Thursday, 18 August 2016 13:46

Millennials Will Propel Your Business

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Millennials were the largest generation in the workforce in 2015.” The training and management of people aged nineteen to thirty-five has been a hot-button in recent years, but even though they are a generation that has been widely studied, they have also been largely misunderstood. Their sheer numbers in the workplace dictate that it’s time we learn to harness this generation’s positive traits to propel our businesses forward.

A company’s brand is heavily impacted by your office culture. If your culture is transparent, diverse, collaborative, and supportive of employee growth, your brand will be bolstered by your internal atmosphere. If it’s secretive, backstabbing, ego-oriented or hypocritical, it can potentially diminish all that you've worked for. From the highest level of management to the front-line employees, culture touches everyone, which in turn affects how your brand is perceived.

Monday, 15 August 2016 09:54

Things to Consider When Boosting Your Talent

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A 2015 Saba study found that "Sixty percent of HR leaders believed that their companies provide employees with a clear career path; just thirty-six percent of employees agreed." The takeaway? Your best leaders are eager for more challenges. Feed their ambition. Set tangible goals that will engage them, make them feel valued, and will give a clear indication that they are progressing professionally in your organization. In return, your company will retain highly skilled and loyal people and cut turnover costs.

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 14:21

How You Can Compete for Top Recruits

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Recruiting top talents requires going deeper than visiting a few college campuses and posting a job ad. Employers should take a hard look at their interview process in order to attract the right employees that will not only have talent but will also fit your company culture.

If you have experienced a change in your situation, commonly known as qualifying life event, you are eligible for a special enrollment period. This also applies to those who have COBRA coverage (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act). COBRA coverage temporarily provides individuals with health insurance to those eligible. This is an extended coverage from your most recent employer in times of transitions.

Qualifying life events (QLE) can be broken down into three categories:

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