5 Ways to Attract and Retain Top Talent

Today’s market is competitive. More so than ever for employers seeking top talent. Let’s face it, there are other companies out there just like yours. So, what differentiates your company from the others? These days, simply offering more money just doesn’t cut it. The best talent out there will be considering several options. While a higher salary may help, but it’s only a small piece of the puzzle, especially with today’s generation entering the workforce. Attracting millennials has become extremely important for local, national and even international companies. Millennials are dominating... Read More

The 411 on Open Enrollment 2019: Educating and Empowering Your Employees

Open enrollment is a period of time each year when employers permit new employees to enroll in a health plan and allow current employees to make changes to their existing medical coverage. During open enrollment, employees may decide to change plans, add or drop a dependent or add an optional benefit, such as a dental plan. When it comes to open enrollment, effective communication is key. Employers can assist employees during open enrollment by distributing materials that explain new health options and changes to existing benefits. Here’s how… Open Enrollment... Read More

Getting Engaged with Engagement: The Value of Investing in Employment Retention Strategies

When employees spend more waking hours with their colleagues than they do their own families, it’s no surprise that successful employee engagement continues to be a high priority and is quickly becoming one of the most important indicators in gauging work satisfaction. Right now, employees are looking for more than just a 9-to-5 job. They want to feel deeply connected to their work, excited about the company they work for and committed to their fellow colleagues. In fact, according to a study of companies with over 500 employees, researchers found that 71% of... Read More

Preparing your Business for Winter Weather

Did you know that the week of October 16 – October 22 is Colorado Winter Weather Preparedness Week? While it may be hard to imagine that winter it on it’s way with the lingering summer temperatures, a change of season is fast approaching for the High Plains. Get a jump on Old Man Winter this year by preparing your business for the snowy days ahead. Stay aware and please prepare! Preparing Your Business for Adverse Winter Weather Snow days were one of our winter highlights when we were children, but... Read More

September is National Preparedness Month

In an emergency, every second counts – that’s why it’s crucial to have a solid game plan in place. Supported by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Month is observed each September in the U.S., and encourages all Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, schools, communities and businesses, since its inception in 2004. To help you get a game plan in place, we’ve outlined a few tips to help you be better prepared should a disaster strike... Read More

Are You Prepared for 2019 Open Enrollment?

Hitting your benefits enrollment deadline is essential for ensuring your employees don’t experience any problems with their benefits package. After all, no one wants to be told there’s a problem with their health coverage when they’re standing in line at the pharmacy or waiting to be seen at their doctor’s office. The work associated with the open enrollment period is time consuming—especially for your human resources department. Rates for existing insurance plans must be updated, and integrations for those switching to a new human capital management provider must be built... Read More

4 Big Insurance Risks You Need To Know About and How to Mitigate Them

It’s no surprise that every business comes with a certain amount of risk.  Thomas Jefferson had it right when he said, “with great risk comes great reward.”  And, while pitfalls and challenges can’t always be avoided, they can be mitigated with the proper precautions, planning and insurance coverage. At Roper Insurance, we’ve got your back with a list of the four biggest insurance risks and what you need to know about them so you can minimize your risk to maximize your reward. 1.) Data Breach – Businesses in all industries have seen a huge increase in cybersecurity problems in recent years. In fact,... Read More

Suicide Prevention: What Everyone Needs to Know

Suicide Prevention What Everyone Needs to Know

Suicide has become an epidemic in the United States. In 2016, there were 1156 recorded suicide deaths in Colorado. That is the highest number in the state’s history. The rate of suicides has also increased. While those between the ages of 25 and  44  are the most likely to commit suicide, tragically, it is the leading cause of death among 10- to 24-year-olds. Suicide is not a new issue. It has been among the top 12 leading causes of death in the U.S. since 1975, according to the Centers for... Read More

Are You Drinking Enough Water Every Day?

Are You Drinking Enough Water

There are many health benefits from drinking water including weight loss and reduced fluid retention, but above all, the body simply cannot function without it. But how much water do you actually need to drink each day? No Easy Answers The truth is, your water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live. No single formula fits everyone, so understanding your body’s individual needs is essential in helping to determine how much water you should be drinking each day to maintain optimal... Read More

Easy Ways to Stay Fit at the Office

stay fit at the office

Staying fit is part of the job description for some people. They have jobs that keep them moving all day, whether it’s physical labor, or other physical activity. But for other workers, they have jobs that are more sedentary or keep them at a desk for the majority of their workday. Just because you have a desk job, though, doesn’t mean your fitness goals have to go out the window. There are many ways to stay fit at the office even if your job doesn’t include lots of physical activity.... Read More