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By: Matt Ingold

November 2nd, 2015

What to Look For When Selecting Online Benefits Enrollment Software

Strategic HR | HRMS | Affordable Care Act | online enrollment software | benefits administration

With rising healthcare costs and increasing compliance demands, benefits management software is emerging as a must-have system in the HR technology suite. Whether you are a healthcare broker looking to provide some added solutions to their clients, or HR professionals beginning their search for the best online benefits enrollment system, here are 10 feature considerations that make the difference between a one-trick pony and a true cost-cutting business solution.

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By: Marissa Dalmata

October 19th, 2015

5 Tips For Streamlining Your Next Open Enrollment

Strategic HR | HRMS | online enrollment software | HR

Recently had a disgruntled HR Director on the phone. Conversation went as follows… Me: “Can you describe to me your open enrollment process?” Her: “It’s all paper, it takes up too much time, it’s a mess, and I hate it every year.” For most people, November and December brings on thoughts of turkey, family, and Holiday cheer. For the rest of us with January renewals just around the corner, tis the season to be pushing paper! For the HR professional looking at ways to streamline their benefits open enrollment in the coming year and reduce the amount of labor and opportunity costs associated, here are 5 tips that have cut open enrollment timelines by 75% and returned nearly a month of productivity to HR departments.

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By: Matt Ingold

October 2nd, 2015

What do College Students Think About a Career in HR?

Strategic HR | HR

Had a recent opportunity to share in a presentation by the Young Professionals Network of the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce for the University of Albany business group, Albany Business Leaders Emerging (ABLE). In a short breakout session for students considering a career path in Human Resources, there emerged a predominant reason for their collective pursuit of an HR career:

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By: Matt Ingold

August 31st, 2015

Why HR Should be THANKFUL for Obamacare!

Strategic HR | HRMS | Obamacare

I was at a local SHRM gathering recently conversing with a group of peers when I inadvertently pricked a nerve in the middle of an otherwise pleasant conversation amongst HR professionals. “So, you guys get a handle on this Obamacare thing yet?” You’d have thought by their faces that I’d just brought up religion or politics while breaking wind. As painful as it is, I say “Thank God for Obamacare.” I’m not saying this to champion any administration or political agenda. Rather, I am thankful for what Obamacare has revealed about the dysfunctional ways that many organizations approach Human Resource Administration. Dysfunction brought to light can finally be dealt with.

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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: Matt Ingold

August 18th, 2015

Strategic HR: What it Means and How to Get There

Workforce Management | Leadership | Strategic HR

Strategic HR—buzz word or a true industry movement? Organizational opinions certainly will change depending on how they have made the deliberate, or nonchalant, decision on how to employ their Human Resource team. One thing is certain, the time of taking HR for granted has passed. Organizations that are going to be successful amidst what John Hagel III of Deloitte describes as “The Big Shift” in the global market are going to need to find advantages outside of the typical Push models toward those that are able to draw in market knowledge and pivot faster than the competition. That means developing people with the capacity to do so.  HR certainly has a strategic place in this Push to Pull  shift, and it comes in the form of developing strategic HR initiatives to make their organization nimbler and its people more responsive to the quick pivots demanded by a market that is developing faster than ever before. With only 1 in 5 employees engaged in their work, HR has a lot of room to helping their organization tighten their pivot timeline. Unengaged employees are an anchor to an organization. Developed employees are a motor!

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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.