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Millennial Employees Not All That Different

By Greg Van Ness, CEO and Sean Bhardwaj   [ Return to Our Blog ] Think for a moment about what you want out of your job. For most of us, we want to feel appreciated, listened to and recognized for our good work.   We want our job to be meaningful, with the opportunity […]

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Press Release: Tolman and Wiker Renovation

By Greg Van Ness, CEO [ Return to Our Blog ] Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services LLC-Completion of Major Building Renovation Ventura, California, October 18, 2016: A party celebrating the end of a major building renovation for Ventura’s largest insurance brokerage firm was held on October 27, 2016 at the offices of Tolman & Wiker […]

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Sustaining Successful Leadership

By Greg Van Ness, CEO   [ Return to Our Blog ] Leading successfully is challenging, as anyone who has tackled a leadership role knows well.   Much has been written and will continue to be written about the keys to successful leadership – in fact, Amazon currently lists over 180,000 entries for “leadership books” on […]

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Taking the Long View

By Greg Van Ness, CEO   [ Return to Our Blog ] Taking the long view, according to the Cambridge Dictionary, means thinking about the effects that something will have in the future instead of in the present. Whether it’s in our personal lives or our career pursuits, taking the long view is good for […]

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A Prescription for Savings: Developing Wellness Programs

[ Return to Our Blog ] It is widely accepted that workplace health and wellness programs can have a range of benefits. Studies have calculated savings, slower growth of health care costs, reduced absences, increased productivity and so on, but a healthy workforce does more than just engender good feelings—it is also a competitive advantage. […]

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Employee Challenges Wellness Incentive under State Wage-Hour Law

[ Return to Our Blog ] A pharmacy chain is being sued over its requirement that employees undergo a “wellness exam” or pay a $600 surcharge on their health plan contribution. The lawsuit, filed in California state court as a class action, characterizes the surcharge as an illegal “wage deduction,” and contends that employees who […]

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