Employers Group Blog Connection

Benefit Select - A Complimentary Member Service

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Tue, Feb 26, 2013

A Valuable, New Member Benefit

 Employers Group’s Free

Benefit Select RFP Process

Employers Group (EG) can help you identify your unique benefits requirements (both current and prospective needs) and quickly get your company competitive proposals from our trusted national network of top tier benefits brokers. Our process is completely transparent and will help you to eliminate time spent with sales organizations that do not offer the right solutions for your specific benefit needs.[*]

EG can conduct a complimentary Benefit Select process for your company in the following employee benefit areas:

General Benefits: Conducting a request for proposal on employee benefits can offer your company access to competitively priced employee benefit plans that are tailored to your industry and employee demographics. Our facilitated broker interview process allows you to compare and contrast broker service offerings in order to make an informed decision for your organization.

Supplemental Benefits: Offer your employees easy access to a range of supplemental and voluntary benefits for Dental plans, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, Term Life, Group Purchasing Programs and Vision plans.

Retirement Plans: Our network of professionals review, assess, and implement retirement plans, including 401(k), Executive Benefits, Traditional and Roth IRAs, SEP-IRA, SIMPLE Plans, Asset Allocation Strategies, Education Planning, 529 College Savings Plans, Fee-Based Financial Plans, Estate & Inheritance Planning, and Annuities. 

Take Advantage of this New & Easy Solution!

For more information, contact Ryan Farias at 213-709-4143 or our ServiceOne team at 800-748-8484 or serviceone@employersgroup.com .

Not a member of Employers Group?  No problem - we can still help you!  Contact us today to find out  how the Benefit Select process can work for your company.

[*] Must be a member in good standing and not place EG in conflict with existing relationships, which would be communicated immediately by EG.

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Topics: talent, process improvement, benefits, workplace benefits

Creative Leadership: Super Glue Your Corporate Culture

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Thu, Dec 6, 2012

According to CareerBuilder’s 2012 Candidate Behavior Study, 77% of workers are actively searching for a new job or are open to a new opportunity. If you’re an employer, this insight should raise the alarm that the employment marketplace is shifting, and you probably ought to put renewed focus on the retention of your top talent. Creative leaders know that strong employee retention is often directly correlated to the strength of an organization’s culture, thus the ongoing cultivation of a solid corporate culture is high on their list of priorities. VIDEO: Corporate Culture – Why bother?

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Topics: hiring, retention, workplace, human resources, culture

Employers Group's Helpline Services

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Wed, Oct 3, 2012

Easily Employers Group's most valued member service is the Helpline.

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Topics: compliance, reference, human resources, Employers Group

Why OSHA is Wrong About Safety Incentive Programs

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Tue, Oct 2, 2012

Recently, OSHA sent a bulletin out that cautioned employers about the use of safety incentive programs, based on the concern that injuries may go unreported, either due to peer pressure, or the overriding desire of a worker to win an award.

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Topics: compliance, workers compensation, safety program, osha, safety

Call for Articles

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Mon, Sep 24, 2012
Employers Group, a human resources and workplace consultancy, invites the submission of articles and studies for the inaugural issue of a quarterly publication “The Employer Quarterly”.
The goal of the publication is to educate and inform employers and HR professionals on strategic workforce and employment topics of:
  • Professional Development
  • Compliance/Risk Mitigation
  • Human Resources Management
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Employee Engagement
  • And other practical matters as it relates to workplace management
Articles and studies submitted should be between 1000-1500 words and based in one (or more) of the topic areas listed above. A short biography (50 words max) is also requested.
Please submit your article for approval to marketing@employersgroup.com by Friday, October 12. You will be notified by October 18 if your article will be featured .
We anticipate the release date of this publication to be mid-November. 
Thank you.
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Time Worked or Time "Punched" - A Helpline FAQ

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Wed, Aug 29, 2012

Employers Group's expert Helpline is our highest used member benefit.  Here is a frequently asked question to our professional consultants: 

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Topics: compliance, helpline, best practices, wage & hour

US Labor Department and State of California Sign Agreement to Reduce Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Mon, Aug 27, 2012

U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division and State of California recently entered into a new agreement to reduce independent contractor misclassification, aiming to protect the rights of employees and level the playing field for responsible employers by reducing the practice of independent contractor misclassification. California is the 12th state to enter into such an agreement.

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Topics: compliance, classification, employees, labor

Make No Assumptions

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Fri, Aug 24, 2012

Labor and employment laws and regulations can be exceedingly complex. The impulse is to learn the general rule for a particular statute and apply it across the board in all cases. As many laws as there are impacting the Human Resources profession, learning the general rule for each statute can be a challenge in and of itself. The problem, of course, is that exceptions to the rule can sometimes obscure the rule itself. No one should expect that they should learn every rule and its exceptions for every statute and regulation they may encounter in the HR profession. But every HR professional should at least know exceptions exist and, further, where to go in the laws or regulations to flesh them out.

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Topics: employment law, human resources, labor, best practices

33% of Mid Sized U.S. Companies have Incurred Federal Penalties For Non-Compliance

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Thu, Aug 16, 2012
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Topics: compliance, risk assessment

Safety Incentive Programs

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Mon, Aug 13, 2012

Do you know the most common reason that people quit their jobs and go to work for another company? It’s not money, it’s not the commute, and it’s not because they don’t like the work. It’s because they don’t feel appreciated.

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Topics: best practices