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A guide to charitable giving strategies

The state of public health and the economy over the past year and a half led large numbers of people to turn to charities for help. These same forces created both challenges and opportunities for business owners and high net worth families, many of whom have reevaluated what they want their legacy to be.

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How financial wellness programs can help employees and businesses

At a time when hiring and retaining quality employees is a challenge, some businesses are finding success by focusing on employee financial wellness, not just salaries (although those are important too). This strategy can not only boost recruitment and retention efforts but also improve employee productivity. After all, financial concerns are a leading cause of…

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The new ways of doing business

A year of forced innovation and improvisation has transformed the way people work in ways both obvious (work from home, anyone?) and not so obvious. For businesses looking to the future, there are big decisions to make that could have a significant impact on the ability to attract and retain talent, and on maximizing the…

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How to attract and retain employees

For business owners, staffing will always be among their top concerns. Will you be able to attract the talent you need? Can you keep the skilled employees you have? The short answer is yes – if you are strategic and follow through on things that matter.

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How bundling benefits helps your business and your employees

In today’s tight workforce market, bundled benefits can help both businesses and employees. Employees appreciate more flexibility and greater freedom of choice in health, retirement and other benefits. Businesses enjoy the efficiencies of consolidating the services, especially with Alerus professionals who also understand a client’s business goals and challenges. “We’re helping more small businesses harness…

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