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Well-Being

So You Want to Start a Wellness Committee...

January 18, 2017

With a new year comes new goals at home and in the workplace! Many of you are likely thinking about how you can be more active and even improve how your employees can be more active and engaged in 2017. But it can’t be a one-man job—it truly takes a village! That is why a wellness committee is a very important tool to have when thinking about your workplace wellness program.

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Trends

2017: The Year of Mindfulness [Infographic]

January 12, 2017

We’re calling 2017 The Year of Mindfulness. Last year, there was a great shift in organizations to focus on the individual employee. While we see this trend continuing, it will come with a renewed focus on being mindful about people and business strategies, paired with strategic planning and design thinking. The workplace trends that will emerge these next twelve months encompass more mindful decision making in these areas.

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Human Resources, Health Care Reform, Trends, Benefits, Compliance, Compensation

Workplace Trends for 2017 [Video]

January 6, 2017

It’s that time of year again when we share the workplace trends we see emerging for employers. While there’s some uncertainty going into 2017—like a new president—the best plan will be to stick with what we know works: Working with a multi-year strategy and adjust to course alterations as they come. It’s about thinking big picture, being strategic, and embracing design thinking when it comes to your people and business strategies.

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Leadership

Leaders are Curious

January 4, 2017

Trust. It’s the basis of our relationships as leaders. Once we have established or re-established trust with our team, things get interesting.

I take note of a theme when it surfaces three or more times. And curiosity is a theme that has been on my radar for months. I am curious about curiosity.

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Human Resources, Trends, Benefits, Well-Being, Compliance, Culture

Top 10 Blogs from 2016

December 30, 2016

It's hard to believe 2017 is almost here! This year has been quite crazy with many surprising twists and turns.  Proposed changes to FLSA legislation. Insurance companies dropping out of the Individual Marketplace. Trump elected as president. The list could go on.

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