How to deal with a labor shortage.

It’s everywhere you look.  There are help wanted signs, we’re hiring banners, newsfeeds taken over by recruiting posts and it’s the biggest concern we hear on a daily basis.  A labor shortage is frustrating and bad for business at any time but we’re quickly learning that a global pandemic is only exacerbating the situation. We can’t change […]

Employee Engagement Surveys

Employee surveys focus on employee satisfaction, it’s assumed happy employees will be more productive and you’ll experience higher retention rates. However, a more telling determinant of productivity and performance is employee engagement. Employees can enjoy their work and be satisfied without being necessarily engaged. Engaged employees are more than just satisfied with their jobs; they […]

Is a self-funded benefit plan the way to go?

A growing number of U.S. employers are making the switch to self-insuring as a way to reduce costs and improve service. Self-insuring or self-funding is not right for every organization. Employers considering a switch from fully funded to self-funded health plans should analyze the advantages and disadvantages before making the switch. What is it?  According […]