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Phased Retirement – Not as Simple as It Sounds

The concept of phased retirement originated in Sweden in the 1970’s and quickly made headway in the U.S.  A phased retirement program offers options for employees approaching retirement to reduce work days or hours, and therefore transition to full retirement. … Continue reading

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Elder Care Issues Surface in the Workplace

Are you or many of your employees providing care for a senior citizen?  If so, you’re not alone. A Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) survey reports that during a three-month period in 2011, almost 40 million adults provided some unpaid … Continue reading

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Do Unlimited Vacation Policies Work?

An unlimited vacation policy sounds like a prescription for chaos and abuse.  But businesses are embracing this concept in growing numbers. The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) reports that only 1% of U.S. companies offer unlimited vacations.  But this … Continue reading

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Has Your Organization Tried Telecommuting?

After a large increase in the 1990’s, the number of businesses instituting telecommuting as a workplace option has largely remained level. Telecommuting isn’t for everyone.  The ideal candidate must be mature within the organization, reliable and an independent worker.  He … Continue reading

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Creating a Retirement Planning Seminar

Retirement can be an exhilarating and freeing experience, but it can also be full of uncertainty.  With medical advances, people are living longer, and this means a longer retirement period. Employees approaching retirement have serious questions and concerns:  Will I … Continue reading

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Focus Communication Efforts on EAP Little Known Facts

It’s time to establish 2013 goals, and if you had an EAP communication goal in 2012, you may already be seeing positive results.  To continue your progress, why not create a goal for 2013 that focuses on aspects of your … Continue reading

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Excessive Absenteeism Hurts Your Organization and Your Bottom Line

Everyone gets sick occasionally, but excessive absenteeism is detrimental to your organization in many ways.  Unplanned and intermittent absences can cost you as much as 8.7% of payroll.  Real costs come from salary paid for time not worked, disability pay, … Continue reading

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