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  • Avoid these 6 worst practices

    August 21, 2014

    Commentary: Benefit advisers hoping to maintain satisfied clients after the first open enrollment period should avoid these common bad behaviors that could cost accounts in the long run.

  • Who is EBA’s Adviser of the Year

    August 19, 2014

    There is no distinction between client and prospect for benefit broker Will Glaros, managing partner of the Meyers Glaros Group in Dyer, Ind. — he’s there to help them all.

  • What should retirement plan services cost?

    August 19, 2014

    Commentary: When the discussion about retirement plan costs focuses too heavily on fees, Blogger Aaron Friedman says it's up to advisers to demonstrate the value employers receive in return for the price they pay.

  • Is the company cafeteria making employees fat? How to create a corporate culture of health

    August 15, 2014

    Commentary: How obesity is secretly hurting your employer clients’ bottom lines and what strategies you can help implement to combat it.

  • eHarmony launches career matchmaking site

    August 15, 2014

    Online dating site eHarmony is venturing into the hiring and recruiting world with the launch of a new careers platform.

  • 5 social media mistakes that cost you customers every day

    August 13, 2014

    It’s important for benefit agencies and businesses of all kinds to build a social media presence as a means to attract and retain clients. Here are some of the biggest mistakes to avoid with social media and your company.

  • What your prospect wants now

    August 12, 2014

    Commentary: Columnist and management consultant Craig Davidson discusses what your prospect wants from you now, and in the near future, in return for an agent-of-record letter.

  • Employers asked to justify pay and performance

    August 12, 2014

    Senior leaders and boards of directors are being asked more than ever before to justify the biggest line item on their budgets: executive payroll and compensation.

  • 7 signs you’re too smart for your job

    August 11, 2014

    If you’re bored at work, it can really be getting in your way and making it more difficult to be productive. When you have a lot to bring to a job, you want your muscles exercised. You want your brain to be busy. You want to solve hard problems yourself and with other smart people. Human Workplace, a coaching and consulting firm, has created this list of seven signs you might be too smart for your job. (Image credit: Fotolia)

  • Stronger economy, job market push base salaries up

    August 11, 2014

    Employers are expected to give an averaged 3% raise in base pay in the coming year, with top performers seeing as much as an 8% increase, thanks in part to a strengthening economy and growing job market.

  • How diverse savings goals eat away at retirement plan participation

    August 7, 2014

    Millennials, Gen Xers and single parents have different savings goals in mind that will require benefit advisers and employers hoping to increase retirement plan participation to target the needs of these differing employee populations.

  • Gaming company bets on social media for recruitment

    August 7, 2014

    In an effort to boost its profile and visibility among job candidates, gaming company Penn National Gaming is betting on a new recruiting strategy designed to actively promote job listings on social media sites.

  • Most unusual things employees were caught doing when they should have been working

    August 5, 2014

    Productivity can be a big problem, even at benefit brokerages and agencies and other types of businesses. Employers recently shared some real-life examples with the staffing company CareerBuilders of some of the more unusual things they've seen employees doing when they should have been busy working.

  • Minimum-wage activists see opportunity in McDonald’s decision

    July 30, 2014

    Minimum-wage activists seized on a decision against McDonald’s by the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel Tuesday, saying the move may make it easier to unionize workers and ultimately raise wages.

  • Why an employer’s self-evaluation can be key to retaining top talent

    July 29, 2014

    Hiring and fast turnover are on the rise in offices around the world, including in the U.S., and experts say employers need to look at what it is their employees value most if they want to retain their current talent.

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