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Family Caregivers: 5 Tools to Avoid Burnout | Ohio Benefits Firm

According to the National Center on Caregiving, a family caregiver (or informal caregiver) is “an unpaid individual (for example, a spouse, partner, family member, friend, or neighbor) involved in assisting others with activities of daily living and/or medical tasks.”  In the US, 85% of caregivers care for a relative or loved one with 42% of … Continued

Gamification and Open Enrollment | OH Benefits Consultants

Open enrollment season is upon us and many companies are choosing to host “virtual benefits fairs” instead of the traditional “walk and talk” fairs. Open enrollment meetings have turned into live streaming events or recorded webinars. Incentivizing employee participation in these areas can come in a variety of ways but the newest trend is gamification. … Continued

In Depth: The Future of Work Part 2 | Ohio Employee Benefits Partners

The future of work is now. You’ve probably heard that being said since the onset of COVID-19 and the growth of remote work. Well, it’s true and as the nature of how work gets done changes, so too does the way HR’s function plays out. In part 1, we took a look at current trends, … Continued

Making the Workplace a Safe Place to Speak Up | Ohio Employee Benefits Partners

  Right now, organizations across the country are asking themselves what they can do to make their workplaces more inclusive, diverse, and equitable, particularly for Black employees. They’re hosting conversations, acknowledging areas where they’ve fallen short, and identifying opportunities for improvement. For these efforts to be successful, employees need to be able to speak freely, … Continued

Employee Engagement in a Post-COVID Workplace | OH Employee Benefits Group

  “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many things. First, it has taught us that empathy and kindness goes a long way. We’ve learned that as individuals, communities, and as a nation, that we can … Continued

In Depth: The Future of Work Part 1 | Ohio Employee Benefits Agency

The hardest thing about the future of work is defining the concept. The chief reason has to do with change. It’s constant with new technologies coming online at an increasing pace and changing the way people complete their work. If the data is to be believed, what HR knows about work is quickly disappearing. Korn Ferry predicts … Continued

How To Make Meetings with Remote Employees Effective | OH Benefits Consultants

Even with video conferencing and messaging apps, fully involving remote employees in team and company meetings remains a challenge. There may be no replacing the experience of being physically in the room, but you can take steps to make meetings more productive and inclusive for remote participants. The most important thing to remember when “meeting” … Continued

How We Learn | Ohio Employee Benefits

“Everyone learns differently” is a phrase we have all heard at some time in our educational endeavors. It may have been overheard from your parents as they explained to your teacher why you have to get up and move all the time during class. You may have heard it said in high school as a … Continued

A Bounce in Economic Activity and Covid-19 Cases | by Tim Ayer, Benefit and Investment Advisor

As little as six months ago, our financial futures looked bright and we could actually look forward to the arrival of the quarterly 401K statement.  Suddenly, we are now in recession, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. The NBER is the official arbiter of recessions and expansions. The prior expansion, which began in … Continued

Effective Leadership Begins with You | Ohio Employee Benefits Agents

If you search Merriam-Webster for the meaning of “leader,” you will find some interesting definitions: Something that leads: such as something that ranks first A person who leads: such as a person who has commanding authority or influence Now, think of those in leadership in your life. Do they line up with these definitions of … Continued

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