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The Surprisingly Strong Connection Between Well-being and Turnover

In our 2017 National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, we asked employers to rate the importance of strategies they will be using over the next five years to advance the triple aim of lower cost, higher quality, and a better member experience. This post on the importance of creating a…

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How to Ensure Successful Technology Onboarding

High-performing businesses combine people, process and technology to create unique and valuable products and services. With the rapid pace of innovation in today’s technology sphere — everything from basic email and messaging to collaboration tools and cloud-based applications to the very networks that provide access and deliver these key business tools — the…

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How to shift from managing performance to developing it

A performance system used in figure skating may not be the best way to evaluate employees in your workplace. Traditional formats of managing performance aren’t working anymore. Employers are moving away from traditional performance management tools, like annual reviews, to new techniques that emphasize real-time feedback. In the current workforce—where talent is…

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Anatomy of an Effective Legal Bill

One of the top struggles for solo and small firm lawyers is getting paid.You’ve performed the work for your client and you did a good job – getting paid for your time and effort seems like it would be a slam dunk. But unfortunately, that’s not always the case. The…

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How to Really Hold People Accountable

The topic of “accountability” anchors almost every leadership discussion I witness these days. While I hear the word accountability ad nauseum, what I see are leaders who lack the intestinal fortitude to follow through on the actions that create it. How to hold people accountable Here are the things you’re…

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5 Best Practices for Building an Employee Value Proposition

Employees are the cornerstone of any successful organization. Businesses are constantly looking to fill positions with top talent in order to improve the products and services they provide. However, in a competitive job market, businesses must up their game to avoid losing top talent to the competition. What is an…

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Fighting for Law Firm Dollars

Outsourcing some of the old “full service” model allows marketing departments to work within shrinking budgets By Heather Suttie, Lexpert, March 2017; reprinted in The Law Office Management Association (TLOMA) newsletter, April 2017 Continuing pressure for value and intense focus on profit is resulting in tightened controls and reduction of law…

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Staying Afloat When Disaster Strikes

Natural disasters can strike at any time. Is your firm prepared? Ten years ago, 70-mile-per-hour winds gusted through downtown Indianapolis. They blew out the windows of Krieg DeVault LLP’s headquarters, damaging the framework of the building and sending thousands of papers to the ground below. Immediately, every worker was displaced,…

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Legal Tech Trends: What to Expect in 2017

By Niki Black | Jan.02.17 | Cloud Computing, Daily Dispatch, Legal Technology Finally, 2016 has drawn to a close — and what a long, strange trip! Whether politics, entertainment or legal technology, it was an eventful year, to say the least. Fortunately, legal technology was a bit less tumultuous than…

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Employ More Strategic Thinking in the New Year

STRATEGIC ACTIONS FOR LEARNING HOW TO THINK STRATEGICALLY What is strategic thinking? What does that term mean? My research into definitions brought me to the following thoughts. Strategic thinking is a process that defines the manner in which people think about, assess, view, and create the future for themselves and…

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