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The Next Level of HR

Shred the paper and welcome yourself to 21st century technology. HR software is becoming less expensive, more intuitive and in higher demand than ever before. Frankly, it’s surprising that the wave of adoption didn’t arrive sooner, but thankfully it’s finally here. For countless reasons, more and more small and mid-sized employers are adopting software solutions to more efficiently and effectively manage their employee onboarding, benefits and recruiting processes. There are several culminating factors that have led to this rise in HR technology: Continue reading The Next Level of HR

Are Embedded If Statements Keeping You Up at Night?

If you clicked on this blog, chances are you either love Microsoft Excel, work in a risk based environment (such as insurance) or are just so confused by the title you thought you would explore the article for further insight. In any case, we’ll start with: what is an “embedded if statement?” Well for starters, it is one of the most confusing Excel formulas out there. These formulas are often avoided due to their complexity and messiness, but what people don’t understand, is how much “embedded if statements”  represent real life. Have you ever laid in bed at night thinking: “Did I lock the front door? What if I didn’t lock the front door? What if a robber comes to my front door and is able to open it? What if they steal my TV? What if I can’t afford to buy a new TV? Would insurance cover this claim? Did I pay the cable bill? Why can’t I fall asleep?”… Now that you’re thoroughly stressed out, consider this: think about a world where the future doesn’t depend on the past or a situation where there is effect without cause…kind of impossible, no? For example, would you still have a headache right now if you didn’t start reading this blog? The point is that the world is made of a gazillion “if statements,” each one building on the next to come up with a specific outcome. Sometimes the outcome is carefully executed by a tightly organized plan and sometimes it is more random, but nonetheless there is a cause and there is an effect. If you Google the term “embedded if statements” you will see a lot of references to the word “nested.” The idea that multiple conditions setup within each other creates an outcome, or in the Excel reference, an answer! Continue reading Are Embedded If Statements Keeping You Up at Night?

Educating Employees on Voluntary Benefits

By: Jim Kinney, Integrated Benefits Practice Lead at Digital Benefit Advisors

Offering voluntary benefits is a great way to enhance your benefits package, differentiate from competitors, and increase employee satisfaction—all with little impact on your budget. While employers may choose to offer numerous types of voluntary benefits that can deliver convenience and value for employees, many employees do not understand the advantages of these voluntary benefit options, or are unclear how they work. Educate your employees on the advantages of these voluntary benefits so that you both reap the rewards. Continue reading Educating Employees on Voluntary Benefits