Kainos Blog

July 2020
In Depth: The Future of Work Part 1 | TX Employee Benefits Advisors
in Human Resources, Workforce

In Depth: The Future of Work Part 1 | TX Employee Benefits Advisors

by admin

The hardest thing about the future of work is defining the concept. The chief reason has to do with change. It’s constant with new technologies coming online at an increasing pace and changing the way people complete their work. If the data is to be believed, what HR knows about work is quickly disappearing. Korn Ferry predicts by 2030 a global human talent shortage of more than...

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Jul
2020
June 2020
4 Steps You Can Take to Feel More in Control Now | Houston Benefits Group
in Life Insurance

4 Steps You Can Take to Feel More in Control Now | Houston Benefits Group

by admin

COVID-19 has upended life as we know it for millions of people around the world. Many of us—including the young and healthy—are seriously contemplating our mortality for the first time. As the parent of a toddler, with a baby on the way, I’m definitely in this camp. It’s deeply unsettling to ponder how this virus has cut short so many lives in the span of...

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Jun
2020
Remaining ADA-Compliant Under COVID-19 | Texas Employee Benefits Consultants
in ADA, Blog

Remaining ADA-Compliant Under COVID-19 | Texas Employee Benefits Consultants

by admin

The coronavirus crisis has forced human resources teams to juggle more challenges than ever before, from employee benefits and sick leave to new teleworking policies. On top of this, the drastic change in the American workplace has spawned new laws and protocols, while raising questions about how these new regulations affect standing legislation like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In order to remain fully...

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24

Jun
2020
Effective Leadership Begins with You | Houston Employee Benefits
in Custom Content, Leadership

Effective Leadership Begins with You | Houston Employee Benefits

by admin

If you search Merriam-Webster for the meaning of “leader,” you will find some interesting definitions: Something that leads: such as something that ranks first A person who leads: such as a person who has commanding authority or influence Now, think of those in leadership in your life. Do they line up with these definitions of a leader? What about you? Would others say you lined...

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Jun
2020
Mental Health Exercises for a Strong Mind | Houston Benefits Team
in Custom Content, mental health

Mental Health Exercises for a Strong Mind | Houston Benefits Team

by admin

When someone says they want to get healthy, you naturally think of physical health. However, we do have the ability to do a mind workout so that we are mentally fit. We’ve collected some exercises to help you build your mental-muscle-strength and, in turn, build a strong and healthy body. Anxiety disorders are the highest reported mental health issue in the US with 42.5 million...

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8

Jun
2020
Data Drop: The Latest Workforce Surveys for HR Professionals to Read | Texas Benefits Team
in Blog, Human Resources

Data Drop: The Latest Workforce Surveys for HR Professionals to Read | Texas Benefits Team

by admin

It’s an interesting time for the workforce as big changes are in store for everyone across the spectrum of the professional landscape. Every industry has been impacted COVID-19 and the continuous evolution of the situation, the economy and the workplace means that data and our understanding of all these things is shifting with it. More reliable than the data itself sometimes is people thirst for...

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Jun
2020
May 2020
How to Support the Mental Health of Your Employees During COVID-19 | Houston Employee Benefits Experts
in Blog, mental health

How to Support the Mental Health of Your Employees During COVID-19 | Houston Employee Benefits Experts

by admin

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. People have experienced financial hardship, additional challenges with childcare and school cancellations, job loss, reduced hours, sickness, and grief. The future is uncertain, and the present is extra stressful. And to make matters worse, many of the networks and practices that people use to support their mental health are currently unavailable due to social...

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May
2020
Tools for the Remote Workplace | Texas Employee Benefits Partners
in Blog, Custom Content, Remote Work, Time Management

Tools for the Remote Workplace | Texas Employee Benefits Partners

by admin

The traditional workplace of physical offices and desks has changed. The new normal we are all experiencing is the remote workplace. While some are adjusting to this change without any growing pains, some may find it difficult to transition. Follow these tips to help manage your time in this new space. SET UP A PHYSICAL WORKSPACE You don’t need to have a home office with...

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May
2020
Vaping in the Workplace | Houston Benefits Firm
in Blog, Custom Content, Vaping

Vaping in the Workplace | Houston Benefits Firm

by admin

The health of our businesses during these uncertain times may be called “sickly” but the health of your employees and your bottom line doesn’t have to be. While we know cigarettes are a danger to your health, we are just now learning the risks associated with vaping. This trendy new method of nicotine delivery may not only be affecting your employees who vape, but also...

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May
2020
5 Tips for Building Trust When Employees Return to Work | TX Benefits Advisors
in Blog, Employee Trust, Human Resources

5 Tips for Building Trust When Employees Return to Work | TX Benefits Advisors

by admin

The day where people return to normal routines around work doesn’t seem as far off today as it did just a few weeks ago. As politicians itching to “re-open” the world look at ways to revive normalcy, companies now have to do the same as they consider operational needs and employee safety. As the work environment shifts back toward what it was, what HR teams...

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May
2020
April 2020
CBD: Fact or Fiction? | Houston Employee Benefits
in Blog, Custom Content, health

CBD: Fact or Fiction? | Houston Employee Benefits

by admin

The cannabidiol (CBD) market in the United States has taken off like a rocket. Some projections have this market reaching $16 billion by 2025. After years of singing its praises for treating, albeit illegally, a myriad of health issues, supporters of cannabis have seen an uptick of mainstream support in the last 2 years with the legalization of this herb in many states. The exact...

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Apr
2020
A Financial Lifeline You May Have Forgotten About | Texas Employee Benefits Group
in Blog, Life Insurance

A Financial Lifeline You May Have Forgotten About | Texas Employee Benefits Group

by admin

So much has happened in the last few days and weeks that I feel like months have passed. Social distancing is now on everyone’s lips. And the goal is noble: flatten “the curve” and prevent more people from getting sick from the Coronavirus. The impact, though, is being felt in so many ways by so many people: Schools are closed and parents need to stay...

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Apr
2020
How to Support Your Employees During a Global Pandemic | Houston Employee Benefits Agency
in Blog, UBA, Work from home

How to Support Your Employees During a Global Pandemic | Houston Employee Benefits Agency

by admin

As companies frantically try to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic, many HR teams find themselves with an alarmingly jam-packed workload. Employee interviews need to be postponed, telework policies implemented or adjusted, health and wellness protocols changed. And when everyone is in crisis mode, it’s easy to let a simple, but crucial, aspect of the job fall to the wayside: being there for your employees. While...

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13

Apr
2020
Stop – Stay Home – Start Something | Texas Benefits Team
in Blog, COVID-19, Custom Content

Stop – Stay Home – Start Something | Texas Benefits Team

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We are seeing so many changes to our work, personal, and social life due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While these changes can seem daunting and the obstacles they create insurmountable, this can be a time of healthy change. There is always the chance for good to happen when you stop, stay home, and start something.   STOP Are you someone that people would describe as...

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Apr
2020
March 2020
8 Creative Ways to Move More When You’re Stuck at Home | Houston Benefits Consultants
in Blog, COVID-19, Wellness

8 Creative Ways to Move More When You’re Stuck at Home | Houston Benefits Consultants

by admin

The latest coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to be a major source of concern. Sports teams have cancelled seasons, companies are urging employees to work from home and social distancing is in full swing — all of which has anxiety at an all-time high. One way to help calm your nerves: exercise. “It can help reduce tension and elevate mood by releasing endorphins, as well as norepinephrine, serotonin and...

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Mar
2020
Remote Work Challenges for HR | TX Employee Benefits Advisors
in Blog, Human Resources, Work from home

Remote Work Challenges for HR | TX Employee Benefits Advisors

by admin

It’s been said the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has created the largest remote work experiment ever devised.  In fact, there are many recently documented cases where companies have asked at least some of their employees to work from home.  Three of those companies are Amazon, Twitter and Microsoft. Remote work, of course, is not something new.  In the past, remote work has been largely reserved...

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Mar
2020
Dental Health Benefits You Can’t Afford to Lose | Texas Benefits Firm
in Blog, Custom Content, dental health, Wellness

Dental Health Benefits You Can’t Afford to Lose | Texas Benefits Firm

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Did you know that a healthy mouth and good oral hygiene can actually reduce your likelihood of other serious diseases? Your mouth is more than just a gateway to enjoying delicious food. Your mouth is an indicator of your overall health. Let’s chew on the facts about dental health and what it can mean for the rest of your body. Gum Disease = Warning Sign...

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16

Mar
2020
Employee Burnout in 2020 | Houston Employee Benefits Agents
in Blog, Human Resources, Wellness

Employee Burnout in 2020 | Houston Employee Benefits Agents

by admin

For a long time, employee burnout has been dismissed. In some instances, it’s been written off as employee laziness or simply an employee being contrary. That, however, is no longer the case. In 2020, HR professionals are going to have to deal with it as a realized syndrome and one that is becoming more prevalent in the workplace. By going unmanaged, it has become an...

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10

Mar
2020
March Madness 2020: The Ball is in Your Court | Texas Benefits Consultants
in Blog, Human Resources, Productivity

March Madness 2020: The Ball is in Your Court | Texas Benefits Consultants

by admin

March Madness is upon us, and there is no avoiding it. Selection Sunday, when the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Committee announces which 68 teams made the 2020 tournament, is March 15th. Games begin with the First Four on March 17th and 18th and culminate with the Final Four April 4th and the 2020 NCAA championship game on April 6th. While this annual event can impact...

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2

Mar
2020
February 2020
Service Animals in the Workplace | Houston Benefits Agency
in ADA, Human Resources

Service Animals in the Workplace | Houston Benefits Agency

by admin

In 2020, many people with disabilities use the emotional and physical support provided by a service animal. This means that the workplace has seen an increase of these service animals over the last decade and therefore the workforce needs to be educated on this changing environment. Let’s take a look at what constitutes a service animal and the accommodation of such in the workplace. Americans...

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Feb
2020
No Gym Required for These (Financial) Fitness Tips | Texas Employee Benefits Group
in Blog, Insurance, Life Insurance

No Gym Required for These (Financial) Fitness Tips | Texas Employee Benefits Group

by admin

If you’re like me, your social-media feeds are jammed with headlines about getting “healthy and fit” in the new year. Of course, they’re referring to diet and exercise and common resolutions to drop pounds and work out more often. But it’s just as important to be concerned about your financial fitness—where you can also drop some baggage and get some strength training without going near...

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Feb
2020
January 2020
The Importance of Sleep | Texas Employee Benefit Advisors
in Custom Content, health, Wellness

The Importance of Sleep | Texas Employee Benefit Advisors

by admin

Everyone knows that eating healthy, getting exercise, limiting alcohol intake, and not smoking leads to a healthy lifestyle. Did you know that sleep is also an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle? With 1/3 of our lifetime being spent sleeping, this part of our life must take importance. Let’s delve into why sleep is important and what you can do to improve this area...

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Jan
2020
International Hiring Strategy | Houston Employee Benefits Agents
in Blog, Business Strategy, International Business

International Hiring Strategy | Houston Employee Benefits Agents

by admin

In today’s business world, there is more pressure than ever to maintain a high rate of growth and reach new revenue goals. And growth usually means hiring. The work of HR is an important part of that work, especially where fast-growing companies are concerned. There are many reasons why going beyond borders and hiring talent internationally can help a company reach its objectives. Why International...

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15

Jan
2020
Communication in the Workplace | Texas Employee Benefits Team
in Blog, Communication, Custom Content, Technology

Communication in the Workplace | Texas Employee Benefits Team

by admin

Today’s workforce looks markedly different than it did just 10 years ago. 1 in 3 workers in the US are millennials and this makes them the largest generation in our current workforce. The way this generation communicates makes it necessary for the office to adjust its messaging strategy. What was seen as top-notch communication tech in the early 2000’s has been replaced by new options....

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Jan
2020
January 2020