The Bottom Line

with contributors from Associated Bank

06/16/15

Help employees take control of their health and lower expenses

The toll that an unhealthy employee takes increases every year. Data from the 2014 employer survey “Purchasing Value in Healthcare” by the National Business Group on Health showed that, on average, each employee costs an employer $11,176 in a single year. This is an 8% increase from 2013.

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05/14/15

Turning work into a game is serious business

Gamification can help engage employees in their benefits, wellness, and other crucial areas. It’s a simple concept: When you make work fun, you can improve both productivity and employee morale.

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03/30/15

5 tips for developing effective leaders

A winning team rarely comes together spontaneously. It takes hard work, discipline, and effective team leadership. More specifically, an effective leader takes responsibility for ensuring that each individual within the team is in a position to be a contributing member, that collaborative team dynamics are supported, and that the overall business unit achieves results.

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01/26/15

How to manage fiduciary responsibility as an HR professional

Growing regulatory complexity, scrutiny on compliance, and litigation cases have made it increasingly challenging to administer and manage qualified retirement plans. Additionally, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) has set forth rules to ensure the protection of plan participants’ rights. For HR managers and their organizations, falling short of these could mean corporate and personal liability.

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12/22/14

Top 10 wage and hour mistakes employers make

“Seven-figure settlement arising from misclassification of independent contractors.” “Top retailer gets hammered for failure to pay overtime.” These are two headlines among many others in recent years describing significant wage and hour settlements and awards.

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