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Businessolver Presents The 12 Days of Benefits, Days 10-12

Posted by Kelley Butler on Dec 22, 2016 8:46:04 AM

Seasons’ greetings from Businessolver! We’re wrapping up the 12 Days of Benefits, days 10 through 12:

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Businessolver Presents The 12 Days of Benefits, Days 7-9

Posted by Kelley Butler on Dec 19, 2016 9:10:18 AM

On Donner, on Blitzen, on Businessolver! We’re happy to bring you days 7 through 9 of the 12 Days of Benefits:

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The 12 Days of Benefits, Days 4-6

Posted by Kelley Butler on Dec 16, 2016 9:20:00 AM

We’re filled with holiday spirit at Businessolver! We’re continuing the 12 Days of Benefits,days 4 through 6:  

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Businessolver Presents The 12 Days of Benefits, Days 1-3

Posted by Kelley Butler on Dec 13, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Happy holidays from Businessolver! In the spirit of the season, we’re delighted to bring you the 12 Days of Benefits:

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With ACA, the More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Posted by Kelley Butler on Nov 21, 2016 12:50:37 PM

“It ain’t time to worry yet.” This famous line from one of my favorite books, To Kill a Mockingbird, is relevant to so many situations in life and applies to where we benefits professionals find ourselves in the aftermath of the presidential election. After seeing the election results, many – myself included – wondered breathlessly, “What happens to ACA?!”

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The Four-Letter Word That Could Be Killing Your Career

Posted by Kelley Butler on Oct 19, 2016 12:09:37 PM

Nineteen. That’s how many times, in a recent 30-minute team meeting, I heard a woman say “just.”

“I just think we can …” “I’m just checking …” “I just want to be sure …”

Why was I doing all this counting? Because I recently learned that “just” undermines women’s expertise – and in turn, women’s advancement – at work. Using “just” implicitly conveys asking permission to express authority or an opinion, and can even be characterized as an apology for doing so. Realizing that I and many other smart, talented, accomplished women could be held back – even slightly – at work by a four-letter word made me want to scream, well … a few other four-letter words.

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With Benefits, ‘One Size Fits One’

Posted by Kelley Butler on Oct 6, 2016 12:11:24 PM

This morning’s general session at the 19th HR Technology Conference & Expo focused on engaging and retaining employees. Moderated by CEO of Starfish Media Group and former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, a panel featuring leading C-level HR pros had an insightful and candid discussion about how to find and keep talented and engaged workers.   

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Empathy Experts Dominate Opening Night of HR Technology Conference

Posted by Kelley Butler on Oct 5, 2016 11:12:18 AM

America’s Second City is our second home for the week – the Businessolver team is excited to be in Chicago for the 19th HR Technology Conference & Expo. At yesterday’s opening night reception, we launched our E Type Assessment Tool to help people better understand their personal level of empathy.  

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Applying a 1-2-3 Approach to Financial Wellness Benefits Programs

Posted by Kelley Butler on Aug 24, 2016 10:30:00 AM

The data is sad and shocking: More than two-thirds of Americans (76%) live paycheck to paycheck. Not saving, not setting goals for the future – merely surviving one Friday to another two weeks later. That’s no way to live. And of course as HR people, our first instinct is to want to help.

So, 100 percent raises for everyone, right?

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Working Wired: 5 Tips to Success with Remote Workers

Posted by Kelley Butler on Jul 19, 2016 8:13:40 AM

I’m going to let you in on a secret: I wrote this blog post stationed at the island in my kitchen, wearing a t-shirt and sweatpants. And, if your company has remote workers like me, they’re probably spending at least part of their day the same way. The bad news: Their sweatpants may or may not be clean. The good news: Those workers still are productive and engaged.

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