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Interview Questions to Avoid

Question: Are there any questions we should avoid when interviewing job candidates? Answer: Yes. You should avoid questions that cause an applicant to tell you about their inclusion in a protected class. Don’t ask about race, national origin, citizenship status, religious affiliation, disabilities, pregnancy, sexual orientation or gender identity, past illnesses (including use of sick […]

Creditable Coverage

Question: I reported “creditability” of my prescription plans in March of this year and now I am getting notices that it is due in October.  Are these the same notices?  Is this the same creditable coverage document and what do I need to do? Answer: Creditable coverage documents and notices can be confusing because they […]

Culture Conundrums

Question: How do you uncover what’s really happening in your culture to avoid culture conundrums? You’re a business leader.  You’ve been pulled into several areas of your business that are focused externally for the last month or longer.  You’re starting to feel disconnected from the internal team and current culture vibe in the office.  You […]


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