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Jon Shanahan

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The Bigger Picture: HR Needs to Consider Employees’ Financial Outlook

Posted by Jon Shanahan on Mar 16, 2018 1:50:10 PM

The economy is growing, unemployment is low, and the stock market shows no signs of slowing down. On the surface, things seem pretty rosy.

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Businessolver and Transamerica Integrate to Strengthen Health & Financial Literacy for Employees

Posted by Jon Shanahan on Mar 7, 2018 11:23:10 AM

I am very excited to announce the long awaited strategic collaboration between Businessolver and Transamerica. Transamerica is a leading provider of insurance, retirement and investment solutions – and we are thrilled to work in tandem to deliver an industry-first direct integration of wealth and health. The advanced integration enables users of the Benefitsolver platform to make holistic decisions for medical, voluntary and retirement benefits.

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The Number 1 Retirement Mistake Employees Make - And Why it Might Be Your Fault

Posted by Jon Shanahan on Feb 23, 2018 11:57:56 AM

No need to point the finger – when it comes to retirement readiness missteps for U.S. employees, there is plenty of blame to go around.

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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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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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Sweet Home Chicago: Building Our Presence in the Windy City

Posted by Jon Shanahan on Sep 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

This summer was a busy one for the Businessolver team, marked by some incredible milestones. Last month, we celebrated the third anniversary of our Denver office. And there was cause to celebrate closer to home as well, when we officially opened a Chicagoland office in Itasca, Ill.

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Make Your Benefits Strategy a Slam Dunk

Posted by Jon Shanahan on Aug 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM

“I’m taking my talents to South Beach."

Even the most casual basketball fan can recall the night in 2010 when superstar LeBron James said on national TV that he was leaving his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat. While “The Decision” still holds a place in our pop culture history, that’s not the part of LeBron’s story I prefer to focus on.

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Work-Life Integration: We’re Getting Closer…But We’re Not There Yet

Posted by Jon Shanahan on Jul 12, 2016 1:10:49 PM

Historically, employers have encouraged employees to strive for work-life balance. However, over time the concept has lost its practicality. Thanks to technology and an increasingly globalized marketplace, we live in a 24/7 world. Long gone are the days of shutting off email at 5 p.m. or truly disconnecting during vacation. Instead, organizations are evolving the idea of work-life balance and starting to promote work-life integration. This is a good thing.

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Use Empathy to Revolutionize Your Workplace

Posted by Jon Shanahan on Jun 30, 2016 11:55:50 AM

The challenges in today’s workplaces are complicated, but at the root of many issues are leaders trying to do more with less, leading to many workers feeling unhappy, unsatisfied and disengaged. According to Gallup, more than half (50.8 percent) of U.S. employees feel they are not engaged in their jobs, and a study for The Conference Board by Nielsen reveals that less than half of U.S. employees (48.3 percent) are satisfied with their jobs. 

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What Every Small Business Should Know About the ACA

Posted by Jon Shanahan on May 5, 2016 2:57:29 PM

National Small Business Appreciation Week (NSBAW) is an opportunity for us to celebrate and salute the contributions of small businesses across the country. This week is particularly meaningful to me because Businessolver started nearly two decades ago as a small business.

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How Big Data Can Drive Big Improvements in Benefits Administration

Posted by Jon Shanahan on Apr 26, 2016 10:40:23 AM

There are more than 6.4 billion connected devices – that is, objects that are synced to the Internet of Things (IoT) and able to collect and exchange data – in use around the globe. And the network continues to grow rapidly with 5.5 million new devices connected every day. The result of this massive ecosystem is a wealth of data and insights that can be used by organizations in nearly every industry to improve outcomes.

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The Alarming Rise of Corporate Cyberattacks and How HR Pros Can Help

Posted by Jon Shanahan on Apr 19, 2016 2:48:07 PM

No matter how prepared you are or how early you start, tax season is stressful, particularly for HR professionals. Adding to the anxiety is the threat of cyberattacks, which seem to spike during the weeks leading up to the filing deadline. Tax time is hunting season for online criminals. This year alone saw a notable rise in cyberthreats with phishing and malware incidents up 400 percent.

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