Employer Blog

Meetings Don’t Have to Suck. 3 Steps to Better Meetings

Feb 16, 2018 3:00:00 AM

Raise your hand if you love random meetings!

Okay, then, raise your hand if you love weekly team meetings. Quarterly check-in meetings? Client check-in meetings? Committee meetings?

If you’re like most people, you’re not a huge fan. And you’re probably frustrated with the lack of preparation, organization, progress, and productivity.

If you do have your hand in the air, you’re probably in the minority. Perhaps you’ve never been to a meeting. Or maybe, just maybe, you’ve learned the secret to great meetings.

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5 Ways To Reduce Claims For Self-funded Plans

Feb 13, 2018 3:00:00 AM
Guest blog content provided to Q4iNetwork Consultants by freshbenies


There’s not an employer in the country that’s not looking for ways to reduce benefits costs. And more and more employers are frustrated with the skyrocketing cost of providing fully-insured plans.

If you’re like most businesses, you’re demanding new ideas and solutions more than ever. Maybe you’re even considering self-funded plans to get control over price increases. 

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How to Avoid Costly Wage and Hour Claims

Feb 9, 2018 3:00:00 AM

Wage an hour claims are nothing to scoff at. According to Seyfarth’s annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, the value of the top 10 wage and hour settlements was $695 million dollars in 2016. Yes. You read that right. That’s just the top ten cases.

If you think it won’t ever happen to you, you could be right. But are you prepared to bet a few millions bucks on that?

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Does Your Company Really Care About Workplace Safety?

Feb 6, 2018 3:00:00 AM

As we head to work each day, our minds are often occupied with things we’re going to do after our shift ends. Stop by the store. Have dinner with a friend. Binge-watch Tiny House Hunters.

And while we think about these things, we are fully expecting that we’ll be able to go and do them as planned. But all of that could change in an instant.

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Wage and Hour Claims: Reducing Your Risk

Feb 2, 2018 3:00:00 AM

With sexual harassment cases getting loads of media coverage right now, you may think that’s your company’s biggest liability risk. And depending on where you work, you might be right.

Should you throw a bunch of time and energy into preventing harassment from happening? YES.

But there are other risks you need to invest time and energy into as well. Risks that are getting far less attention, but could be just as disruptive to your business: Wage and hour violations.

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Apathy is NOT a Happy Ending

Jan 30, 2018 3:00:00 AM

I recently had lunch with a friend of mine. We get together on a semi-regular basis and, while we discuss many issues, most of our time is spent talking about our professional lives.

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Are You Managing Your Employees Out the Door?

Jan 26, 2018 3:00:00 AM

How do you know if you’ve hired the wrong people?  

You need to micromanage their every move.

How do you know if you’re just a micromanager?

You micromanage every person, project, and task within your grasp regardless of competence – yours or theirs.

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How to Fail Miserably at Your Next Presentation. Or Not.

Many of us give presentations regularly as part of our work lives. Staff meetings, employee meetings, client meetings, sales meetings. And in your spare time, maybe even PTA meetings.

Whether you’re scheduled to present to 300 caffeinated conference attendees, 20 brand new interns, a grim-looking finance committee, or a single prospective client, the last thing you want is for anyone to feel like their time spent listening to you was wasted.

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Improve Your Employee Communications, Improve Your Business

Jan 19, 2018 3:00:00 AM

Effective employee communication is a vital aspect of the employer-employee relationship.

Good employee communications let your team know they are valued. Lack of communication can make them feel unimportant or underappreciated, both of which can easily lead to disengagement and low morale.

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How to Raise Your Client Experience Game

Jan 16, 2018 3:00:00 AM

Providing great client service is a claim that nearly every business makes. However, being able to provide that great service, versus just promising it, is dependent on a number of things being in place.

It begins with a definition of what great service means to your company. And that is dependent on what you would like the client to experience every time they have an interaction with your organization. Which is dependent on… well, let’s just take a look at how this works, shall we?

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