Self-Funding or Fully-Insured — What’s HR to Do?

As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been rolled out over the past few years, many employers have been researching the option of self-funding their benefit plans. There are advantages and disadvantages between self-funded or fully-insured plans. The right decision will differ from employer to employer. It can be overwhelming to evaluate between the two

You’re Developing Company Culture Even If You Don’t Mean To

Company culture is the one intangible benefit that can be a deciding factor between retaining or replacing top performers. Employee surveys typically point to their impression of the company, it’s leadership and their managers when making decisions to leave an employer. Employees might find better benefits or better paying positions, but there are almost always

Do Job Descriptions Really Add Value?

Competitive business requires that we keep our skills, technologies and processes efficient and up-to-date. We strive to make sure that we are in-front of client demands and setting the trend in what the market wants. We are driven to improve and keep improving… that is until we bring up job descriptions. Job descriptions are often

Suited for Success—Top Five Qualities of an HR Manager

It is no secret that today’s business climate is ever-changing and constantly evolving. A successful HR manager usually wears a number of hats on any given day. What is the secret to their success? Is it their ability to manage people? Their problem solving skills? Or their finely-honed communication skills? An informal survey uncovered the

Time Management 101

Time Management. Everyone knows what it means. But, does everyone know exactly how to effectively manage their time to maximize productively?  During these challenging economic times, human resources departments have been working under stringent budgets no matter the company size. Unfortunately, HR professionals are being asked to trim expenses, and almost everyone is wearing more