Human resources specialists are the unsung heroes of the HR world. Yes, the managers get all the credit (and take all the blame, if they’re any good.) But where the rubber meets the road, doing the grunt work of human resources and actually making things happen are the lower-level HR specialists. Many of them just […]

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With over $1.3 Trillion in student loan debt outstanding, and interest rates at or near all-time lows, there is a booming business in student loan refinancing. Several private lenders have emerged who specialize in refinancing these loans, and you can see their television ads almost daily. But while student loan refinancing might be a great […]

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Our CEO Scott Thompson was recently featured as a guest commentator in The Hill discussing new legislation in Congress that would create a tax cut for employers to offer a student loan repayment benefit. By helping the 90-million strong millennial generation free up more income for consumption, this tax break can spur economic growth. Among […]

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The data continues to show that benefits have a measurable impact on employee recruiting, retention, loyalty and engagement. This is true for both employer-paid benefits as well as for voluntary benefits, which employees generally pay for via payroll deduction. Since 2008, as employer margins have tightened, voluntary benefits programs have become more important as employers […]

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