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Businessolver Blog

The One Thing: Take it Personally

Posted by Josh Holman on Feb 15, 2018 11:10:20 AM

Welcome to “The One Thing,” a new Businessolver blog series that takes a closer look at our approach to client service. A major part of our mission is to delight our clients, and Solvers recommit each day to doing so. “The One Thing” shares insights from Solvers on how they stay true to the mission and motivated to bring it to life in their daily work.

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How to Master the Benefits Technology Purchasing Process

Posted by Jon Shanahan on Feb 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Choosing the right HR technology partner can seem like a daunting prospect: What should the RFP entail? Will the vendor deliver on time? And most importantly, how will this solution help your employees? With 86% of employees reporting that they find the insurance purchase process confusing, it’s more important than ever for employers to offer solutions that provide their employees with the support they need during Annual Enrollment and beyond.

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Chicken or Egg: Are Machines Learning Like Humans or Vice Versa?

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Feb 13, 2018 12:44:00 PM

In our latest webinar, we explored the ways artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are making a positive real-life impact on the HR/benefits industry – including making work easier, more effective, and more empathetic. I was thrilled to moderate the session with our incredibly talented and intelligent guest speakers: John C. Havens, the author of “Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines,” and our own Sony Sung-Chu, AVP of Applied Data Science at Businessolver.

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Hello, Old Friend: Create an Offboarding Program that’s Boomerang Friendly

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Feb 7, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Cars, fashion, and music all have evolved over the years – and so has the typical career journey for today’s employees. While our grandparents may have started and finished their careers at one company, it’s hard to imagine an industry where that is the norm today.

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Put a Little Love in Your Heart

Posted by Tracey Orman on Feb 6, 2018 12:49:19 PM

I can’t believe January has come and gone and now it’s time for the month of love! Before you start sighing, let me tell you, February isn’t just for chocolates, oversized stuffed animals, and bouquets of roses – it’s also time to promote healthy heart habits to keep your ticker on track and in shape. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than pampering your heart?

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State of the Union 2018: 4 Takeaways for HR/Benefits Pros

Posted by Bruce Gillis on Feb 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Tuesday night’s State of the Union address was all that I expected – Washington pageantry, political showmanship, and a view into the White House’s priorities for the year ahead. 

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AARP vs. EEOC: What Happened, and What’s Next?

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Jan 31, 2018 6:00:00 AM

I recently moderated Businessolver’s latest webinar, “AARP vs. EEOC: 4 Things You Need to Know,” a lively discussion with three experts in benefits and workplace wellness. While the session had great engagement and participation, we also heard from many HR/benefits pros who weren’t able to attend. So here’s a quick recap of what happened and what happens next for workplace wellness.

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Businessolver Benefits Word Find

Posted by Businessolver on Jan 29, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Jan. 29 is Puzzle Day! To honor the occasion properly, we put together a word find with some common industry keywords. Studies show working on puzzles improves memory and cognitive function, as well as problem-solving, vocabulary, and language skills.

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‘My Why:’ Connecting Purpose and Productivity

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Jan 24, 2018 1:52:32 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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Why using empathy with AI is necessary

Posted by Sony SungChu on Jan 18, 2018 11:14:52 AM

The uses of AI are deeper and wider than we may have imagined years ago. Past literature and film depicted AI as robots helping command a spaceship or as an iron superhero saving a city from evil. While AI today may not look like a Transformer or R2D2, its expanding list of use cases is changing our daily lives.

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‘Everyone Can Serve:’ How to Celebrate Service on MLK Day

Posted by Brooke Knight on Jan 12, 2018 11:23:38 AM

Monday marks the national holiday to celebrate the life, ideals, service, and sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Originally incorporated more than 30 years ago, the holiday was renamed in 1994 as a call to all Americans to make the day one of volunteer service.

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Digital Disruption: 3 Ways AI Helps Your Bottom Line

Posted by Sony SungChu on Jan 11, 2018 12:00:00 PM

From Siri and Alexa answering our questions to Netflix recommending shows to watch, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a reliable feature in our everyday lives.

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Did a Federal Court ‘Squash’ Using Carrots in Wellness Programs?

Posted by Bruce Gillis on Jan 9, 2018 11:15:00 AM

Late last month, while most of us were focused on picking out holiday gifts and picking apart the new tax law, a federal court ruled that effective Jan. 1, 2019, employer-sponsored wellness programs must be truly voluntary. This means that unless the government can write new rules before then, employers may no longer offer employees incentives (or threaten penalties) for wellness program participation involving medical exams or inquiries. The case, AARP v. EEOC, could change workplace wellness as we know it.

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Get a SMART Start to the New Year: 5 Ways to Make Resolutions Stick

Posted by Tracey Orman on Jan 5, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Happy New Year! It’s prime time for resolutions, which fills me with excitement and dread all at once. Of course, as a wellness and fitness professional, there’s nothing I love more than seeing the influx of energized faces in our Fitnessolver facility every January. Many of my fellow Solvers are just like most Americans – who according to Nielsen data most commonly resolve to stay fit and healthy (37%) and/or lose weight (32%) in the new year.

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New Year, Better You

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Jan 3, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Part of the reason a new year is so exciting is that it represents a fresh start full of new opportunities to be better for ourselves, our colleagues, and our loved ones.  

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10 Businessolver moments to celebrate from 2017

Posted by Jon Shanahan on Dec 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

As the year comes to a close, I can’t help but reflect back on 2017 and great times we shared with our clients, HR/benefits professionals, and of course fellow Solvers. In honor of the New Year’s countdown we’ll be doing in a few days, here is my countdown of 10 moments we celebrated with you in 2017:

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Happy Holidays to You

Posted by Rae Shanahan on Dec 21, 2017 10:01:15 AM

As the year draws to a close, we at Businessolver want to share our gratitude to our clients and partners for challenging and inspiring us each day to help you meet employees’ needs and make companies better places to work. Thanks to that inspiration, we’ve dedicated ourselves to delivering delight in three meaningful ways:

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Unlimited PTO: Naughty or Nice?

Posted by Marcy Klipfel on Dec 19, 2017 10:00:14 AM

Over the last several years, I’ve kept a close eye on the experiences of organizations that have tried – some successfully, some not so much – to implement an unlimited PTO policy. Especially now with the holidays here, I certainly can see the allure of the freedom that can come from administering PTO that way.

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Hang On: ACA’s Wild Ride May Be About to Get Wilder

Posted by Angel Hower on Dec 14, 2017 1:43:24 PM

Keeping up with the Affordable Care Act this year has been quite a rollercoaster ride. Last year at this time, we felt uncertain about ACA’s future following the election of President Trump. Here we are again, feeling the same uncertainty after the president used his executive powers to undercut the law, and Congress has just reached a deal to gut the law further with its tax reform proposal.

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Cybersecurity: It’s not just the CIO’s game anymore

Posted by Todd Seiffer on Dec 12, 2017 10:29:41 AM

“Don’t ask me about tech; I’m the money man/woman.” I’m willing to bet more than one CFO has deflected queries about their company’s technology strategy overall, let alone grittier details about data security and cyber risk.

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