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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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Mar 2

What the Hell is Financial Wellness & Why Should HR Pros Care!

I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t raised in an environment where much of anything was given to me. In my world, Financial Wellness meant our check didn’t bounce when we went to the grocery store or having to go to a different grocery store where we hadn’t bounced a check in a while! Luckily, […]

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Feb 16

T3 – @Benevate

This week on Talent Tech Tuesday (T3) I review a new and unique benefits solution called Benevate. Benevate is a solution that will help you attract and retain talent and improve employees’ financial wellness. “DRINK” – that’s the new HR drinking game for 2016! If anyone says “Financial Wellness” you have to drink. You might recall […]

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Feb 12

Chipotle’s HR Just Had a Major Screw Up!

If you pay attention to the news at over the past few months you’ve heard about the E. coli outbreak at a number of Chipotle restaurants all over the U.S.: “The FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with state and local officials are investigating two separate outbreaks of E. coli […]

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Dec 11

Open Office Spaces Now Suck…But wait for it…

This just in! Google got it wrong! It seems like we keep hearing that more and more these days. The company that seemingly invited HR and Talent Acquisition keeps getting it wrong. This time, it’s around the open office concept. To be fair to Google, they weren’t the first ones to jump on the open office […]

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