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The End of Your Life: Will it Be Good or Bad?

Money Talk

A frequently used quote is that “nothing is certain in life except death and taxes.” One of the topics that I wrote about in my book , Flipping a Switch: Your Guide to Happiness and Financial Security in Later Life, is having a “good ending” to your life. But what exactly does that mean? For many people, a “good ending” means dying in peace, preferably at home with loved ones nearby.

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Neither snow no rain nor heat or gloom

Florida Workers' Comp

Does anyone else remember that famous slogan of the intrepid and the persistent? Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds The undaunted and strong nature of our national postal service was embodied in that jargon. That is actually a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) motto. There are two, however.

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HR digital transformation: Definition, benefits, and stages

Achievers

Human resources professionals are seeing more change than ever before — and leaning into the digital technology transforming work across the world is a key reason why. From automating routine tasks to providing new insights and capabilities, the HR digital transformation offers the possibility of changing the employee experience for the better. But it comes with its share of challenges as well, and a failure to anticipate and overcome these roadblocks can reduce your organization’s competitive a

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Take the Payroll Profession Confidence Survey: Findings to Be Revealed at Payroll Congress

PayrollOrg

Take the Payroll Profession Confidence Survey, a first-of-its-kind, sentiment-based industry research survey to better understand payroll’s outlook and its needs for success. The survey’s findings will be revealed in the inaugural Payroll Profession Confidence Index during the 42nd Annual Payroll Congress in Nashville, TN.

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6 Steps to a Better Compensation Strategy

Compensation is one of your biggest expenses as a business, but it is also your biggest investment in your people and your culture. A great compensation strategy can be an incredible asset that supports your business goals and lays a foundation of trust between your company and your employees. Whether you already have a compensation strategy in place or you’re building one from scratch, this guide will help you level up your approach through these 6 steps: 1.

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What do we need offices for anyway? The Greeks had a word for it

Workplace Insight

The Greek word anagnorisis describes the sense of having just caught up with a truth that was always waiting for you. It’s a common literary and artistic device found in the plots of everything from Oedipus Rex to Macbeth, Star Wars and Fight Club, but it’s also a word that conveys a useful, complex idea that does not have an adequate English version.

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The Fight Against Loneliness: How You Can Build Community

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

The World Health Organization recently declared loneliness to be a pressing global health threat, its mortality effects equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Workplaces have a unique opportunity to help combat the loneliness epidemic by fostering community, connection, and belonginess within […] The post The Fight Against Loneliness: How You Can Build Community appeared first on Word on Benefits.

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London Underground staff accept improved pay offer

Employee Benefits

Credit: sematadesign / Shutterstock.com Workers employed on the London Underground by Transport for London have accepted an improved pay offer following a long-running dispute over wages. The employees, who are members of trade union Unite, overwhelmingly accepted the increase, and will see their pay for the 2023 financial year rise by between 5.8% and 11%, with the lowest- paid grades receiving the largest increases.

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Payroll Congress Veteran Tells Why Attending Is Important

PayrollOrg

Payroll Congress has continued to grow and expand over the past 40 years to help the profession deal with extended regulatory complexity, technological advances, professional development, analytical needs, increased global interaction, and the need for a vital payroll community.

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22 Workplace Goals Examples and Tips to Achieve Them

BetterUp

Setting personal and professional goals for yourself keeps you motivated. They help you fulfill your responsibilities and daily to-dos. Goals also help you keep moving forward when life is full of day-to-day tasks. Setting goals helps you not get stuck. Goals provide an important reminder of the big picture: with persistence and hard work, you can reach your full potential.

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Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

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What is a Returnship Program & Why It Can Soothe Your Hiring Blues?

HR Lineup

In today’s fast-paced and dynamic job market, companies are continually seeking innovative strategies to attract and retain top talent. One such strategy gaining traction is the implementation of returnship programs. These initiatives offer a unique pathway for individuals who have taken a career break to re-enter the workforce. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the intricacies of returnship programs, exploring their benefits for both employers and returners alike.

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We need to talk about loneliness

Workplace Insight

Last year the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that loneliness is a pressing global health threat. Research has shown that it poses the same health risk as 15 cigarettes a day. According to the ONS, between January and February 2024, one in four adults in the UK reported feeling lonely. The government estimates the cost of severe loneliness per person is roughly £10,000 per year as a result of its impact on wellbeing, health and productivity.

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20 of the happiest remote-friendly companies

Employee Benefit News

Using Comparably's Happiest Employees 2023 report, Flexjobs ranked which companies have the best cultures and are still hiring remote workers.

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Capital Summit Helps Unravel Legislative Puzzle With Government Insiders

PayrollOrg

Laws and regulations are like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle—it takes a lot of time and effort to put the pieces together to get it right. So come to the 2024 Capital Summit to stay in compliance and get a head start on any future changes. PayrollOrg’s 2024 Capital Summit will take place March 11-12 at the Hilton Arlington National Landing in Arlington, Va.

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Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of DEI Initiatives and Employee Benefits

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP

Unlock the secrets to transforming your organization’s employee benefits into a strategic tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this informative session, we will discuss common pitfalls in traditional benefits and then delve into the essence of DEI in employee-centric benefit offerings. This involves not only defining DEI in the workplace but also understanding the pivotal role that employee benefits play in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

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Expedia Layoffs To Affect 9% Of Workforce In a Bid To Refocus Resources

HR Digest

With a goal to drive efficiency forward this year, Expedia layoffs are moving ahead with a target of 9 percent job cuts in the upcoming weeks. Reports indicate that the company will soon lay off up to 1,500 employees of their current active workforce. News of the restructuring efforts followed the fourth quarter and full-year 2023 Expedia earnings call where the company actually presented pretty strong performance numbers.

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What is Skills-First Hiring?

HR Lineup

In today’s fast-paced and competitive job market, traditional hiring processes are evolving to adapt to changing needs and technologies. One such evolution is the concept of Skills-First Hiring, a methodology that prioritizes a candidate’s skills and abilities over traditional metrics like educational qualifications or years of experience.

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Young people should be the main focus of mental health efforts

Workplace Insight

Young people are now more likely to experience a common mental disorder (CMD) than any other age group – a complete reversal compared to two decades ago when they were least likely to. And the economic consequences are greatest for those whose poor mental health comes alongside poor educational outcomes, with one-in-three young non-graduates with a CMD currently workless, according to new Resolution Foundation research.

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Scared of student loan matching via Secure 2.0? Drop these common misconceptions

Employee Benefit News

Legislation that allows employees to continue their retirement contributions while paying off debt is a great opportunity for employers.

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5 Trends to Help Your Organization Boost Job Satisfaction and Productivity

Treating your workforce as the organization’s top priority improves customer satisfaction and revenue growth and can boost job satisfaction and productivity. Read about five trends that are helping organizations around the country improve their people’s career well-being.

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Compliance TV: New FLSA Worker Classification Rule Goes Into Effect March 11; ACA Employer Shared Responsibility Payments Adjusted for 2025; and more

PayrollOrg

In this March 2024 edition of Compliance TV: New FLSA Worker Classification Rule goes into effect March 11; ACA employer shared responsibility payments adjusted for 2025; and more.

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Vacant Office Buildings May Have Insurance Problems

InterWest Insurance Services

The trend toward employees working remotely that began during the COVID-19 pandemic has proven popular, and many employers have been able to shrink their office costs by leasing smaller spaces. However, these changes have resulted in increased commercial building vacancy rates, and that can leave their owners with insurance problems. The National Association of Realtors has reported that the nationwide office vacancy rate in 2023 was 13.3%, up from 12.2% the year before.

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Supply and Demand

Florida Workers' Comp

There are many interesting applications of the economic concepts of supply and demand. Those are largely lost on the population, but the effects of economics are arguably universal. They surround us in our daily lives. We address them individually and collectively. Imagine a workforce that would band together to artificially control supply, and thus strive to manage the economic equation regarding the value of services.

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Thoughts of hybrid working should now turn to productivity and trust

Workplace Insight

Businesses now face the huge challenge of managing office returns and addressing the underlying generational divides and mistrust that have surfaced as a result of the pandemic years. With the Office for National Statistics (ONS) having released new data on UK productivity levels that show productivity remains sluggish, the impact of hybrid working models on productivity and employee well-being, especially in light of last year’s unprecedented spike in sick days, is an important issue.

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Fertility Benefits for Every Age: A HR Roadmap from Gen Z to Baby Boomers

Speaker: Lauri Armstrong, SHRM-SCP - Sr. Director, People Operations at Carrot Fertility

Today’s workforce includes multiple generations of employees all looking for something different from their benefits package. While meeting these disparate needs can be challenging, a comprehensive fertility benefit can support everyone from junior staffers learning about their fertility health to senior leadership managing menopause and low testosterone symptoms.

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Crucial HR KPIs you need to make data-driven decisions

Business Management Daily

How effective is your hiring process? Are your employees engaged with their work? How much revenue do you lose due to things like absenteeism and presenteeism? These are all questions that measure the effectiveness of your human resources department, and the best way to answer them is by paying attention to essential HR KPIs (key performance indicators).

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75% of Gen Z staff advocate for better mental health benefits and flexibility

Employee Benefits

Three-quarters (75%) of Generation Z employees have advocated for benefits to be inclusive of better mental health support, have flexibility around working hours and greater accessibility, according to research by sleep and meditation app Calm. Its Voice of the workplace report 2024, which surveyed more than 4,000 employees and HR leaders, also found that Generation X and Boomer staff are the least proactive when advocating for benefits or changes in the workplace, with Gen Z and millennials 47%

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Bring your dog to work: These employees train services dogs to support military vets

Employee Benefit News

At PenFed Credit Union, a mission to support veterans now includes a volunteer program where employees raise puppies in and out of the office.

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A Social Media Post

Florida Workers' Comp

I was surfing LinkedIn Friday and came across a post from Mark Pew. It is one of those eye-catchers in which he illustrates what he has been up to. Since he began educating in the workers' compensation community in 2012, he has tracked his public presentations and some of the associated demographics (over 70,000 attendees at programs and over 40 jurisdictions).

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How to Implement Pay Transparency: A Comprehensive Guide

With pay transparency legislation on the rise globally, it can be difficult for organizations to navigate how to share salary ranges due to administrative complexities, lack of clear job architecture, employee reactions, and more. To help make this process easier, Barley's comprehensive guide shares how to begin implementing pay transparency while staying true to your compensation philosophy.