Entries by Q4iNetwork & Partners

Sometimes a Lack of Regulation Creates Problems

Guest blog content provided to Q4iNetwork Consultants by National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) Typically, when the federal government announces that it won’t be seeking regulatory action any time soon, both brokers and employer group plan sponsors rejoice. However, in this case, a lack of federal regulatory activity may cause headaches for companies that offer certain kinds of wellness […]

4 Ways to Manage Holiday Vacation Requests

No matter what the holidays bring to mind for you and your employees, chances are it will involve time off. Depending on the size, format, and scope of your company, it may be easy to work around everyone’s holiday schedule, but if you’re a small business owner, clustered time off requests can be especially difficult […]

About that cover letter…

It used to be that job search was all about a good resume and cover letter. When it came to evaluating applicants, the resume was the meat and potatoes. The main course, if you will. And the cover letter, well, that was more like the fancy appetizer. That special little something that not only looked […]

Are Resumes Still Relevant?

Back in the day, job search was all about the resume and cover letter. Most job seekers spent many painstaking hours creating the perfect template for each one, and proceeded to use them over and over again. On a good day, you remembered to change the company name before submitting. On a bad day, you […]

Ask the Experts: Mandatory Flu Shots

Guest blog content provided to Q4iNetwork Consultants by Think HR Question: Can we require our employees to get flu shots? Answer: While there is no law that prohibits employers from mandating flu shots — and in some states, the law requires all healthcare workers to get flu shots — you should carefully determine if the benefits to […]

Human Resources: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

If this tagline rings a bell, it should be no surprise. An extremely popular advertising campaign in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, it was the “Just Do It” of its day. For over 20 years, the Virginia Slims slogan was used to convince women that the road to female empowerment was paved with specially-designed lady […]

Stop Giving it Away!

Everyone wants to get paid for the value they deliver, but some businesses are their own worst enemies in this regard.  The way companies deliver products and services is based on many factors, including industry standards, how businesses operate, and the current state of the market. At some point, phrases like “free!” and “value-added” (AKA […]

Why Propose Benefits for the Unbenefited? 3 Reasons

Guest blog content provided to Q4iNetwork consultants by freshbenies What are you doing for employees that don’t qualify for benefits or didn’t elect health insurance coverage? Although rising health insurance premiums may make this question more challenging for employers to answer, it’s also become increasingly important to ask. There are two distinct ways to serve the unbenefited: Benefits […]

Why Propose Benefits for the Unbenefited? 3 Reasons

Guest blog content provided to Q4iNetwork consultants by freshbenies What are you doing for employees that don’t qualify for benefits or didn’t elect health insurance coverage? Although rising health insurance premiums may make this question more challenging for employers to answer, it’s also become increasingly important to ask. There are two distinct ways to serve the unbenefited: Benefits […]