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18 Essential Disciplinary Techniques for Supervisors

Supervisory training is critical to the success of any discipline program. Supervisors should consider the following techniques and considerations to effectively discipline employees: Cool down. Effective discipline will not result if tempers and emotions take charge. Remain calm no matter how ridiculous the excuse or accusation. Let the employee unwind, and then get the conversation …

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5 Factors to Consider Before Leaping into a PTO program

If your organization is contemplating switching from a traditional time off program that includes vacation, sick and personal days to a PTO, or Paid Time Off approach, there are several aspects to consider. While a PTO program allows employees much more flexibility and discretion for taking time off for doctor’s visits, vacations or personal time, …

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Your Annual Open Enrollment Checklist

Open enrollment can be an extremely positive and rewarding experience for you and your employees. Consider the following suggestions to help you prepare for a successful open enrollment period this year. Pre-enrollment Period Plan ahead: Be ready to answer employee questions regarding health care reform legislation. Understand how the legislation affects your benefits offerings and …

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Self-Funding and the Impact of Health Care Reform

Many healthcare reform regulations apply to all group health plans, regardless of whether they are fully insured or self-insured, but self-insured plans are exempt from certain provisions of health care reform. The following are examples of reforms that do and do not apply to self-insured plans.

Your Boat isn’t Seaworthy without Proper Coverage

The Basics A small boat, such as a canoe or other un-motorized boat, is typically covered under the personal property portion of your homeowners insurance policy. If you own a larger, faster boat, you’ll need a separate boatowners insurance policy. A typical boatowners insurance policy is designed to protect your boat, motor, equipment and passengers. …

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14 Liabilities of Renting out your Home

Checking the references of potential renters is vital when determining if you will open your home to strangers. If you are considering renting out your home, take the following considerations to heart before doing so. Renting To Do’s Draw up a rental agreement that defines the terms of the rental, including restrictions, liabilities and occupancy …

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7 Steps to Ensure Wellness Program Success

According to a RAND survey, approximately half of U.S. employers with 50 or more employees sponsor some type of workplace wellness program. As the issues of rising health care costs and increased absenteeism due to health problems grow, wellness programs are an effective method of improving employee health and morale, decreasing health-related costs for employers. …

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