President Barack Obama outlined steps Nov. 20 that would revamp the nations broken immigration system by allowing undocumented immigrants to play by the rules and gain work authorization potentially changing the rules for benefit managers.
If brokers and human resources departments worked together, it would bring peace and harmony to a difficult process, says Trisha Zulic, of Efficient Edge. But with two strong personalities often unwilling to listen to each other, it creates conflict, she says. Watch as Zulic explains why brokers need to reach out first and listen to their clients and what that can lead to.
In the age of social media marketing, a benefit firms blog presence can create a steady stream of communication with clients and prospects. Author and marketing consultant Mark Satterfield shares five blog post ideas that will help you attract new clients (and strengthen your relationship with existing ones) by establishing yourself as a thought leader in your field.
The pressure to stand out in a sea of applicants may tempt job seekers at brokerage firms and other businesses to be less than honest on their resumes. When CareerBuilder asked about the most unusual lie they've ever caught on a resume, employers recalled these doozies.
Blue Cross Blue Shield is requiring all agents in the individual market in one state be certified to sell in the states federally facilitated marketplace even those who only sell outside of the exchange.
Commentary: Columnist Mel Schlesinger shares the secrets of selling your knowledge rather than relying on value-add services to close the sale.
Many potential employees equate LinkedIn profiles to digital resumes, but there are a number of potentially negative red flags employers should be aware of. Several experts at Young Entrepreneur Council, an organization of business founders younger than 40, give advice on the red flags to watch for on the profiles of your potential recruits.
Commentary: The problem with marketing surfaces when sales initiatives fail to meet expectations. This occurs because theyre based on ideas that dont work, says John Graham. The sales expert shares how to avoid making such mistakes at your firm.
Multiple measures indicate the nations unemployment picture is changing for the better. Yet more jobs and an increase in hiring activity also means higher turnover and retention challenges for employers.
Commentary: As open enrollment season moves into full swing, columnist John Ludwig turns your focus to financial wellness, a growing concern for employers.
Commentary: Is your agency ready for 2015? Columnist Nelson Griswold shows how an in-depth analysis of a firm's strengths and weaknesses can help set goals for the new year.
In the midterm elections, a majority of Massachusetts voters checked yes for Question 4 on their ballot a measure that calls for employers with 11 or more employees to earn and use up to 40 hours of paid sick time per calendar year. Companies with fewer than 11 employees will have to provide up to 40 hours of unpaid sick time.
Numerous states and cities across the country decided during last weeks midterm elections to raise their minimum wage, which has legal and retail employment experts predicting changes to other benefits could occur as a result.
Rather than ignoring emails, employees may be more inclined to remember to take part in health offerings such as immunization clinics if notices are sent out via text messages - given our text-obsessed culture.
A recent Reagan Consulting study found that independent insurance brokers are under-hiring, new employees are struggling and a huge majority of new hires come from within the industry.