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State-focused Sessions at 2023 Capital Summit

PayrollOrg

From March 20-21, the APA will hold the 2023 Capital Summit in Arlington, Virginia. This premier event will include sessions on state payroll topics and the chance to get updates from federal and state agency experts.

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The top 10 most-read articles between 3 – 9 March 2023

Employee Benefits

The top 10 most-read articles on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 3 – 9 March 2023 were: Costa Coffee gives staff third pay rise in 12 months Amazon receives top employer certification for 2023 FNZ implements global family leave benefits Government names first menopause employment champion Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward gives staff one-off cost-of-living payment Sellick Partnership gives staff day off for Employee Appreciation Day Weetabix reports 3.64% mean gender pay gap Tribunal rules

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Hybrid workers exercise more, sleep longer and eat better

Workplace Insight

A new study claims that hybrid working is leading to a healthier workforce, with more time being dedicated to exercise, sleep and healthy eating. Research among more than 2,000 hybrid workers by IWG suggests that the time saved by reduced commuting has led to multiple health and wellbeing benefits including weight loss, better cooking habits, improved mental health and a longer night’s sleep.

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A HR guide to employee benefits

Employee Benefits

Retention rates are at a low, with 65% of employees thinking that they can find a better position elsewhere. A great way to improve retention rates is through offering great employee benefits. Benefits, including fringe benefits and flexible benefits, provide an employee an extra reason to stay within a company. In a working world where there is a greater understanding of the importance of employee wellbeing and as more employees begin to work remotely, it is vital that employers are offering th

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Using an HSA to Save for Health Care in Retirement

Saving for retirement is no easy task, and as an employer we know you want to help your employees get what they need out of their retirement benefits. With a health savings account (HSA), you can relieve the burden of health care costs for both you and your employees. With our new report, “Using an HSA to Save for Health Care in Retirement,” you can get insights on the costs of a modern retirement and dive into the details of the triple-tax benefits HSAs offer.

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District Court Vacates Provisions of No Surprises Act Final Rule

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

On February 6, a US district court in Texas vacated provisions of the No Surprises Act final rule related to the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process for determining payment for out-of-network services. The district court granted summary judgment to the Texas Medical Association, which had brought suit against the US Departments of Health and Human […] The post District Court Vacates Provisions of No Surprises Act Final Rule appeared first on EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BLOG.

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West Virginia Income Tax Rates: Here’s What Changed for WV Withholding in 2023

Patriot Software

Are you an employer in West Virginia? If so, you might have heard about House Bill 2526, a 2023 law that significantly cut individual income tax rates. As a result, your West Virginia income tax withholding might look a little different. In this article, we’ll go over: What compensation is subject to withholding?

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The impact of company culture on talent management

Hppy

The success of any organization is largely dependent on its ability to attract, develop, and retain talented employees. Talent management, the process of identifying and nurturing top performers to achieve business goals, has become a critical aspect of human resource management. However, the impact of company culture on talent management cannot be ignored.

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Swansea scoops top spot as best UK hybrid hotspot

Employee Benefits

Something for the weekend: Swansea in Wales has ranked top in the UK for hybrid working , due to its low-cost broadband and affordable house prices. Software specialist Access Group’s Hybrid working inclusion index was compiled using nine data points: average house prices, hours worked by location, salaries, electricity and gas costs , average temperature, access to superfast broadband, and household occupancy levels, which were used to create a total score out of 900, with the lowest score the

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Ceridian – The Ultimate Payroll Solution Buyer’s Guide for APAC

Ascender

Getting pay right is essential for businesses and having the right payroll solution in place plays an important role in ensuring pay accuracy. Before you purchase a new payroll solution, use our guide to help you make the best decision for your business, now and into the future.

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Creating a Company Culture of Care: Integrating Mental Health, Wellbeing, and DEI in Benefits

Speaker: Sean Raible

Picture a workplace where physiological safety is not just an aim but a reality, driven by thoughtful employee benefits that prioritize mental health, wellbeing, and DEI. 🤔 ✨ Achieving this vision requires more than just occasional training sessions and employee assistance programs. Moving beyond the basics, this vision calls for a holistic approach that integrates these elements into your company culture as well as your HR and benefits strategy.

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Camden Council publishes gender pension gap for first time

Employee Benefits

Camden Council has reported its 2022 gender pensions gap for the first time, revealing that on average for every £1 paid into a male employee’s pensions, female staff receive 75p. The report, which covered council staff and those employed in local authority schools enrolled in the local government pension scheme, said the gap was likely caused by historical gender inequalities and an increase in the number of women aged 30 years-plus who work part-time.

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3 must-dos for building a successful hybrid team

Business Management Daily

It is one thing to take a group of individuals and create a team in a shared environment/workplace. It is another when everyone is remote from each other, on a level (although sometimes challenging) playing field. But when some of your team members are together part of the time while others may work flexible schedules. Countless additional variables may come into play, then what?

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TLT launches menopause support for employees

Employee Benefits

Law firm TLT has introduced enhanced menopause support for its workforce as part of an inclusive working approach , and to celebrate International Women’s Day (9 March 2023). The support includes free menopause testing for all female employees, and access to a menopause assessment and diagnosis service, in partnership with health provider Bupa. Available to staff from 1 May, it will allow them to book an appointment with a specialist doctor and receive a treatment plan tailored to their needs.

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Four Benefits to Blow Away Cobwebs

Enjoy Benefits

Spring is on the horizon and with it often comes a desire to freshen things up and get outside. As nature bursts into life, we’re highlighting a package of benefits that can help to recharge your mind, your body and your pocket. Why it’s the season to invest in new technology The urge to throw open your windows and have a good declutter is common at this time of year.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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Hovis gives staff in Northern Ireland 13.5% pay deal

Employee Benefits

Credit: William Barton / Shutterstock.com Employees at flour and bread brand Hovis in Northern Ireland have accepted a 13.5% two-year pay deal , with 75% voting to end the pay dispute. Members of trade union Unite working at Hovis voted by a margin of three to one to accept a higher pay increase offered by the business, with the deal set to last two calendar years.

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How Staff Benefits Improve Your Commute

Enjoy Benefits

The commute to work has changed. Many of us are going into our place of work less often, we might be working in a new job, or face a longer commute if we made a lockdown decision to move. The ‘super-commute’ might once have been for top level execs but now more workers are embracing the idea. Whether it’s getting to the office or travelling as part of the working day, most of us still need transport.

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FTC Extends Deadline for Comments on Non-Compete Rule, Draws Mixed Reactions

HR Digest

The Federal Trade Commission has extended the deadline for comments on its proposed noncompete rule, giving you more time to weigh in on this contentious issue. The proposed rule seeks to put a stop to employers who try to force their workers into noncompete clauses, potentially leaving them trapped in dead-end jobs with no room for career growth. But some attorneys have expressed concerns about the lack of focus and precision in the proposal, leaving many wondering if it will do more harm than

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Spotlight Effect: Are You Really at the Center of It All?

BetterUp

Jump to section What’s the spotlight effect? Social anxiety disorder and the spotlight effect 4 common spotlight effect situations 4 consequences of the spotlight effect 6 ways to overcome the spotlight effect Be your most authentic self You’re onstage giving a presentation, the spotlight creating a soft halo around you. But your mind draws a blank, and everyone’s staring at you wondering what’s wrong.

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6 Strategies to Navigate Social Determinants of Health for a Better Workplace

In today’s dynamic work landscape, where the lines between personal and professional life blur, understanding the intricate interplay between social determinants of health (SDoH) and emotional wellbeing is paramount. Employers must acknowledge that the whole person comes to work and every aspect of a person’s personal and professional life, especially their mental health, comes with them.

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Employers over-estimate the wellbeing benefits of hybrid working

Workplace Insight

Employers and employees have a differing opinion about the health and wellbeing impact of hybrid working, according to a new poll from GRiD. Two thirds of employers (64 percent) believe that hybrid working has had a positive impact on their employees’ health and wellbeing, but only 53 percent of employees agree. Where they do concur is on the number of people for whom hybrid working can have a negative impact, with 6 percent of employers, and 7 percent of employees, acknowledging that it is not

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Lovewell’s logic: Embracing equity on International Women’s Day

Employee Benefits

On Wednesday, we celebrated International Women’s Day. The theme of this year’s campaign was ‘embrace equity’, aiming to get the world talking about why equal opportunities are not enough, and the importance of equitable actions if true inclusion and belonging is to be achieved. Many employers have already recognised this need, and have made advances in improving equity in their organisation, but there can be no disputing that disparities still exist.

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Hoops HR

HR Lineup

Hoops HR is a cloud-based human resources management software designed to help small and mid-sized businesses streamline their HR processes. The software offers a range of features including applicant tracking, onboarding, time and attendance, benefits administration, performance management, and more. With a user-friendly interface and customizable workflows, Hoops HR makes it easy for HR professionals and managers to manage their workforce from a centralized platform.

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The doctor will see you…sooner? Virtual care cuts down specialist wait times

Employee Benefit News

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HR Trends to Watch in 2024 + Plus Advice for Driving Impact!

The pressure is on to create a positive onboarding experience. Plus, a sub-par onboarding process can domino into other concerns such as low performance, burnout (for you and new hires), and retention challenges. Our 2024 State of HR report will give you a realistic picture of the HR landscape and tips to onboarding effectively in the year to come.

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Plan Data Required by March 21 to Meet Federal Mandate

Employer Connection

Posted on March 10, 2023 | Leave a comment | Edit Federal mandates require the submission of data related to prescription drugs and healthcare spending of employer-sponsored health benefit plans in 2022. Star Marketing and Administration, Inc., will submit this data on behalf of employers who sponsor plans administered by us, but we require employers’ input by March 21, 2023, to complete the submission accurately.

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4 ways to give health and well-being benefits a makeover

Employee Benefit News

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How older employees can change their careers

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15 hardest-working cities in the United States

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Improving Access To & Utilization Of Cancer Screening With Color

Discover how Color's comprehensive care solution is revolutionizing cancer screening adherence and knowledge. Through an in-depth case study, Color's unique approach to comprehensive cancer care has shown significant benefits in increasing screening rates and enhancing patient knowledge. Participants reported a 2-3x increase in adherence to screening guidelines over just 8 weeks, with 84% of participants increasing their familiarity with timing and frequency of cancer screening.