Wed.Nov 22, 2023

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Tribunal rules stress can be disability without mental health diagnosis

Employee Benefits

An employment tribunal has ruled that stress can be considered disability without a formal mental health diagnosis from a doctor. At a preliminary hearing to discuss a case brought against Aneurin Bevan University Local Health Board, the tribunal panel in Cardiff found that claimant Mrs Phillips could be considered disabled under the Equality Act 2010.

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Half of work related illness is down to stress, depression or anxiety

Workplace Insight

Nearly two million workers in Great Britain reported suffering from work-related ill health in 2022/23, according the latest annual statistical report from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive. The statistics reveal that 1.8 million workers reported they were suffering from work-related ill health in 2022/23, with approximately half of the cases down to stress, depression or anxiety.

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Exclusive: Central Co-op launches financial support benefit for staff

Employee Benefits

Retailer Central Co-op has launched a financial support benefit across its support centre, food and funeral operations teams. The Co-op Credit Union benefit will form part of Central Co-op’s overall wellbeing offer. It will enable employees to access a range of tools, services and resources to support their mental health, money and the rising cost of living.

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Employers must follow the evidence when it comes to covering obesity medications

Employee Benefit News

Supporting the health of employees can help prevent serious chronic conditions, and the financial impact that comes along with them.

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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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Anna Dabek: Creating a menopause friendly workplace for womens’ wellbeing

Employee Benefits

More women are citing menopause as a reason for claims of discrimination or unfair dismissal at tribunal. The number of cases which did so increased by 44% in 2021. Menopause is not a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. That said, over the last couple of years, women have brought successful claims for sex and age discrimination following the unacceptable responses of their employers to their menopause symptoms and its impact on their work.

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Job hunt without RTO fear: 7 companies that have embraced remote work for 10 years

Employee Benefit News

Flexjobs put together a list of companies that have consistently placed in their ranking of the top 100 remote-friendly companies since 2014.

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A Grateful Reflection on Workplace Connections This Thanksgiving

Benefit Resource Inc.

As the season of Thanksgiving is upon us, it’s only fitting to pause and express our deepest gratitude for the pillars of our success—our employees, clients, and valued participants. At BRI, we find ourselves reflecting on the extraordinary contributions of these integral components that form the beating heart of our organization. Join us as we highlight why we are profoundly thankful for our people and extend warm wishes for a joyous Thanksgiving to all.

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How to support remote employees' health and well-being

PeopleKeep

Roughly 41% of U.S. employees 1 work remotely for either some or all of their work hours. This non-traditional work arrangement helps employers save money, gives workers more freedom, and even boosts business productivity. But, not being in a physical office location can leave remote employees feeling isolated from their teammates and more prone to burnout.

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10 Best OKR Software in 2024

HR Lineup

In the dynamic landscape of modern business, organizations are constantly seeking ways to enhance performance, align teams, and achieve strategic objectives. One powerful tool that has gained prominence in recent years is the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) framework. To effectively implement and manage OKRs, businesses are turning to specialized software solutions.

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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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Time to upskill? Employers may pay 77% more for AI roles

Employee Benefit News

A new report from Bizreport highlights the continued impact artificial intelligence will have on the workplace, including compensation.

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Surprise Billing Arbitration Is Still a Mess

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

Despite a two-year-old ban on surprise medical billing, insurers and providers are struggling to resolve unpaid claims. In this Axios article, McDermott+Consulting’s Jeffrey Davis offers perspective on the state of the claims resolution process. Read more here. The post Surprise Billing Arbitration Is Still a Mess appeared first on EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BLOG.

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Sam Altman is back as OpenAI CEO in chaotic win for Microsoft

Employee Benefit News

The decision comes less than five days after he was pushed out, setting off turmoil and drama in the tech and AI industries.

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Autumn Statement: Government to reform fit note process

Employee Benefits

The government is to take steps to reform the fit note process to support more people to resume work after a period of illness. Announced in today’s Autumn Statement by Jeremy Hunt, Chancellor of the Exchequer, trials in a small number of Integrated Care Systems in England will test changes to increase access to health and employment support and referrals for those who have received a fit note for a prolonged period of time, as well as new designs of the fit note form.

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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.

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From archaeology to HR: This chief people officer built a career based on human understanding

Employee Benefit News

Mission North's chief people officer Gillian Davis has big plans for people who see a future in PR.

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Autumn Statement: Government announces plans to offer pension pot for life

Employee Benefits

Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt has announced plans to offer a pension pot for life in the Autumn Statement 2023. This will give employees a legal right to require a new employer to pay pension contributions into their existing pot, avoiding the accumulation of multiple pension pots throughout their working life. Under the reforms, employees would also choose their own pension scheme for automatic-enrolment.

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Why corporate America is rethinking diversity hiring

Employee Benefit News

The same conservative activists who helped gut race-related college admissions at the U.S.

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Business leaders who screw up struggle to own up and learn from their mistakes

Workplace Insight

Leaders making mistakes can be costly not only to the organisation, but also to their own job security, which makes it difficult for them to admit when there’s been an error. However, new research from emlyon business school shows that there are some techniques CEOs can use to frame these mistakes, in order to ensure they keep their jobs, but also make changes in their organisation.

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10 HR Metrics to Track in 2024

Discover the power of HR metrics. Master recruiting, control skyrocketing labor costs, and reduce turnover rates. Get insights into key metrics like Time-to-Fill, Cost-per-Hire, and Turnover Rate. Equip your business for success in 2024.

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National living wage to increase from April 2024

Employee Benefits

The national living wage is to increase from April 2024. Jeremy Hunt, Chancellor of the Exchequer, has announced it will rise by 9.8% to £11.44 per hour and will apply to those aged 21 and over for the first time. A full-time worker aged 23 will receive an increase worth £1,800 a year and a 21-year-old will see a 12%, or £2,300, annual rise. The national minimum wage for those aged 18 to 20 will also increase to £8.60 per hour from £7.49, while apprentices and those aged 16 and 17 will see an ho

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Leading the Charge: The Essential Skills and Strategies for a VP of Human Resources

Professionals Alternative

[link] Leading the Charge: The Essential Skills and Strategies for a VP of Human Resources in the Ever-Evolving HR Landscape of The evolving role of a VP of Human Resources As a Vice President of Human Resources (VP of HR), I have witnessed firsthand the transformation of the HR landscape over the years. Gone are the days when HR was merely seen as a support function.

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Autumn Statement: State pension to increase by 8.5% from April 2024

Employee Benefits

The state pension will increase by 8.5% from April 2024. Jeremy Hunt, Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced the rise in the Autumn Statement, with the increase based on average earnings data published in September and in line with the government’s triple lock policy on pension changes. Hunt confirmed that the state pension will increase by 8.5%, or £221.10 a week, resulting in pensioners receiving around £900 more a year.

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Limited vs. Unlimited Contract in UAE

Bayzat

With its promising career opportunities, strong economy, and tax-free environment, the UAE has become a popular destination for expats. The country hosts the highest number of expatriates in the GCC region, with 89% of its population being foreign nationals. However, with the benefits of living and working in the UAE, one must have a valid employment contract, as required by the UAE Labor Law (unless you’re working in the Dubai International Financial Centre “DIFC” zones).

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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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Autumn Statement: National insurance contribution rate cut to 10%

Employee Benefits

Class 1 national insurance contributions (NICs) will be cut to 10% from 6 January 2024. Currently, employees pay 12% NICs on earnings above £12,570, and 2% on earnings above £50,270. From next year, employees will pay 10% and 2% respectively. According to the government, which announced the move in the Autumn Statement, this means the average worker earning £35,400 will receive a tax cut in 2024-25 of more than £450.

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Notepads at the Ready: Top HR Trends for 2024

HR Digest

Most of us might be planning for the holiday season, but for HR professionals, it is time to start planning ahead in anticipation of the HR trends for 2024. Gartner surveyed and released its annual report for the “Top 5 Priorities for HR Leaders in 2024 ” and it provides a very detailed glimpse into 2024 HR trends that will shape companies across borders and industries.

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Autumn Statement: Government to reform work capability assessments

Employee Benefits

The government is to reform work capability assessments so more individuals receive the right support to find work where they can. Announced in today’s Autumn Statement by Jeremy Hunt, Chancellor of the Exchequer, the activities and descriptors in work capability assessments for new claimants will be updated to support long-term sick and disabled, and long-term unemployed people.

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The Role of a VP of Human Resources in Navigating HR Evolution: 2023 Top Trends

Professionals Alternative

[link] The Role of a VP of Human Resources in Navigating HR Evolution: Trends Shaping 2023 and Beyond Introduction: The changing landscape of HR As the business world continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, so does the role of a VP of Human Resources. In today’s highly competitive environment, HR leaders must navigate the ever-changing landscape of the industry to ensure their organizations remain at the forefront of HR evolution.

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2024 Payroll Calendar Templates

These calendars provide pay period dates and paydays for biweekly, semi-monthly, and monthly payroll in 2024. Use them as a reminder or share with employees so they can celebrate payday.