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A recession is a prolonged and pervasive reduction in economic activity that can last for several months or years. Amid a recession, organizations of all sizes and sectors usually experience decreased sales and profits stemming from changing economic environments and consumer behaviors. While these behaviors can threaten the financial stability of any organization, large businesses are often better positioned to weather a recession because of their substantial revenues, excess reserves and expanded access to a wider range of credit markets. On the other hand, small businesses may be particularly vulnerable during an economic downturn, as they generally lack the additional capital necessary to offset extended periods of loss. As a result, when a recession occurs, small businesses are more likely to have to make difficult financial decisions to avoid issues such as insolvency or bankruptcy.
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Employers of all sizes are currently facing attraction and retention challenges. These challenges will likely continue through 2023. Successful efforts to win over employees can require a time investment and carry high costs. Unfortunately, small businesses often don’t have excess resources to invest in attraction and retention efforts in today’s worker-friendly labor market; however, they have the agility to respond to the employment market with new strategies. Amid current labor obstacles, many smaller employers are focusing on what’s feasible in 2023.
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Wednesday, 03 May 2023 23:05

HR Toolkit: Employee Engagement

Engaged employees are more than just satisfied with their jobs, they are committed to the company and its goals. They have passion, pride and energy for their work and their organization and are willing to go the extra mile on a regular basis. Employees who are truly engaged stay because they enjoy their work and support the company.
Published in Benefits 101
Wednesday, 18 May 2022 23:55

Wellness Toolkit: Cancer

Cancer is the second-highest cause of death in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). In addition, nearly 2 million people are diagnosed with some form of cancer annually.


Employers are in a unique position to help lessen the financial and emotional burdens of cancer on their employees.

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As our client, you have access to a powerful tool, AleraHR (ThinkHR-Mineral), provided through our parent company, Alera Group. With information about anything from compliance to creating handbooks and employee onboarding procedures, AleraHR is your one-stop resource for all things HR.


-       The Learn platform allows employers to assign courses on just about any topic to employees.

-       The white paper and webinar library allows you to find the HR information you need quickly.

-       You can get your HR questions answered by certified HR experts, including advice on how to handle the toughest situations.


If you haven’t logged in to AleraHR (ThinkHR-Mineral) to see how this resource can benefit your organization, we encourage you to do so today! If you need any assistance with gaining access to AleraHR, please contact your Client Manager.


CLICK HERE to download now.

Published in Best Practices
Wednesday, 04 May 2022 23:26

Human Resources Toolkit: Employee Engagement

High employee engagement can lead to success, while low engagement can harm productivity. Engaged employees are more than just satisfied with their jobs, they are committed to the organization and its goals.

This HR Toolkit includes valuable engagement resources, like proven engagement practices, engagement ROI factors and sample materials.

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Wednesday, 27 April 2022 23:14

Human Resources Required Posters & Remote Workers

With more employees working remotely, the question has come up about how to adequately comply with required employer posters. Our experts at AleraHR have provided this guidance:


For remote employees, although it is required that information be posted at each physical facility, it is not required that information be posted remotely, at an employee's home as an example.  It is, however, required that the information be communicated to employees.

Published in Fall River News

Have you heard of J codes?  They are the coding used by doctor’s offices, hospitals and other providers to bill for specialty medications that are usually not taken by mouth, like injectables. They are called “J codes” because of the way they are billed.


The medications dispensed can be expensive as they are often specialty medications, chemotherapy and immunosuppressants. They are billed through the medical plan and not the pharmacy plan, so they can be difficult to identify and address.

Published in Fall River News
Sunday, 20 February 2022 22:58

HR Toolkit: Virtual Interviewing

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are adopting remote and virtual practices—including interviewing.


This toolkit is designed to guide you step by step through the virtual interview process and help you find the right people for your organization.

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