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Matt Ingold

Matt serves as Benetech's Director of Business Development. He helps employers reduce the cost of personnel management, and discover where improved talent management can give their business a competitive advantage.

By: Matt Ingold

June 4th, 2018

New 2019 ACA Affordability Rates Give Employers a Break

Healthcare Compliance

On May 21, 2019, the IRS issued the new affordability rates for determining compliance with the ACA’s affordable coverage requirements. For plan years starting in 2019, the new affordability rate will be 9.86% of an employee’s household income for both the pay or play guidelines and premium tax credit eligibility. The .30% increase from 2018’s affordability rate (9.56%) is the largest increase since the ACA became law in 2012.

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By: Matt Ingold

May 3rd, 2018

Finding the Right Retail Scheduling Platform

Human Capital Management | Employee Scheduling

There are a number of challenges that retailers face when scheduling employees. Finding substitutes for last-minute cancellations Avoiding over or under-staffing Managing a high industry turnover rate Finding the right scheduling tool for your retail business can be a challenge. When looking for your best fit retail scheduling platform, here are a few considerations.

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By: Matt Ingold

March 15th, 2018

Benetech HCM Gets Analytics Boost with analytic.li

Strategic HR | Human Capital Management

Through a recent partnership between Kronos Inc. and analytic.li, Benetech now offers a new suite of analytics dashboards that combines the robust employee-performance, time and labor, and payroll data of Benetech’s HCM suite with business data from outside the system to gain clear insights into how business initiatives impact business performance. The new analtytic.li dashboard simplifies the effort and investment traditionally associated with launching a workforce analytics program.

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By: Matt Ingold

March 13th, 2018

3 Ways HCM Technology Helps Improve Engagement and Retention

Performance Management | Human Capital Management

With low unemployment and the competition for top talent at its peak, employers are seeking better ways to develop an engaging work environment that attracts and retains top performers. A recent Harvard Business Review article cited an internal study by Facebook on why employees chose to stay at the company. Researchers found that employees who stayed found work enjoyable 31% more often, used their strengths 33% more often, and expressed 37% more confidence that they were gaining the skills and experiences they need to develop their careers. In other words, employees want: to be in a place where their skills are both valued and developed, and feel like they are making a contribution to the success of the organization. An employer’s recipe for engaged and loyal employees, therefore, entails talent development, performance feedback, and opportunities for continued advancement in the organization. Here are 3 areas where Human Capital Management technology can help.

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3 Most Common Mistake Employers Make When Offering Benefits

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

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By: Matt Ingold

March 9th, 2018

How Human Capital Management Technology is Furthering the Competitive Advantage of the Future

HR Technology | Human Capital Management

Putting the right people in the most pivotal roles as quickly as possible—that’s the new competitive advantage. Most of us remember firsthand or recall from film the Miracle on Ice—the story of the USA hockey team that upset the world-champion Soviets in the 1980 Winter Olympics. When questioned about his strategy and player selection coach Herb Brooks in the Disney telling of the event responds, “I’m not looking for the best players, I’m looking for the right ones.” Want another sports movie analogy—try Moneyball. It captures the true story of Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane and how he used human capital data to build a leading team on the league’s smallest budget that won a record-breaking 20 games in a row.

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By: Matt Ingold

January 25th, 2018

What is Human Capital Management? Learn with an Example.

HR Best Practices | Human Capital Management

Human Capital Management (HCM) is one of those nebulous terms in the talent management conversation. Is it competency management? Is it recruiting and succession planning? Is it streamlining the daily HR tasks essential to organizational survival?

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By: Matt Ingold

December 21st, 2017

6 Steps to Finding the Right Health Plan for You

Healthcare | HR Best Practices

Selecting the best health plan is no longer about picking the lowest copays and deductible. Sure that is the hope, but those added benefits come with a cost. Depending on your utilization, buying up to a richer plan may give some added peace of mind and cash-flow stability, but ultimately cost more than a plan with a higher deductible, lower premium, and more out-of-pocket expense. When it comes to selecting the best health plan for you and your family, meaning the plan that provides the greatest personal value at the lowest cost and risk, it helps to first quantify your liabilities. Here are six steps to help you assess you and your family's health expense liability and make an informed decision when selecting health coverage.

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By: Matt Ingold

November 15th, 2017

NY Employers' Biggest Concern with Paid Family Leave

Healthcare Compliance | NY Paid Family Leave

In his recent legal update to the Capital Region Human Resources Association, nationally acclaimed labor attorney, John Bagyi, shared a number of regulatory topics impacting employers across NY State. He saved the best for last: New York Paid Family Leave. Regarding the dynamic nature of the regulation, which goes into effect on January 1, 2018, Bagyi remarks, “There is a lot of inconsistent information still coming out…it’s going to be a bumpy road. This is one of those policies I would write in pencil.”

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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.