Company Culture Matters

In the world of business, buzz words like employee retention, employee engagement, and company culture are thrown around at alarming rates. There is great debate as to whether any of the above listed concepts carry much meaning. What is employee retention? Company culture? These seemingly nebulous concepts all really amount to one thing: the way your people feel when they are at work. So, who sets the metrics on good company culture and employee retention? If you fail to set clear parameters when it comes to company culture, you may realize that employee retention is more difficult and find yourself with a mutiny on your hands.

Good company culture grows out of a few different places. Your staff must be like-minded, listened to, and also motivated to work on a common goal. The concept isn’t exactly nebulous, but it is difficult to foster a strong sense of what your business does, what your business means, and how your employees specifically play into the ‘doing’ and ‘meaning’ of your business. You can help build a strong company culture by doing the following:

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Does Wellness Fall Under Employee Health Plans and Benefits?

If you’ve been following the blog these past few weeks, you know that we’ve been focusing on employee health and wellness with wild abandon. Why are we doing this? Because the health, wellness, and general well-being of your staff is important to you and your business. On average, people spend more time at their place of work than they do at home with their own families. A massive value add to traditional benefits packages can be a comprehensive wellness program.

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7 Ways to Get Your Employees Moving in 2018

It’s officially 2018 and we are excited. The new year always seems like a fresh start, even if it is freezing cold outside. While you are busy making your own personal resolutions (that we hope you will keep), why not consider making some for your employees as well? A few years ago, ‘sitting is the new smoking,’ was a phrase you would hear everywhere. We would like to encourage you to not allow your employees to be sedentary all year long, but use some (or all) of these eight way to get your employees moving.  Continue reading

The top three reasons why you should partner with Idilus.

You’ve done it. As a busy business owner/founder, you’ve finally realized that you don’t have time to worry about the details like human resources, payroll, and benefits packages for your employees. You have decided to partner with a PEO and outsource those duties to a company that will not only help you, but take care of you. Where do you go from here?

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How to retain your best employees: Compensation

By Karin Colucci, Vice President of Human Resources and Benefits, IdilusHR

Employee retention continues to be a top priority for business owners nationwide. In fact, 63 percent of the more than 5,500 employers surveyed by job-data firm PayScale Inc. reported employee retention as their “top concern” in 2014. Furthermore, 22 percent of employers reported an inability to offer a competitive wage as a barrier to finding talent, and nearly 80 percent were only “somewhat” or “not at all” satisfied with their compensation structures.

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DOL Overtime Rules: What Employers Need to Know

In May, the Obama administration announced new overtime requirements that may affect more than four million workers in the United States. According to the new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rules, which amend the Fair Labor Standards Act, salaried employees who are paid less than $47,476 per year must be paid overtime – even managers and others in supervisory roles.

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