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Jan 16
What’s Going on with the Affordable Care Act?
16 Jan, 2017. 0 Comments. Benefits, Business Insights, Insight Blog, Small Business News. Posted By: A Plus Benefits
There is a lot of buzz right now about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what impact the recent election will have on this law, which impacts all individuals and business in some way. The ACA has so many pieces from individual and employer mandates, to employer reporting requirements, to state exchange marketplaces for individual and group coverage, leaving business leaders wondering what is to come. From the research we have done, these are the things that are likely to happen within the next few weeks as president-Elect Trump takes office: There are two options that could occur: 1- Repeal…
Jan 13
Before Giving Employees Feedback, Ask for Feedback from Them
13 Jan, 2017. 0 Comments. Employee Engagement, Human Resources, Insight Blog, Leadership. Posted By: A Plus Benefits
Giving your employees both positive and negative feedback is an important part of being a leader, but for so many people, it can make them feel uncomfortable. But how will your employees know how you expect them to perform or behave if you don’t tell them? If you are looking at ways to create a culture that is comfortable with giving and receiving feedback, start by having your leaders ask employees for feedback. A recent article from Forbes suggest that leaders can start their employee meetings with a few simple questions to set a good tone for open communication. What…
Jan 9
Attracting and Retaining Great Millennial Talent
9 Jan, 2017. 0 Comments. Business Insights, Contact Us, Employee Engagement, Human Resources, Leadership. Posted By: A Plus Benefits
Within the next five years, Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce. No matter the size of your company or what industry you are in, now is the time to start thinking about how you will attract the next generation of great employee talent. A recent blog from The Huffington Post gives employers some ideas about how they can attract and retain Millennial employees and they don’t include flashy work spaces or outrageous salaries. Upward Mobility Employees want to understand what development opportunities are available within the organization. According to a recent poll by Gallup, 87 percent of Millennials…
Jan 3
Tips for Getting Back to Work After a Break
3 Jan, 2017. 0 Comments. Business Insights, Insight Blog, Leadership. Posted By: A Plus Benefits
Getting back to work after the holidays or a vacation can be really difficult for leaders and employees. Even with the best of intentions, it can be easy to lose valuable time after returning to work from any type of break or vacation. This is one of the reasons that many employees do not enjoy taking time off. In fact, 55% of Americans do not take all of their allotted paid time off. Returning can be especially draining, making it feel like the time off wasn’t really worth it. A recent article on gives some tips to avoid this…
Dec 19
Simple Things You Can do Today to be a Better Leader
19 Dec, 2016. 0 Comments. Contact Us, Employee Engagement, Human Resources, Insight Blog, Leadership, Small Business Resource Center. Posted By: A Plus Benefits
Being a small business leader can be overwhelming. Putting out fires while wearing multiple hats leaves little time for leaders to work on their professional development. A recent article from Inc. shares some simple things you can do to be a better leader. Here are some of our favorites. Don’t try to do them all at once. That is a recipe for burnout. Instead, try picking just one to focus on each week. Develop your skills- Pick one skill you would really like…
Dec 16
Growing Leadership from Within Your Organization
16 Dec, 2016. 0 Comments. Contact Us, Employee Engagement, Human Resources, Insight Blog, Leadership. Posted By: A Plus Benefits
Promoting employees from within your ranks to leadership positions has so many benefits. According to a Forbes study of America’s largest companies, 86% of their CEOs were hired from within. The ability to develop future leaders from within the organization is not something that has to be reserved only for large companies. Small companies can also have a huge competitive advantage when they follow practices. A recent article from Forbes gives some ways that all businesses can grow future leaders. Empower employees through mentorship and delegation: This can be especially important in smaller businesses where there may not be a…
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