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James Hart

James serves as Benetech's New Client Training Consultant for Benetech's BenAdmin and Workforce systems. Offering the Millennial perspective, James shares key insights and opinions of the fastest growing generation in today's workforce.

By: James Hart

October 17th, 2016

The 5 pieces of a fully integrated HR system

HR | FMLA | HRIS | Payroll | TLM | Obamacare Reporting

All properly integrated Human Resource Management System have five main parts that make up a greater and more powerful system, just like how it takes five robot lions to form Voltron Defender of the Universe. These pieces are Payroll, Time and Labor Management, Affordable Care Act Reporting, FMLA Administration, and Benefit Enrollment.

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By: James Hart

September 19th, 2016

7 Tips for choosing between an FSA and an HSA

Healthcare Compliance

Choosing between a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and a Health Savings Account (HSA) can be confusing and lead to frustration. Here is a quick list of differences to help you in your mission to pick which plan is best.

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By: James Hart

August 24th, 2016

What makes a great ACA software dashboard?

Obamacare Reporting | HRIS

The keys to a great software are accessibility and customization. The Software is useless if it isn’t intuitive enough to use and won’t serve all your purposes if it can’t be modified to fit your company. Here are some of the attributes of a good Affordable Care Act software dashboard.

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By: James Hart

July 21st, 2016

How to tell if you are eligible for FMLA

FMLA

  The Family Medical Leave Act is a form of unpaid job protection that allows employees to take time off for specific family-related medical reasons. This is sometimes confused with the Americans with Disabilities Act which protects the rights of people with disabilities IN the workplace, such as proper dietary and physical accommodations.   To begin your employeer must meet fmla compliance rule if: The employer is one who employs 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius of the worksite To be eligible for the coverage itself an employee must meet these two requirements. The employee must have been employed with the company for 12 months The employee must have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the start of FMLA leave

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3 Most Common Mistake Employers Make When Offering Benefits

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.

By: James Hart

July 8th, 2016

Performance Review Best Practices: Customization

HRIS | Performance Management

The performance review is a nerve-wracking ceremony for both the employee and supervisor involved. It is important to develop clear reviewing criteria for each employee. Grading an entry-level employee who has been at your company for six months on their leadership ability is probably a mistake. However, the new head of business development would be the perfect candidate for that kind of review. So lets talk about some performance review best practices to deal with these differences?

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By: James Hart

July 1st, 2016

Letters from a “Millennial” (Part 2): Finding Common Ground

HR

  The first part of this series focused on helping supervisors realize there is no cookie cutter solution for reviewing their younger associates. The blog focuses on the supervisor's point of view and how to communicate effectively with millennials. From here on I will addressing millennials directly.

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By: James Hart

June 9th, 2016

Letters from a “Millennial”: Tips from the other side of the Performance Review

Performance Management

The topic of managing so called “millennials” is a hot button topic at the moment and everyone is weighing in with their opinion. The idea of generalizing how to communicate with someone based on a vague age range of 18-34 is kind of ridiculous. Reading all these articles to try and train yourself to “handle” or “deal with” millennials is creating a culture that doesn’t work. If you're a so called "millennial" reading this then stay tuned for the next blog in this series in which I will talk about how to tactfully remind your supervisors that you are not a simple cookie cutter idea but an individual. If you're one of the many people coming here to learn how to manage millennials then please stay, pull up a chair. 

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By: James Hart

May 10th, 2016

Why FMLA Compliance is Worth Your Time

HRIS | FMLA

In past blogs we have already looked at the costs of implementing FMLA and what kind of money you could be wasting with poor leave management. Today I would like instead to show you some of the consequences of not complying with FMLA regulation (BTW, the labor lawyers with whom we regularly speak inform us that the vast majority of employers are doing nothing when it comes to FMLA administration). Be warned if you are faint of heart this may be too much to handle.

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Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.

Before you leave...

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.