Articles tagged 'Benefits'

Benefits

4 Milestones in the Evolution of the Corporate Wellness Program

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We are witnessing the rapid evolution of the corporate wellness program.

Today, the use of technology platforms with a wellness program can serve as an effective tool to help build a workplace culture of health. Employers are increasingly looking at employee health from a whole-person view — recognizing its social, emotional, financial and environmental dimensions.

And industry players have grown from a vendor relationship to serving as trusted partners to their clients — providing the people, tools and processes to make ongoing healthy actions possible. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

5 Ways You Can Proactively Work to Improve Your Employee Retention

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 2.8 million people quit their jobs in March 2015, putting it back to pre-recession levels.

This is expected to accelerate as employees grow more confident in the economy amid a rising number of job openings.

That’s why employee retention should really worry companies, from a talent drain perspective and from a competitive standpoint. Read more…

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

From the HR blog on TLNT: workplace wellness

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…