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2022 pay rise budgets soar

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UK employers increased the amount of money they put aside for staff pay rises over the second half of last year, it has emerged. Research by global advisory, broking, and solutions company Willis Towers Watson (WTW) found that average 2022 pay hike budgets grew from 2.9% in July 2021 to 3.2%

12 Innovative Employee Retention Strategies that Work

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It would not be wrong to say that we are in the middle of a work revolution. The way we look at work has changed drastically – thanks to globalization, the powerful internet, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

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Supreme Court Blocks OSHA’s Vaccine Mandate | BerniePortal

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Advertising Pointers To Help Any Business

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Are you looking for ways to grow your business in a quick and efficient manner? It all depends on what your marketing and advertising plan currently looks like.

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Beyond the Dollar: Why Fertility Benefits Are About More Than Financial Support

Speaker: Kirsten Ferro, Vice President of Employer Sales at Carrot Fertility

In this session, we’ll discuss the complexities of fertility health and all the pieces a fertility benefit should include in order to best support your employees on their journeys.

CIPHR promotes Claire Williams to chief people officer

Employee Benefits

Software provider CIPHR has promoted Claire Williams to the new role of chief people officer. The firm, which is based in Buckinghamshire, appointed Williams to the role, and a seat on the board, after almost four years of service.

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Why Facilitating Better Collaboration Improves Morale

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The modern workforce is more dispersed than ever before while being more connected thanks to the variety of applications that facilitate instant remote and hybrid work communication.

Formative Content moves to employee ownership

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Formative Content has announced its transition to an employee ownership trust (EOT).

Staff Shortages? Why it is Time to Adapt Your Approach to Recruitment 

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Recruitment strategies have been changed by the pandemic forcing business to adapt fast. New ways of working have started to become normal, as remote staff has gone completely mainstream.

Global Guide to Hiring Digital Nomads

The growing digital nomad workforce offers companies new opportunities to expand their global teams. In this guide, you’ll discover key factors to consider before hiring digital nomads, as well as recommended locations that offer tailored visa programs.

48% of employers do not have IVF policies

Employee Benefits

Almost half (48%) of employers have no official policy in place to support employees undergoing IVF treatment , according to new research, despite the fact that one in six people now require the help of a fertility expert to conceive.

10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing an HRIS | BerniePortal

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The Human Resources Information System (HRIS) has become increasingly common in the modern era due to its ability to streamline many of the HR processes utilized daily. Some systems are already so ingrained into an organization that they are hardly noticed at all.

The top 10 most-read articles between 7 January – 13 January 2022

Employee Benefits

The top 10 most-read stories on employeebenefits.co.uk between 7 January and 13 January 2022 were: UK Swissport staff receive above-inflation pay rise. A changing pension landscape: what can employers expect in 2022? Benefex acquires engagement platform Wrkit.

Can I offer a health insurance stipend?

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For many small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), offering a traditional group health insurance plan is an expense they simply can’t afford. Luckily, there are other, more affordable and flexible options that make offering health insurance possible.

Fertility & Infertility 101: Why Fertility Benefits Are A Necessity and Not A Luxury

Speaker: Jackie Blanco, RN, BSN, Senior Manager of Medical Operations at Carrot Fertility & Nate Fournier, Enterprise Account Executive, Carrot Fertility

As an HR leader, the benefits you offer deeply impact employees' personal lives. In this webcast, we will provide you with an overview of fertility and infertility benefits, what different fertility journeys involve, and how you can best support your employees each step of the way.

How to Negotiate a Pay Raise

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A company has several ways of recognizing the work of its employees. For employees, negotiating for a higher salary is one of the most crucial skills they need in their careers. This skill requires professionalism and self-assurance in your value to your company.

How can you effectively measure DE&I? (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion)

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What is best practice when it comes to using data metrics to measure and monitoring your diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) practices? What are common data points companies are using?

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The Case of the Missing Case

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In early January, one can reliably count on at least two things: first, that we’ll be bombarded by television commercials hawking diet aids, and second, that someone in the New Jersey Legislature will introduce a bill to exclude undocumented workers from receiving benefits following work-related injuries.

Attract Top Talent with 2022's Global Workforce Trends Report

In 2022, employee retention, work-life balance, and global team engagement will be top-of-mind for companies. This requires more diligence than ever, as being aware of the upcoming workforce trends will help boost retention and attract top global talent.

ERIC Petitions U.S. Supreme Court on Seattle Case

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W-2s due to employees soon — get ready!

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The NCAA basketball tournament is called the Big Dance. Football has the Superbowl. 31 is Payroll ’s day. This is the date employees must receive their W-2 copies and the Social Security Administration must receive your W-2s. Here are some issues to consider as you prepare for the big day. E-filing. The most important e-filing news is what didn’t happen. The IRS was unable to finalize those new mandatory e-filing regulations for this year’s filings.

Are There Tax Documents for Your Pre-Tax Benefits?

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Benefit Resource (BRI) has been simplifying benefits for 30 years. We’re here to provide you with a short guide to help you understand the required tax documents for your pre-tax benefits. . A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a savings account that provides tax-free contributions and potential tax deductions for qualified medical expenses incurred by the holder.

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Electronic Form 1095-B for Tax Filing Now Available

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To help make tax filing for 2021 easier and more convenient, an electronic version of Form 1095-B (in a PDF format) is now available in the Document Center on our website. Log in at TrustmarkSB.com/login. If you need to reference the data used to populate the forms, it will also be available in a CSV format in the Document Center.

Corporate Tell-All: International Expansion Horror Stories

Behind the rose-tinted view of global expansion, there are more ghastly tales, many involving a multitude of country-specific laws and regulations. Fail to abide, and you’re risking lawsuits, high monetary costs, permanent reputational damage, and even jail time.

AssuredPartners Announces New Chief Financial Officer

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LAKE MARY, FL – January 14, 2022 – AssuredPartners is pleased to announce that Mark Hammond has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective March 2, 2022. Mark will be responsible for propelling AssuredPartners financial planning, analyzing financial performance and implementation of financial strategies. He will report to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jim Henderson, and work closely with the broader executive team.

Holiday Hours

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Trustmark’s offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Trustmark Small Business Benefits

Supreme Court Blocks Vaccine Mandate

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In a 6-3 majority decision issued on January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) blocked President Biden’s intended vaccine or test mandate for companies with 100 or more employees, citing overreach on the part of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).