Feeling Sick? Then Stay Home!

It’s almost spring, but winter isn’t over! You can still expect cold temperatures, snow, and ice in the forecast. Along with these weather conditions, you can also expect illnesses to occur. From runny noses to vigorous coughs, many people will be suffering from the coldness of winter.

Yet, many adults don’t let these common cold symptoms prevent them from going to work. If you’re one of these people, you need to seriously reconsider going to the workplace when sick! Presenteeism has become a massive problem in the workplace that many employers are trying to prevent. Employees should only return to work once they’ve fully recovered, or they’ll be doing more harm than good in terms of their health and for the company. Whether you’re an employer or employee, you should always stay home when sick, and here are 3 reasons why.

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3 Ways for Entrepreneurs to Learn from Failure

Let’s face it, failure sucks. No one wants to pursue a goal and come up short. That being said, failing at something is inevitable and everyone faces it sometime in their lives.

This is especially true for entrepreneurs who try to start their own business. Hence, an entrepreneur’s journey is never easy, and failure lingers at every corner. Even the most accomplished entrepreneurs have failed at some point in their career before reaching success. Failure should never be the end of the road, and it should be utilized as a tool for prosperity.

How? Well here are 3 ways for entrepreneurs to learn from failure.

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Office Etiquette: Exchanging Holiday Gifts

Now that Christmas is quickly approaching, people already have or are starting to shop for gifts for their friends and families. When it comes to purchasing gifts for your loved ones, the task may be pretty straightforward, but what about giving gifts in the workplace? Is it even appropriate to give presents to fellow co-workers?

The answer all depends on the culture in your workplace. Some businesses allow the exchange of gifts among fellow workers, while some do not. If your business doesn’t allow the act of giving gifts or strongly oppose it, then don’t break policy. However, if your workplace does allow gift-giving, then here are some tips that you should consider before shopping for your co-workers. Continue reading

3 Benefits That’ll Promote Family-Friendly Culture

Businesses today are trying everything to retain and acquire the best talent. From free alcohol to paid vacation expenses, companies have tried to create a work environment that their employees would love. Even though these fun perks are great to have, it’s not a substantial reason for a quality employee to stick with a company.

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ACA Changes that Entrepreneurs Must Know

ACA open enrollment has just begun, and people across the nation are trying to find coverage for next year. The ACA has been on everyone’s minds as people are facing premium increases that are damaging their budget. Also, it doesn’t help that large insurers have left the exchange, which leaves people uninsured until they find another coverage. That said, the ACA hasn’t received much attention for some of its other changes. These changes relate to the ACA regulations, which greatly influence small business owners and entrepreneurs. Therefore, here are some of the ACA adjustments that employers must know to keep their business running smoothly. Continue reading

Keep Your Benefits, Lose the High Costs

With higher premiums and insurance carriers leaving the ACA exchange, some people are frustrated with their health care costs. The volatile insurance market has greatly affected businesses that offer benefits and those that planned on offering employee benefits. Large corporations may be able to cope with the changing health care rates, but many small business owners and entrepreneurs are suffering from them.

For that reason, we wanted to share the different plans that small to mid-sized businesses can utilize to cut their health care costs. Hence, we analyzed the three common health plans that businesses use to offer employee benefits: the fully insured (fully-funded) health plan, the self-insured (self-funded) health plan, and the level funded health plan.

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5 Unique Job Perks to Consider for Your Business

Looking to improve the culture in the workplace? Well, one excellent method to improve the work environment is to offer unique perks and benefits to employees. These special benefits can help retain and acquire top employees while improving employee spirit. That’s why so many large corporations like Netflix, Google, and Facebook have established these unique perks. Some of these benefits require a lot of funding, while others are relatively cheap. Either way, here are 5 benefits that business owners should try to utilize.

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