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How to Create the Best Time Off Policies for Small Businesses

Every employee needs a day off occasionally. Many small businesses offer generous paid time off (PTO) policies as a way to compete with larger companies. Not only does this create an attractive incentive for top talent to hire on, but it also helps reduce employee turnover. What Is Paid Time Off? Paid time off is time employees can use for personal purposes while getting paid...

How to Declutter Your Home, Once and for All

While there are many benefits to downsizing, there’s an important question you have to ask yourself before you get started: “What am I going to do with all my stuff?”That’s where decluttering comes in.Simply put, decluttering is the methodical practice of removing all the unused, unwanted or unnecessary items (i.e. “clutter”) in your home. And while it’s a helpful practice for those looking to downsize...

Here are the Advantages to Having a Health Savings Account

Many employers today are offering high-deductible health insurance plans along with health savings accounts (HSAs). The downside is the high deductible – the amount you must pay out-of-pocket for covered medical expenses before your health plan kicks in. Nevertheless, HSAs have a number of benefits for employees. How Does a Health Savings Account Work? An HSA is a medical savings account that is only available...

11 Hacks to Deal with Snow and Ice on Your Car

Diversity & Inclusion at ERIETreating others with dignity and respect has been at the heart of ERIE’s values for nearly a century, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) has been a formal department at ERIE for more than a decade. While our eight employee affinity networks provide a platform for employees to celebrate and educate one another, other programs like our DE&I Awareness training, Employee...

How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

There’s nothing like coming home to the smell of fresh pine during the holidays. If you enjoyed a real Christmas tree all holiday season, you might now be wondering how to recycle your Christmas tree. If you’re like the majority of people, you’ll simply dispose of your tree after the holidays. Most cities have special curbside pickup schedules, so make sure to check out what your...