Blog Posts for October 2015

Pros and Cons of Arbitration Agreements for Employers

October 29, 2015

Arbitration agreements are a potential tool that sometimes can mitigate the risk and impact of employment-related lawsuits and therefore are something to be considered.

How to Detect the Not So Perfect Job Candidate

October 19, 2015

Hiring and retaining the best talent is often a company’s greatest competitive advantage. That's why every company should have a clear definition for what it takes for an individual to succeed in the organization. Equally as important is knowing how to identify job seekers who are not a good fit and to have a process in-place that eliminates them from the candidate pool as quickly as possible:   

Before the Interview:  A poor performer can be easy to spot if you look for clues.

The ACA Clock is Still Ticking for “Large Employers”

October 8, 2015

In a rare display of bipartisan consensus, both chambers of Congress passed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act, which will make it possible for “small employers” to remain defined as groups with 1 to 50 employees rather than change to 1 to 100 employees on January 1, 2016 as the Affordable Care Act had previously mandated. The President today signed the bill into law (October 8, 2015), giving states the flexibility to determine the size of their small-group market instead of being forced into the national standard.  

5 Tips for More Effective Open Enrollment Communications

October 2, 2015

Studies show that when a company invests time and resources to improve benefits communications, it can drive greater participation rates for programs and also boost job satisfaction and employee loyalty. Good communication clearly matters – but good does not mean a lot of bells and whistles.

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