7 Traits That Make a Good Manager

Managers and their employees often have a lot to learn from each other, and when they click, it's a productivity bonanza for for everyone involved. What makes that click possible, though? For many, it means an exceptional manager, but what makes a manager so great? Read on for the seven traits of a great manager. 

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Reach the customer behind the curtain

Quality and innovation are improved if everyone at every phase of the process thinks of that ultimate consumer, but what does that mean for most of your workforce? Learn how to keep a customer-centric approach to your business, even if that customer if a bit hard to find. 

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Dreamers on your payroll? What you should know and do.

Last year, President Trump rescinded legal protections for “Dreamers,” kicking the ball to Congress to decide whether to reinstate, change or eliminate the Delayed Action for Children Act (DACA), which protects from deportation some 800,000 people who were illegally brought into the United States as children.

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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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Ring out the bells... but hold the holiday bonus?

The end of 2017 is rapidly approaching, and many employers will be handing out year-end bonuses or other perks and presents. But will a bonus bestowed at the dawn of a new year really keep an employee happy, satisfied, and ready to settle in for another 12 months of productive work?

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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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