Happy National Employee
Benefit Story Contest
5 Things You Need To Do
Before a Job Interview
Employers Added 215,000
Jobs in March
The ACA After Six Years
Study Shows Value of
Unusual Order In Supreme
Court Contraceptive Mandate Case
5 Things You Need To Do Before a Job Interview
Here's Your Pre Job Interview
Checklist So You're as Prepared as Possible
1) Do Your Homework
You don’t want to come across as cocky, but to make a good
impression, confidence is key. It’s the research you do ahead of time
that will give you the type of knowledge to help you stand tall.
2) Investigate the Company
Culture Delve into the company culture. Find out what it is that
makes the company either a place where people want to work or drives
3) Know Every Bit of Your
Resume Make sure you know your resume inside and out. That’s the
document your interviewer is going to use to ask you questions.
4) Practice Your Interview
Sit down and rehearse your answers to key questions before you do
the interview. Think about questions you’ve been asked in the past that
have stumped you.
5) Prepare Questions of
Prepare a list of questions in advance that you want answered to
help make an informed decision but be leery of jumping too quickly into
questions about salary and benefits -- save those for when things get
the rest of the list at Salary.com
HR Business Partner
• At least 8
years HR management experience including specific experience as an HR
success in multi-site employee relations and performance management
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Happy National Employee Benefits
by Sam Gruenbaum, President, BTHR Solutions
Today is National Employee
Benefits Day, and in honor of the occasion we would like to extend our
best wishes to all of you, our friends in the Employee Benefits world.
BTHR Solutions (formerly
BeneTemps) has been serving the Employee Benefits and HR community since
1977, and we hope to continue serving you for many more years to come!
National Employee Benefits Day Story
by Sam Gruenbaum, President, BTHR Solutionns
Every year in honor of
National Employee Benefits Day,
asks our friends in the HR & Employee Benefits world to
submit humorous and heartwarming stories.
These true stories and amusing anecdotes are enjoyed by thousands of our
HR and Benefits colleagues across the country and winners receive a $25
American Express gift card!
Read all 5 winners on our web site...
Here are two of our favorites:
Hard Proof of Hardship
I got a hardship withdrawal
for unreimbursed medical expenses, incomplete, no documentation. Called
up the participant who said she needed new dentures so I asked for some
documentation, the bill showing the insurance payment, the EOB,
something. She says fine.
Two days later... Fed Ex package... and a set of broken dentures on my
Important ERISA Question
My favorite employee benefit
"moment" occurred when a colleague said, "When do I get to meet Erisa? I
sure hear her name come up a lot!"
215,000 jobs in March
Employers added 215,000 jobs in March, the Labor Department said Friday,
underscoring that the U.S. labor market continues to shrug off economic
weakness both domestically and abroad. Average hourly wages rose 7 cents
to $25.43 and are up 2.3% the past year, more than reversing an
unexpected dip in February and possibly indicating that lackluster
earnings gains of just over 2% throughout the recovery are picking up.
Care Act After Six Years
The Affordable Care Act is the most important legislation in health care
since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid. The law’s singular
achievement is that 20 million people who were previously uninsured have
health-care coverage. What sets the ACA apart is not only the progress
made in covering the uninsured but also the role the law has played
rewriting insurance rules to treat millions of sick people more fairly
and its provisions reforming provider payment under Medicare. The latter
is getting attention throughout the health system.
Study Shows Value
of Wellness Programs
A three-year study of Humana Inc.’s data-driven wellness and rewards
program, HumanaVitality, shows employees engaged with the health
incentive program had fewer unscheduled absences, lower overall health
claims costs and fewer visits to the hospital and emergency room.
Unusual Order In
Supreme Court Contraceptive Mandate Case
The U.S. Supreme Court's unusual move seeking more information from
parties involved in challenging the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive
mandate could signal attempts to overcome a stalemate in the
eight-member Supreme Court, sources say.
The justices on Tuesday asked religious nonprofit organizations that
object to the mandate and government agencies defending the law to
provide ideas to allow employees to obtain contraceptives that do “not
require any involvement of petitioners.”