Unseen Employee Disability Costs Can Sink the Ship

I’ve held a variety of jobs during my post-college career. One of the more interesting ones was when I was a safety and environment consultant in the risk management department of a large insurance company. Our focus was on controlling the costs of our workers’ compensation program. Our WC costs weren’t as high as those…

Three Tips for Improving Employee Engagement

According to a recent Gallup poll, only 34% of the American workforce feel engaged in the workplace. The Engagement Institute estimates that disengaged employees can cost organizations between $450 and $550 billion every year. Fortunately, improving employee engagement doesn’t have to be an overwhelming challenge. Here are three essential tips to get you started, each…

Taking Time Off to Have a Baby

Pregnancy involves much anticipation, preparation and uncertainty. Expectant moms know they ought to eat well, but there are many aspects of pregnancy and preparation for life beyond that are not as clear. Everyone’s experience is unique, and, for most people, navigating what comes next—not only the changes a baby brings, but also immediate questions about leave and health benefits—can be an unfamiliar and complicated process.

New Parents Often Make These Financial Mistakes

You are going to have a baby. You have plenty of planning to do: Baby showers, potential schools, preparing the nursery, and preparing yourself for three hours of sleep. Everything seems to be discussed except for finances. Without deep, anticipatory discussions and planning you may be walking headlong into any number of common financial mistakes new parents often make.