions on how technology and software are drastically changing the way things are done in HR.

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Legal Pitfalls that Derail Your Telecommuting Program

In yesterday’s Advisor attorneys Deanna Brinkerhoff and Cathleen Yonahara offered 10 tips for successful telecommunicating; today, their take on the legal issues that challenge companies with telecommuters.

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Telecommuting—Top 10 Tips for Success

Would (or does) telecommuting work for you? Yahoo® and Best Buy® curbed it; meanwhile, Cisco® reported it improved retention and saved $277 million. In today’s Advisor, attorneys Deanna Brinkerhoff and Cathleen Yonahara offer ten practical tips for your telecommuting program.

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How Is Tech Shaping the Future of HR? Let’s Find Out! Please Participate in Our HR Technology Survey Today!

Are technology and software drastically changing the way things are done in HR? Please help us learn what’s happening with HR tech in the real world—What are best practices? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out!

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