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Inside Connect and Simplify, Inc.™

Business & Economics Podcasts

This podcast will be a look inside how The Benefit Companies, Inc. was built and continues to evolve and how what we do translates to what business owners are dealing with. We will introduce you to our team, learn what makes them tick and how they make TBC work so well.

Location:

United States

Description:

This podcast will be a look inside how The Benefit Companies, Inc. was built and continues to evolve and how what we do translates to what business owners are dealing with. We will introduce you to our team, learn what makes them tick and how they make TBC work so well.

Language:

English

Contact:

262-207-1999 x160


Episodes
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I’ll Just Do It Myself

5/14/2024
As a business owner or decision maker, cost can be a driving factor in a lot of decisions. But when does it make sense to hire professionals instead of trying to do it all yourself? That’s the topic of this episode. Sometimes it makes sense to do things yourself, but at some point it makes more sense to hand off certain areas of the business to trained professionals who specialize in those areas. Time vs Money. What’s your choice? We do all the things, let’s grow together! Insource Connect & Simplify™ and The Benefit Companies, Inc.™

Duration:00:09:58

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We Can’t See Around Corners, But….

4/30/2024
Ever wish that you could see into the future? Wouldn’t it be great to see what’s coming? None of us can predict the future, but…. We can do a couple of things that make it seem like we have our finger on the pulse of what’s coming next. Tune in to hear how technology and our experience can help set your business up for success, now and into the future. We do all the things, let’s grow together! Insource Connect & Simplify™ and The Benefit Companies, Inc.™

Duration:00:12:19

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You Have Enough to Do…We’ll Give You Your Life Back

4/12/2024
Business owners are passionate about the product, service, work they do and the people they help. They may be an expert in a particular area or discipline. That doesn’t always translate to being an expert in running the business. And that’s ok. We have a team of experts that are ready to help with all the back-end admin tasks of running the business so you, as an owner, can focus on growing your business. We do all the things, let’s grow together! Insource Connect & Simplify™ and The Benefit Benefit Companies, Inc.™

Duration:00:09:23

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HR Is Still the Key

4/2/2024
HR is still the key! It’s a recurring theme that we hear when we meet with business owners. From the small business with no HR person to larger companies with a full HR team, HR is the key to making your business run smoothly. Let's uncover why business owners keep coming back to discuss all things HR. Don't miss out on this insightful conversation. And we can help with that! Get ready to unlock the secrets behind putting your people first and watch your business thrive! Whether it’s as simple as a handbook makeover or a full blown HR software solution, we have the tools that can help you focus more on growing your business. We do all the things, let’s grow together! Insource Connect & Simplify™ and The Benefit Companies, Inc.™

Duration:00:09:55

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50 Years Is a Big Deal

3/19/2024
We’re celebrating 50 years in business, and it’s a big deal! There have been many companies like Blockbuster and Polaroid, who failed to innovate and didn’t last. That cannot be said for The Benefit Companies and Connect & Simplify. Tune in to hear how we’ve continued to move forward in the ever-changing world, and what that means for our clients. We want them to celebrate just like we are this year. Having the right partner can help a business owner focus on growing their business and not on the back-end administrative tasks that need to be done. We do all the things, let’s grow together! Insource Connect & Simplify™ and The Benefit Companies™

Duration:00:09:09

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You Know How… Well, What We Do Is…

3/5/2024
In this episode, Roger tackles the struggles business owners face from cumbersome administrative tasks to navigating the complexities of today's workforce. We understand that running a business is more than just delivering products or services; it's about managing a myriad of behind-the-scenes operations that can detract from your core mission. Discover how our integrated HCM platform can revolutionize the way you manage HR, payroll, and benefits, freeing up your time to focus on what truly matters. Hear how modern technology can resolve traditional pain points, streamline processes, and empower your team. Plus, we discuss the importance of personalized service and tailored solutions in today's diverse and ever-changing business landscape. Tune in as we explore strategies to eliminate the chaos, reduce manual labor, and give you your life back. Start your journey towards creating a more efficient, compliant, and harmonious workplace. We do all the things, let’s grow together! Insource Connect & Simplify™ and The Benefit Companies, Inc.™

Duration:00:11:51

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The Emotional Cost of Doing Business

2/20/2024
We all know there is a cost of doing business, but what is the emotional cost of doing business? Business owners have a set of emotions. Employees have a set of emotions. Getting the best out of everyone is how a business can succeed and stay successful. What does that look like? Tune in to hear Roger discuss how equipping your employees with the right stuff can help keep your business moving in the right direction, and keep your key employees from jumping ship. We do all the things, let’s grow together! Insource Connect & Simplify™ and The Benefit Companies, Inc.™

Duration:00:11:22

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Give Me 10 Minutes of Your Time…To Save You Time

2/6/2024
What does "Get Your Life Back" mean to you? Time. We never seem to have enough of it. This week Roger discusses how you can gain time back in your life by using the industry leader in Human Capital Management (HCM) and partnering with a team of specialists that care about your business like you do. No vendor mixing and matching, no call center queues for what feels like days. Real people that you can speak with and top of the line tech to do the work. Get your life back and gain time back in your life for the things you want to do! We do all the things, let’s grow together!

Duration:00:10:52

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Martin Cooper Changed Your Life – Tech has Never Been the Same

1/23/2024
Martin Cooper? Not a household name, but he changed the world. How? Roger discusses Martin’s contribution to technology and how tech is constantly changing. What does that have to do with us? Tune in to hear how our human capital management (HCM) platform is always changing and improving, and how we can help your company’s administrative processes improve with best-in-class technology. Keep your company growing and evolving by connecting and simplifying with us! We do all the things, let’s grow together!

Duration:00:11:48

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The Google Search Was: Why is Open Enrollment So Painful?

1/9/2024
We start off 2024 with a discussion on open enrollment. Why is it so painful? Roger talks about his research on the topic, what the perspective looks like from the broker’s side, what the pain points are from the admin side and why we can make a difference in all of it. Tune in to hear how open enrollment doesn’t have to be so painful or make you want to throw up – yes, it’s in this episode! We do all the things, let’s grow together!

Duration:00:09:15

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I Was Told There Would Be No Math!

12/26/2023
122=Episode #144! We STILL Do All the Things - The 2023 Recap Join Roger as he recaps 2023’s podcasts and how we really do all the things - and we have the podcasts to back it up. What started out as a new way to educate our clients in the middle of the 2020 pandemic has blossomed into 2 ½ years and 144 episodes of information and education – so there’s a little bit more math. Take a listen and see what you may have missed and learn something new. We STILL do all the things and are looking forward to another year of podcasts to continue sharing the information and education your business needs to know to grow and succeed. We STILL do all the things, let’s grow together! Insource Connect & Simplify™ and The Benefit Companies, Inc.™

Duration:00:12:12

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Top 10 Things HR Needs to Know About Retirement Plans

12/12/2023
HR professionals need to know about a lot of things. They are kind of like a Swiss Army Knife when it comes to keeping a business running smoothly. Having said that, Roger discusses the top 10 things HR needs to know about retirement plans and how to respond to the questions they may be asked. Wondering how to handle those teammate inquiries? 😅💬 Don't worry! We're here to help you confidently respond without giving investment advice. 🚫💼 Just follow our expert tips on communication skills whether it's about eligibility, contributions, or vesting, we've got you covered. The information comes from one of our teammates who has presented hundreds of presentations over the years and the questions that get asked most frequently. Listen in to learn a few tips and tricks. We do all the things, let’s grow together! Insource Connect & Simplify™ and The Benefit Companies, Inc.™

Duration:00:10:09

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Have You Found What You’re Looking For?

11/28/2023
Have you found what you're looking for? It’s not just about a U2 song… Tired of drowning in administrative tasks and/or clunky processes? What are you looking to solve? Where have you looked? How will you solve this? We understand the struggle as Roger recalls several conversations he’s had recently. From soup to nuts, there are problems to be solved and pain points to be eased. What exactly are you hoping to solve with your administrative tasks? Have you explored all avenues in your search? From online research to seeking advice from colleagues, let us know where you've looked so far. We might have a few hidden treasures up our sleeves! Share your challenges and your biggest pain points and we'll design a customized solution for your business. Say goodbye to manual payroll headaches, tedious onboarding processes, and complicated benefit and retirement plans. Our cutting-edge HCM (human capital management) technology has got it covered! We do all the things, let’s grow together! Insource Connect & Simplify™ and The Benefit Companies™

Duration:00:11:09

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Annual Enrollment – What’s Your Company’s Perception vs. Reality?

11/14/2023
It's that time of the year again - Annual enrollment! Perception vs. reality... what's the truth? Before you jump to conclusions, tune in as Roger discusses the process and the perception vs. the reality. What do employees think? What does your admin team think? “Annual enrollment is a nightmare!” “So many confusing forms and complicated choices!” “So much paperwork!” “Too many carriers to deal with!” That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Technology is key in simplifying the admin process and providing a seamless experience for your employees. A streamlined process makes it a breeze for employees to navigate through the entire enrollment journey. Say goodbye to piles of paperwork, and hello to online ease and efficiency! Let's work together to create a benefits experience that works for everyone! We do all the things, let’s keep growing together!

Duration:00:09:26

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Think of Us as a 4-Star Restaurant for Your Admin Appetite

10/31/2023
Welcome to our menu of possibilities! Roger discusses how our products and services are very much like a menu that you are in control of “ordering” from. Whether it's a specific problem you need solved or a unique request, we work closely together as partners to make it happen. Think of us as your trusted culinary team, always cooking up consistent, reliable results. And we're as flexible as a yoga instructor doing the splits on a trampoline! So go ahead, pick and choose what you need from our menu! We do all the things, let’s keep growing together!

Duration:00:08:35

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When a SHRM Speech Turns Into Group Chat Gold

10/17/2023
We're back from the 2023 SHRM Conference, and boy, did we have a blast! We had the honor of not only being an exhibitor, but also as a featured presenter on the hot topic everyone's buzzing about: Secure Act 2.0. We had the conversations of HR challenges, industry trends, a group chat that surpassed our expectations and everything in between. One thing we know is that where you get your information matters. Retirement planning has gotten even more challenging, and we have the specialists who can dive into it with you. We do all the things, let’s keep growing together! Insource Connect & Simplify™ and The Benefit Companies™

Duration:00:10:40

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We Do All The Things – Including Keeping You Compliant

10/3/2023
With new laws and adjustments to legislation, how does a business owner stay compliant? Since 2020, we’ve seen a barrage of adjustments and laws that can make a business owner’s head spin. What do these changes mean, how do they implement them and what actually applies to their company? That is the topic that Roger discusses in this episode. We do all the things and are ready to help your business grow! Insource Connect & Simplify™ and The Benefit Companies™

Duration:00:09:16

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What Do Retirement Plan Law and a Roomba Have In Common?

9/19/2023
What do retirement plan law and a Roomba have in common? Roger talks about the Wisconsin SHRM conference in this episode and our expanded role at this year’s conference. From being an exhibiter to a presenter and follow up webinars, we have SHRM covered. How does the Roomba fit in? Listen in to find out. We do all the things and are ready to help your business grow! Insource Connect & Simplify™ and The Benefit Companies™

Duration:00:11:02

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Payroll For Small Businesses

9/5/2023
Roger is joined by payroll specialist, Barbara Schnoll, to discuss payroll for small businesses in this episode. Who is considered a small business? Barb will give her definition. Tune in to hear about the challenges small businesses face with regard to payroll, staying compliant, law changes when growing, multiple schedules, pay dates, evolving technology hurdles and so much more! If you own or administrate a small business, you don’t want to miss this episode! We do all the things and are ready to help your business grow! Insource Connect & Simplify™ and The Benefit Companies™

Duration:00:16:15

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Let’s Take It Up A Level

8/22/2023
In this podcast, Roger talks about how he’s been hearing from business owners the common theme of “I don’t know what I don’t know”, and how we can help fill in some of the gaps and ease some of the pain points. Hear about the process we go through to make sure it’s a win-win situation for both the client and us as we partner together. Need to improve processes, stay compliant and focus on growing your business instead of the backend admin tasks? Take a listen and take it up a level! We do all the things and are ready to help your business grow! Insource Connect & Simplify™ and The Benefit Companies™

Duration:00:08:28