Every major study reports that American business leaders believe that innovation is the key to future growth – and that getting their companies to be more innovative is one the biggest challenges they face.. To stay ahead of the competition, several companies are developing programs to stimulate creativity and convert the best ideas into potential innovations. This program will clarify the difference between creativity and innovation, and review some of the successful programs that encourage innovation for growth. We will also focus on the critical role of culture and execution in fostering innovation, and the complex role leaders must assume to successfully generate innovations.
In this session, you will learn:
• The difference between creativity and innovation
• Six popular techniques to stimulate creativity
• Why it’s difficult to integrate the development of innovations with daily corporate activities
• How to create a culture that supports creativity and innovation
• Four interesting program models that encourage innovation
• What leaders must do to facilitate and sustain the development of innovations
Grow your leadership skills by studying what great leaders do to create a loyal and ethical following. The Ethics of Leadership webinar will make you rethink your approach to building high performance organizational cultures. In this thought-provoking and insightful webinar, Dan Shyti cuts right to the core of what drives great leadership. The Ethics of Leadership is a refreshing look at the meaning of ethics in the business environment. Yet leaders are hesitant to talk about the true core of leadership relying instead on worn out mission and values statements that have no lasting effect. Now you can pump new life into your organizational spirit.
There is a body of evidence that infusing a sense of higher purpose into the DNA of an organization drives individual and organizational performance.
The webinar will review traditional methods of performance management.
Data detailed in the webinar will demonstrate that a behavioral leadership framework based on higher purpose, can increase organizational performance by multiples.
The webinar will then describe an evidence based leadership framework that will allow any organization to infuse a higher sense of purpose into their organization. The framework will be described in detail.
The webinar will discuss how the framework starts with hiring and onboarding practices and flows through leadership and management practices.
Whether you are an existing or aspiring leader, your are expected to have business acumen. So simply being smart and good at what you do is not the recipe for leadership. Sure, it’s part of the mix, but not the key ingredient – at least for the new way of leadership. What sets a leader apart from a manager (or other any other positional title that involves having authority and power over others) are your intrapersonal skills and effectiveness.
In this webinar, you will learn the fundamental building blocks for leadership proficiency – “intra”personal skills, and how you can master them.
Dependent Eligibility Verification Audits are an increasingly integral part of health care cost containment, ERISA compliance, and PPACA "Pay or Play" analysis. On average, 4-8% of Dependents enrolled in company benefits are NOT eligible. This costs employers 10's of thousands, 100's of thousands - even millions of dollars annually. Time and Money are the most common objections to conducting an audit, along with fear of adverse employee reaction. This webinar explores Best Practices, mistakes to avoid, and the substantial ROI achieved from a comprehensive dependent audit.
Participants will learn what fraud in a benefits plan looks like, how prevalent fraud really is, and what type of savings they can generate for their company with an audit.
The purpose of this webinar would be to provide you, prior to the arrival of our friends from Washington, with more than adequate proactive protection from the possibilities of an audit not being concluded in your favor.
The safeguards offered would practically insure that you (and your Company and your Company’s qualified retirement plan will survive….intact….any audit you may undergo.
We will review, in specific detail, where this information regarding your plan, ranging from your plan’s Investment policy Statement (IPS) to the prompt processing of participant deferrals and from your Form 5500 data to meeting notes from your Investment Committee should be retained (and in what format).
This proactive protection will be provided to you from three different perspectives from three different professionals who have experience (and who have experienced) what we are trying to help you prepare for, proactively.
This session will assist HR professionals navigate the world of mergers and acquisitions as they relate specifically to benefit plans and qualified retirement plans. This session will discuss timing issues, potential issues that can cause delays in closing, how to deal with those potential issues, and how to handle employee relations issues as they arise. For benefit plans, these issues may come from cafeteria plans and how FSA accounts should be/can be handled, COBRA responsibilities, and MEWA issues. For qualified retirement plans, there are notice and timing rules that must be followed as well as qualification issues that may be discovered during the due diligence process. This session is for every HR professional who handles the administration of their company benefit plans and qualified plans.
Rising medical and health insurance costs, Healthcare Reform’s intense focus on consumerism, and the diverse needs of a multi-generational workforce are creating a turbulent employee benefits environment. Voluntary products provide a safe haven, offering choice of expanded coverage options and meeting the unique needs of each employee at little or no cost to your organization. In this webinar, Corporate Synergies’ Voluntary Benefits Subject Matter Expert, Ciro J. Giué, will guide you through options that will help:
• control health and welfare benefit costs to your organization
• meet the unique insurance needs of your existing workforce
• help attract and retain quality job candidates
Employers, governmental entities and even employees, brokers and consultants are all still after 4 years trying to understand the impact of HealthCare Reform on employee benefits. Defined Contribution Health benefit plans are again, and have been many times since 1978, being explored as a viable option. Why there is demand, who should be covered, and how it works with PPACA will be explored. Private and Public Exchanges and Cooperatives will be explained and recommendations as to what employers and their brokers can do for the rest of 2014 and 2015 will be made.
This presentation is designed to address the latest Benefit which is called a Defined Contribution Health which can be funded with Employer contributions to a FSA, HRA, or even to a HSA. We will look at whether there are limits as to funding levels and its impact on discrimination testing. We will also look at Private and Public Exchanges versus the growth of Cooperatives in each State and new voluntary benefits like Telemedicine and how it could work with Partial or Full Self-Funding will be addressed.
Questions and Answers will be addressed at the end of the presentation.
The DOL has said that plan fiduciaries must review if their plan expenses are "reasonable". First one must understand where all the plan expenses lie. What is revenue sharing and how does it affect my duties as a fiduciary to a retirement plan? Many Plan Sponsors use revenue sharing to pay some if not all of the plan's administrative costs. The term revenue sharing refers to payments made by investments to a third party. In Field Assistance Bulletin 2003-03, the DOL indicated that allocating plan expenses is a fiduciary decision and requires fiduciaries to act prudently. There are several methods of paying for the plan's administrative services.