Business Insights

8 Things To Be Grateful For At Work

It’s that time of year again! Thanksgiving isn’t just about turkey, vying for that the last slice of pumpkin pie or fending off a well-earned food coma. It’s about celebrating all of the wonderful things that we are thankful for in our lives. Your job is no exception. We spend a great deal of time at work – collaborating with colleagues, building client relationships, growing our skill set and hopefully doing what we love. Figuring out what you’re grateful for at your job not only provides clarity and vision on... Read More

Umbrella Insurance for Your Business and Peace of Mind

Umbrellas provide protection against more than just inclement weather. In a culture where litigation is commonplace, business owners have many more worries than making profits and retaining top employees. If your product injures a consumer, your organization could face a devastating lawsuit, exponential damages and a tainted reputation inthe marketplace. To assist with the financial burden of a claim, many business owners purchase commercial umbrella insurance on top of their standard commercial general liability (CGL) insurance policies. Most CGL policies have an aggregate limit that, once exhausted, will not cover... Read More

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

How To Ensure Data Privacy And Cyber Security

How To Ensure Data Privacy And Cyber Security

As we store more and more of our information digitally, especially in the business world, companies need to be aware of and take proper measures to ensure data privacy and cyber security. This applies to both internal company and employee records, and customer data. It is the responsibility of the business owners to protect this critical data, especially to ensure data privacy for their clients. Failing to do so can result in a data breach, which costs companies billions of dollars every year. Understanding the risks involved with data security... Read More