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Small Business Workplace Trends for 2018

By: Laura Butler, 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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Unexpected Partners Addressing Employee Health Care: Much Needed Solutions

By: Paul Ashley, 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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Welcome to the New HR

By: Bryan Brenner, January 31, 2018

It’s no secret the concept of brand loyalty is dying. Today’s customers are savvy. They want lasting and meaningful engagement, and are only staying engaged while their needs are met. Stop fulfilling them, and the customer is gone. Your brand can no longer be the only factor keeping them engaged. As workplace leaders, it’s time to recognize that these customers are also our employees, and they expect our businesses to be reinvented and engaged in their reality and journey. It’s time to deconstruct the current HR system.

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2018: The Year of HR Transformation [Infographic]

By: Bryan Brenner, January 22, 2018

2018 The Year of HR Transformation

We're naming 2018 the Year of HR Transformation. The workplace trends we see guiding organizations into the future are an evolution of 2017's Year of Mindfulness. They're a shift in the way human resources teams function, and organizational leaders are adopting customized internal HR systems to address meaningful issues for their employees. The statistics in the infographic below illustrate the trends and their influence.

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Top 10 Blogs from 2017

By: Nicole Wood, December 20, 2017

At the close of each year, we enjoying taking a moment to reflect on what content resonated most deeply with employers. This year we saw employers placing more emphasis on their people strategy, thinking big picture about how to best engage their people and grow their business. Check out what human resources teams are thinking about with our most popular blogs from this year.

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