Why an Eap May Be the Best Benefit Ever

Why an EAP May Be the Best Benefit Ever

Do you have an employee with substance abuse problems that are getting in the way of his or her performance? Before showing him the door, you have another option. An employee assistance program could offer direct counseling and treatment. EAPs also can aid employees to resolve these personal trials: Marital. Financial. Emotional. Family. Alcohol abuse. Crisis care. Gambling. Grief and …

What Insurance Do Small Businesses Need?

There’s a wide variety of insurance a business needs. Not every business may need every kind, but it pays to deeply consider what your company needs, before disaster strikes. Look at the list below and see what may apply to you. General liability insurance — Even for home-based companies, liability insurance tops the list. The policy both defends against and …

Soften the Blow with Outplacement Services

There’s more to employee benefits than just vacation pay, health insurance and a 401(k). A popular addition to packages these days is outplacement services. Like severance pay, this is a service that employees cannot use while they’re still employed. Instead, it’s provided to those who’ve recently been laid off and need help transitioning back into the workforce. Started in the …

How to Communicate Benefits

Though you may be happy with the benefits package you offer, have you considered how easy the enrollment process is to navigate and whether your employees truly understand what’s available to them? Here are nine ways to ensure your staff members take full advantage of the benefits your company offers: Communicate — Your employees should be made aware of the …

Some Thoughts on the Future of Employment

Self-driving trucks and cars. Cashiers being replaced by machines. Bank tellers being replaced by ATMs and video terminals. Online purchases are increasing. But workers continue to find work. However, the jobs are in service. Taking care of the aged has become by far the largest driver of job growth in the American economy. Physical therapy assistant, home health aide, occupational …

Facing the Emotional Side of Mergers

All mergers are different, and at times the end goal of setting up a new company that results from the merger is front and center in one’s mind. Joy and pure excitement come at closing the deal, but if this is a family business, a mixed bag of emotions follows fast. You may have grown up in the family business, …