Archive for April 2016

The changing gig economy

In his recent Forbes.com article, Connecting Company Culture To The Future Of Work, contributor William Craig, shares his thoughts on what a company of the future must do in order to thrive in a changing, interconnected global landscape. If you're not familiar with gig economy, flex work, digitization and employee cross-training you won't want to…

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Mercer PeoplePro Pensions & Savings Specialist

What is your full name? Renato Merolli What name do you like to use: Ron Merolli Where do you live – City/State? Northfield Falls, Vermont Start Date: April 2016 What is your background/broad experience and/or career highlights? My background is in pension/retirement/tax law, as well as estate and business continuation planning. I'm a former pension…

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Many employees are relying on your company's 401k to help them save for retirement. For the majority of Americans, the 401k is the only retirement savings they have. That's why it's important to make sure you're maximizing your 401k for your employees. Here are few tips that will help your plan design: Benchmark your 401k…

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With special thanks to Mercers Paul Strella, Norma Sharara, and Heidi Rackley The following article appeared in Mercer Select on April 14, 2016 IRS has withdrawn part of a proposed regulation that would have tightened nondiscrimination testing for qualified supplemental executive retirement plans (QSERPs) and other formulas tailored to benefit a narrow group of highly…

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Valuable Employee Benefit Advice for Small & Emerging Business

Roger Lee CEO of Captain401, offers timely advice for enterprising small businesses. His April 15 article “4 benefits small businesses should prioritize”, in the Employee Benefit News (EBN) provides helpful guidelines that are sometimes overlooked. Mr. Lee, founder of two startups, discusses the role a strong benefit package plays in a sustainable recruitment and retention…

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How to compete for top talent with Google & WIN

OK, let's set the stage. You see big success on the immediate horizon for your company: Fast growth: Check. Customer base: Check. Funding: Check. Huge potential: Check. Now you need TALENT. Specifically, you need to keep the awesome people who got you here, and hire more of them. You need to get them to work…

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A 2013 Gallup study found that more than two-thirds of US employees are not engaged. So is it any wonder that employees can, at times, feel sidelined or even disconnected from the values of a company. Thoughtful human resource managers need to know how employees feel about the company and a carefully planned engagement survey…

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