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January 19, 2023

4 Employee Handbook Policies to Watch in 2023

There aren’t rules for how frequently you should update your handbook, but given laws do change, it’s smart to be proactive so you don’t get caught […]
December 15, 2022

The Six Steps to Broker Success

Time for some hard truth. People have more important things to do than listen to your sales pitch. It doesn’t matter how smart you are or […]
November 10, 2022

Coming Soon: California’s New Pay Transparency Law

California’s new pay transparency law will require employers with 15 or more employees to post the pay scale for an open position in their job posting. […]
November 1, 2022

Four Ways to Make Terminations Less Stressful

Nothing you can do will make terminations entirely stress free. But terminations are often far more challenging than they need to be. Good preparation and the […]
October 27, 2022

Supporting Employees with Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States. According to the CDC, about 264,000 women get breast cancer and 42,000 […]
October 25, 2022

Big Changes are for Small Businesses Too

People tend to think that big changes are infrequent. Or maybe they just used to think that. Think about some of the big changes that have […]
October 20, 2022

Achieving Healthy HR: Thoughtful Compensation

The pandemic and job market have made it difficult for employers to attract and retain talent, negatively impacting operations and profitability. Mineral’s Healthy HR framework shows […]
October 18, 2022

Recap: Change Management for Small Businesses

Change is a constant in life. Organizations of all sizes must adapt to market conditions, customer preferences, regulatory changes, or more at some point. However, knowing […]
October 13, 2022

The Interconnection of Risks Facing Businesses

The insurance profession segments agents and brokers into separate categories. Property and casualty (P&C) agents are trained and licensed differently from employee benefits (EB) agents. Insurance […]
October 10, 2022

Recap of 2022 HR Tech

Last month, a group of Mineralists attended the HR Technology Conference and Exposition. Also known as HR Tech, the conference focuses on driving HR success through […]
October 4, 2022

How Paid Family Leave Can Help Your Business

Paid family leave can have an upside for your business. When people feel needed at home, but can’t afford to take time off, they are distracted, […]
September 29, 2022

Breaking the Cycle of Toxic Workplaces

‘Toxic workplaces’ might be a buzzword, but toxicity’s impact on productivity and turnover are very real You don’t have to accept a culture of negativity and […]
July 23, 2020

Three Tips for Business Leaders Who Are Considering Reopening Offices

How businesses navigate their employees and customers through this pandemic will shape their culture and brand for years to come. As business leaders consider reopening offices, […]
July 27, 2020

Is it okay to wish our employees a happy birthday on our company social media page?

Question Is it okay to wish our employees a happy birthday on our company social media page? Answer There’s no law against it, but some employees […]
July 30, 2020

When to Take a Chance on an Inexperienced Applicant

Every hiring manager receives applications from people who are clearly unqualified for the job. Sometimes, however, a candidate with no direct or seemingly-relevant experience applies for […]
August 3, 2020

We’ve heard that some employees aren’t sanitizing their workstations and wearing masks when required. Do we need to investigate safety violations even if no one has made an official complaint?

Question: We’ve heard that some employees aren’t sanitizing their workstations and wearing masks when required. Do we need to investigate safety violations even if no one […]