It’s not always easy to receive career advice, especially if it’s the harsh truth. So we’re saving you the initial impact, and sharing the lessons our FirstPeeps have learned and taken to heart.
We sent Paul through the office to ask, “what’s the best piece of career advice you’ve ever received?” On this week’s episode of FirstPeeps we hear what Dianne Olthaus and Scott Thompson have to say. Their advice covers work-life balance and why you should treat each day like you have a ticket to your favorite sporting event. Paul evens adds his own bit of advice.
As employers worked though the recession and tried to avoid falling over the fiscal cliff, many took a long, hard look in the mirror to see where they could increase productivity and efficiency. They looked at processes, marketing and people to find ways to gain efficiencies. Many reduced or cancelled training and development programs; some invested in technology rather than people.
With the full implementation of Health Care Reform (HCR) nearly upon us, you are asking questions.
How will these complicated new rules impact my company, my employees, and my bottom line? Are we better off dropping our health plan and sending our employees to the new exchange options? How much will that cost? How will my company stack up against my competitors?
The Willis Human Capital Practice recently completed a survey on the effect of Health Care Reform. This survey indicates that employers are confused when it comes down to specifics of Health Care Reform. What’s more, over half of employers still have not identified the cost of HCR compliance.
In response to your confusion, we have devised a team of experts to help your company successfully address the complicated new rules. We call them our HCR Team. And on this week’s episode of FirstPeeps, Mark and Paul (two members of our HCR team), bring forth valuable resources to help you identify your next steps with regards to Health Care Reform.
You’ve heard the saying before, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” With the recent news about Pope Benedict XVI resigning after less than eight years in office, we felt like we should pay attention.
When the leader of the world’s one billion Roman Catholics cites advanced years and infirmity as the reasons why he will be the first pope in six centuries to resign, this news shakes many. But why? We all age. We know key leaders will move on (even though we would rather them not). It is the timing that gets us all.
In this week’s episode of FirstPeeps, we focus on why the key leaders in your company have different needs. As of January 2011, baby boomers started to turn 65 or retirement age. We focus on the aging workforce and what you should know about key leader benefits.
February is American Heart Month, as well as the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day. As we see all types of hearts this month, take some time to get to know your heart. Know the factors that increase your risk for the disease, what symptoms to look for, and even consider how your heart currently feels.
Take some time to get to know your heart. Ask questions, and use your resources, because knowledge is power, and the more you know, the more you can control.
Are your employees satisfied? Do you effectively communicate your benefits?
The impact of good benefits communications extends well beyond plan enrollment. According to a recent study, employees who believe their organizations have effective benefits communications are more likely to be loyal, satisfied employees.
This year, we see employers expanding their benefits communications beyond the once-a-year enrollment season. Will you commit to a continuous benefits communications plan? What tools will you use to ensure successful implementation?
Mark and Paul bring forth the answers in this week’s episode of FirstPeeps.
This episode of FirstPeeps covers just one of our 6 trends for 2013, we encourage you to check out the others here.
Last week Pete the Planner talked about the reality and tangibility of personal financial struggles and how they impact the productivity and therefore the employer’s bottom line. So now we’re wondering: how do we help our employees attempt to jump over their financial hurdles?
With the overwhelmingly positive feedback from last week, Pete has joined us again on this week’s episode to share with you success stories. And to remind you that financial wellness is just one part of a holistic wellness approach.
So take a few minutes to watch the video. It will get you one step closer to successfully establishing your own holistic wellness approach. And before too long, you’ll find yourself jumping over those financial hurdles like a kangaroo.
Just a little over a week into the New Year, and we’re back from our winter hibernation for more FirstPeeps!
Have you been able to keep your New Year’s resolution? Are you becoming more fit like you promised yourself?
We’re here to help! This week we bring you advice on how to get fit in the New Year—financiallyfit, that is. No, it’s not about the numbers (as Paul Ashley will prove). It’s about kicking off the New Year with a holistic wellness approach. And yes, that means paying attention to your finances.
On this week’s episode of FirstPeeps, we asked a friend, partner, and financial expert to join us. And let us tell you, we’re lucky to have him here. Pete the Planner has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN Headline News, and numerous nationally syndicated radio programs. And now, he can add “FirstPeeps” to that list!