Case Study: Healthcare Software Company, Utah

This growing healthcare software company located in Salt Lake County, Utah, provides patient flow solutions to hundreds of hospitals and medical centers. They contacted Stratus.hr (known as that time as ISIhr) in 2012, looking for a better solution to manage payroll and HR. The payroll provider they were working with was difficult to get in touch with and didn’t provide…

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Where did all the good employees go?

During the economic downturn, you scaled back on hiring to keep your business afloat. Now that things have stabilized, you’re struggling to find quality employees to work for you. Unemployment is still relatively high, so why can’t you find talented applicants? Perhaps the question should be turned inward. Ask yourself the following questions to get a feel for how others…

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2015 FSA and HSA Open Enrollment

The month of November is Open Enrollment for the Section 125 Flexible Spending Plan (FSA), and electing contributions to a Health Savings Account (HSA).  The effective date for the enrollment is January 1, 2015.  Open enrollment is the only time, barring qualified life events, when eligible, full-time employees can enroll in FSA benefits for the new calendar year.  Benefits include:…

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Employee Handbook: a Necessary Evil

Employee handbooks are not typically the favorite part of employment. Employees are usually required to read one when hired (or at least sign saying they acknowledge they’ve read it) because it’s a protection for employers. A good handbook becomes a resource to employees regarding the company’s mission, vision, benefits, policies and procedures, acceptable behavior, and so on. But it seems…

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NBS Announces Enhancements to Flexible Benefit Systems

National Benefit Services (NBS) is excited to announce upcoming enhancements to its flexible benefit systems on September 1st of this year! Some of the new tools include: Mobile App for Participants View up-to-date balances Submit claims right from your smart phone Receive alerts concerning your benefit accounts New and easy to use NBS web portal as the Plan Sponsor Interact…

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What does the Dickey’s BBQ Incident Teach Employers?

Thorough training is critical. That’s a rough takeaway for the management team of Dickey’s Barbeque. They recently made national headlines when a woman (who is still recovering) drank a cup of sweet tea laced with toxic acid in their South Jordan (Utah) location. According to the investigation, lye (a heavy-duty industrial cleaning solution) was unintentionally mixed into a bag of…

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