Category Archives: Benefits

Benefit planning inevitably involves tradeoffs between an ideal package and one that will maximize the desired impact at a price that can be afforded. These articles will provide how to information on managing the wide variety of benefits including health care, life, and disability insurance, and retirement benefits.

Spring—The Best Time to Renew Your Optimism

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. —Helen Keller

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Training and Development Survey—What’s New?

Training—it’s how you mold promising new hires and start creating your company’s future leaders. What’s happening with training and development in the real world? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out!

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HR Metrics Survey—What’s Being Measured These Days?

Big data is omnipresent in today’s business landscape. Metrics and analytics, along with the hypotheses drawn from them, are having a great impact on how decisions, big and small, are made—including in the field of human resources. So, what’s happening with HR metrics out there? What are your competitors measuring to gain an advantage? Help us find out!

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Try to Truly Disconnect from Work on Your Next Vacation!

Remember the old Eveready® battery commercial with Robert Conrad in a muscle shirt playing the tough guy? He had an Eveready battery sitting on his shoulder while he muttered the line, “I dare you to knock this off.” I’m not sure why he was daring anyone to knock the battery off his shoulder or what that really had to do with selling batteries, but I do remember the commercial nearly 40 years later.

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Women in Business: Progress Made and Challenges Remaining

March is Women’s History Month. Let’s face it, the business world has been dominated by men for too long. Episodes of Mad Men come to mind, where just 50 years ago the majority of women served as assistants or secretaries. Sure, we’ve made progress, but has it been fast enough?

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Benefits: Perks & Insurance Survey—It’s Not Too Late!

There’s still time to take our Benefits: Perks & Insurance survey and shape the conversation—as well as get a look at what your competitors might be up to!

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Fostering Mental Wellness—More Tips for Employers

Yesterday’s Advisor presented the first five of author Graeme Cowan’s eight tips for employers seeking to improve the mental health of their workforce; today, we present the final three of Cowan’s tips to promote wellness.

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8 Tips for Promoting Employee Mental Health

Mental illness is a prominent issue in today’s society, and employers should do all they can to address this in the workplace. After all, many people spend most of their time at work—and author Graeme Cowan says that employers are in a prime position to make a difference with America’s collective mental health.

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Take Our Survey—Benefits: Perks & Insurance

A solid benefits package can be a great asset to a company wishing to attract top talent. What’s happening with benefits (including perks and insurance) in the real world? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out!

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‘Classic example of a complete disregard for employees’ basic rights’ (DOL)

It’s time for another wage and hour roundup—our regular collection of cases that remind HR managers that wage and hour violations are still prevalent—and expensive.

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