The reality is that any time you terminate someone, you should offer severance pay — or at least strongly consider it.

Why You Should (Almost) Always Offer Severance Pay

A severance package can seem somewhat silly. Why should you offer money to someone who will no longer be working for you?…

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Partnership is the key to providing the right benefits

Having trusted partners is important when it comes to a company's benefits package. Not only can it make the process…

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Making the Case for Health Benefits to Key Stakeholders

When it comes to picking a workplace health insurance plan, the highest-level stakeholders at your company may not be…

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What Are the Benefits of Customized Payment Plans?

Are your employees living paycheck to paycheck? If they are, it could be for a variety of different reasons — including…

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The Impact of Mental Health on Small Businesses

An employee who's always calling in sick. A manager who just can't hit productivity targets. Turnover rates that simply…

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Infographic: Managing the Costs of Hepatitis C

Skyrocketing rates of Hepatitis C are the latest fallout from the opioid crisis. Opioid use/abuse frequently leads to…

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What Is the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit?

The small business health care tax credit can give your business a boost as you figure out the best way to approach health…

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4 Small Business Trends for 2019

Small business owners often find that their success depends not only on their ability to stay on top of day-to-day…

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An employee sits at a table in front of a laptop, holding a mug in one hand and a phone in the other.

HR Outsourcing, Part I: How Do You Know If HR Outsourcing Is Right for Your Business?

HR outsourcing may not be something you've ever thought about for your small business. Chances are, though, if you don't…

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6 New Year Reflections for Small Business Owners

When you're an employee, your boss probably sits you down each December for an annual performance appraisal. Things are a…

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Can I Give My Employees Open Enrollment Advice?

Does open enrollment communication to employees often seem to fall on deaf ears? It turns out employees do want open…

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Understanding the Total Cost of an Employee (And Why It’s Money Well Spent)

As often as your employees are busy thinking about how much they make, how often do they think about how much they cost?…

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