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Dec 14

The Worst Holiday Gifts You Can Give Your Employees

It’s usually HR’s job to come up with the annual employee gift. Most companies are lame and will do the exact same thing every year. If they don’t give a turkey on Thanksgiving, they’ll definitely give out turkeys at Christmas. If they did give a turkey at Thanksgiving, you’ll likely get a ham or a […]

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Oct 18

T3 – Health Fair Connections @HealthFairGuys

This week on T3 I take a look at the HR technology app Health Fair Connections. Health Fair Connections (HFC) is a unique software that allows benefit’s professionals to secure vendors for their internal health fairs, maximize employee participation, and organize their entire health fair information in one platform. HFC is a technology, not an […]

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Jul 13

Pokemon Go Your Employees To Better Health

I hate posts that just comment on the hottest thing going on in the world. Here’s the thing, I’m the last guy you want to hear some commentary on Black Lives Matter! So, you get Pokemon Go commentary instead! Okay, here’s my take on Black Lives Matter – If you say “All Lives Matter” you’re […]

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Jul 1

2016’s Newest Benefit – Baby Sign-on Bonuses!

According to this USA Today article, the U.S. birthrate is in sharp decline and is at it’s lowest levels in the past 25 years.   Here are probably a few facts you don’t know: – Projected 2013 birthrate in the U.S. is estimated to be 1.86 – Birthrate needed to maintain a population over a […]

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Jun 27

5 Things You Should Be Doing in June to Prepare for Your Open Enrollment in the Fall

It’s a beautiful day here in Michigan! 75 degrees and sunny, not a cloud in the sky. In the north, we get only a limited time to enjoy summer, so when it finally arrives you better believe I’m taking full advantage! (For, me that’s tending to my flowers and doing some yard work.) What’s my […]

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Jun 1

The Right To Disconnect From Work

Did you hear that France is trying to pass a law that would allow workers to disconnect from the office without fear of disciplinary action? Here’s some more on the proposed bill: The “right to disconnect” legislation, which would go into effect in 2018 if passed, would require companies to encourage employees to turn off phones […]

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May 25

The Number One Benefit Your Employees Want (That Will Cost You Exactly Nothing)

Every few months you see news media organizations come out with rankings of what benefits employees rank as most desirable, or most valuable to them, or ones they wouldn’t give up, etc. And the list always includes stuff like: Compensation Health Insurance Paid time off Retirement blah, blah, blah… It’s always the same crap, usually […]

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May 18

7 Benefits Communication Mistakes to Avoid Like the Plague

It’s conference season in the HR world and as I’m traveling around the country and meeting HR pros face-to-face I can’t help but feel the pain we all feel when it comes to employee communications. I love seeing real HR pros speak about the transformations they are making in their organizations, and one thing, for sure, […]

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May 13

The Greatest Retirement Benefits You Can Give Your Employees

My Dad retired this past year. I’m already ‘leveraging’ him for some time. He has so much of it now! It’s like he won the time lotto and he’s throwing it around because he’s got so much of it. “Hey Dad, can I borrow a couple of hours!? It’s a busy week! I need you to […]

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Apr 22

Maternity/Paternity Plans in 2016 #HRTF16

Hey, gang! I’m at HR Tech Fest in Washington D.C. and so far there has been some exceptional content and keynote sessions! One of those keynotes was given by Jim O’Gorman who is the SVP of Talent and Organization at Hulu. Jim spoke about the organizational evolution of Hulu going from startup to becoming a […]

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