Flexible Working brings many benefits to an organization including better retention rates, reduced costs and improved productivity. According to a survey by the American Psychological Association (APA), the top reasons working Americans say they stay with their current employers are work-life fit and enjoying what they do, Fewer employees cited concrete reasons for remaining on the job, such as benefits, pay and a lack of other job opportunities. However, some organizations are still quite wary about introducing flexible working options. In this webcast, we examine the pros and cons of introducing flexible working. We tell it straight, based on 20 years’ experience in this area, so that you can make an informed decision on whether or not it is right for your department or organization.
Mergers and Acquisitions as well as large lending transactions raise a host of employee benefits issues, many of which can be avoided with proactive attention. Recent case law developments (such as the Sun Capital Partners case) underscore the importance of spotting and handling potential employee benefits issues well before the “deal” is about to close. This panel will walk attendees through the top employee benefits issues that commonly arise in an M&A transaction (including 401(k) and other qualified plans, health and welfare plans and executive compensation plans) and give practical tips for handling these issues on a proactive basis, starting with due diligence and continuing through and after the deal has closed.
One of the many items on the agenda of the Department of Labor when they appear on your doorstep will be review of the Investment Committee that governs the workings of your company’s qualified retirement plan.
This webinar will provide you with yet another positive and proactive path you can follow to be prepared in the event the Department of Labor pays you a visit.
This webinar will provide you, from two different perspectives….from experienced legal counsel and from an experienced investment
representative….as to the necessity of creating and operating an Investment Committee for your company’s qualified retirement plan.
You will also learn the specifications of the Charter for your Investment Committee which will allow the Committee and its members to perform their mission in accordance with the (seemingly) ever changing rules and regulations governing fiduciary responsibility.
The Great Recession has made a huge reduction in the nation’s ability and confidence to save for retirement. Pension Plans, 401(k)s, and IRAs have lost hundreds of millions of dollars. Many wonder: Will my money be there when I need it? Will I outlive my money? Should my spouse or I become sick or disabled will I be able to cover the bills? In just 60 minutes you will learn what steps you can take to prevent these challenges from ruining your financial life and retirement.
Kris Miller, who has over 20 years experience in financial planning, is certified in all aspects of Retirement/Estate planning and living trusts (chFEBS, LDA, CSA). She has counseled thousands of families, individuals and businesses, in retirement and estate planning. Kris will provide you expert advice in keeping your money safe so that you have money in the later part of your life to pay for retirement, hospital bills, and unexpected expenses (based on her #1 selling book “Ready for PREtirement”).
Are you a workplace retirement plan fiduciary? Do you have direct responsibility for the daily management and oversight of your company’s 401(k) plan? Are you comfortable with your level of knowledge of fiduciary best practices and prudent plan governance? Are you looking for ways to ensure your plan is run in the best possible ways? Is your retirement plan ‘advisor’ really looking out for your best interests or their own? Do you understand how recent regulation and court settlements are directly impacting your own plan?
Join us for a one-hour discussion that will provide specific actionable items to help protect you and other plan fiduciaries while improving the plan participant’s retirement readiness.
The affordable care act requires large employers to offer robust and affordable health insurance to all full time employees. For employers with large populations that have previously been ineligible for benefits, this poses a significant problem and challenge. Pay hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars in fines, or spend hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars on a new health insurance program?
A third option exists that could solve this problem for many employers. This option is the “Skinny Plan.” A program specifically designed to meet all of the benefits and affordability requirements set forth by the ACA, but designed to cost little enough to where employers have little to no financial liability could be a game changer for industries being hit hardest by the play or pay aspect of the Affordable Care Act.
This webinar will teach you everything you need to know about using the “Skinny Plan” as a means to completely remove any and all financial liability facing your organization as a result of PPACA.
The concept of what it means to be Learning Organization has taken a major turn over the last couple years. New learners are more agile and have become more adaptive in their learning style. Because of this they have higher expectations for on-boarding and training when they enter a new workplace.
This webinar explores changes and trends that impact The Next Generation Learning Organization. Participants will learn how to create faster more efficient learning content that suits today's agile learners, learn about the impact of developing customized Learning Paths for rapid on-boarding and performance, and how to better manage learning content through a range of strategies and delivery options from mobile to tablet to laptop and desktop.
Gamification improves knowledge. Most people start learning to play games at a young age, and the human brain is built for game play. Certain functions in the brain organically work toward logical problem solving. Gaming takes this natural process and makes it fun and rewarding. Typically, this requires the player to remember information, make judgments and seek certain outcomes. Knowledge retention is a big part of an employee’s daily life, so promoting the most effective types of learning isn’t just important for the employee, it’s essential to an organization’s growth. Jeanne Meister, author of Corporate Universities, said that interactive learning games can increase long-term retention rates by up to 10 times — a significant statistic when considering knowledge retention. We will focus on an introduction to gamification and game-based learning; why it works; where it fits; measuring effectiveness; how to implement; and appropriate use cases for game-based learning.
With so many different types of HR software in use, it’s hard to make useful business decisions based on all of the data that’s available to us. This is because all of these pieces of software have their own reporting systems, and almost none of them are able to communicate with each other.
The Tin Can API changes that. It’s a language that all HR, training, and learning platforms can speak, so they can share one common reporting system and help you learn things about your organization that weren’t possible before—including correlating real-world performance data with learning and HR data.
Discussions about games and gamification often start and end with badges and leaderboards. Game Designer Matt Rhoades and Instructional Designer Robert Bell of Enspire's Ministry of Games will try to help learners move beyond those basic elements by introducing participants to the concept of game genres and talking specifically about how the game mechanics of several different genres can be applied to learning. The webinar will include demos of commercial video games, discussion of specific game mechanics within games, and even an opportunity to play a simple, Enspire-created game during the session. Webinar participants are encouraged to have a phone capable of sending text messages with them during the session.