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In The News

Below is a listing of articles that either featured or were written by HR Ingenuity's® Principal, Susan Bjork.

All Done with Entry Level Jobs?

Star Tribune - July 2011

Learn how to improve your resume to prospective employers.

Work/Life Flexibility For Single Workers

Star Tribune - November 2008

If you're envious that your co-workers are getting out of work to deal with child-related issues, don't hold a grudge - come up with a plan to show your boss how flexibility in your schedule won't prevent you from producing the results the company expects.

Network To A Job

Star Tribune - November 2007

Use your network to find work. Be persistent about touching base with contacts from both your personal and professional network in addition to looking for jobs online.

Bjork Launches HR Ingenuity®

Human Resources Consulting Practice Helps Companies Impact Their Bottom Line

Lancet HR Manager, Susan Bjork, Starts Division to Sell Services Outside

Upsize Magazine - April 2007

Susan Bjork, former director of human resources of Lancet Software, assumes the Lancet HR Consulting Division as her own human resources consulting practice – HR Ingenuity, Inc.

Local Woman Chosen for Leadership Minnesota

Jessica Allen
Prior Lake American - October 2006

Susan Bjork attends Leadership Minnesota summit.

Great Places to Work - 2006

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal - August 2006

Susan Bjork helps make Lancet a three-time winner of the award, presented by The Business Journal.

Roth 401(k) Can Tax People's Understanding

Star Tribune - March 2006

A new workplace retirement plan - the Roth 401(k) - is now available for employers to offer their workers. As with the regular 401(k), the Roth version invests a percentage of your paycheck in a retirement savings plan. Susan Bjork helps explain.

Minnesota Work-Life Champions™

Star Tribune - January 2006

Lancet Software was recently recognized again as great place to work when it received a 2006 (Silver) Minnesota Work-Life Champion Award, based on their substantial efforts to create balanced work-life cultures.

Are Your Employees Invested?

Twin Cities Business Monthly - November 2005

Susan Bjork shares her thoughts...

Roth 401k

Star Tribune - October 2005

HR Ingenuity's Susan Bjork shares her thoughts...

Great Places to Work - 2005

Twin Cities Business Journal - August 2005

Susan Bjork helps make Lancet a two-time winner of the award, presented by The Business Journal.

The Ties That Blind?

Fred Williams - May 2005

The mutual fund scandals could push more 401(k) sponsors to opt for unbundled, rather than proprietary, offerings. Susan Bjork lends her thoughts about bundling packages.

Traditional Sick Days Yield to Time-off Pools

St. Paul Pioneer Press - May 2005

While critics say the tend simply aims to cut costs, proponents say combining vacation and sick days into one bank gives workers more flexibility with their time off and makes them more diligent about using it.

Now For the Hard Part:
Knowledge, Tools and Support

Jerry L. Ripperger
Life Insurance Selling - February 2005

Producers selling consumer-driven health care might find better results with an updated business model.

Bjork Contributes to The Best Practices Guide

Principal Financial Group - December 2004

Innovation at Work: A Guide to Best Practices in Employee Benefits. What Your Company Can Learn From The Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security.

Benefits and the Bottom Line

Star Tribune - August 2004

"Human Resources shouldn't be regarded as an afterthought or an expense; it's a crucial part of any company's strategic plan."

- Susan Bjork.

Healthy Hike

Jim Martyka
Upsize Magazine - May 2004

"Susan Bjork came into Eagan-based Lancet Software with one task: Figure out a way to lower health insurance costs for the firm's 19 employees while still providing the kind of coverage they could get by working for a larger firm."

Follow the Money

Scott Hensley
Dow Jones & Company, Inc. - May 2004

Employers use co-payments to keep drug costs in line.

Bjork Institutes Benefits For the Long Run

Star Tribune - January 2004

Lancet Software aims to be the employer "No one leaves."

Honest Evaluations Help Company's Drive to Improvement

Costco - January 2004

"Sometimes employees think Tom is in dreamland because he's always optimistic." - Susan Bjork, HR Manager Lancet Software

Bjork Shares Learnings in Principal Financial's Best Practices Guide

Principal Financial Group - December 2003

Innovation at Work: A Guide to Best Practices in Employee Benefits. What Your Company Can Learn From The Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security.

Lancet Featured in Twin Cities Business Monthly

Twin Cities Business Monthly - September 2003

Blue Ribbon employee benefits and the emerging information systems overhaul in the health care industry have Lancet Software retaining their edge.

Lancet™ Named Winner of Principal's 10 Best Companies For Employee Financial Security

Twin Cities Business Monthly - May 2003

The program, sponsored by the Principal Financial Group, recognizes growing companies of between five and 1,000 employees that excel at contributing to their employees' financial benefits programs.

Susan Bjork Earns Certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources

March 2002

Susan Bjork is one of only 57% of applicants nationally to pass four hour exam...

Guided by Bjork, Lancet President Gets Performance Review From Workers

Sherri Cruz
Star Tribune - September 2001

Seated at the head of the conference table, Tom Niccum was getting razzed by his employees. "You've been voted off the island," said one of the 14 people in the room. "You are the weakest link", blurted out another.

Lancet Named One of Venture's Top 7 Minnesota Small Companies

The Business Journal - August 2001

The listing is based on original research by CityBusiness' and Venture Magazine's research staff. They sent survey packages to more than 770 Minnesota-based companies. Businesses were then ranked on employee benefits and employee attitudes based on the completed surveys and follow-up telephone calls.