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Save the Employee; Lose the Habit

You may be unknowingly funding a drug habit. The reality is that over 77 percent of all U.S. adults with substance abuse issues are employed full or part time, […]
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Cost Control – Is it Even Possible in Healthcare?

Consider the phrase from the well-known Serenity Prayer seeking acceptance for the things you cannot change, courage to change the things you can and the wisdom to know the […]
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You’re Only as Strong as the Weakest Link in your Supply Chain

With today’s global economy, even supposed “local” businesses can have significant supply chain risks. Just because your operations are limited to one geographic region doesn’t shield you from the […]
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Better than Vegas

If you handed me a dollar and I gave you back $2.00, I’d have your interest. If I raised the amount to $5.00, you’d be hooked. Such is the […]
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Putting the Brakes on Higher Rates

It can take less than 1.5 seconds to lose hundreds of dollars.  That’s the standard reaction time used by reconstruction experts when analyzing automobile accidents. You see, any accident […]
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It Pays to Keep the Good Ones

An employee with an annual salary of $75,000 just walked out the door.  They may as well have taken a briefcase of cash with them. Depending on whose calculation […]
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When You’re Not You

Funny, she looks nothing like you. Doesn’t matter, she still managed to open an account, rent an apartment and get a new credit card in your name. Unfortunately, over […]
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Getting 100%

Given the considerable cost of presenteeism (when employees come to work but aren’t at 100 percent), what’s a business to do? We already discussed the considerable impact of presenteeism […]
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Don’t bother coming in to work…Really

What’s more valuable, an employee home in bed or one sitting in the office?  The answer isn’t quite as obvious as it seems.  The term used to describe employees […]
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