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Joe Cole

As Regional Director and Executive Vice President at Sequent, Joe has been part of Sequent’s senior management team since 2002 and brings over 25 years of experience in business and entrepreneurial ventures. In his leadership role with Sequent’s business development team, and as a regional director, Joe’s extensive knowledge of the Professional Employer Services (PES) industry and the complex facets of the HR outsourcing industry serve him well in developing relationships and serving as a strategic business partner with clients. It is Joe’s sincere belief that “our pride comes from helping our clients succeed”.

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The Entrepreneurial Effect

Posted by Joe Cole on October 12, 2017

Would you make an investment in a start-up tech business knowing that the founder may be creating regulatory and compliance liabilities? Of course not!

Here is a classic example that we hear all too often. “One of our investors is a financial planner and offers 401(k) plans, so we decided to go with him.”   Bad decision… as a fiduciary and plan sponsor, the entrepreneur has breached their responsibility

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Topics: Compliance, Employment Laws

How to Compete for Talent in Today's Market

Posted by Joe Cole on October 5, 2017

A Strategy for Winning The War for Talent!

In today’s knowledge economy, the value of employees has increased exponentially.

The talent that exists in a company has become a key differentiator in a market in which products or services can be easily replicated. A company’s greatest asset is its people. The companies that realize this are more successful in this new economy.

Midsize companies, however, often lack the resources to effectively manage the talent acquisition and retention process, putting them at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to competing for talent.

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Topics: Human Resources, Attracting Talent

HSA's ...Your New Best Friend!

Posted by Joe Cole on September 21, 2017

Ok…so I got on my soapbox about all of us becoming better consumers of health care in my previous article, the Better Healthcare Alternative to the Exchanges. I mentioned that we needed to take advantage of the tools we have at our disposal that allow us to maximize coverage and minimize our costs.

Enter…The Health Savings Account! HSA’s were established by the US Congress but are regulated and governed by the IRS.

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Topics: Human Resources, Healthcare

The Better Healthcare Alternative to the Exchanges

Posted by Joe Cole on September 7, 2017

...or why PPACA was doomed to fail!

Figuring out our nation’s healthcare dilemma isn’t rocket science. Fundamental flaws were at the core of The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA). 

These flaws have now lead to the implosion of the insurance exchanges and escalating premiums.

Steady declines in exchange participation have led to carriers withdrawing coverage in geographic regions, according to a report issued in late July by the Federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The agency projects that residence of 49 counties will have “No” healthcare options to choose from. Several of those counties are here in Ohio.

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Topics: Human Resources, Healthcare

Don't Go It Alone

Posted by Joe Cole on August 3, 2017

How to compete for talent in today’s knowledge economy

In today’s knowledge economy, the value of employees has increased exponentially.

The talent that exists in a company has become a key differentiator in a market in which products or services can be easily replicated. A company’s greatest asset is its people. The companies that realize this are more successful in this new economy.

Midsize companies, however, often lack the resources to effectively manage the talent acquisition and retention process, putting them at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to competing for talent.

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Topics: Human Resources, Attracting Talent

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