Author Archive | Shelley Holp

How to Make Happy Employees!

How to Make Happy Employees! Employee satisfaction is important to motivation, retention, and productivity. Employers sometimes struggle with maintaining employee satisfaction. Those who fail to improve job satisfaction are at risk of losing their top talented people to the competition. Employers who maximize the potential, creativity, and talents of all employees enjoy a competitive advantage […]

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Save Money with a Wellness Program

Save Money with a Wellness Program These days employees seem to be under more stress than ever. With having to juggle homes, families, finances and careers, this stress is essentially taking its toll on Americans’ health and well-being. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar levels are all risk factors for chronic health […]

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Cafeteria Plans: What’s on your benefit menu?

Cafeteria Plans: What’s on your benefit menu? An attractive and comprehensive benefit menu is an invaluable aid to your company. Not only does it increase employee satisfaction and improve productivity, but it can also decrease hiring and training costs by lowering turnover and building company loyalty. A Section 125 Cafeteria Plan is an employee benefit […]

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Four Suggestions for Better Employee Engagement

Four Suggestions for Better Employee Engagement “If a person is looking forward to the weekend too much … they’re in the wrong job!” That was the response I received from a co-worker today (Friday) when I greeted her with, “are you looking forward to the weekend?” I’ve been working with employees for 20+ years and […]

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Making the Most of Your Millennial Employees

Making the Most of Your Millennial Employees Millennials make up about 50% of today’s employees and are slowly taking over the workforce. Millennials are generally identified as those currently in their 20’s or early 30’s. Employers are beginning to ask themselves, how do we make the most of what some refer to as the “Entitlement […]

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Work Smarter – Get More Done!

Work Smarter – Get More Done! 6 tips for working smarter and more efficiently Aren’t we all looking for ways to add a few more minutes to our days to get everything done? Jobs, homes, family, etc., there just doesn’t seem to be enough time during the day to accomplish everything we need to do! […]

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total compensation statements

401(k) vs 401(a)?

401(k) The 401(k) is today’s most popular retirement plan. Employees may contribute pretax dollars to their plan up to an IRS limit of $18,000 this year, with a Catch Up contribution of an additional $6,000 if the employee will be at least 50 years old by December 31st. The employee may contribute through payroll deductions […]

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Business accounting

The Many “Benefits” of Benefit Statements

Whether you’re an expert or new to providing Benefit Statements, do you really know the full value that Benefit Statements provide? Benefit Statements are more than a document with dollar values capturing that “bigger picture.” Benefit Statements can be used to help employees understand more about their benefits, emphasize what benefits are available, and much […]

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