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Best Buy Boosts Employee Retention Through Benefits

By Kelly Moore | Dec 11, 2018

People ask us all the time, does offering better employee benefits REALLY matter? Well, Best Buy thinks so. Best Buy cut staff turnover by 14 percentage points over the past four years, from 46 percent in 2014, to 32 percent in 2017. This is well below the average retail turnover rate of 60 percent, according…

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New Tax Credit for Employers Who Provided Paid Family and Medical Leave in 2018

By Kelly Moore | Dec 4, 2018

Amazon boxes stacked on the front porch, shiny gifts under the tree and yummy sweets just about everywhere — yes, the holidays are a magical time of wonderful surprises! And this year will be no exception for all of you good little employers out there who provided family and medical leave for your employees because YOU’RE getting…

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CVS-Aetna Merger Closing This Week

By Kelly Moore | Nov 27, 2018

Well, it’s been about a year since CVS Health and Aetna announced their $69 billion plan to join forces and now it seems the state of New York, one of the last holdouts against the deal, has finally given the go-ahead. But there were some conditions including limits on health insurance premium increases as well…

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Health Care Companies Using AI Isn’t Half as Creepy as You Think

By Kelly Moore | Nov 13, 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine-language learning get a bit of a bad reputation because most stories you hear about them are either very cautious or downright negative. But some health insurance companies today are using artificial intelligence and machine learning in ways not possible just five years ago to better pinpoint at-risk individuals, reduce costs…

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New Tech Tools and Ideas Make Performance Reviews Less Painful

By Kelly Moore | Nov 6, 2018

If there’s one term in business that can send shudders down any manager or HR person’s spine, it’s performance reviews. There are many ways to do them and some are great, some are awful and some are just there. But technology is coming to the rescue of many Moore Benefits clients who are using a…

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A Scary Story about Paper Cups

By Kelly Moore | Oct 30, 2018

Do you know what’s REALLY scary? Some people at YOUR office when they haven’t had their morning coffee! And there’s a fierce battle brewing over YOUR cup of coffee. The Wall Street Journal reports that like plastic cups, paper cups with bonded plastic lining are now coming under heavy scrutiny by regulators. You might have…

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Paying Employees to Sleep

By Kelly Moore | Oct 23, 2018

Let’s face it, sleep is glorious. But not everyone gets enough. And in the workplace, that simple fact can translate to lost productivity…and lost money. The Rand Corporation recently stated that the U.S. loses $441 billion (or 2.28 percent of GDP) due to workers’ insufficient sleep habits. But an innovative wedding planning company in Japan, Crazy…

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Drugmakers Will Soon Include Pricing in TV Ads

By Kelly Moore | Oct 16, 2018

You really can’t watch TV anymore without being fully educated on the myriad of conditions and ailments out there from itchy, dry skin to bladder control and lots of things you can’t really understand unless it affects you. And all of the TV ads feature people just like living life in a fun sort of…

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California Expands Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirement

By Kelly Moore | Oct 9, 2018

California employers have been feeling the effects of the #metoo movement for the past year, but the state you’ve grown to love (just not in that way) has recently updated its sexual harassment prevention training requirements.  Under the new law, by January 1, 2020, and once every 2 years thereafter, employers with 5 or more…

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Are the Best Applicants Ghosting You?

By Kelly Moore | Oct 2, 2018

By special guest blogger and HR expert, Lorein Brightwell, PLB Resources I’ve always said that a job search is like dating. You meet… you feel the connection…you have a great time… But even though they have your number, you never hear from them again. Sound familiar? Well, if it sounds really familiar, then you haven’t…

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