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June 15, 2016 by
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The world of healthcare can be quite complex, and one thing to note about it is that it’s constantly changing and evolving. Like everything else in life, there are a range of trends that appear - some are here to stay, and others are more fleeting. Nonetheless, as an employer,…

by aliereadvisors|28 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
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Business owners everywhere are constantly looking for ways to evolve their business, how to be more profitable, and how to keep their employees happy. After all, it goes without saying that a happy group of workers means only good things for the efficiency and profitability of your organization: decreased recruiting…

by aliereadvisors|28 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
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While Direct Primary Care (DPC) appeals to a wide range of individuals due to its wide range of benefits, it’s not always regarded how much it appeals to older patients in need of health care. Because baby boomers are an aging generation - while many of them are still a…

by aliereadvisors|27 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a new movement in the world of healthcare, and if you as us - it’s a force to be reckoned with! Centering around the idea of patients becoming “members” of a DPC practice, these individuals pay a “retainer” - usually monthly, but it could also…

by aliereadvisors|27 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a unique and innovative healthcare model that works to enhance the patient experience in a variety of ways. From decreased waiting room times, easier check ins, and a quicker timetable associated with attaining a doctor’s appointment, there’s no shortage of benefits offered to patients when…

by aliereadvisors|26 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Life is stressful, and it goes without saying that it can be difficult for your employees to balance their professional and personal lives. Between kids, family members, grocery shopping, household tasks, and leisure time combined with managing a work schedule, it’s tough for people to escape the feeling of stress…

by aliereadvisors|26 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
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When you begin offering a new healthcare option in your benefits package like Direct Primary Care (DPC), it can be tough to figure out how to adequately and efficiently communicate the change to your employees. However, this is an important part of the process, and it’s exciting to tell your…

by aliereadvisors|26 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
As an employer, you have a lot on your mind on a day-to-day basis. That fact is undeniable! Besides thinking about your clients, working through your business goals, and keeping tabs on important counterparts and contacts, it can seem like an uphill battle. Amidst all of those tasks and worries,…

by aliereadvisors|26 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
When you’re offering a range of benefits to your employees, we know that you want to ensure that you’re giving them options that will have a hefty effect. As a business owner, you’re always looking for ways to save money and to increase your chances of retaining talent and attracting…

by aliereadvisors|26 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Healthcare in America is a hot-topic issue, brought about by raising prices, coverage that appears to be becoming more and more limited, and the fact that it is a force understood by many. Amidst the confusion over health insurance comes the role of businesses, who are typically relied on to…

by aliereadvisors|25 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
As a business leader, you’re always looking for ways to attract new talent and to keep your current employees satisfied. After all, without great people supporting and driving forward the mission of your organization, you won’t have a successful business or be able to turn a profit. One way to…

by aliereadvisors|8 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a new and innovative way for patients to receive healthcare. Rather than patients communicating with insurance companies, paying co-pays, and submitting claims, there is a new model to be utilized - and enjoyed! DPC involves patients paying a retainer - typically on a monthly basis…

by aliereadvisors|7 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
When you’re working through what benefits to offer your employees, it can be tough to decipher which avenues to take. After all, there are a lot of options out there! While many offices veer towards the “standard” or more traditional benefits model, an abundance of companies are moving towards more…

by aliereadvisors|7 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Your employees are your biggest asset, and as a business owner, you truly rely on them to keep your organization flourishing. In a recent article, we discussed the various reasons why you should consider breaking the mold of traditional benefits and start offering those that are more out-of-the-box. Today, we…

by aliereadvisors|7 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
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In a recent article, we discussed how Direct Primary Care (DPC) doctors utilize technology in different and more beneficial ways than doctors at more traditional practices do. DPC doctors are more inclined to communicate with patients via text or email and have more time to devote to developing the technology…

by aliereadvisors|7 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a new and innovative way of primary care physicians providing healthcare. Rather than working through an insurance model, as most practices do, DPC provides patients with a hands-on care model that doesn’t require any insurance payments, co-pays, or the filing of claims. Instead, patients pay…

by aliereadvisors|7 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Unfortunately, it’s no secret that weight management is an issue in this country. According to NIDDK, over a third of adults (35.7 percent) are considered to be obese, with more than one in 20 adults having “extreme” obesity. Furthermore, almost three out of every four men (74 percent) are considered…

by aliereadvisors|7 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
When you’re working through what healthcare options you should include in your employee benefit packages, it can be a bit confusing to decipher what will be the most advantageous for them while keeping the cost incurred to your business as low as possible. While we totally understand the difficult balance…

by aliereadvisors|6 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
The world of healthcare is ever-changing, especially when it comes to corporate healthcare that allows businesses to provide their employees with the benefit. While it can be hard to keep up with the latest news and trends in the field - even as a business leader - it’s important to…

by aliereadvisors|5 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
As a business leader, it’s important for you to provide your employees with the best and most up-to-date healthcare options. But, with such a constant stream of information coming your way - and not to mention so many other responsibilities that must be taken care of on a day-to-day basis…

by aliereadvisors|5 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is relatively new on the scene when it comes to healthcare, so there are certainly misconceptions and myths about the system that are widely believed. But don’t believe everything you hear! To help you get down to the bottom of what’s true about DPC and what’s…

by aliereadvisors|5 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative way to provide your employees with healthcare coverage. It is a more unique model that revolves around patients receiving medical coverage after they pay a retainer - typically on a monthly basis - in exchange for doctor care. We’ve discussed in recent articles…

by aliereadvisors|5 Sep 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Running a small business is no easy feat, and we understand that owners of these companies are constantly looking for ways to save money, keep employees happy, and better their business in general. Insurance can be a point of contention for these organizations, as we understand that you aim to…

by aliereadvisors|15 Jul 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a new and innovative alternative to traditional medical insurance. As it rises in popularity across the nation, people are beginning to learn more about the service as a whole as it makes a name for itself. With that being said, there are certainly common questions,…

by aliereadvisors|15 Jul 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Having a close relationship with your doctor may seem like a long lost notion these days, but it is certainly possible with a Direct Primary Care (DPC) plan. When you offer this service to your employees, it allows them to not only have readily available access to their doctor whenever…

by aliereadvisors|15 Jul 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Your company is endlessly important to you, and because of that fact we know that you would do anything for your trusted employees. These are the people that help your business run as it should, meaning that they have a significant importance when it comes to maintaining your day-to-day operations…

by aliereadvisors|15 Jul 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
What many people don’t realize about run of the mill health insurance benefits is the regulations that doctors are put under on a day-to-day basis. Insurance companies are putting strict policies, quotas, and regulations on our doctors, which makes it difficult for them to run their office efficiently and also…

by aliereadvisors|15 Jul 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Direct Primary Care may be a newer health care model on the scene, but that doesn’t mean it can’t pack some serious punch. And, guess what? It totally does. DPC is a service that doesn’t fail to have what feels like endless perks for patients and it truly simplifies health…

by aliereadvisors|15 Jul 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Direct Primary Care, otherwise known as DPC, is an innovative genre of healthcare that saves patients time, money, and angst. Let’s face it - in today’s world, receiving medical care can be a stressful and confusing thing to deal with. Between insurance claims, deductibles, and in and out of network…

by aliereadvisors|15 Jul 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
When it comes to your employees’ time, you know that it is precious. Between their hectic work schedules, busy personal lives, and yearn to have more time to themselves, there doesn’t seem to be any flex time for them to waste. Especially when it comes to spending time obtaining medical…

by aliereadvisors|15 Jul 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Through our blog and company, you’ve learned about the benefits of Direct Primary Care (DPC) as well as how it differs from a more traditional medical insurance model. But what you probably haven’t realized is that offering your employees this medical care can help you to attract younger talent to…

by aliereadvisors|15 Jul 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Direct Primary Care (DPC) healthcare is proving to be a force to be reckoned with when it comes to medical care insurance, and it’s becoming a highly coveted benefit to be offered to employees in the workforce. In this article we will discuss the types of employees that will benefit…

by aliereadvisors|15 Jul 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Attracting top talent at your place of business is always a priority, and it’s extremely competitive when it comes to recruiting the most desirable candidates. For that reason, it’s vital in today’s day in age that businesses remain vigilant in keeping up with attractive benefits that potential employees will love.…

by aliereadvisors|14 Jul 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
When it comes to your employees, we know that they are one of the biggest assets to your business, and thus keys to the success of it. Because of that, we also understand your yearn to retain loyal employees at your company that will help your business prosper for a…

by aliereadvisors|14 Jul 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
While it’s not uncommon to worry if your office gets too loud at times, do you ever consider whether or not your office is too quiet? Most business leaders probably don’t, but there’s a chance that a super quiet environment can be weakening the productivity of your office. We know…

by aliereadvisors|21 Jun 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
In a world of poor insurance coverage, long waits at doctor’s offices, and limited face time with your actual physician, Direct Primary Care (DPC) simplifies the world of healthcare.  Especially for employees. While we recently posted about how Direct Primary Care changes the process for doctors and enhances their doctor-patient…

by aliereadvisors|21 Jun 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
When it comes to reviewing resumes to get candidates in the door, there is certainly a lot of information to get through. And, sometimes, it is possible that candidates may be deceiving you on their resume, as it’s unfortunately becoming more and more common for people to flat out lie…

by aliereadvisors|21 Jun 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Direct Primary Care (DPC) being available to employees is rising in popularity, and there are a number of reasons behind that increase. In some ways, DPC is actually reminiscent of how medicine operated years ago when patients paid their doctor directly for services, rather than working through an insurance company as…

by aliereadvisors|21 Jun 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Each year, more and more women are becoming successful, career driven leaders at their place of work. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor reports that women represent 51.5 percent of all professional and managerial jobs. Thus, gone are the days of a wife’s default role being staying at home…

by aliereadvisors|21 Jun 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
When it comes to the rule of “the customer is always right”, this has a tendency to get tricky when you’re balancing who to put first - your employees or your clients. After all, your business would not adequately function without either group, so you need to value and treat…

by aliereadvisors|21 Jun 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
As business owners, everyone wants to see their employees happy and healthy. This is especially true because the well-being of your employees affects how well your business runs - and how profitable it is, too.   Forbes reports that employee…

by aliereadvisors|20 Jun 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Direct Primary Care is certainly on the rise, especially with healthcare costing more and more as time goes on. However, some may question whether or not DPC coverage is the right insurance move for a family. If you are considering offering DPC as part of your benefits package for your…

by aliereadvisors|19 Jun 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Direct Primary Care (DPC) healthcare is on the rise. One of the reasons that it is gaining popularity is because it reduces the cost of providing healthcare incurred by employers. Not only has the cost of healthcare risen for employers, but it has also become increasingly difficult for employers to…

by aliereadvisors|19 Jun 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Direct Primary Care (DPC) insurance models are known for the patient paying a “retainer” on a monthly, semi-annually, or annual basis in exchange for doctor’s services. What makes this special is that the “retainer” paid entitles patients to unlimited service, and allows them to make appointments with ease, giving them…

by aliereadvisors|19 Jun 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Believe it or not, having too many rules at your organization for your employees to follow can have a poor effect on their productivity. Of course, management rules and regulated processes across the board are an important part of keeping your company running as it should. Without them, it would…

by aliereadvisors|19 Jun 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Ah - sweet summer time! It’s one of the best times of the year, with beach days, weekends spent grilling, and as much time spent outdoors as possible. However, summertime brings with it a host of illnesses that are specifically prevalent during this fun time of year. Below, take a…

by aliereadvisors|19 Jun 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
In our recent article, we began exploring with you what exactly Direct Primary Care (DPC) actually is and why it’s a great benefit to be offered to your employees. Keep reading to learn even more about this type of healthcare. Direct Primary Care - By the Numbers So you’re probably…

by aliereadvisors|18 May 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
In talking and learning about Direct Primary Care (DPC), it’s not unusual for people to get it confused with Concierge Medicine. However, these are two different services that have notable differences. In this article, we’ll explore what concierge medicine is and how it differs from DPC. Keep reading to learn…

by aliereadvisors|18 May 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Now that we’ve explored some of the basics with you regarding Direct Primary Care (DPC) and what exactly the benefit is, we wanted to share what to look for when it comes to choosing a DPC provider. This can be tricky, especially since it is a relatively new service and…

by aliereadvisors|18 May 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Direct Primary Care is on the rise, and that means it’s something that your company should consider offering to your employees as a benefit. We understand that as an employer, it’s important to you to keep your people happy by staying ahead of the curve when it comes to benefits,…

by aliereadvisors|18 May 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Having role models at your business is an important part of helping to not only motivate employees, but to help them evolve. Role models can be the executives at your organization, but it doesn’t have to be limited to just those business leaders. They can also be managers or even…

by aliereadvisors|18 May 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
With spring in full swing, that means it’s time to indulge in some spring cleaning. While this can certainly be a daunting task, it feels great to emerge on the other end of it with a more tidy and de-cluttered space. This can certainly be applied to your office space,…

by aliereadvisors|18 May 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
When it comes to offering your employees the best possible benefits, deciphering what all the different options are can certainly be a challenge. Today, we’re going to explore what exactly “Direct Primary Care” is, as it’s probably a term you’ve been hearing more and more in today’s world. Keep reading…

by aliereadvisors|17 May 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Recruiting involves a million moving pieces - even if you’re trying to recruit for as little as one open role. It can certainly take a great deal of time and effort, regardless of how few openings your company currently has. And with recruiting comes a cost for your business. After…

by aliereadvisors|15 May 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
In your business, leadership is a very important part of making your company successful. Without leaders that your employees respect and admire, you will have low employment retention rates, unhappy employees, and a business that is less than profitable. Quality leaders also help to not only set realistic and meaningful…

by aliereadvisors|15 May 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Now that it’s sunny outside and everyone’s spirits seem to be lifted, it’s a great time to take the team out for something fun and to provide room for some bonding. Why not kick off the season with something that will boost team morale even further than the nice weather…

by aliereadvisors|15 May 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
While the norm used to be that people retired at a certain point of their career and stopped working altogether - in the office one day, gone to a life of golf, vacationing, and new hobbies the next - those days are beginning to diminish in lieu of a new…

by aliereadvisors|15 May 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
One of the keys to a successful business is having the right communication skills with your employees, clients, and fellow business leaders. Without that, it’s hard to meet your goals and have solid relationships in the workplace. And remember that it’s not just the overall message that matters when it…

by aliereadvisors|15 May 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
There are so many time consuming steps when it comes to the hiring process, and as business leaders, we know your time is precious. One of the more tedious steps - yet an important one - is reviewing resumes to decide who you should bring into your office for an…

by aliereadvisors|9 Apr 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
No matter which industry your company is a part of, you’re bound to have a “busy season” at some point throughout the year. Whether you’re in accounting, real estate, retail, marketing, or any other genre of work - it’s inevitable. And when that time hits, it can undoubtedly get stressful…

by aliereadvisors|9 Apr 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
When things - big or small - change at your company, it can be challenging to get the entirety of your team onboard with the adjustments. Especially if something that’s been done a certain way for a long time is being altered, it is common for employees to resist. By…

by aliereadvisors|9 Apr 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
With graduations approaching in the coming months, now is a great time for your company to have a presence at career fairs and begin interviewing soon-to-be college grads to fill vacant positions at your company. But you may be thinking: is hiring recent grads worth the investment? It is certainly…

by aliereadvisors|9 Apr 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Podcasts are a huge trend nowadays - with highly popular varieties out there for almost all interests, many have topped the charts and left listeners intrigued. And although they’ve been around for about a decade, podcasts as a whole have really seen their biggest uptick in popularity in the past…

by aliereadvisors|9 Apr 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
When a high performing employee has a slip and makes a big mistake or fails at attaining a goal, it can really sting. Not only for them, but for you too, as their manager and leader. In a way, business leaders tend to feel the successes and failures of those…

by aliereadvisors|9 Apr 2017

June 15, 2016 by
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While we recently posted a few ideas when it comes to employee rewards that stem from the need to positively recognize employees for their hard work and accomplishments, the list was too long to fit into one post. Thus, we are back with some more creative ideas that are sure…

by aliereadvisors|8 Apr 2017

June 15, 2016 by
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We recently posted about the obstacles that, oftentimes, stand in the way of effective employee recognition in your office. But in this post, we wanted to focus on the different rewards you can supply your employees with that will make them feel appreciated and recognized. These don’t have to be…

by aliereadvisors|8 Apr 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
According to a Gallup poll, the top reason that Americans leave their job is because they do not feel appreciated. That is a large contributing factor as to why 75% of organizations today have an employee recognition program, as employees are the biggest asset to your business, and we know…

by aliereadvisors|8 Apr 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Technology is ever-changing, and it’s been that way for quite some time. In fact, it changes quicker than imaginable. That can pose quite the problem for businesses, as it can quickly become almost impossible to keep your internal technology up-to-date and well-maintained. However, technology is so ingrained in the day-to-day…

by aliereadvisors|8 Apr 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
While we’ve posted a lot about the benefits and importance of giving employees feedback at work, we haven’t yet broached the topic about giving too much positive reinforcement. You’re probably thinking that giving too much isn’t even possible, but research shows that there may need to be a stopping point…

by aliereadvisors|7 Apr 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
We’ve blogged a bunch about the importance of feedback - both positive and critical - in the workplace, yet this is not something widely practiced by companies across the nation. In fact, the idea of giving and receiving feedback can be quite intimidating for some, and that is probably the…

by aliereadvisors|7 Apr 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
We’ve blogged before about the importance of wellness programs in your office, but we haven’t ever delved deep into the many advantages in store for your business when your employees are physically fit. Amazingly, there exists a whole host of benefits for the overall health of your business when your…

by aliereadvisors|14 Mar 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
The wellness of not only employees but humans in today’s world has started to be at the forefront of all of our minds, and that does not exclude business leaders and employers. That is because there are some pretty staggering statistics out there about the health and wellness of those…

by aliereadvisors|14 Mar 2017

June 15, 2016 by
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Sometimes referred to as “people skills”, being empathetic is an important part of being a manager or business leader and demonstrating that you truly care about your employees. In our recent article, we discussed what it means to be empathetic and to have empathy as well as why it matters…

by aliereadvisors|14 Mar 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
“Empathy” refers to the ability to relate to the experiences, feelings, and thoughts of others. Being able to be empathetic is an important part of life, but typically that method is seen to be vital in personal aspects of your world rather than in the workplace. However, in this day…

by aliereadvisors|14 Mar 2017

June 15, 2016 by
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When it comes to the debate as to whether or not to have a suggestion box in your office, there are certainly two sides to the coin. Take a look at the pros and cons of each that we have gathered to help in deciding whether or not this is…

by aliereadvisors|14 Mar 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Attention to detail is a tricky thing - it is certainly something that people are born with a natural aptitude towards, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a skill that people can learn and improve as time goes on. In any work environment, a certain level of attention to…

by aliereadvisors|14 Mar 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Workplace gossip is certainly not a new thing, but nonetheless it plagues offices left and right and can lead to a wide range of issues for managers to deal with. Why is it so harmful? For starters, it has a tendency to cause a lack of productivity - the more…

by aliereadvisors|14 Mar 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
In a world where social media rules and information is spouted from everywhere you look, it is more important now than ever to ensure that your organization has sufficient brand advocates out there to spread your mission and to build a strong reputation. One of the most accessible and valuable…

by aliereadvisors|14 Mar 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
While open office floorplans seem to be becoming more and more popular, there are some ways that they affect employees that aren’t so stellar. In fact, some of these effects are just plain harmful to the overall productivity of your office as well as the happiness and success of your…

by aliereadvisors|14 Mar 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
With politics at the forefront of virtually everyone’s mind these days (and not to mention all over our social media pages, the news, and mostly everywhere else we receive information from), it can be tough to avoid conversations about the topic, even at work. This can be a dangerous territory…

by aliereadvisors|14 Mar 2017

As a manager, it’s natural that people will feel uneasy around you at times. After all, it can be tough to interact with your superiors and it can even be a bit nerve wracking at times. However, as a business leader, it’s your goal to make sure your direct reports…

by aliereadvisors|14 Mar 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that approximately one in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness in a given year. This statistic equates to around 43.8 million individuals or 18.5% of the population. While this number may be more than you would have guessed, it…

by aliereadvisors|13 Mar 2017

June 15, 2016 by
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Introverts make great employees, and the list of reasons for that fact goes on and on. While hiring managers have a natural tendency to gravitate towards those who are more outgoing and extroverted throughout the interview process, there is a full laundry list of reasons to pay more attention to…

by aliereadvisors|15 Feb 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Recruiting can be a tough and long process when it comes to filling any open role at your organization. A lot goes into it, and sometimes it can be tough to understand if you’re making the right choices when it comes to pulling the trigger on a candidate. Something that…

by aliereadvisors|15 Feb 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
When you hear the term “cross training”, you may think of sports and fitness, but there are other meanings to the vocabulary, too. While training at work is a time consuming and sometimes costly part of onboarding employees, typically training stops once an employee is up to speed on their…

by aliereadvisors|15 Feb 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
In order to be an effective leader and employee in today’s world, it is vital to be self-aware. A lack of self-awareness results in so many negatives - from ignorance to weaknesses, a stunted personal evolution process, more internal conflicts, all the way to the consequence of a lessened overall…

by aliereadvisors|15 Feb 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
While it is an unfortunate fact, humans tend to have a tendency towards pessimism that leads to negative thoughts and limiting themselves in many capacities. Especially when it comes to their work life, people can possess an aversion to taking risks and may even be limiting themselves in ways they…

by aliereadvisors|15 Feb 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Having happy employees is a vital aspect of your business that leads to the overall success of your organization. After all, it’s very hard to get much accomplished when working towards your goals if your employees are unhappy or unmotivated. Despite how important it is to keep employees ambitious and…

by aliereadvisors|15 Feb 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
It goes without saying that innovation is important to your business and the overall success of your organization. In a world of ever-expanding technology, emphasis on new and exciting ideas, and a “forward thinking” mindset, it’s almost impossible to be successful as a company without filling it with both the…

by aliereadvisors|15 Feb 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Receiving employee feedback is always interesting, and as a business leader it is an important part of pushing yourself and your business as a whole to evolve over time. This feedback may be welcome, unwelcome, solicited, or unsolicited, but nonetheless, it should be treated in a particular way and should…

by aliereadvisors|15 Feb 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
While we recently blogged about how to effectively manage an introvert, many times it is overlooked that extroverts need to be managed a particular way as well. Many perceive them as “easier” to manage because they are more outgoing and perceivably more upfront, but that is not always the case.…

by aliereadvisors|15 Feb 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
An introvert is defined as “a shy, reticent person”. For a person with that personality type, it can be tough to break out of the “stigma” of being an introvert, especially when it comes to the working world. There seems to be a preconceived notion that to get what you…

by aliereadvisors|15 Feb 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
We recently posted about books that your employees should read to promote learning and evolution. For our picks we spotlighted The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink, and The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul…

by aliereadvisors|14 Feb 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Imparting wisdom and knowledge on your employees is an important part of being a manager or business leader. The more that you can push your employees to learn and evolve, the happier they will be and the more effective they will become in contributing to your business being successful, saving…

by aliereadvisors|14 Feb 2017

June 15, 2016 by
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Read this BEFORE you choose Occupational Accident Insurance over Workers Compensation for your business in Texas. Every employer in Texas needs to know how to compare Workers Compensation Insurance against Occupational Accident insurance. Getting this wrong could wipe out your business and your personal assets. It is an important and…

by aliereadvisors|8 Feb 2017

June 15, 2016 by
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The winter can be a tough time for many people, as it leads to being stuck in the house, being plagued with colds and the even the flu, and having less of a chance to get out and enjoy the world around them. While the winter blues can certainly be…

by aliereadvisors|11 Jan 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Even though meetings can sometimes be both a time suck and a drag, we think that manager-direct report touch bases are important. Why? Because they enhance your relationship with your employees, motivate them, and have many other diverse perks that better your business as a whole. With that being said,…

by aliereadvisors|11 Jan 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
While these meetings with your direct reports can be difficult to coordinate at times and are certainly a large time commitment, there are many benefits of these meetings that must be considered. Enhancing and promoting a healthy and open relationship with your employees has the power to make your business…

by aliereadvisors|11 Jan 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
A sense of community within your office is a vital part of the culture that your organization carries. In order to create a great culture and a solid sense of community, icebreakers can be used to enhance the closeness of employees, help people get to know each other, and work…

by aliereadvisors|11 Jan 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Winter is filled with dreary days that can be especially conducive to reduced energy levels in office among your employees. This could result in a lack of productivity at your organization. Reduced energy levels at work could become an issue that leads to a lack of engagement, decreased employee morale,…

by aliereadvisors|11 Jan 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Ensuring that your employees are adequately engaged, motivated, and inspired to do their best at their job every day can be tough. According to an Office Vibes survey, 26% of employees leave work each day feeling drained, 61% of employees notice that their job is taking a toll on their…

by aliereadvisors|11 Jan 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
While, as a manager, meetings with your direct reports can undoubtedly have a huge impact on your overall effectiveness, they come with some problems that should be considered in the planning of these one-on-one check-in meetings. Take a look at some common issues experienced to keep in mind as you…

by aliereadvisors|11 Jan 2017

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
We recently posted about the benefits and reasons to conduct background checks on your employees. And while there are many reasons in favor of doing so, there are also some downsides to conducting these checks, too. Since we know that it is important for you, as a business owner or…

by aliereadvisors|28 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
More and more employers are beginning to do background checks on new hires for their company, and there an abundance of reasons why. After all, these screenings can tell a lot about a person’s past and personal history. These background checks can have many benefits on your company as a…

by aliereadvisors|28 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
We recently posted the pros of offering employees the benefit of an unlimited paid time off program - which is becoming more and more popular in the corporate world. While only 2% of corporate companies currently offer the perk, big name companies such as Netflix, Evernote, and Best Buy have…

by aliereadvisors|28 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Paid vacation time is certainly a hot topic and not to mention an important benefit for employees of any company or organization. In today’s world, more and more companies are moving towards allowing their employees to have an unlimited vacation policy rather than the more traditional benefit of a per-year…

by aliereadvisors|28 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Recruiting, hiring, and training new employees comes at a large cost to your business. For that reason, it is important that you maximize the efficiency of the process while simultaneously capitalizing on the effectiveness of it, too. The last thing you want is to spend the time recruiting only to…

by aliereadvisors|28 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
It’s about that time of year where people start thinking of their resolutions and start setting goals for what they would like to change and achieve in 2017. While many people set resolutions at the beginning of each new year - in fact, Forbes states that 40% of Americans do,…

by aliereadvisors|28 Dec 2016

WTF, FSAs? Many employees opted into a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to cover their 2016 health care costs because they're responsible, but too many fail to realize they were like college meal plans -- if you don’t use ‘em, you lose ‘em. So, now the clock is ticking and they…

by Jay Medley|28 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Over time, it’s inevitable that businesses change as they evolve and grow. However, one thing you undoubtedly do not want to change is the fact that employees are sufficiently representing the values that your company stands for and was built upon. While the culture of a company is bound to…

by aliereadvisors|28 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Caring for your employees includes caring about their overall health and wellness. But as a business owner, it’s not enough to simply care that your employees are healthy, you have to also contribute to their overall wellness through things like health benefits and ensuring a solid work-life balance. Even just…

by aliereadvisors|27 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
While it’s certainly not something many people enjoy thinking about, as a business owner, it’s important to prepare your employees of what to do in the case of a disaster. In order to protect yourself, your organization, and those that work for you, being prepared is a must. According to…

by aliereadvisors|27 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Employee retention can be a tricky thing, as you very well know as a business owner or leader. And while it may be tricky, that does not diminish its importance. Because the cost of hiring, onboarding, and training new employees can be so steep, retaining top talent is more important…

by aliereadvisors|27 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Retaining talent at your business is important to you, because the costs associated with recruiting, hiring, and training are high. After all, Ere Media reports that one third of new hires quit their job after about six months, which means the money spent hiring and onboarding those employees would be…

by aliereadvisors|27 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Having engaged and interested employees in your workplace is important to your business. We get that. After all, without employees who are actively contributing ideas, working to solve problems, and motivated to be innovative - how is your company going to continuously evolve? We’ve posted a lot about the different…

by aliereadvisors|27 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
The culture of a company is otherwise explained as the personality of your organization, and it can play a large role in not only attracting great employees but also in keeping them around. A strong culture can reduce the costs associated with recruiting, hiring, and training for your company and…

by aliereadvisors|26 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
When a new employee starts at your organization, it can certainly be tough to get all of your ducks in a row in order to make their onboarding seamless and easy. There are so many necessary steps to getting someone set up to work at your company, let alone helping…

by aliereadvisors|26 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Having employees that feel well supported by their manager as well as the leaders at their organization is an important part of your business being successful and profitable. After all, employees are the most valuable asset of your company, and that is not to be forgotten. However, sometimes it can…

by aliereadvisors|15 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Employee retention is an extremely important aspect of your company that is worth focusing on. The less turnover your business experiences, the less money it costs to recruit, hire, and train new employees. Furthermore, a high retention rate means that employees are happy at your organization as well as loyal…

by aliereadvisors|15 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
The hiring process can be long, drawn out, and stressful for both the company doing the hiring as well as the interviewee. While you don’t want to waste valuable time and resources on recruiting and hiring, there is a fine line to be balanced between that and making top hires…

by aliereadvisors|15 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Ever notice that your employees are always eating lunch at their desks or failing to take regular breaks? As an employer, when you notice this, you probably appreciate their dedication and like to see such loyal employees. But, what you may not be aware of is the fact that a…

by aliereadvisors|15 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Employee performance reviews are an important part of developing the talent you have at your organization, and they play a vital role in communicating your expectations and opinion of your employees. However, at times they can start to seem monotonous, repetitive, and even a bit boring. Especially if you do…

by aliereadvisors|15 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Especially amidst the holiday season, it is a time for generosity, giving, and kindness. After all, giving never goes out of style. While we are frequently generous with our family and friends as well as towards those who are less fortunate than us and in need, are we typically generous…

by aliereadvisors|15 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Employee engagement is a big part of your office culture that contributes to the happiness of your workers, success of your company, and overall morale of the organization. Since all of these factors are incredibly important to the way that your business operates, grows, and prospers, we understand that you…

by aliereadvisors|15 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
An important way to keep your employees and business as a whole on track is to set effective and logical goals. Furthermore, reassessing these goals and measuring where you are against meeting them on a regular basis is a vital step on the path to success. Having clearly defined goals…

by aliereadvisors|11 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
More and more, employees are craving regular feedback and recognition from their peers, managers, and employers in order to stay satisfied in their jobs. Since keeping employees happy is a constant priority in order to increase employee retention, we have gathered information on the need for feedback as well as…

by aliereadvisors|11 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Training new employees at your company can be not only time consuming but costly, too. After all, getting a new hire ramped up on policies, procedures, and everything else they need to do their job can be a huge undertaking! We understand that when you bring someone new on, your…

by aliereadvisors|11 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
The holiday season is filled with excitement, togetherness, and for many - ample vacation time and days off of work. But, there are naturally going to be employees that are not taking vacation time and remain in the office on a daily basis. Whether they are being productive is another…

by aliereadvisors|11 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: employees are the biggest asset to your business. Between driving engagement and morale, being responsible for fostering a community, and doing the tasks and projects that make your company tick - they’re pretty important. With that being said, you want to…

by aliereadvisors|11 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
As we discussed in a recent article, HSAs are a healthcare plan that are quickly gaining popularity across the nation. As a reminder, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a medical savings account that are available to taxpayers that are enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP). These funds may be…

by aliereadvisors|11 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
When it comes to health benefits, this is something that most of your employees most likely consider pretty high on the scale of importance. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, benefits are a large and important factor when it comes to choosing…

by aliereadvisors|11 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
We’ve posted a lot about how to recognize poor employee morale and what to do about it, as well as the risks of poor morale at your organization. However, we have yet to talk about the "plethora" of benefits associated with positive employee morale in your office. There are many…

by aliereadvisors|4 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
As we have discussed on our blog, companies have become competitive when it comes to the perks offered to employees in order to attract and retain top talent. Because employees are what make a business successful and are such a valuable asset, many organizations are willing to go to whatever…

by aliereadvisors|4 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
With cold and flu season ramping up, now is as good a time as ever to start up some easy and fun health initiatives in your office. Instilling some programs is not only going to enhance the wellbeing of your employees, but it is also a fun way to promote…

by aliereadvisors|4 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Lunch and learns are gaining popularity in the office environment - especially over recent years. While these presentations are becoming more and more common, that does not necessarily mean they are right for every office. While we have told you in an earlier article about the advantages of these programs,…

by aliereadvisors|4 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Lunch and learns are becoming more and more popular in the corporate world. These are talks, presentations, or speakers that deliver their talk while providing lunch to the audience. In many cases, these are designed to be interactive and a fun, educational, and enlightening way to spend a lunch hour.…

by aliereadvisors|4 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
As we discussed in a recent post, there are an array of benefits to using an employee referral program in your office. From increased employee retention to a faster recruiting process, it is certainly something to consider for your organization. However, there are disadvantages to consider as well. Like any…

by aliereadvisors|4 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
An increased number of companies are beginning to use employee referral programs, as they have been proven to have a number of benefits. While this used to seem like an unconventional way to recruit new employees, it is now becoming the norm for a number of reasons. “When you only…

by aliereadvisors|4 Dec 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Poor morale can be very "damaging" to your company, leading to dissatisfied employees that may ultimately leave your company, driving up your turnover rate and raising recruiting and training costs. No manager, company owner, or leader, wants to see their employees unhappy, first of all because they care for those…

by aliereadvisors|26 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
As we discussed in our recent article, there are many benefits for your company to reap from the use of personality tests. However, there are downsides as well. It’s undeniable that these are used by many organizations across the nation. The Society for Human Resource Management reports that as many…

by aliereadvisors|26 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Have you ever completed a personality assessment? They are interesting, in-depth, and can be quite telling about what a person is innately like. There are so many different tests out there - some are hours long, some are computerized, and there are even some that are in-person interviews. And while…

by aliereadvisors|26 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Participating in community service programs with your company can be beneficial to business in several ways. You are probably wondering, as a business owner or leader, whether or not working through the logistics - which can certainly be time consuming - is worth it for the benefits that community service…

by aliereadvisors|26 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
It is important to build trust in the workplace among your employees and staff to ensure that everyone has a high comfort level in their job. Employees that have a high level of trust in their employers and organization as a whole are bound to be happier in their job…

by aliereadvisors|26 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
With 2016 already winding down, Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. So, what better time than now to make an effort to show your employees your appreciation and gratitude for them. After all, showing your employees that you are grateful for them and their hard work is one of the best ways…

by aliereadvisors|26 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
One of the biggest things that you are concerned with as an employer is how to retain top talent and protect your business against high turnover levels. Doing so will save your business from unwanted costs associated with the hiring and training processes. So what are the tricks of the…

by aliereadvisors|26 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
The most important thing to your business is your employees, as they’re the ones that work hard everyday to help you meet your goals. Without them, your business would cease to run as it should! With that being said, it is vital that you take the appropriate measures to reduce…

by aliereadvisors|25 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Commuting can be a large expense for employees, especially for those that work in a city and perhaps live in a suburb. For this reason, a number of employers have begun participating in commuting reimbursement programs that are beneficial to employees and that help them save money. This could be…

by aliereadvisors|25 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
While we typically associate the holidays with joy, family, and happy memories, they can also be a time of increased stress, anxiety, and even depression for many. In the workplace, it is important to help mitigate holiday stress for your employees and recognize when it is affecting those around you.…

by Kirk Sims|25 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Forbes reports that approximately 73% of Americans have at least one social media profile that they regularly use - a staggering statistic that points to only one thing - social media is a force that cannot be ignored. But does that mean that it is right for your business? Well,…

by aliereadvisors|25 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Cold and flu season takes a toll on almost everyone each winter when it rolls around. With that being said, this can cause your business to take a hit in costs related to employee absences, leading to inefficiencies and a drop off in productivity levels. WebMD reports that each year,…

by aliereadvisors|24 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Promoting a sense of community in your office is a great way to create a better environment that encourages employees to be happier and for retention rates to go up. Most people spend more than half of their waking hours at the office during the week, meaning that their co-workers…

by aliereadvisors|23 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
As an employer, it’s more important now than ever to keep your employees "happy". After all, there is a competitive job market out there and more and more individuals are simply not putting up with jobs that make them unhappy. With that being said, could you be doing things related…

by aliereadvisors|22 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
As a business owner, we know that you are concerned mainly with a few things: saving money, keeping your employees happy, and making your business successful. In order to save as much money as possible and ensure maximum productivity from your employees, you need to understand where your business is…

by aliereadvisors|19 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
As we discussed in an earlier article, there are benefits that are there for your company to reap should you choose to hire young talent and recent grads. While we certainly understand the need for a wide demographic of employees, we wanted to give you some tips on hiring young…

by aliereadvisors|18 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Given it is about halfway through the school year at this point, campus recruiting is beginning to ramp up for many businesses. That being said, it is worth delving into the idea of recruiting college graduates to come work for your company for several reasons. We are here to provide…

by aliereadvisors|18 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Workplaces filled with employees that have low morale and poor attitudes are not a place that people consider fun to work. In fact, offices filled with negativity are bound to breed hostility and are not a place that motivates employees to engage with one another or put forth their best…

by aliereadvisors|18 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
As we discussed in our recent article centering around fatigue in the workplace, it can be damaging to the productivity of your company to have employees that lack energy. Additionally, it could affect the happiness of your employees as fatigued individuals may negatively affect the morale of others. To that…

by aliereadvisors|18 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Fatigue in your employees could have a harmful effect on the overall productivity of your business and happiness of your workers. To that point, there is a high level of importance around understanding the impact employee fatigue has on your company as well as signs of it, what can cause…

by aliereadvisors|17 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
When it comes to adding new employees to a tight-knit team, it can certainly seem like a tall order to fill. Additionally, it may be intimidating for the new employee to join a group that seems to already have their own relationships and groove going. But, that does not mean…

by aliereadvisors|17 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
At your company, you always want to be open to creativity in order to allow employees to come up with innovative ideas, enhances processes, and think of new and more efficient ways to meet goals. No matter what the industry you are in, creativity should be encouraged as it is…

by aliereadvisors|17 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
With so many distractions in the workplace and ever-growing to-do lists, it can be extremely tough for your employees to stay on task and effectively manage their time. This is not necessarily a good thing for you as a business owner, as it could have a negative impact on the…

by aliereadvisors|17 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
In today’s world, less and less companies are requiring their employees to dress “business professional” every day and more and more workplaces are going casual. Jeans are not necessarily just for Friday’s anymore, people! In fact, CBS News surveyed 9,015 employees across all industries with casual dress codes and 60%…

by aliereadvisors|17 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
At your company, the most important thing is that you retain great employees that are loyal, dedicated, and excited about the goals of your business. That is why it is so important to recognize the traits of poor managers, which we discussed in a recent article, and to, furthermore, understand…

by aliereadvisors|16 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
When you’re running a company, it can be easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day. That can lead to things getting lost - particularly when you have many employees that are being managed by those you have hired to do the job. However, it is…

by aliereadvisors|16 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Your business is very important to you, and for that reason you have high expectations of not only yourself but of those that you rely on to keep it, move it forward every day - your employees. But are you communicating those expectations clearly enough with your employees? At times,…

by aliereadvisors|16 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
When an employee is leaving your company, you may be wondering if hosting an exit interview is actually worth the time and resources. What will you get out of it? Are they worth conducting every time someone moves on from the business? Well, there are certainly pros and cons. We…

by aliereadvisors|16 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Now more than ever, employees have a multitude of ways to end up distracted at work. For your business, this can mean a loss of productivity, and in turn - a lower success rate, less movement towards company goals, and - most importantly - money lost. That being said, it…

by aliereadvisors|9 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Running a company with key attributes will enhance the reputation of your organization as an employer and will have added benefits. First of all, it will attract top talent, help you to retain high performing employees, will boost the morale and pride of your current workers, and will make your…

by aliereadvisors|9 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
While the summer may seem far off, it is not uncommon of companies to hire interns over the holiday season (fondly referred to as “winterns”), while most colleges provide students with an extended break. Now is the time to think about whether you could use "extra help" over the winter…

by aliereadvisors|8 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
More and more companies are beginning to focus heavily on the well-being of their employees. While work-life balance is certainly an important topic for all employers, this focus goes beyond that. Major companies have begun to incentivize unique behaviors and actions in employees to ensure their well-being. What kinds of…

by aliereadvisors|8 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
While social media has not always been around, it is now a major movement in the world today. With three billion worldwide internet users, over two billion are active on social media. It is almost impossible to ignore the effects that social media can have on your company’s brand and…

by aliereadvisors|8 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Given the constant innovation of technology in today’s world, more and more companies are allowing employees to work remotely, even if it is just on an occasional basis. And while it is a great perk for employees and certainly has its benefits to permit working from home, there are also…

by aliereadvisors|8 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
While giving feedback to your employees could feel like a daunting task that may end poorly, it is actually a valuable tool to increase productivity, employee morale, and work performance. However, delivering this information can be done two ways: the right way, or the wrong way. To ensure that you…

by aliereadvisors|8 Nov 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
The people that make up your business are undoubtedly your biggest asset. They are what allow your company to operate on the day to day.  And let’s face it, they are what determine how successful your business will ultimately be. That being said, there are many dangers to hiring the…

by aliereadvisors|14 Oct 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
As a business owner and leader, the most important thing to you is the success of your business. And we know that means that you are fiercely loyal and dedicated to meeting your goals, a strong company performance, and overall - just ensuring that the day-to-day operations are going well.…

by aliereadvisors|13 Oct 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
While it may seem like a good thing for your company if your employees are not using their allotted vacation time- more people in the office, doing work, and being productive - it can actually harm your business. Allowing employees to become burnt out due to a lack of relaxation and…

by aliereadvisors|13 Oct 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
A hot-button issue as of late when it comes to the workforce is the movement towards transparency in the workplace. Whereas, historically, it may have been more common for leaders to keep the happenings of a company more “hush-hush”, it is now not uncommon for there to be an abundance…

by aliereadvisors|13 Oct 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Employment at will is an idea defined by a relationship where an employer can terminate a worker for any reason, as long as it is not discriminatory. This eliminates the need for an employer to provide “just cause” for letting an employee go. While this can be beneficial in many…

by aliereadvisors|13 Oct 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
What is Ergonomics? In order to reduce the cost of employee healthcare and increase productivity, as an employer you must ensure that you are providing your employees with the proper ergonomic materials and training. Ergonomics is defined as the design of a person’s work space, and is centered around making…

by aliereadvisors|13 Oct 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
As we have mentioned on our blog before, technology is constantly changing and evolving in today’s day in age. And, the fact of the matter is that your business probably feels a lot of pressure to keep up. One of the aspects of your company that requires up-to-date technology is…

by aliereadvisors|13 Oct 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
With cold and flu season nearly upon us, it is a great time to ramp up your office’s health and wellness efforts in order to keep your employees in tip-top health. This is certainly a challenging time of year to do so, which is why the help of a PEO…

by aliereadvisors|13 Oct 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
When it comes to the workplace, fostering a strong sense of community can be a challenge, but it is certainly one worth fighting for. Creating a space where meaningful relationships between colleagues are encouraged, facilitated, and praised equates to a more productive, engaging, and all-around positive work environment for all…

by aliereadvisors|11 Oct 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
While not so long ago a decent salary, vacation days, and medical benefits would have been enough to keep employees happy - those times are now gone. More and more companies are beginning to offer unique and out-of-the-box benefits to remain competitive with other companies. Like your PEO, these employers…

by aliereadvisors|11 Oct 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
A big part of being an employer is working to keep your employees "happy" to ensure they remain loyal to your company and do not ultimately end up leaving for an alternative job. To do this, there are many factors to consider and it can be tough to keep up…

by aliereadvisors|11 Oct 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Maternity and paternity leave and the debates around how much is enough to be granted at any given workplace is a hot-button issue in the work world today. While this is something the U.S. historically lags behind on compared to other countries - the U.S. and Papua New Guinea are…

by Jay Medley|11 Oct 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
More and more companies are joining the movement towards promoting a more open and collaborative workplace to catalyze open communication, innovative ideas, and a higher level of efficiency. WeSpire reports that, through a recent study, 39% of those surveyed stated that in their opinion, those within their organization do not…

by aliereadvisors|11 Oct 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Every company strives to both attain and retain dedicated and loyal employees who are willing to put in the work to make a business run effectively and ultimately be successful. Sometimes, achieving that goal equates to long hours, little vacation time, and overworked employees. That being said, it is more…

by aliereadvisors|11 Oct 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Technology is changing at a rapid pace in the world that we live in today. In turn, that affects our employees and how we utilize the different mediums to do work as conveniently and efficiently as possible. While the innovation is wonderful for your business in countless ways, it also…

by aliereadvisors|11 Oct 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
While you probably have never heard of “boomerang employees”, they are allegedly on the rise and a growing trend in the workplace. Personified by an employee who leaves a job and then later returns and is rehired to the same company, Forbes reports that this is a rising trend in…

by aliereadvisors|11 Oct 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Business News Daily reported that as of 2016, it is becoming more and more common in the workplace to have ongoing conversations with employees about their work performance rather than solely doing this formally twice a year, as previously popular. While this can certainly take a great deal of time…

by aliereadvisors|10 Oct 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Employee engagement matters and this is something that most organizations have started realizing, as it directly impacts productivity and profits. A disengaged workplace is a serious issue that cannot be ignored as the economic consequences can affect the business in more ways than imagined. When the workforce does not feel…

by aliereadvisors|7 Oct 2016

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While most companies see a clear need to improve employee engagement, they have still not developed ways to do so. A disengaged workforce can have a negative impact on the overall business performance. The impact is not just financial and most organizations have started understanding this. They have started leveraging…

by aliereadvisors|5 Oct 2016

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Are your employees passionate about what they do at the workplace? Are they eager and enthusiastic? Do they contribute to the goals of the organization? If you have answered yes to all these questions, your business is truly blessed. Congrats, you have an engaged workforce. If not, you are facing…

by aliereadvisors|3 Oct 2016

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In a busy world of work, home life, and other extra-curricular activities - we totally understand that your employees could get themselves into a slump. Especially during what is - for most people - a busy time of year approaching with the holiday season, it is more important now than…

by aliereadvisors|30 Sep 2016

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While it certainly may seem like a daunting process, documentation and record keeping is an important part of maintaining a healthy and successful business. The pros of accurate and up to date are seemingly never-ending. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most imperative kinds of records to keep…

by aliereadvisors|29 Sep 2016

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In the busy world of the workplace, we totally understand that taking the time out of your schedule to conduct employee satisfaction surveys can seem like it might not quite get you the bang-for-your-buck that you would hope for. However, you may be surprised at how beneficial they actually are.…

by aliereadvisors|28 Sep 2016

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As a business owner, you are responsible for the health and safety of your employees. These people contribute to making your company successful, and we recognize that you want them to be as safe as possible in order to reduce your own liability and keep them happy and secure. To…

by aliereadvisors|28 Sep 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Employee engagement is important if you want to maximize productivity at the workplace. When employees start feeling they are integral to the business they will do everything possible to help the business achieve success. The sad fact is that employee engagement is not given enough attention by most organizations and…

by aliereadvisors|26 Sep 2016

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PART ONE: Employee engagement. That simple phrase can have countless meanings. For each company, the struggle is unique. Many times it baffles you, the business leader. There’s no need to continually apply this undue pressure on yourself. That’s the beauty of a PEO, which can form a unique connection to…

by aliereadvisors|22 Sep 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Do you know that employee disengagement costs the U.S. economy more than $500 billion? According to a research done by Gallup only 30% of employees in the U.S. feel engaged with their jobs. Besides wasted profits, negative employee engagement can affect your business in more ways than you can imagine.…

by aliereadvisors|19 Sep 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Employee engagement is a hot topic that no company irrespective of its size can choose to ignore. There has been an increasing awareness among organizations about the importance of employee engagement for business performance. Disengagement can hurt businesses in many different ways. A key effect of disengagement is increase in…

by aliereadvisors|16 Sep 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Do you know that only 32% of workers in U.S. are actively engaged in their jobs? Engagement and well-being are important for employee performance. You may be surprised to know that most organizations make the mistake of evaluating only engagement whereas others focus only on well-being. It is best when…

by aliereadvisors|14 Sep 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Businesses are starting to understand that the link between employee engagement and profitability is not just a theory. A comprehensive research done by Gallup has effectively proved what organizations all over the world had feared. Organizations have seen a significant fall in employee engagement and this is not good news…

by aliereadvisors|12 Sep 2016

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As the connection between productivity, profitability and employee engagement is getting well established, 80% of employers have finally started listing engagement as a strategic priority. There has been a growing awareness about the significant impact that a poorly engaged workplace can have on the performance of the organization. Engaged employees…

by aliereadvisors|9 Sep 2016

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Businesses often make the mistake of considering employee engagement to be employee happiness. Employees may be happy at work without it necessarily meaning that they are engaged and working hard to fulfil the organizational goals. A Gallup survey in 2015 shows that only 32% of employees are engaged at the…

by aliereadvisors|7 Sep 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Business leaders and managers have started recognizing the importance of employee engagement and its potential to boost business performance. Engaged employees are highly motivated and are willing to make that extra effort to their daily work. This has a significant impact on productivity, morale, profits, which in turn boosts the…

by aliereadvisors|5 Sep 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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An engaged workplace helps increase productivity. Organizations with a higher level of engaged workforce report 22% increase in productivity. Although this has now been proven beyond doubt, one of the most important things that most companies need to learn is that employee engagement does a lot more than just boost…

by aliereadvisors|2 Sep 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Truly engaged employees are fast becoming a rare breed and this has started costing big losses to companies. Disengaged employees cause a loss of $450 - $550 billion annually to the U.S. economy. If corrective steps are not taken at the earliest the losses may double and triple within no…

by aliereadvisors|31 Aug 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Businesses have for long relied on the conventional wisdom that if they pay employees enough, they may be able to increase productivity. Recent research has proven the link between employee happiness and productivity at the workplace. A lot of companies are slowly but surely beginning to understand this and it…

by aliereadvisors|29 Aug 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Employee engagement impacts all aspects of business. However, you may be surprised to know that a large number of business owners and managers dismiss its importance as a tool that affects and influences the bottom line of a business. The reality is that employee engagement does have an effect and…

by aliereadvisors|26 Aug 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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The workplace has changed. Most organizations are now waking up to this new reality and looking to engage employees as creative, passionate and sensitive contributors. One of the important things to remember is that employee engagement is not employee satisfaction. Most organizations tend to get confused on this aspect. Companies…

by aliereadvisors|23 Aug 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Happy and engaged employees are something that all employers should strive for. The performance of a company can be directly linked to employee engagement. The AON Hewitt survey suggests that high levels of engagement help improve employee performance. The survey reveals that businesses and employers with high quantifiable levels of…

by aliereadvisors|22 Aug 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Engaged employees are motivated and do what it takes to increase productivity and profitability. They willingly contribute to make an impact on the business results. This can become mutually beneficial for the organization and employee. When employees have the tools they need to succeed and feel good about their growth…

by aliereadvisors|19 Aug 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Do you know that an astonishing 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged? Many companies are experiencing this crisis but are yet to come to terms with it. This crisis can have a serious and long lasting repercussion on the economy. Though some organizations have recognized the importance of employee…

by aliereadvisors|17 Aug 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Not all professional employer organizations (PEOs) are the same. Though it’s easy to lump many different companies under the umbrella of PEO services, there are different types of companies and services that will fit different needs. There are also many names for companies that fall under this umbrella: PEO, employee…

by aliereadvisors|15 Aug 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Replacing employees is expensive. You may lose productivity while the position is vacant, there’s the cost of advertising the job, recruiting and interviewing candidates, and training the new employee (where there’s also a drop in productivity while the new employee learns and an existing employee takes the time to train…

by aliereadvisors|11 Aug 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Any audit can be a scary thing, and a Department of Labor audit is no exception. They can come with little warning, last a long time, and can look into a range of violations. The best time to prepare is well before the DOL decides to audit you, but if…

by aliereadvisors|10 Aug 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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You may have heard that professional employment organizations (PEO) can save your company money, but how? It depends on what services you contract out to them, but the money you can save by partnering with a PEO will more than pay for their services. Here are some of the ways…

by aliereadvisors|8 Aug 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Are your employees passionate about their work? Do they come to the workplace each day eager and enthusiastic? Do they contribute to the company goals? If the answer to these questions is negative, you are facing a serious employee engagement gap. This is not an issue that can be ignored…

by aliereadvisors|5 Aug 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Unplanned absences are inevitable people usually don’t get a lot of warning before they get sick or before an emergency comes up. Still, there are ways to reduce the number of unplanned absences among your employees. This will save a lot of lost productivity, but may also improve corporate culture…

by aliereadvisors|3 Aug 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Offering health benefits can be an important part of attracting and retaining top talent for your company, and depending on the size of your company, may be required by the Affordable Care Act. Despite their importance, benefits can be so expensive to offer that it becomes difficult for businesses to…

by aliereadvisors|1 Aug 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Open door policies are great in theory, but are they really great in practice for small and mid-sized businesses? Many managers and top executives use the open door policy as a way to open communication and make all employees comfortable going to top executives with issues or ideas. Still, there…

by aliereadvisors|29 Jul 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Think an employee handbook is just a useless binder that gathers dust? If so, you may be risking lawsuits and risking resources. A well-crafted and updated employee handbook is an essential tool for running and protecting a business. Communication is Key It sounds like a cliché, but it’s true. Your…

by aliereadvisors|27 Jul 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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No matter how great your new hire is, they can’t be a productive member of your team until they’ve been properly onboarded. Many companies make major mistakes in not properly onboarding and training new employees, which can lead to losing that new employee. SHRM reports that among Fortune 500 companies,…

by aliereadvisors|25 Jul 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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What is the price of poor employee engagement? As per research done by Gallup Organization, it is estimated to be between $450 – 550 billion. That is how much businesses are losing due to bad employee engagement. These statistics have made a lot of organizations sit up and take notice.…

by aliereadvisors|21 Jul 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Job interviews can be tough on everyone. It’s scary to be the interviewer, but it can be just as stressful for some people in the interviewer’s seat. Are you asking the right questions? Did you ask all of the important questions? Did you take proper notes? Did you get a…

by aliereadvisors|18 Jul 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Disciplining employees and correcting bad behavior isn’t fun, but it is necessary to maintain productivity, corporate culture, safety, and a company’s reputation. Dealing with problem employees can be easier when there is a disciplinary policy to follow and progressive discipline programs give employees a chance to understand and change their…

by aliereadvisors|13 Jul 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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There is an assumption that employees want raises. Sure, no one would mind a raise, but studies have shown that there are other things that employees want more than a raise. Companies need happy employees – happy employees stay with the company, contribute to great corporate culture, are more productive,…

by aliereadvisors|11 Jul 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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As a small or mid-sized company, you may not be required to comply with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA,) but should you still offer your employees similar perks? While it may seem difficult for small companies to afford to give employees paid or even unpaid leave to deal…

by aliereadvisors|8 Jul 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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PEOs can be incredibly helpful to small and mid-sized businesses, providing everything from payroll administration to workplace safety training. There are plenty of services that a PEO can provide, from just a few a la carte functions to a full human resources relationship. Since a partnership can cover so many…

by aliereadvisors|7 Jul 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Sometimes, the terms professional employer organization (PEO) and employee leasing are used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Each one offers different services for different purposes, so it is important to know the difference so that you can find the right services for your company. When a company…

by aliereadvisors|5 Jul 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Having employees is risky – just one employment lawsuit can be enough to bankrupt many small businesses. Fines and penalties can also get expensive. To avoid them, businesses have to stay ahead of changing labor laws and tax requirements, which can be tricky for small businesses that may not employ…

by aliereadvisors|1 Jul 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Partnering with a professional employer organization (PEO) can make a lot of things easier. On the other side, leaving a PEO can be a mess. If your company is considering leaving a PEO, there could be a lot of headaches in your future. There is a lot to consider before…

by aliereadvisors|29 Jun 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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It’s true, not every company will benefit from working with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO.) There are plenty of great aspects of working with the right PEO, but it’s not always the best fit for every company. If you are wondering if your company could benefit from a partnership with…

by aliereadvisors|27 Jun 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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If you have a growing small business, you may not have given much consideration to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA.) The FMLA is a complicated law, but basically it allows certain employees to take up to twelve unpaid weeks off of work without the threat of losing their…

by aliereadvisors|24 Jun 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) can offer great services and resources to many companies, but they’re not right for every situation. Deciding on whether to partner with a PEO, and then which PEO to partner with, is a huge decision – but one that could have huge benefits. If you are…

by aliereadvisors|23 Jun 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Most employees want to do a good job and want to be given the opportunity to correct problems. Progressive discipline programs are a great way to work with employees to fix problems, or, if the problem is not corrected, to protect the company if employment must be terminated. These programs…

by aliereadvisors|21 Jun 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Employee wellness programs are growing in popularity with about half of all employers in the United States offering some sort of program. It’s easy to see why: an investment in wellness programs can pay off in happier, healthier employees who will be better able to handle stress. Wellness programs can…

by aliereadvisors|20 Jun 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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You’ve seen employee burnout: the stressed out staff member who might lash out at coworkers, or suddenly take an unplanned holiday to escape the workplace. These workers are at the end of their ropes, be it from having too many tasks piled on them to feeling powerless for a variety…

by aliereadvisors|16 Jun 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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At many workplaces, there is that one employee that really shouldn’t be there. They might be incompetent or just a bad fit, but it leaves coworkers and others wondering how this person ever got hired in the first place. While employees can become toxic over time, some of these employees…

by aliereadvisors|14 Jun 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Your company needs an employee handbook. A well-crafted employee handbook can help a company avoid lawsuits, save resources, and boost productivity. Not just any handbook can do this: one that doesn’t fit a company’s needs can leave the company open to risks and could be just as harmful as having…

by aliereadvisors|13 Jun 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Are the benefits your company offers its employees up to par? Having great insurance plans can attract and keep great employees, but it can be expensive. Now with the Affordable Care Act (ACA,) there are more regulations that need to be met. It has also raised some premiums as insurance…

by aliereadvisors|10 Jun 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
The word audit strikes fear into the heart of any small business owner, so you likely do everything you can to avoid a tax audit from the IRS. That’s great, but don’t get too comfortable: you could still be at risk for an audit from the Department of Labor. DOL…

by aliereadvisors|8 Jun 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
They may not know it yet, but your employees want your business to partner with a PEO. If your employees know what PEOs do and the perks they offer, they already want it. PEOs are sometimes misunderstood. In some people’s minds, PEO is synonymous with outsourcing, which carries a negative…

by aliereadvisors|6 Jun 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Corporate culture is crucial to business success. 81 percent of companies surveyed by Bain & Company believe that companies without a strong corporate culture can only achieve mediocrity. If you’ve been carefully building your business, you’ve likely been working toward building a positive corporate culture to match your great business…

by aliereadvisors|3 Jun 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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How can one employee work for two companies at the same time? When your business partners with a professional employment organization (PEO,) your staff is employed by both your company and the PEO. This is called co-employment. Officially, the PEO is the employer, but you’re still in the picture, running…

by aliereadvisors|31 May 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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When you’re looking for ways to invest in your company to make it grow, you may not think about implementing a safety plan. While it may seem superfluous if your company has never had to deal with a worker’s compensation claim or you’ve never had to deal with the aftermath…

by aliereadvisors|26 May 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
You’ve hired people for your business. When you did, did you classify them as employees or independent contractors? The answer can have big consequences if you misclassified a worker who should be an employee as an independent contractor. Whether it was an innocent mistake or a deliberate choice in an…

by aliereadvisors|23 May 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
If you’re running a business, you know that you need to get the maximum value out of all of your resources. One of your greatest sources of resources, and your greatest ally, is your PEO. You might be using a PEO for payroll services or for employee benefits, but there…

by aliereadvisors|20 May 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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It can feel easy to justify keeping a bad employee, but you’re hurting your business by doing so. You might not even realize exactly how much even one bad employee can affect the rest of your business – from relationships with clients, to lost productivity, to the culture of the…

by aliereadvisors|18 May 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Not all PEOs are created equal. They offer different services, they may specialize in different areas or industries, and some may be a safer choice than others. It is important to verify not only that a PEO can meet your business’ needs, but also that it is a reliable, legal…

by aliereadvisors|16 May 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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How much is manual timekeeping really costing your business? If you’ve researched and priced out an automated timekeeping system but stuck with your existing system for financial reasons, you likely don’t know what it is actually costing you. Working with an automated timekeeping system will pay for itself by saving…

by aliereadvisors|12 May 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Is your small business growing? As your business does better and gains more clients, the time and effort from you and your existing employees gets stretched thin, so you may be considering taking on new employees to help handle the workload. Of course, recruiting and hiring the right people takes…

by aliereadvisors|10 May 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
How hard is it to leave a PEO once you’ve had an established relationship with one? The short answer is that it can be a nightmare. Different PEOs offer different services, from individual services like payroll to full-service relationships that cover a company’s every human resource need. Being in a…

by aliereadvisors|6 May 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Problem employees are like a contagious disease. Their negativity can spread to other employees, creating drama and tension in the workplace. This negative person can cost your company in terms of lost productivity and lost clients, but your company can also get hit with expensive wrongful termination lawsuits. If you’re…

by aliereadvisors|4 May 2016

by aliereadvisors|2 May 2016

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As an employer, you want to keep your employees safe for a variety of reasons. Not only do you care about their well-being in general, but you need them to stay well so that they can do their jobs, so you don’t have to pay out safety claims, and so…

by aliereadvisors|28 Apr 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Payroll can be a hassle, but it’s important to get it done right. Payroll mistakes can result in IRS penalties, disgruntled employees, and major headaches. Payroll mistakes are quite common: forty percent of small businesses have been fined by the IRS for payroll errors, and the average penalty is $845.…

by aliereadvisors|25 Apr 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Sometimes, you get to work with a great employee. Other times, you have to work with an employee who just thinks she’s great. This is an entitled employee. We’ve all worked with one at some point in our careers, you may even have an example popping into your head right…

by aliereadvisors|19 Apr 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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With any partnership or working relationship, frustrations can sometimes arise. The purpose of a Professional Employment Organization (PEO) is to provide stellar HR services to your company, and alleviate you of those responsibilities, so that you can devote your attention and time to other work…

by aliereadvisors|11 Apr 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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Professional Employment Organizations, or PEOs, can provide a multitude of services to your company and can be an exponential component in the success of your business. These days, PEOs can often be confused with temporary employment agencies, and it is important to understand the difference between the two. A temp…

by aliereadvisors|8 Apr 2016

June 15, 2016 by
aliereadvisors
Not all PEOs are created equal. So how do you decipher which type of PEO is the right fit for your company? First of all, what is a PEO? A PEO is a Professional Employment Organization in which a company or employer can outsource any and all of their Human…

by aliereadvisors|6 Apr 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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The PEO model offers a solid turn-key HR outsourcing model for small organizations. However, picking the right PEO can be a bit overwhelming as the products and services on the surface look very similar.  This article shows you how to evaluate a PEO with 5 important things to consider. The…

by aliereadvisors|18 Feb 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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If you're currently with a PEO, you might be curious if it’s a good idea to consider switching PEOs or not.  We get asked about this topic all the time.  Obviously, the answer depends on several factors, and every business is unique, but we wanted to give you our top…

by aliereadvisors|27 Jan 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is one of the best-kept secrets of many successful small businesses. These vendors manage all of your HR needs, including payroll and administration, employee health and retirement benefits, workers' compensation insurance, state and federal compliance issues and even worker training.   According to the National…

by aliereadvisors|25 Jan 2016

June 15, 2016 by
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The best time?  Let's talk about the WORST time to shop for group health insurance first.  Yes, I know the title of this article is about when is the best time to shop for more affordable group health insurance, but I think you'll figure it out if we talk about…

by aliereadvisors|16 Nov 2015

June 15, 2016 by
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HR outsourcing and employee benefits consultant, Jay Medley, was nominated as a Remarkable Expert by a popular Chicago radio show called “Remarkable! Radio”, which spotlights noteworthy Experts, People, Places, and Things from around the globe. The interview focused on key cost saving solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses in the…

by aliereadvisors|28 Oct 2015

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by aliereadvisors|15 Oct 2015

June 15, 2016 by
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Millions of American companies are facing a long list of unfamiliar new IRS reporting obligations.  They also face the possibility of multi-million-dollar penalties.  All thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Because of the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans now have quality health insurance.  But the ACA has also introduced…

by aliereadvisors|2 Oct 2015

June 15, 2016 by
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Every business we work with wants cheaper employee health benefits.  Nobody likes having their best people picked off by the big guys in the industry that offer better benefit. Unfortunately large companies have an unfair advantage over average businesses. They buy stuff cheaper, have better technology and bigger marketing budgets.…

by aliereadvisors|8 May 2015

June 15, 2016 by
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Remember when ‘outsourcing’ meant shipping American jobs overseas? Those times have changed. Today, smart business leaders use outsourcing a totally different way. HR outsourcing is actually protecting owners against liabilities and cutting their costs. Everyone knows that businesses don’t keep full time tax accountants or general counsels on hand. Why…

by aliereadvisors|8 Apr 2015