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The experts at Poms & Associates don’t have preconceived ideas or boilerplate products to promote.  Instead, we listen to your needs, examine your specific situation and offer workable solutions.  We let in the fresh air, apply our unequaled creativity and experience, and produce appealing, cost-conscious solutions.

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Naturally, you want to attract and keep the best employees. Unfortunately, fast-rising healthcare coists tend to box you in when it comes to offering a better benefits package. You can count on our employee benefits experts to deliver out-of-the-box insurance solutions that can reduce your costs while at the same time keeping employees happy. It’s a tall order, but one that we fill every day.

We operate on the principle that understanding is equally, if not more, important than underwriting your needs. We keep you well-informed about industry trends affecting your business, and make you aware of all available options or strategies. Working closely with you as a virtual extension of your Human Resources department, we will customize the best possible benefits package whether your priority is cost-containment, an expanded benefits package, incremental change or a full-spectrum, turnkey benefits program.

Whatever benefits plan you choose, our renowned follow-through will result in the creation of a comprehensive roll-out and implementation plan, impressive on-call customer services, an up-to-date compliance program, year-round employee communications and special programs for new employees.

Contact us today to learn more about developing an effective employee benefits and wellness program for your workplace.

As a small business, you don’t always have the resources or even necessarily the need to have a full time HR or risk management professional at your disposal. However, this does not mean that you never run into situations where you really need to consult somebody with in depth knowledge in these fields in order to help you solve an issue at your business.

At Poms Connects, we have seen this situation with many of our clients, and have come up with a solution that gives small businesses access to the expertise of human resources and risk management professionals without the need to add a full time staff member.
With our “Rent-A-Manager” program, small businesses can combine resources, and “rent” an HR or risk manager who will be on call to work for everyone in the cooperative arrangement as they are needed. This “time-share” setup gives you an invaluable resource for all of your human resources and risk management needs, all in a cost effective model specifically designed to be sustainable to small businesses.

Contact us today to find out more about our Rent-An-HR or Risk Manager program!

Insuring against loss is smart.  Preventing losses from ever happening is unquestionably smarter.  Poms & Associates is well-equipped to help you work toward that goal.  Our experienced Risk Control Specialists are noted for their dynamic knowledge of regulations, employment issues, current litigation and liability trends as well as the behavioral aspects of loss control and accident prevention.

More importantly, the Poms & Associates risk control team has a unique ability to use inventive, participatory consultation techniques to help our clients protect their organizations from expected and unexpected sources of loss.
Poms & Associates offers several important Risk Control Service Categories.

  • Safety and Compliance Audits
  • Plan Review and Development
  • Training Programs

The result is a workplace that is safer and more risk savvy. Contact us today to learn more!

Workers’ Compensation insurance is a mandatory insurance coverage in most states, and costs have been on the rise. With limited exceptions, it is typically considered the “exclusive remedy” for injuries to your employees. The cost of Workers’ Compensation is therefore certain, but not fixed. It can be managed. This cost is influenced by many factors for self insured’s, primarily due to the frequency of claims, and for other companies, cost is influenced by the following.

  • Rating Classifications
  • Payroll Reported
  • Experience Modifiers
  • Claims Management
  • Loss Prevention
  • Deductibles vs. Guaranteed Cost

Although we base our risk management services on a thorough risk assessment and the development of a targeted cost reduction plan, Poms & Associates is your committed business partner to assist you in reducing your workers’ compensation costs. Whether you need assistance on setting up a safety and injury prevention program, or advice on investigating a possible fraudulent claim, you can count on our team to provide you with expert guidance. Contact us today to learn more!

Poms Connects makes our roster of experts, trainers and consultants available to you through our Speaker’s Bureau.  Whether you’re looking for a presenter for one of your events, a motivational speaker, a keynote speaker, a professional speaker with subject matter expertise, a leadership speaker or a number of conference speakers, the Poms Connects Speakers Bureau can hook you up with just the right professional speaker for your event. 

We can also connect your audiences with speakers in a variety of formats including keynotes, panel discussions and joint presentations, as well as through an array of digital options such as web events and promo videos.

The Poms Connects roster offers you speakers of a caliber that results in your organization noticing rapid beneficial results.  Popular topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Decision-Making and Problem-Solving
  • Beyond the Leadership Challenge
  • Conflict Resolution and ADR
  • Change Management
  • Workplace Safety and Ergonomics
  • Employee Benefits
  • Communication
  • Keep Your Workforce Healthy
  • Today’s Health Care Climate
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Stress Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Tackling Tough HR Issues
  • Employment Law Landmines
  • Generational Issues in the Workplace
  • High Performance Teams
  • Consultative Selling
  • Effective Nonprofit Boards
  • Knowledge is Your Best Insurance
  • Employee Engagement at Work

Don’t see what you’re looking for? You Name It! Contact us with your own topic and we'll provide the speakers.

The logistical and contract issues of getting the right speaker to your event will be handled with professionalism, and we will work with you through the entire process to ensure that nothing is overlooked.   The Poms Connects Speakers Bureau focuses on delivering high quality customer service before, during and after your event.

If you are interested in hosting a speaker listed on our roster, please contact us today to find out more about our Speakers Bureau program! Fees and technology requirements vary from speaker to speaker.

At Poms & Associates, we believe that while insuring against accidents is smart, preventing it from ever happening is unquestionably smarter. With this in mind, our consultants observe your premises and processes to determine whether they’re fully compliant with regulatory mandates and “best practices” methods.
Our training and consulting services are invaluable tools for keeping your managers and employees informed about the specific issues your industry faces when it comes to safety. Whether you are interested in a comprehensive safety policy or specific areas such as disaster preparedness, chemical inventory, ergonomics, or fleet safety, we will ensure that you have a program that fits. Having a workforce that  understands and follows safety principles will effectively reduce the likelihood and occurrence of accidents, and can help you control the associated costs.
Contact us today to start making your workplace a safer, more risk savvy place.

Not sure if your HR policies and practices comply with federal and state law? Confused about a new decision by the EEOC or the National Labor Relations Board? Having trouble finding a reasonable accommodation for a disabled employee? Looking to strengthen your workplace bullying policy?

Human Resources is a particularly volatile area in the workplace, with an almost constant stream of changing rules and regulations. You have your hands full just trying to manage your employees, so keeping up with the details of every new piece of information can be quite the daunting task. Today companies and public agencies face a myriad of human resources (HR) problems and issues that have the potential to develop into dangerous and extremely costly crises.

With Poms Connects as your partner, you benefit from the knowledge and experience of our HR experts who play a very “hands-on” role working with you to resolve your HR issues – we have your back.  We keep tabs on new developments so that when you run into a question you don’t have an answer for, you can contact us and receive the guidance you need to feel confident that your workplace policies are accurate and up to date.  We work with you on potentially risky human resources situations to develop:

  1. Strategies and action steps to prevent HR problems from occurring; and
  2. Planned responses for risk HR situations that do occur.

Poms Connects experts work with management and employees on all human resource related issues as needed, for substantially less than providing the same services in-house with a full-time employee.  We provide clients with off-site and on-site human resources consulting services in a number of areas, including the following:

  • HR-on-Call Advisory Services
  • Employee Handbooks, Policies and Procedures
  • Audit for Employee Exemption Classification and Other Wage & Hour Issues
  • Industry-Specific Injury and Illness Prevention
  • Employee Benefits & Wellness Programs
  • Help to Establish an HR Department
  • Leadership, Supervisory, and Management Development Training & Coaching
  • Internal Investigations
  • Human Capital Talent Management and Retention
  • Industry-Specific Job Analysis and Job Descriptions
  • Compensation & Classification Programs
  • Workplace Culture, Communication and Organizational Design
  • Audit of HR Department and Core Functions for Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • Audit for Health, Safety, Security and OSHA Compliance
  • California Mandated AB1825 Sexual and Other Unlawful Harassment Training
  • Enterprise Risk Management and Assessment
  • Hiring, On-Boarding, Termination, Reduction in Force and Suspension of Employees
  • Performance Management Disciplinary Actions
  • Work Group Interactions, Conflict Management, and Mediation
  • Employee Satisfaction and Climate Surveys
  • Facilitation and Process Consulting
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • EEO and Affirmative Action Programs
  • Best Practices in HR & Organizational Management

The experienced professionals at Poms Connects enable you to focus on your core competencies by serving as a complement to existing in-house human resources staff or by providing a turnkey solution for an array of complex human resources needs.  Our other HR consulting programs and services include:

  • Poms Connects Membership Program - As a Poms Connects member, you have access to our team of experts who are able to quickly respond with guidance on any critical HR, safety-related, or other risk management issue.  You will also have access to members-only sections of the Poms Connects website, free and substantially reduced fees to training programs or webinars on the latest issues and topics, and discounts on other consulting and training services not covered by the Poms Connects membership.
  • HR-on-Call - This service is ideal whether you do not have your own HR function, or you just need some expert advice on a specific issue. Our team will be on hand to answer your queries and calls. You will be given a dedicated HR expert to support you giving you practical advice and help when you need it.
  • On-Site Rent-an-HR-Manager Program - Under this program, a senior human resources consultant works at your location(s) for a set number of visits per week or month to help manage, direct, or support your human resources function. You also receive all of the services provided through the HR Membership Program.

If you have questions or specific HR needs, Poms Connects has answers for you. Contact our human resources experts with your questions today!