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Benefits

Part 2: Six Things You Should Do to Prepare for Benefits Renewal

As the end of the year approaches, we know it can be overwhelming as a business owner to navigate the different requirements, timelines, and benefit options without HR expertise. In last week’s blog, we examined...
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Benefits

Part 1: Six Things You Should Do to Prepare Benefits Renewal

If you are like most small businesses, your benefits renewal is coming up. As an employer, you want to offer your hard-working employees the benefits they want, but if you are a small business, it...
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Thought Leadership

How Market Conditions Affect Your 401(k)

Now may be a good time to look back a few months just to gain a better long-term perspective. The market has been trading in a range for the last several months hovering at or near record highs on the three indices: the Dow, the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ...
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Benefits Thought Leadership

Employee Benefits Expectations Have Changed. Are You Meeting Them?

Employee expectations of what they want from their employer have dramatically changed in part due to COVID-19. The workplace we know has changed, and what employers offer for benefits must keep up with the changing...
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Benefits

PART 2: Four Things to Know Before Renewing Your Employee Benefits Plan

Last week in part one of Four Things to Know Before Renewing Your Employee Benefits Plan we relayed that it IS possible to reduce benefits plan costs and support employee health (both physical and mental) when you partner with the right PEO—AspenHR!
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Benefits

PART 1: Four Things to Know Before Renewing Your Employee Benefits Plan

Oh, what a difference a year and a half makes. At this point in 2019, unemployment rates were at an all-time low, and businesses were doing whatever they could to compete for talent. With unemployment now near an all-time high, priorities have...
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Employee Well-Being

Health Meets Wealth: The ROI of Investing in Employee Well-Being

It’s time to invest in employees’ well-being. If you haven’t started doing so already, your bottom line is taking a hit. Nearly 40% of employees say their mental health has been negatively impacted by the pandemic and 60% of employees believe...
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Employee Well-Being

3 Strategies to Boost Your Employee Wellbeing Program

Employers are becoming even more aware of the benefits of incorporating corporate wellbeing programming in their overall employee engagement strategies. It is no surprise that happier and healthier people can perform better work – and beyond the goal of...
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Benefits

Why On-Demand Pay is the Most In-Demand Benefit

Crossing your fingers for payday to come before your bill’s due date is not a way to live. But for many Americans, it’s a frustrating reality. 78% of U.S. employees live paycheck to paycheck, including those who earn six-figure salaries.
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PEO Industry

What Does Co-Employment With a PEO Mean?

Financial Services Companies have the potential to transform their business by outsourcing the heaviest HR burdens to a Professional Employer Organization (“PEO”). When RIAs, asset management, and fund companies work with a PEO, they enter...
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Thought Leadership

OWNERSHIP MANAGEMENT: 10 Reasons Why Using Spreadsheets to Manage Cap Tables is a Bad Idea

Capitalization tables (or cap tables) provide an analysis of a company’s percentages of ownership, equity dilution, and value of equity in each round of investment by founders, investors, and other owners. Developing a cap table and making related decisions can be complicated and overwhelming.
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Thought Leadership

How the Tight Labor Market Affects Profitability

We know that the key to creating a successful company is to hire and develop a skilled and highly-engaged workforce. As the labor market continues to tighten up, it has become even more challenging to...
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Compliance

7 Key Compliance Tips to Implement in Your Hiring Process

Hiring great employees gives companies an edge over their competition but can also be challenging when candidates outnumber the jobs available. The challenging part of hiring equates to time filtering candidates, interviewing, and hiring decisions...
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Thought Leadership

White House Issues Ransomware Prevention Guidance to Businesses

In a recent letter addressed to corporate executives and business leaders, the White House emphasized that bolstering the nation’s resilience against cyberattacks is a main priority for President Joe Biden’s administration. Specifically, as ransomware attacks continue to rise in both cost and...
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Compliance

Is an Outsourced Compliance Provider Appropriate for Your Firm?

The SEC’s Director of Examinations[1] recently reiterated the critical role that Chief Compliance Officers (“CCO”) play for both investment advisers and investment companies. The SEC’s language together with previous SEC guidance focused on outsourced CCOs implies that the SEC prefers in-house CCOs.
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Press Release

AspenHR Introduces Aspen’s Advantage MarketPlace

SAN FRANCISCO, May 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —  AspenHR, a professional employer organization (PEO) providing concierge HR solutions to alternative investment funds and their portfolio companies, has officially launched Aspen’s Advantage MarketPlace. The marketplace is the first designed by a PEO...
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PEO Industry

Due Diligence and HR in M&A Transactions

Inorganic growth via acquisition has become a proven way for companies to quickly scale and grow. Often, the company being acquired is a competitor with a proven record of success, revenue, and employee retention. The...
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Employee Well-Being

Returning to the Office: What Precautions Should Employers Take?

Covid-19 has changed the way we work and interact with others. While many alternative investment funds and financial services firms have opted to work remotely many are now considering returning to the office- a decision...
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Thought Leadership

Five Key Considerations Before Terminating an Employee

Terminating an employee is never easy, and often, the events leading up to the termination are not either. An employee who once was a competent hire has become a problem for your company. Terminating the...
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Retirement Thought Leadership

Americans See The Importance Of Retirement Self-Funding

More than half of near-retirees (adults aged 50 to 64) are worried a “great deal” about the Social Security system, according to Gallup, while only a third of survey respondents aged 18-29 expressed a similar concern about the program’s long-term availability...
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Retirement Thought Leadership

Americans Highly Value Their 401(k) Plans

401(k)s are among the most widely used retirement savings vehicles in America, in part because millions of working adults have access to these defined contribution (DC) plans through their employer. However, 401(k)s are also very popular because many Americans can recognize...
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Press Release

AspenHR Introduces Aspen’s Advantage MarketPlace

SAN FRANCISCO, May 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —  AspenHR, a professional employer organization (PEO) providing concierge HR solutions to alternative investment funds and their portfolio companies, has officially launched Aspen’s Advantage MarketPlace. The marketplace is the first designed by a PEO...
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