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Employee Assistance Programs: Providing Needed Resources That Are Sadly Underutilized

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | December 18, 2019
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

Several years ago, I was working for an organization when tragedy struck – an employee was murdered by a client, and the event was witnessed by numerous coworkers.  It was a devastating event, that...

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The Year in Review - Why Performance Reviews are NOT the Way to Tap Into Employee Passion, Creativity and Engagement

Posted by Stacey Sharp | December 11, 2019
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

  The annual performance review is not an effective tool for engaging employees, driving performance, or achieving business goals. In this workshop we will explore the benefits of integrating ongoing...

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White Paper: All Work and No Play Will Leave Your Organization Behind

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | December 03, 2019
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

Organizations want to advance.  Whether you are a non-profit, public sector organization, large corporation or small business owner, all organizations wish to move forward, to advance the vision,...

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5 Ways for Mid-Sized Employers to Fight the Death Grip of the Health Care System

Posted by Michael Kilfoyle | July 15, 2019
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

The death grip on employers by the health care system continues.  Here are five ways to try and loosen the grip.   Self-fund your health plan.  This could be numbers one, two and three on this list...

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Artificial Intelligence - Friend or Foe?

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | July 08, 2019
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

“If robots do everything what are we going to do?”             - Kindergarten student to Kai-Fu Lee, author of AI Superpowers   I was having coffee with a friend of mine who works in the world of...

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Stress and Burnout

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | March 25, 2019
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

It is March, and most of us have had our fill of snow, cold and gray skies.  There is no denying that the dark, cold and gray can impact our mood, and many of my colleagues have been able to escape...

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Is it Time to Update your Total Rewards Strategy?

Posted by | March 25, 2019
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

Creating and sustaining a high level of employee engagement is critical to achieving business results and delighting our customers. While it is evident that employee engagement is about much more...

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The EEOC Removes Wellness Program Incentives Limits but Does Not Provide Further Guidance

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | January 09, 2019
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance, Wellness & Cost Containment

In a previous post, we discussed the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) v. EEOC, federal court opinion which vacated portions of the EEOC’s regulations issued under the Americans with...

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Gain a Competitive Edge - Student Loan Repayment and College Savings Benefits Programs

Posted by | December 21, 2018
Employee Benefits, HR Compliance, Wellness & Cost Containment

In the United States, education is key to economic prosperity. 85% of adults with a college degree earn $65k/year compared to $35k/year for those with only a high school education. 80% of parents see...

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Got Recess? The Importance of Play at Work

Posted by Maribeth Spellman | December 19, 2018
Employee Benefits, Wellness & Cost Containment

I remember dodgeball – and I remember I didn’t like it much.  Lined up with other “victims”, a brick wall at our backs, as other preteen kids tried to pelt us with “soft” rubber balls. So, when the...

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