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How to Avoid (or Survive) a DOL Audit of Your Health and Welfare Plans (2017)

Kushner & Company President and CEO Gary Kushner spoke at the 2017 SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans. Here’s an interview with Gary immediately after that session.

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Posted on July 31, 2017 by Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President and CEO

SHRM 2016 Recap

Each year the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference & Expo draws over 15,000 HR professionals from around the world. The annual conference was held June 19-22, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. This year was Kushner’s 34th year presenting at the conference.

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Posted on August 02, 2016

Health Care Reform: Employer Play or Pay (or Not) Explained

Under Health Care Reform, if employees purchase health coverage at an Exchange and qualify for a premium subsidy, the employer may be required to pay a penalty depending upon the size of the employer, and whether or not the employer offers health coverage.

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Posted on May 09, 2016 by GARY B. KUSHNER, SPHR, CBP, PRESIDENT AND CEO

HR Strategy: Buy or Build Managerial Talent

Matching the right HR strategy in human capital development to the organization’s needs and best outcomes takes significant thought. Gary Kushner explains the options available, and the pros and cons of each approach.

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Posted on May 09, 2016

HR Strategy: Hire-for-Skill or Hire-for-Fit

As a talent acquisition strategy, historically organizations have followed a hire-for-skills approach. However, some organizations have shifted over the past few years to a hire-for-fit approach. Gary Kushner explains some of the differences between the two approaches, as well as the pros and cons of each.

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Posted on May 09, 2016 by GARY B. KUSHNER, SPHR, CBP, PRESIDENT AND CEO

The Changing View of HR from the Top

Many top executives in organizations have recognized that their people are the real differentiator in organizational success, and have begun to examine how HR is functioning. Gary Kushner of Kushner & Company explains the new expectations of senior leaders, and what HR needs to do today to begin meeting those expectations.

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Posted on May 09, 2016 by GARY B. KUSHNER, SPHR, CBP, PRESIDENT AND CEO

What is HR Strategy?

In many organizations, particularly small to mid-sized ones, HR functions almost exclusively at the transactional level. However, for organizational success, human capital is the modern day differentiator. So what does HR need to do to raise its game to the strategic level, and what does the C-Suite (CEO, CFO, COO) want out of HR?

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Posted on May 09, 2016 by GARY B. KUSHNER, SPHR, CBP, PRESIDENT AND CEO

The New Nondiscrimination Rules in Health Care Reform

The ACA imposes new nondiscrimination rules on insured non-grandfathered health plans. Gary Kushner explains how these new rules will apply.

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Posted on May 09, 2016 by GARY B. KUSHNER, SPHR, CBP, PRESIDENT AND CEO

The Changing Nature of Work

Gary Kushner, SPHR and President and CEO of Kushner & Company, outlines global trends that will change the way you think about your HR strategies relating to talent acquisition, talent management, and engagement. The organization that gets ahead of the curve of change will be the one that most successfully leverages its human capital to obtain competitive advantage.

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Posted on May 09, 2016 by GARY B. KUSHNER, SPHR, CBP, PRESIDENT AND CEO

After Healthcare Reform Should an Employer Continue to Offer Health Benefits?

The ACA put in place a number of new requirements for employers offering (or not offering) health benefits to their employees. Given some of the changes that the law imposes beginning in 2014, what are some of the considerations for an employer in choosing to include health benefits as part of a total rewards strategy?

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Posted on May 09, 2016 by GARY B. KUSHNER, SPHR, CBP, PRESIDENT AND CEO

Blow Up HR? Well...

Some recent articles and commentators have suggested that the solution for many organizations is to “blow up HR” and start again. While this may be an appealing suggestion, a better answer may be to have HR functioning at the strategic, not transactional level.

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Posted on May 09, 2016 by GARY B. KUSHNER, SPHR, CBP, PRESIDENT AND CEO

Health Care Reform: Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses

Under the ACA, an employer will need to examine a number of different perspectives in order to make a good judgment on whether and how to offer health benefits to its employees. Gary Kushner explains the different quantitative and qualitative analyses the employer should undertake long before the 2014 deadline.

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Posted on May 09, 2016 by GARY B. KUSHNER, SPHR, CBP, PRESIDENT AND CEO

Changing Nature of Work (KYSHRM-2013)

In October, 2013, Kushner & Company President and CEO Gary Kushner presented a keynote address at the annual Kentucky SHRM State Conference. His requested topic was “The Changing Nature of Work: Five Global Trends Impacting Strategic HR.”

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Posted on January 09, 2014 by Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President and CEO

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