According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor , women comprise 51.5 percent of all managerial and professional jobs and are estimated to account for 51 percent of the overall increase in labor force growth from 2008 to 2018. Additionally, many of these women are also mothers responsible for the care and well-being of their children. If businesses want to attract and retain female leaders in the office, they need to think outside traditional maternity leave benefits and focus on long-term retention.

Friday, 14 April 2017 08:11

Colorado ranks sixth-best in the country

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A report released by The Commonwealth Fund, found that Colorado’s health care system ranks sixth-best in the country. Colorado jumped five spots in the organization’s Scorecard on State Health System Performance from before the Affordable Care Act to the present. That was the fifth-largest jump among all states. The Scorecard ranks states on more than 40 measures of health system performance in five broad areas: health care access, quality, avoidable hospital use and costs, health outcomes, and health care equity. Read more here

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:53

Managing Your Company’s Risk

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No matter what your business size, there’s always a considerable amount of risk involved. Identifying, assessing, and analyzing risks are all part of risk management strategies companies use. Creating a risk management plan for your business will ensure that if you do happen to incur any serious issues, you’ll be able to minimize the effects and make sure your business can bounce back. Here are some tips on how to effectively manage your business’ risk.

Friday, 17 March 2017 14:13

American Health Care Act

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On March 9, 2017 the House approved the American Health Care Act—to replace tax elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—by a vote of 23-16. The Act suggests various amendments to the current Affordable Care Act in place including: reducing employer mandate penalty, reducing individual mandate penalty, creating a continuous coverage requirement surcharge, delaying excise tax, repealing health insurance tax, repealing increase on Health Saving Account tax, and repealing limits on Flexible Spending Account limits. There are aspects of the Affordable Care Act that will stay in tax with this proposed Act. Read more here

General industry employers now have a new OSHA rule to follow regarding walking-working surfaces and fall protection standards.  This rule covers all general industry employers which are employers that are not in agriculture, construction or maritime. The rule updates standards and adds training and inspection requirements to slip, trip and fall hazards as well as adding a new section for personal protection standards requiring employers to use specific personal fall protection systems. Employers will be required to protect workers from fall hazards that are at least 4 feet above a lower level and sets requirements for fall protection as well as ladder safety.  Employers will be benefited under this rule by having a choice of a range of specific fall protection options.

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