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How to Protect Your Children from Becoming Victims of Pay Equity

February 22, 2018

When evaluating compensation, always remember that “market is a range,” and there is no single “right number” for how much a position or person should be compensated within the range. Although ranges can sometimes be wide, based on the level and complexity of the job, there is only one case where I have witnessed a range so egregiously wide and unreasonable it led me to, well, write this blog!

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Seeking Out Work-Life Harmony

February 13, 2018

There is something special about this time of year . Perhaps it’s the fresh start or the opportunity to recalibrate goals. For many of my colleagues and friends this year, work-life harmony is at the top of the list. That’s because today, work-life balance is near impossible.

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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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Human Resources, Culture

Opportunity Knocks When Things Blow Up

February 7, 2018

I’m talking a lot with my leadership team about the new direction FirstPerson is taking to add to our core practice of group benefits.

For the past year, we’ve been drilling down on bringing more value to what we do best. The market for employers continues to change, and we want to guide and position our clients for success.

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Trends, Benefits, Technology

Unexpected Partners Addressing Employee Health Care: Much Needed Solutions

February 5, 2018

In the past week, three titans of industry (Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway) who normally would not be thought of as partners, defied conventional wisdom and in a joint statement announced they are working together to solve health care. Initially they will focus and test their solutions within their own businesses and employee populations. Given that the three entities represent well over 1.2 million employees and a massive market cap, they are well positioned to make a difference. While creating solutions for their own companies, they alone are solving a problem for 1% of the employees covered on employer plans in the US.

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