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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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29 Benefits of Coaching for Individuals and Businesses to Thrive

BetterUp

There are lots of products and services out there that claim to change your life — coaching might be the one thing that actually delivers on this promise. The benefits of coaching reach beyond the superficial and are as flexible as you need them to be. A friend of mine was ready to quit her job. Two months after coming back from maternity leave, she was stressed and unhappy.

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What Is an Arbitration Agreement? Should Employers Use Them?

Business Management Daily

It’s in every organization’s best interest to avoid class action lawsuits, not only to avoid hefty legal costs but also to keep their internal issues out of the public spotlight. For this reason, mandatory arbitration clauses have become extremely popular amongst businesses in the past decade. What is an arbitration agreement? It’s a clause in a contract (often an employment contract) that requires employees to resolve all employment disputes exclusively through arbitration.

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Protect Your Workers’ Eyesight with Proper Design, Vision Benefits

InterWest Insurance Services

One of the by-products of the digital revolution – with most people staring many hours each day at tablets, smart phones and computers – is eye strain. According to The Vision Council, the average U.S. adult spends more than two hours a day looking at electronic screens. Looking at such screens for too long can result in dry and irritated eyes, blurred vision and eye fatigue, as well as headaches.

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The Ultimate Performance Review Checklist

Performance reviews are a proactive way to engage with your employees, provide clear communication about expectations, and acknowledge them for their hard work. But getting the right framework and creating consistency across your organization can be tricky. We put together this checklist to help you evaluate your current performance review process and equip managers with the right tools to perform individual assessments.

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Innovative employee benefits that support working parents today

Employee Benefit News

Parents need support when it comes to accessing and paying for child care, and balancing the demands of work and life.

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Rejection of flexible working request shouldn’t blind employers to their legal duties

Workplace Insight

Flexible working has continued in many workforces since the pandemic. The most common pattern is a hybrid one where employees split their time between the office and home. However some employees are now looking to work remotely on a permanent basis. This is what happened in Wilson v Financial Conduct Authority 2302739/2023. The Claimant submitted a flexible working application requesting to work entirely remotely using her computer and other electronic equipment and to complete all her work with

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The top 10 most-read articles between 16 – 22 February 2024

Employee Benefits

The top 10 most-read articles on employeebenefits.co.uk between 16 – 22 February 2024 were: Easyjet, Estee Lauder and Greggs fail to pay national minimum wage London Stock Exchange Group enhances global parental leave AstraZeneca and Novo Nordisk named best places to work for women in 2023 Super Bowl winners can receive bonus payment worth $164,000 One-third unable to return to work full time due to childcare costs or availability 30% of female public sector staff have had flexible working

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Are workers officially done job-hopping? Why 2024 marks the start of the 'Big Stay'

Employee Benefit News

MyPerfectResume surveyed nearly 2,000 Americans on their predictions for the 2024 job market.

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Lovewell’s logic: Should employers be legally required to support employee health?

Employee Benefits

The role of employers in supporting employees’ health and wellbeing was brought sharply to the fore this week with the announcement of a new government occupational health taskforce and the publication of guidance around supporting menopause in the workplace. Headed up by Dame Carol Black, the government’s newly appointed occupational health tsar, the taskforce is part of the government’s drive to tackle in-work sickness and help to grow the economy.

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Want To Enhance Your Total Rewards To Achieve Organizational Success? Start Here.

Are you looking for ways to enhance your employee value proposition? Gallagher Better Works SM Insights has got you covered! Dive into the latest magazine issue and discover how flexibility, equity, recognition and strategically applied resources can improve your total rewards package. Download the PDF to learn more about: Building retirement benefits for a global and mobile workforce Promoting employee and organizational growth through succession planning Empowering women in leadership through

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Let interviewees 'go rogue': How conversational interviews can help with recruiting and retention

Employee Benefit News

A workplace expert reveals the flaws in the current recruitment structure and how it could benefit organizations to loosen it up.

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Employee considers leaving employer which cancels annual leave

Employee Benefits

Something for the weekend: Booking annual leave in advance generally gives employees something to look forward to. However, if you found out that the leave you booked seven months ago was suddenly cancelled by your boss, you would understandably want a really good explanation as to why. Michael Sanz, who goes by @theoutsourcingexpert on TikTok and posts videos about the work environment, uploaded a story that was sent to him by manager Nick at an unnamed organisation.

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What Is Reasonable Accommodation?

BerniePortal

In 2012, Vitas HealthCare in Miami paid $65,000 to resolve a disability discrimination lawsuit and agreed to amend its reasonable accommodation policy. Eveline Chery, a hospice nurse, became unable to perform the responsibilities of her role due to her high blood pressure. Her position required a lot of driving to and from hospices, so she asked to be reassigned to a vacant position at the company.

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Spar UK completes £11 million pensions buy-in

Employee Benefits

Retailer Spar UK has completed an £11 million buy-in transaction for its UK pension fund. The transaction was carried out by Just Group in order to provide a better outcome for members through greater security of their benefits. Before approaching the market, the trustees worked to equalise guaranteed minimum pensions within the fund. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) acted as the specialist risk transfer adviser, with legal advice provided by Burges Salmon, and scheme actuarial and administration se

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team

HR doesn’t exist in a vacuum. This work impacts everyone: from the C-Suite to your newest hire. It also drives results. Learn how to make it all happen in Paycor’s latest guide.

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Unlocking Walmart Job Prospects and Beyond in 2024

Professionals Alternative

[link] Unlocking Walmart Job Prospects and Beyond in 2024 ‍ Introduction to Walmart job prospects in 2024 As the year 2024 approaches, job seekers are eagerly exploring the various opportunities that Walmart has to offer. With its global presence and diverse range of career options, Walmart continues to be a leading employer in the retail industry.

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Addison Lee drivers reach settlement in workers’ rights dispute

Employee Benefits

Three drivers employed by private hire firm Addison Lee have reached an out-of-court settlement in a long-running dispute around holiday pay and the minimum wage. The claim was originally brought by three drivers, represented by law firm Leigh Day and members of trade union GMB. More than 600 drivers have subsequently brought claims against Addison Lee.

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Leadership development programs: Cultivating future leaders within your organization

Higginbotham

Every manager can execute the elements of a business plan, but it takes a leader to find the way out of a shattered plan. Only a leader can respond to an unforeseen change, challenge or crisis by envisioning a new path, rallying the team and leading the way to success. Today’s business owners and HR professionals must invest in leadership development to identify and cultivate the next generation of leaders from within their ranks.

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Using Technology in Financial Wellness Services

Best Money Moves

Using technology in financial wellness services. Help your team achieve their most important goals by including financial technology services in your benefits program. Nearly 60 percent of Americans say that money is the top cause of stress in their lives, according to data from PWC. Chances are your employees are dealing with many of the same struggles.

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An HR Leaders Guide: 7 Questions To Ask When Developing Your Cancer Strategy

As HR and Benefits leaders are in the midst of evaluating cancer care solutions and designing their requirements for vendors, it’s key to know what questions to ask to ensure the development of a truly comprehensive strategy: from prevention to diagnosis to treatment to survivorship. Getting to the right answers starts with asking the right questions: How can better access improve engagement?

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What Is Work-Life Harmony?

BerniePortal

The word “balance” often denotes struggle. Many people think of that feeling they get when they’re about to slip on ice and have to quickly regain composure. “Work-life balance”, typically denotes a struggle to juggle two very important commitments.

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Less than a week to go before the Workspace Design Show opens its doors

Workplace Insight

In just a few days the eagerly-awaited Workspace Design Show , the trade show that brings together the UK workplace interiors community, will open its doors. Held at London’s Business Design Centre, handily placed in the heart of Islington, from 27-28 February 2024, the event offers attendees the chance to explore the latest industry trends, see the latest products, and find inspiration in the thought-provoking talks programmes.

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Positive Mindset: How It Improves Well-being and Success

BetterUp

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Upskilling: What it is and how it can help you and your company

Achievers

As new technologies and shifting market demands shake up industries worldwide, the need for a highly skilled workforce has never been more critical. But seemingly ever-growing skills gaps remain a persistent challenge for many organizations. When the talent available can’t provide the experience and knowledge employers need, companies can struggle to meet customer demands and keep up with the competition.

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The Complete People Management Toolkit

From welcoming new team members to tough termination decisions, each employment lifecycle phase requires a balance of knowledge, empathy & legal diligence.

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Ensure Your Junior Employees are Desk Ready: Finding Success Involves a Team

HR Digest

According to a survey conducted by Wall Street Prep , 70 percent of HR and L&D leaders in the financial services industry reported that new junior employees are not “desk ready” This term refers to the lack of skills and preparation exhibited by these employees, hindering their ability to contribute immediately upon hire. The study highlights the importance of addressing this critical challenge to ensure a smooth onboarding process and enhance productivity.

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EHRC publishes new guidance on menopause in the workplace

Workplace Insight

New guidance on menopause in the workplace, setting out employer’s legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010, has been issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Many women report experiencing negative impacts of menopausal symptoms in the workplace, with some even feeling compelled to leave their jobs as a result. Research shows that one in ten women surveyed who have worked during the menopause have left their jobs due to symptoms, while two thirds of working women between