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Never Good News from New Regulations

Posted by William Hutter on January 19, 2017

Why is there never good news from new regulations especially the news from the Affordable Care Act?

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Topics: Health Care Reform

Your People:Your Business Leverage

Posted by Carla Cole on January 9, 2017

The effective use of leverage and levers can exact a powerful outcome for organizations who have the foresight and fortitude to use it. Leverage is defined as the exertion of effort by means of an object; to use something to maximum advantage. Of course, people aren’t objects. But, people are the most effective “levers” an organization has.

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Topics: Leadership Development

Wait - Why Are We Doing This?

Posted by Rick Presley on December 29, 2016

Have you ever found yourself hip deep in the middle of a project, covered over with task lists, facing a deadline and you suddenly asked yourself, “Why are we doing this?” Don’t worry. It happens to the best of us. We all tend to become so distracted by the alligators that we forget we’re supposed to be draining the swamp. Instructional designers are not immune to this as they go deeper into designing interactive timelines, branching scenarios, and gamified quizzes. Fortunately, there is a tool at our disposal that keeps us from being distracted for long. It’s the Training Needs Analysis or TNA.

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Topics: Organizational Development

2017 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

Posted by Phil Scott on December 20, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service has announced 2017 amounts concerning retirement plan limits and related tax qualified benefits. Please take a moment to review and determine how this might affect your planning in 2017.

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Topics: Retirement Savings Plans

Top 20 Questions to ask before Partnering with a PEO

Posted by William Hutter on December 15, 2016

The Professional Employer Organization (PEO) business has penetrated every corner of the American economy.  Outsourcing of employer obligations and duties is a well-established way of doing business for nearly every industry. Hospitals, colleges, state and federal government, cities, transportation and private industry all use specialty service providers to outsource everything from running the company cafeterias, janitorial services, security services, attorneys, payroll services, employee benefits, building maintenance, human resources management and CFO for hire.

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Topics: Compliance, PEO, Professional Employment Organization, Senate Bill 139

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