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Laura Butler

Laura thrives on creating strategies, seeing employees’ lives impacted, and helping workplace cultures change for the better. As an Advisor, Laura provides clients with innovative, creative, and simple solutions to their business needs.
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Human Resources, Health Care Reform, Trends, Benefits, Compliance, Technology

Small Business Workplace Trends for 2018

February 9, 2018

Each year, our team of advisors identify trends emerging in the workplace. And since many challenges are unique to small businesses, we’ve outlined several trends we see coming to fruition in 2018.

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Well-Being, Culture

The Healthy Professional's New Year's Resolution

January 3, 2018

That time of year is here again: New Year’s resolutions. We’re all thinking about it: Gym memberships, weight loss, commitments to personal needs, the list can go on and on. But have you stopped to think about any professional goals you might have? Do you have resolutions around them? If the answer is no, I ask you “Why not”?

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Preventive Care Saved My Life

July 6, 2017

If you could do something to save someone’s life, would you do it? What if it was your own? Whether you know it or not, you and your organization have the power to save lives. And trust me, it’s something that you can easily do. I know because I’m one of the lives that has been saved.

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Engagement and Well-Being: Are They the Same?

June 27, 2017

While looking through a media supplement brochure titled “Employee Well-Being” I noticed the word “engagement” was in the title of nearly every article inside.  It seems “engagement” is being used synonymously with “well-being”. So, is it the same?  Or, is it different?  I’m sure you have an opinion based on your own experience. But, understanding the cross-sections of engagement and well-being is most effective when looked at from different angles within an organization. These comparisons will help you think it through.

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Five Ways to Boost Manager Support for Workplace Wellness

August 6, 2015

When it comes to implementing any sort of program at your workplace, there can be many challenges. This is true of performance review systems, payroll changes, time off policies, and even well-being initiatives; however, as leaders, we know change is necessary if we want to continue to grow and be effective.

Change is our opportunity to grow, learn, and develop new ways of doing business and engaging with new customers. And it takes time and support from within the walls of your organization. You could invest a bunch of money, have the best partners, and work your hardest, and still have your programs and initiatives fall flat.

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