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How Gulliver’s Travels predicted AI and our attempts to make sense of it all

Workplace Insight

Gulliver’s Travels is one of those books we assume we know. But what we tend to recall is some stuff about Lilliput, giants, talking horses and possibly something about scientists trying to extract sunbeams from cucumbers. It’s really about one man’s descent into disillusion with the human race. It is acerbic, occasionally tediously detailed, and offers insight into some aspects of the human condition, which makes it timeless.

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Can employers solve the child care crisis?

Employee Benefit News

Working parents spend 20% of their income on child care — if they can even find it. Employers can offer a helping hand, and better benefits and workplace support.

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Half of employers think pots-for-life will increase pensions engagement

Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits poll: Approximately half (49%) of organisations think the pots-for-life plan will increase employees’ engagement with their pensions, according to a survey of Employee Benefits readers. More than one-third (39%) of respondents said that they do not think that the pots-for-life plan will increase workers’ engagement with their pensions , while 12% were unsure what the impact would be either way.

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UK loses 150 million working days due to lack of workplace support for women’s health

Workplace Insight

A new poll from healthcare provider Benenden Health claims that women in the UK miss an average of nine days of work a year due to health issues, exacerbated by a lack of appropriate healthcare support for female workers. The survey also suggest that four in ten (42 percent) have heard derogatory comments about a female employee’s health in the workplace, often around them taking time off work, being difficult to work with or not able to do their job properly.

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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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30% of female public sector staff have had flexible working requests denied

Employee Benefits

Just under a third (30%) of women working in schools, hospitals, care homes, town halls, police stations and other public services have had requests to work flexibly denied, according to research by trade union Unison. Its survey of 44,065 women working in the public sector also found that 25% of those who were told they could not alter the way they worked had their requests denied multiple times.

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Four High Deductible Health Plan Mistakes to Avoid

InterWest Insurance Services

With more than half of all private sector employees enrolled in high-deductible health plans , it’s important that employers have in place certain protocols to ensure that they are a success. As health insurance costs have risen, more employers have started offering their employees this option as the upfront premiums are often lower than with other plans.

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A Theatre for the Common Woes of the Common Man

Florida Workers' Comp

The news is persistently about Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). It has been revolutionary in recent years both in the investigation of crimes and in the exoneration of those convicted in the past. This month, NBC News reported on a " 50-year-old Colorado " case that was solved. The evidence led the police to "a career criminal who spent much of his life in and out of prison.

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Time Off for Voting 

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

As the U.S. moves through another election year, you’re likely to see a few headlines about how America gets out to vote. One of the ideas that will undoubtedly be discussed again is whether workers should get time off to vote—Some people […] The post Time Off for Voting appeared first on Word on Benefits.

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Why is Advertising Important in the Recruitment Process?

HR Lineup

In the competitive landscape of today’s job market, attracting top talent is crucial for the success and growth of any organization. With the rise of digital platforms and social media, advertising has become an indispensable tool in the recruitment process. In this article, we delve into the multifaceted importance of advertising in recruitment, exploring its role in attracting qualified candidates, shaping employer branding, and driving organizational growth.

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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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Finding Your North Star: Uncovering Your Life's Purpose

BetterUp

Jump to section Demystifying the "purpose" quest Do you lack purpose in life? Step-by-step: How to answer "what is my purpose?

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The smart ways CHROs are using healthcare navigation

Employee Benefit News

HR leaders can use the service to better understand and drive value on investment for healthcare benefits.

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14 Ways to Deal With Burnout and Love Your Life Again

BetterUp

Jump to section What is burnout? How to recognize burnout 14 tips on how to recover from burnout How long does it take to recover from burnout?

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The MHPAEA Proposed Rule: ‘Meaningful Benefits’ and the ‘Scope of Services’

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

This post continues our consideration of comments submitted in response to proposed regulations under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). Our previous MHPAEA content is available here. Under current law, if a plan provides any mental health or substance use disorder (MH/SUD) benefits in any classification of benefits, benefits for that condition or use disorder […] The post The MHPAEA Proposed Rule: ‘Meaningful Benefits’ and the ‘Scope of Services’ appeared first on

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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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Don't get caught job hunting: 5 ways to search in secret

Employee Benefit News

Amanda Augustine, career expert at ZipJob, breaks down how employees can find their next job without raising suspicions at their current workplace.

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Leaders who vanish in times of crisis increase stress and likelihood of burnout

Workplace Insight

Leaders who are not present during a time of organisational crisis increase workers’ stress levels and the likelihood of them burning out, according to new research from a number of UK business schools, including Durham University Business School. The researchers show that when leaders are absent it creates a more toxic workplace, turning workers against management, as well as increasing workers’ stress, levels of absence and even turnover.

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Why the IT industry doesn't believe in the 'anti-DEI' movement

Employee Benefit News

A new survey reveals that the IT industry is still making diversity progress despite opposition from lawmakers.

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Anger is not an energy in the workplace after all

Workplace Insight

While a large body of previous research suggests that workers who express anger are judged to be competent and hold a high status—resulting in more power and money—a new study by Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) and Princeton University researchers debunks this consensus. In a new study published in Frontiers in Social Psychology , the researchers revisited these claims in U.S. experiments using similar methods as in previous work.

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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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Best Employee Engagement Software & Tools in 2024

Employee Benefit News

We've reviewed the most popular employee engagement tools, to make it easier for you to pick the software that's best for your team.

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Middle managers are the secret sauce of productivity, say knowledge workers

Workplace Insight

Research from ClickUp claims to reveal the crucial role that middle managers play in driving productivity. The study found that 81 percent of knowledge workers who responded to the survey think that middle managers, defined as those below top level management and typically in charge of departments or groups, are the people most responsible for driving team productivity, with 68 percent rating the middle managers they work with as very or extremely effective.

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The Role of Data Analytics in Benefits Management

Winston Benefits

Employee benefits are a great tool that companies can use to attract talent, make their current workforce feel more valued, and revamp employee engagement. However, sometimes employees either aren’t taking advantage of benefits, need them to be communicated better, or think similar offerings would appeal to them more. That’s where data analytics can help.

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Boots to increase pay for trainee pharmacists

Employee Benefits

Boots and the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) Union have announced that trainee pharmacists at the retailer will receive a pay increase from 1 April. The organisations have established zones across England and Northern Ireland in which the pharmacy trainees work, with the pay rise in each one dependent on the cost of living in the area.

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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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High-Performance Coaching: What It Is & How to Find a Coach

BetterUp

Jump to section What is performance coaching? Who needs high-performance coaching?

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London Stock Exchange Group enhances global parental leave

Employee Benefits

Credit: Victor Moussa / Shutterstock.com London Stock Exchange Group is to increase its parental leave to support employees at key life moments and as part of its equity, diversity and inclusion commitment. From 1 July, all employees with more than 12 months’ service will be eligible for 26 weeks of fully paid leave when they have a child regardless of their gender, how they become a parent or where they are located in the world.

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Grounding Techniques: Powerful Ways to Find Calm In Chaos

BetterUp

Jump to section What are grounding techniques?

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Employee turnover will skyrocket if firms monitor office attendance, says former EY leader 

Workplace Insight

The so-called Big Four consultancy firms risk increasing their employee turnover and drastically lowering their retention if they continue monitoring office attendance, says former EY leader and CEO of AM Bank, Dr. Nahla Khaddage Bou-Diab. The intervention follows news that professional services giant Ernst & Young is monitoring UK staff office attendance.

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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.