United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog

All About Bravery

Posted by: Bill Olson    Aug 16, 2019 1:15:00 PM

Were you one of the lucky ones to catch Brené Brown’s keynote at the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference? If not, don’t worry. Many HR publications took notes on what this five-time best-selling author, whose most recent TED Talk has 41 million views and climbing, had to say.

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Topics: leadership, Society for Human Resource Management, HR Elements

Gen Z is Coming. Is Your Workplace Ready?

Posted by: Bill Olson    Jan 15, 2019 3:06:55 PM

While it may feel like businesses are still reeling from adapting to the working millennial, the next generation is already knocking on the HR door. The Society for Human Resource Management went straight to a 16-year old source to see what is on the workplace horizon.

Here are a few trends and some potential takeaways for employers.

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Topics: Society for Human Resource Management, Generational Differences, Generation Z

Weeding Out Low Performers

Posted by: Bill Olson    Apr 5, 2016 3:34:43 PM

Every workplace has its fair share of slackers and goof-offs, but it’s what an employer does with those employees that solidifies its corporate culture as one of high or low performance.

Employers that ignore low-performing employees risk more than just productivity.

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Topics: employee engagement, Society for Human Resource Management, productivity

The Team That Eats Together Performs Better

Posted by: Bill Olson    Feb 23, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Do your employees often eat alone? If so, you may be missing an opportunity, according to an article on the Society For Human Resource Management's website titled, "Breaking Bread At Work Boosts Bottom Line, Study Claims."

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Topics: eating at work, SHRM, Society for Human Resource Management, improved performance, collaboration