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    Alex Tolbert

    Alex is the founder and CEO of BerniePortal. He is a recognized thought leader on technology, HR and benefits.
    Building a business? How to think about your HR timeline
    By Alex Tolbert on July 1, 2019 | 3 min read time

          Starting an HR department Small business owners are usually experienced in making long-term financial plans or sales strategies, but it’s...

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    Why—and How—to Prioritize Weekly One-to-One Meetings
    By Alex Tolbert on June 24, 2019 | 4 min read time

    Performance management is invariably a hot topic in the HR world, and there are a lot of different ways administrators can ensure that ...

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    How small businesses can think about HR integrations
    By Alex Tolbert on June 10, 2019 | 2 min read time

    What you need to know about HR integrations The future of HR is in automation – more and more small employers are bringing HR administration...

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    Reference-based pricing reimbursements: When to negotiate
    By Alex Tolbert on May 6, 2019 | 2 min read time

    Check out this column in BenefitsPro: One of the biggest concerns around reference-based pricing for brokers and employers alike is the potential...

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    Are you making these three applicant tracking mistakes?
    By Alex Tolbert on April 8, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Applicant tracking system problems to avoid With historically low unemployment rates, most U.S. employers are struggling to fill open positions....

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    Recruiting college grads? Focus on the 401(k)
    By Alex Tolbert on April 4, 2019 | 2 min read time

    Why a 401(k) is part of a competitive recruitment strategy Check out this column in BenefitsPro: Many small and mid-sized employers have ...

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    How to evaluate health questionnaire software
    By Alex Tolbert on March 27, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Check out this column in Employee Benefits Adviser: As self-insuring becomes a more viable option for small and midsized businesses, demand is...

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    The anatomy of a health questionnaire
    By Alex Tolbert on March 25, 2019 | 3 min read time

    Check out this column in BenefitsPro: As health care costs continue to rise in the U.S., more and more small and mid-sized employers are pursuing...

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    Five tactics to help small businesses compete in the talent market
    By Alex Tolbert on March 20, 2019 | 3 min read time

    How to compete in the war for talent In today’s competitive talent market, recruitment is a challenge for employers of all sizes. However, small...

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    Why benefits matter when picking an HR system
    By Alex Tolbert on March 13, 2019 | 2 min read time

    Utilizing an HRIS for benefits administration There are more tech options for small employers than ever before, and each solution varies in...

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