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Stacey Edelman: 2013 Ohio Glass Ceiling Award Winner

by Tim AustinMay 28, 2013 9:34 AM

GMS is thrilled to announce that Stacey Edelman is a 2013 Ohio Glass Ceiling Award winner!

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Habits of HR Success

by Tim AustinMay 22, 2013 2:50 PM

What if I told you that you can accomplish all of your HR goals?

 

You can. You just need to form a few good habits.

 

Check out my guest blog post on Easy Small Business HR. In it, I explore the ways to make success a habit. Your HR successes help you -- and your business -- succeed.

 

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Grab Bag | Human Resources

Healthy Tips for Business Trips

by Stacey LinnMay 14, 2013 1:54 PM

Do you travel for work? Do you find it hard to keep a routine? You aren’t alone.

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401(k) Testing: What is That About?

by Tom SmithMay 9, 2013 10:14 AM

I receive this question very often, especially at the beginning of each year. The IRS requires any company with a 401(k) plan to conduct annual compliance testing.

The testing is conducted after the plan’s year-end. For most plans, this is 12/31.

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Business and Baseball

by Tim AustinApril 29, 2013 3:50 PM

My two older boys, ages 9 and 10, are playing ‘kid pitch’ baseball this year. Believe it or not, when I asked them what position they wanted to play, they both said “Dad, I want to be the pitcher”.

Then we asked each player on the team what position they wanted to play and each and every player said “Pitcher”. On paper this is not strange, as this is the most glorified position in baseball. After all, they make the most money, get the most publicity (when they are good), and seem to have the biggest fan base.

The other coaches and I talked to our 13-man roster about how important every position is on the team and how every position contributes to the overall goal. We teach them that they all have to play together to win.

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GMS Women Who Excel

by Tim AustinApril 26, 2013 1:22 PM

Recently, four women from Group Management Services attended the Women Who Excel Seminar in Cleveland, OH.  It was a great networking opportunity as well as a forum to hear leading women talk about how they have made it to the top.  There were panelists from all different industries that discussed topics ranging from the barriers women face in the workforce to the right way to align yourself as a strategic partner. 

Jessica Mischka (Benefits Administration Manger), Catisha Jackson (Benefits Account Manager), Sanja Benic (Human Resources Intern), and Stacey Edelman (VP of Client Services) enjoyed learning how to become a stronger female presence and mentor at GMS. 

Group Management Services is very proud of not only these four women, but proud of all the females that help lead our company and its customers.

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Negligent Hiring and Background Checks

by Chrystal ValentiApril 23, 2013 4:00 PM

If your employee injures a co-worker or customer while on the job, your company might be on the line.

Employers can face negligent hiring charges if a hiring decision results in an employee injuring or harming any person they come in contact with through the job. Not only can negligent hiring result in exorbitant financial costs, but it can also damage the organization’s reputation.

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Medicaid Expansion: Will it Help Small Businesses in Ohio?

by Andrew SzczesniakApril 16, 2013 9:15 AM

The Affordable Care Act is in full swing.

"Now what?"

I think I’ve heard that question from business owners a million times in the past few weeks.

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Help Stop Cancer: Join a Study

by Tim AustinApril 9, 2013 10:42 AM

We’ve all been affected by cancer.

Each year, 12.7 million people will learn they have cancer. Cancer impacts all of our lives; our friends’ lives, our families’ lives.

What if there was something you could personally do to help?

Help Prevent Cancer

The American Cancer Society is seeking participants for a study called the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). The CPS-3 study is looking to enroll adults between 30 and 65 years old who have never been diagnosed with cancer. The study won’t take up too much of your time, but will make a huge difference in cancer research.

Together we can stop cancer.

I am a member of the board of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

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Old-Fashioned Ways Are New Again

by Andrew SzczesniakApril 8, 2013 11:27 AM

If my mom only knew.

When I was younger, my parents would encourage (mandate) that I help them in the family garden out back. However, that really cut into my wiffle ball playing/tree-climbing/insect-torturing summertime. I came up with every excuse in the book to get out of it. I was told it was good exercise and that the vegetables we grew were healthier and better for me than anything we bought at the grocery store. I didn’t care. I was a kid. I hated vegetables.

Now we appear to have come full circle. Not only are gardens making appearances in the suburbs, they’re also starting to dot cityscapes and in a surprising twist, corporate campuses.

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