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Businessolver Blog

'My Why:' Making a Difference

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Apr 26, 2018 12:34:48 PM

Pablo Picasso once said, “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.  

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What you Need to Know about the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Posted by Bruce Gillis on Apr 26, 2018 8:04:00 AM

On April 1, the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act went into effect, and with it came several new requirements for employers with workers in the Commonwealth.

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Why Baldrige Matters to Our Business

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Apr 25, 2018 10:41:31 AM

You may not know that Businessolver is the only benefits administration company, and the first technology company in the U.S., participating in the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality award journey.

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Browsing Habits: What Netflix Can Teach You About How Employees Shop For Benefits

Posted by Bridget Lind on Apr 24, 2018 8:10:00 AM

“The Crown”, “Grace and Frankie”, “Orange is the New Black”… after a long day at the office, I enjoy opening my Netflix app to tune into my favorite shows for an hour. But with so many options, I often find myself sitting and staring at the screen, struggling to make a decision on what to watch. I’m sure you can relate… in fact, it turns out I’m not alone at all.

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What Diversity Really Means: How Employers Can Embrace Empathy And Demonstrate It Through Representative Leadership

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Apr 23, 2018 4:19:04 PM

From social movements to political polarization, the American workforce has experienced a confluence of events resulting in companies taking the mantle of social responsibility. Employees are increasingly seeking to work for corporations or organizations that align with their personal values, and organizations are recognizing the growing role of social consciousness.

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Why Going Green in 2018 is Fiscally Responsible for your Business

Posted by Tracey Orman on Apr 19, 2018 8:16:00 PM

Earth Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to talk green. Now before you roll your eyes and stop reading, consider this: Going green isn’t just good for the planet, it can differentiate you from the competition and can actually help your bottom line. Here are 3 easy ways you can start saving money by decreasing your impact on the planet.

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The Time is Now: Three Ways to Champion a Diverse Leadership Team

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Apr 19, 2018 8:56:24 AM

The past few years have brought an increased focus on diversity in the workplace. From the call for equal gender pay to an intolerance for prejudice in the hiring process, there has never been a stronger push to create a more inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Three Keys to Success (and Happiness) with Reality-Based Leadership

Posted by Cy Wakeman on Apr 18, 2018 2:23:01 PM

Cy Wakeman, is a dynamic international keynote speaker, business consultant, New York Times bestselling author, and global thought leader with over 25 years experience cultivating a revolutionary new approach to leadership. Grounded in reality, Wakeman’s philosophy has helped organizations and individuals all over the world learn to ditch the drama and turn excuses into results. Cy is the keynote speaker at our upcoming Vision 2018 conferences in Philadelphia, and Chicago. This is her third blog post in our reality-based leadership series. 

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3 Things HR Pros Need to Know about Upcoming Non-Binary Gender Legislation

Posted by Bruce Gillis on Apr 17, 2018 11:29:27 AM

Last week Thursday, we set sail on the Empress to enjoy the sights and sounds of the San Francisco Bay. As part of our Vision 2018 San Francisco tour stop, we had a great night with friends, clients and partners.

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Avoid a Benefits Communication Breakdown with These 3 Tips

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Apr 16, 2018 4:44:17 PM

Did you make year-round benefits communications one of your New Year’s resolutions only to realize it’s already April…and you haven’t started yet?

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San Francisco Vision 2018 is Focused on Empathy

Posted by Businessolver on Apr 16, 2018 10:00:00 AM

We came, we learned, we sailed the Bay! Our Vision 2018 event last week in San Francisco was a blast for all who attended. With lively panel discussions, informative leadership training, product updates, and a networking dinner cruise around San Francisco Bay, there was no excuse for anyone’s brain (or bum) to sit still at our packed two-day event! More than a hundred clients, partners, and Solvers joined us for the first stop on our Vision learning leadership tour. Here are a few key highlights.

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Latest Study Reveals The Empathy Revolution is Here

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Apr 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

What values matter in today’s workplaces? Employees care about honesty, as well as responsibility. And in 2018, they overwhelmingly responded with one word: empathy—the ability to understand and experience the feelings of another. The empathy revolution is here, is your business ready?

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Goldilocks Goals – 3 Steps to Writing the "Just Right" RFP

Posted by Beth Begany on Apr 11, 2018 10:06:19 AM

Our team responds to well over 200 RFPs each year, so we know a thing or two about what makes them good…and what makes them not so good. Chances are, your experience with benefits technology and administration RFPs is somewhat more limited. After all, most HR pros don’t issue RFPs or analyze proposal responses for a living. But that doesn’t mean you’ll never be asked to create an RFP, and that’s where we can provide some needed guidance.

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Change is Hard – Myth vs Reality

Posted by Cy Wakeman on Apr 9, 2018 1:33:38 PM

Cy Wakeman, is a dynamic international keynote speaker, business consultant, New York Times bestselling author, and global thought leader with over 25 years experience cultivating a revolutionary new approach to leadership. Grounded in reality, Wakeman’s philosophy has helped organizations and individuals all over the world learn to ditch the drama and turn excuses into results. Cy is the keynote speaker at our upcoming Vision 2018 conferences in San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Chicago. This is her second blog post in our reality-based leadership series. 

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It’s World Health Day – Celebrate by Joining us in our Flag Challenge

Posted by Tracey Orman on Apr 6, 2018 8:08:00 AM

What better way for us to celebrate World Health Day than to honor the flag and start a healthy journey at the same time!  Here at Businessolver we start a 4th of July Flag Challenge every year approximately 90 days prior to Independence Day.  We love this challenge because it brings awareness to our nutritional choices as well as forcing us to get outside after a long winter (at least those of us in colder locations). Last year, we had 127 Solvers complete the challenge! 

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Spring Cleaning your Cybersecurity Protocols and Policies

Posted by Tom Pohl on Apr 4, 2018 11:07:36 AM

When was the last time you evaluated your cybersecurity protocols and policies? If the answer is more than three months, it’s time to put on some yellow gloves and get to work cleaning those off to get them updated and ship shape for spring.

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Awesome New Technologies for HR Pros

Posted by Sony SungChu on Apr 3, 2018 12:02:55 PM

Is Sofia an awesome new technology? Why yes, she is! I’m excited to be one of four companies presenting innovative technologies at this week’s Health and Benefits Leadership Conference (HBLC) in Las Vegas. Our session titled, “Awesome New Technologies for Employee Benefits,” provides conference goers the opportunity to see and hear live product demonstrations of the best new technology from every corner of health and benefits.

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No Crystal Ball Necessary – Here’s What Employees are Thinking, but Not Saying

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Apr 2, 2018 1:40:44 PM

It’s no secret that employees today aren’t as engaged as we need them to be. They face distractions with drama, with stress, with lack of empathy in the workplace, and with just plain life.

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Everyday Women Inspire Admiration

Posted by Cynthia Phillips on Mar 29, 2018 11:17:56 AM

For Women’s History Month, we are celebrating the inspiring and hard-working women at Businessolver who are helping to create the success of the company each and every day. For our next entry, we interviewed Cynthia Phillips, the Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications.

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No Ego: How to Cut The Cost of Workplace Drama 

Posted by Cy Wakeman on Mar 28, 2018 11:20:22 AM

Cy Wakeman, is a dynamic international keynote speaker, business consultant, New York Times bestselling author, and global thought leader with over 25 years experience cultivating a revolutionary new approach to leadership. Grounded in reality, Wakeman’s philosophy has helped organizations and individuals all over the world learn to ditch the drama and turn excuses into results. Cy is the keynote speaker at our upcoming Vision 2018 conferences in San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Chicago. This is her first blog post in our reality-based leadership series. 

Your company is wasting a lot of time on drama—according to my estimate, as much as 2.5 hours per employee every day.

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