April 3, 2017

As a business owner, talent acquisition is a key part of the job and one that requires a genuine commitment to finding the best fit for the role and the company.  Throughout the last 8 years, I’ve hired over 50+ individuals, each ranging from zero insurance-industry ex...

March 28, 2017

As a provider of healthcare protection, health and wellness is at the core of everything I do. Don’t get me wrong, I love my champagne and cheese but I balance out my guilty pleasures with green smoothies and exercise to ensure I’m living a wholesome and well-balanced...

March 9, 2017

Let’s be honest here: As an HR or Business Leader, typically there’s little time dedicated to reviewing your company’s group health insurance plan. The reality is that many people opt for the same plan year-over-year simply because it’s easier and not because it’s maxi...

March 1, 2017

Recently I was asked what my top advice is for savvy business folk in 2017?

My answer was simple: focus on your people to build a culture of trust and security.

That’s right. In 2017, organisations should be working to build stronger cultures of trust and security. In to...

February 21, 2017

Picture this: You’re young, unmarried, and newly repatriated to an Asian city. You’ve just started your small business that involves delivering packages to cruise ships. You are covered for your time on the ground and on the cruise ship, but not in between. You don’t r...

February 1, 2017

“Take Care Of Your Employees And They’ll Take Care Of Your Business,” Says Richard Branson, Founder Of The Virgin Group. Wise words, wouldn't you say?

Gone are the days when companies viewed employee engagement and well being programs as ‘nice to have,’ yielding ‘soft’...

January 4, 2017

When it comes to creating powerful employee benefit programs, one size does not fit all.

Inspired by Outreach, a tech start up in Seattle who developed perks to help parents re-enter the workforce after their maternity/paternity leave, I decided to share some of the bes...

November 24, 2016

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the concept of an “engaged workforce” isn’t brand-new information. Over the course of the last 10 years there have been thousands of research papers and studies highlighting the positive effects of the engaged employee.

Much of th...

November 11, 2016

Google has created an environment for employees to thrive that goes beyond stocking its kitchens with free gourmet food and on-site laundry service. Its intentional corporate culture is one of the reasons it is consistently ranked a great place to work. Google values t...

November 2, 2016

In the last 5 years, there has been a notable shift in the way organizations define their human resource functions. We are seeing departments such as "People Services" or "People Operations." Human Resource professionals now have titles such as "Chief People Officer" a...

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