Millennials: The generation that needs to grow up, stop texting, and needs a trophy for everything they do, right? At least that’s what many individuals think of them. However, it’s actually incorrect. In fact, a recent IBM survey shows millennials are a better generation in the workforce with stronger values and work ethic than many thought. Knowing this, if you’ve been wondering how to hire millennials for your small business, we have everything you need to feel confident.
Promoting your employees to leadership positions is exciting for both you and your employees. Many times, you get to see them start at your small business at an entry-level position and work their way up. But, have you ever thought about the employees you’re promoting to help lead your company? Have you ever wondered what the best way to promote an employee is and if they’re really the best for the position? Truth is, there’s never any way to be 100 percent positive that the employees you promote will be the best for leadership. However, there are guidelines you can follow to minimize the risk and help you promote the right employees for the right positions.
From New York to London, major cities are hosting Fashion Week this month. As designers reveal their newest collections and models strut the runway, the up and coming fashion trends are revealed. Which makes me think: What, if anything, can we learn about office dress code from this spring’s Fashion Week? Here are four quick things small and growing businesses can learn about office dress code from Fashion Week.
From the newest model of the Ford Fusion or Honda Accord to the Toyota Camry, we can’t help it - we love the saying “out with the old, in with the new.” Even with our homes, we see our kitchens and living rooms scream 1984 and get an itch to tear everything out and update it from the floor up. And just as updating is often necessary -- you can’t drive your 1980’s Camry forever -- your small business’ healthcare benefits are in need of some serious remodeling, too. So, let’s open up the tool box, get out the sledgehammer, skill saw, and all the other necessities and get to work. I’ll guide you through which aspects of your healthcare benefits need to be remodeled and why.
Zane Benefits is committed to helping small business owners all over the U.S. by finding new ways to help you run your companies more smoothly. Because we know how important shared knowledge and advice amongst small business owners is, we’ve decided to go out into the community to bring you real stories from local business owners. In this small business owner interview, I talk to Caleb Smith, a Zane Benefits employee and small business owner, to share his challenges, joys, and advice with owning a small business.
The Affordable Care Act is in full effect. And, if you’re like many small business owners or managers, you’ve done your homework. You understand your company’s requirements under Obamacare and you finally feel like you get it. Do your employees feel the same way? Likely not.
There’s a lot of buzz surrounding health insurance reimbursement (such as Health Reimbursement Plans) for employees nowadays -- many small business owners are wondering how to offer it and if it’s compliant. But, when it comes down to it, reimbursing your employees for health insurance is easier to do than you think. We’ve broken down some of the main topics you need to know in order to get a good grasp on reimbursing your employees for their health insurance.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, many people would start businesses as a means to provide for their families--to put food on the table. Fast forward 100 years or so and businesses are still being started to provide for families, however many entrepreneurs have the intention to expand their small business into something bigger. Some of the largest companies in the world today started out as a small business with a dream to grow. Which begs the question, is it a good idea to expand your small business? We’ve come up with a life hack on opportunity and growth for your small business to help answer this question.
Last week, the IRS delayed penalties for non-compliant Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and Employer Payment Plans until July 1, 2015. However, according to Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA), this is not enough help for small businesses. What would really help small businesses, says Boustany, is to revive stand-alone HRAs. As such, Boustany says he is planning on re-introducing legislation to do just that. Here's what you need to know about the current state of HRA legislation.
As an owner or HR manager, you don’t always have the time to track and analyze decisions around recruiting, hiring, interviewing, and retention. However, understanding return on investment is needed for long-term growth. The good news is, you don’t need to love numbers to be able to apply these strategies to your business. In this article, we’ll tackle the importance of tracking HR data and summarize five key data points all small business human resources should track.
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is general in nature and does not apply to any specific U.S. state except where noted. Health insurance regulations differ in each state. See a licensed agent for detailed information on your state. Zane Benefits, Inc. does not sell health insurance.