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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

The Mother of Innovation

Posted by Daniel Hansen on December 8, 2016

There’s an old English proverb, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” In a world uncluttered with gadgets and peripherals, it makes a lot of sense. If the world needs something, society will find a way to make it happen. Take the telephone for example. As the world outgrew the telegraph’s limited dot-and-dash Morse code, a need emerged for a more efficient and expressive way to communicate across long distances. But what about innovations? Are they too driven by our needs?

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Topics: Leadership Development

Sequent Heads South of the Border

Posted by Rita Hook on November 29, 2016

Sequent's International team traveled south of the border to Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico to meet with business leaders to discuss doing business across the borders.

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Topics: Human Resources, PEO, Professional Employment Organization

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