Benefits

Benefits, Culture

6 Ways Your Organization Can Support a “Culture of Health”

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Most organizations are striving to help their employees improve their health and well-being.

While intuitively, this makes sense – healthier employees are certainly happier and more productive – it’s also a sound strategy from a business perspective.

A recent study from Limeade and Quantum Workplace shows that when employees believe their employer cares about their health and well-being, they are: Read more…

Benefits, HR Management

Here’s Why Your Company Should Offer Paid Maternity Leave

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As technology continues to improve, the world seems to be getting smaller.

More and more businesses are becoming international, whether it’s about doing business with or employing folks in other countries. One of the practices that always jumps out to me when working with international companies is how they handle maternity leave.

One of my international partners recently had a baby girl. Had she lived in the U.S. she would have most likely been out a few weeks (maybe less) and chances are she would have used up all of her vacation time, and might have been lucky enough to have Short Term Disability Insurance to cover a percentage of her pay. Read more…

Benefits

Why Offering Great Benefits Makes Perfect Sense

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Employees are arguably one of the most important assets to a business. The performance of employees affects a business’ bottom line.

Employee benefits are an incentive for most employees to accept a position and work with a level of dedication that will benefit all. A generous benefits package also give the employee a sense of good will passed on from employer to employee and gives them a sense of belonging at a particular company.

Offering generous employee benefits such as tuition reimbursement, telecommuting, paid vacations, sick time, profit sharing, etc. will increase the overall happiness of employees and happy employees are productive employees! Read more…

Benefits, HR Basics

Another 13 of the Very Best (and Real) Employee Benefits

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Yesterday, we listed 20 real employee benefits (The 20 [Best] and Real Employee Benefits) in no particular order.

Today, we add another 13 of the best benefits and perks — and again, in no particular order.

If you missed the first 20 benefits, make sure to check them out here. Read more…

Benefits, HR Basics

The 20 Best (and Real) Employee Benefits

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Benefits? Perks? “What are those?” you might ask.

Yes, they may be hard to come by these days, but trust me, they do exist.

Don’t believe me? Check out these 20 real employee benefits (and I’ll have 13 more benefits tomorrow) in no particular order. Read more…

Benefits, Legal Issues

EEOC Unveils Its Proposed New Rules For Wellness Programs

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By Eric B. Meyer

More eagerly anticipated that the premiere of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission yesterday released its proposed new rules on wellness programs.

If you want to have an employee wellness program that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, here are five (5) things the EEOC wants you to do:  Read more…

Compensation, Rewards & Recognition

Can You Make a Case For “Unfair” Pay in Your Organization?

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Laszlo Bock, Senior VP of People Operations at Google, has a new book titled Work Rules! hitting the market this month.

As to be expected, there’s been a good deal of news coverage, excerpts and blogs about it, including this one in Fortune with Mr. Bock’s 10 Things to Transform Your Team and Your Workplace.

Today, I’d like to call your attention to two of these. Read more…

Benefits, Talent Management

Good Managers Are Your Best Employee Wellness Strategy

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Relying on a corporate wellness program as the main strategy for improving employee health is like throwing a drowning person a DVD on how to do the backstroke.

In both cases, the focus is on the wrong stage of the problem.

Most company executives recognize that addressing workplace stress, the direct and indirect cause of many health problems, must be part of any strategy to improve employee health and reduce health care cost. Read more…

Compensation, HR Insights

Excessive Pay Is STILL Excessive – and the Boss Still Needs Skin in the Game

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In 1991, Bud Crystal released the book In Search of Excess, a scathing commentary on executive pay.

I was a newly minted Compensation Consultant in a large financial institution at the time, and nowhere near as cynical as I am now. I read the book, but it didn’t really resonate, probably because I worked primarily with non-executive pay.

Then I was asked to complete a market analysis on the total compensation of the Chief Financial Officer. I did all my research and analysis as I would do for any other position, and shared it with my boss. Read more…