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  • How online shopping has changed the way advisers must sell

    October 1, 2014

    With consumers shopping online for nearly everything nowadays, benefit advisers should be rethinking their approach to selling insurance.


  • 5 root causes of disengagement

    October 1, 2014

    The one-size-fits-all communications approach is ending, but employee engagement is still an issue for many employers. Alison Davis, of employee communication firm Davis & Company, identified five root causes of deteriorating engagement, which she shared with attendees at this year’s Benefits Forum & Expo.


  • From the ocean to the office: Never, ever give up

    October 1, 2014

    As the obesity epidemic and overall sedentary lifestyle continue to cripple the American workforce – drastically increasing health care costs – consider the inspirational words of Diana Nyad. The record-holding swimmer, who accomplished a near-impossible swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla., centers on one key message to help jump start the population: "Never, ever give up."


  • How data analytics will change the way you sell voluntary products

    September 30, 2014

    Targeting employee needs and purchasing preferences can boost engagement and enrollment with voluntary benefits. The way to personalize that message, experts say, is through the use of data analytics.


  • 7 ways to keep your sanity during open enrollment

    September 30, 2014

    ‘Tis the open enrollment season in the benefits world. For many benefit managers, that means stress, panic and very long days (and nights). But there are ways to make this time of year less frantic and more productive.


  • Brokers need optimism, proactive leadership and targeted education

    September 29, 2014

    More than two dozen industry experts to share where employee benefit advising is heading and how to succeed during this time of change at EBA's Workplace Benefits Summit.


  • How advisers can build powerful business networks

    September 26, 2014

    The Japanese have a business philosophy called the keiretsu. Here's how it could improve the way you operate.


  • Top 10 companies for working parents

    September 25, 2014

    The organizations on Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies nurture employees’ careers with benefits such as flex time, advancement programs and paid leave to new parents.


  • 5 ways to make a private exchange successful

    September 23, 2014

    What components go into a well-run private exchange? Don Garlitz, SVP at exchange provider bswift, shares the five 'C's to look for when considering a private exchange platform.


  • New-age challenges for employee privacy

    September 23, 2014

    This year, New Hampshire became the 18th state to enact laws that promote employee and student privacy when it comes to employer access to personal online account information.


  • 5 habits of data-driven people

    September 22, 2014

    We all know that using data to make decisions is better than relying on assumptions and opinions. But we also know that exercise is better for us than kicking back with a stiff drink and watching television. Is that knowledge enough to make us choose exercise? Not usually -- unless we make a conscious effort to work it into our daily lives. People who exercise regularly tend to adopt habits such as putting their running shoes next to their bed or always working out at the same time, and data-driven people do the same thing. Here are five habits common among data-driven people. (Photo credit: iStock)


  • 5 most common resume mistakes

    September 19, 2014

    Whether you’re looking to move to a new firm or hiring candidates for yours, the resume is a first impression and it needs to be a good one. Still, many job candidates routinely make mistakes that can lead to an instant rejection. Laszlo Block, the senior vice president of people operations at Google, shares these common mistakes and how to avoid them.


  • Gender pay gap bill hits impasse in Senate

    September 18, 2014

    The movement towards eradicating the longstanding discrepancies of pay between male and female workers slowed this week when the the Paycheck Fairness Act failed to foster enough votes to advance.


  • Big business develops roadmap for a healthier, more productive workforce

    September 18, 2014

    U.S. health care spending is expected to reach close to 19% of America’s gross domestic product by next year, and private sector leaders are taking the opportunity to unite and create a healthier employee base.


  • Leading CEOs partner to inspire wellness programs across all U.S. employers

    September 17, 2014

    A panel of U.S. companies representing more than 1 million active employees and another 50 million retirees across the globe convened Tuesday in Washington, D.C. to unveil a campaign aimed at reducing the nation’s health care costs.


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