Dental insurance: picking your plan

Your employees may not love going to the dentist, but they sure love the option. Learn more about choosing the right dental offering for your employees in a series of helpful articles. 

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Think outside the box

If you think that it’s essential we think outside the box during our thought shower to get the ball rolling, then it might be too late to save you from the grips of Business Jargon. However, if you of the current survivors, let's keep you that way. Learn to navigate jargon like a pro.

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How voluntary benefits can save you money

Every workplace is unique. So is every person who works in it. And each employee has different wants, needs and ambitions. See how offering Voluntary Benefits can meet those needs, without breaking a company's budget.

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Sustainable health care cost containment: What works best?

There are obvious benefits of offering health insurance to employees. The most obvious? If you don’t offer health insurance, you won’t be as attractive to the employees you want to attract. Learn about the solutions to combat this problem, without breaking the bank to do so. 

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5 low cost ways to empower employees' education

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545} One of the most moving commercials on television right now is for McDonald’s. It’s the one where a young worker brings in a letter, which his manager snatches and reads aloud to the staff. When he gets to the words “…we are pleased…”, everyone bursts into applause. He’s going to college, and McDonald’s is helping him through its corporate educational grants.

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Use inspiration: challenge your team

The HR industry’s been telling us for a while that money alone isn’t enough to motivate and engage employees. What works, then? In my experience, it’s about giving your employees a challenge, engaging and empowering them.

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5 tough conversations to have with employees

There are lots of amazing things about being the boss, but it does occasionally come with some downsides and, for me, these include having to have tough conversations with my employees. Normally I’m pretty informal and like to think that I get on with my team really well, which makes it even harder when I have to put on my ‘boss’ hat and have an official conversation with someone.

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The one, big lesson Serena Williams can teach business owners

I’m a huge sports fan. Since I was a kid I’ve loved watching and playing sports. I love the drama, the unpredictability, and the escape from the daily grind it gives me. There is nothing quite like the thrill of seeing your team win a big match or being part of a successful side and feeling like you’re part of a larger, shared experience. Every year I look forward to the important tournament dates in the calendar – Super Bowl Sunday, the NBA Finals, the World Series or the final round of the US Open.

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Preview of the guide

Voluntary benefits 101

A starter guide for busy employers without the jargon.

Preview of the guide

Voluntary benefits 101

Strengthen your business with our quick start guide on voluntary benefits and build a well-rounded benefits package that will help attract and retain skilled workers.