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Culture, Leadership

A Unified Workplace: Who Benefits and How?

June 30, 2016

Who is sitting around the table when your staff comes together? If you’re like many modern American workplaces, you have four generations of employees meeting up around a common business goal. Each with distinctive styles of communication, dress, transportation, information gathering – all that can mash up well. But it takes special leadership to embrace and assimilate diverse team members toward your enterprise’s success.

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Human Resources, Culture

Top Ten Interview Questions

June 28, 2016

Preparing for the questions you need to ask in an interview—let alone other things you should be doing to prepare for it—is extremely important, but something we rarely do. Admit it. You've probably scheduled interviews between other meetings, rushing from one place to the next; which means when you sit down in front of the candidate, you may not be in the best frame of mind to think about what questions to ask.

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Communication

Why Your Employee Communication Should Go Digital

June 24, 2016

It’s undeniable in today’s world when you want to engage people, digital communication plays a major role. Whether it’s for commerce, education, or health care, if you are not a digital citizen, unfortunately you are not connecting with a large portion of your desired audience. According to research by Ofcom, in 2014 there was a growing trend in the digital realm.

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Well-Being

Seven Ways to Sneak Activity into Your Work Day

June 23, 2016

Do you ever find yourself working intently on a project and suddenly realize you’ve been sitting at your desk for two hours straight? You are not alone. Researchers have found that the average office worker sits for around 10 hours a day—including time spent at the computer, in meetings, and at home at the dinner table or on the couch. Combine that with the seven or eight hours of sleep we need, and there are not many hours of the day left that we spend on our feet being active.

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Benefits, Financial

Managing Pharmacy Spend

June 22, 2016

Pharmacy spend is now the fastest growing portion of healthcare spend, representing over 20% of all healthcare spend nationally. Managing healthcare spend is a business imperative for employers. Business profits can quickly become eroded based upon a bad renewal or claims year, leaving many employers looking for strategies to “stem the tide” of health insurance increases.

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