December, 2022

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These benefits will help HR tackle new (and old) challenges in 2023

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Confessions of a benefits manager: Candid has leadership training

Employee Benefits

I am deeply worried. It might seem a strange thing to get upset about, but I have been put forward for our ‘special’ effective leadership training. There are only two ways to get on the programme: one is to be assessed as high potential , the other is if you are such a bad manager that it is a sort of remedial treatment for poor behaviours. You will know by now that bad management is pretty much normalised in my company, so I think you would have to kill someone to qualify that way.

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3 ways to care for your team’s mental wellbeing this holiday season (and yours too!)

Employee Benefits

Author: Jennifer Gendron – Global Chief Commercial Officer at Koa Health – Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing Solutions. The holidays can feel unduly stressful, as if all of us are rushing so that we can relax. With end-of-year deadlines and other time-sensitive priorities, everyone is trying to push one more deliverable over the finish line to spend quality time with their families.

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How to Surprise Employees on Christmas & New Year?

Empuls

Employees are the elemental force that steers a company to success. It is vital for them to remain happy and satisfied to be productive and focused. Their contribution and efficiency should be recognized and rewarded as this will create affinity, energy, and desire to work harder and perform better. Hard work, performance, achievement, excellence, and other positive traits in your employees must be appreciated.

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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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Six ways to support employees with money worries

Employee Benefits

The current and growing cost of living crisis that’s now impacting so many people across the UK could prove to be even more of a disruptor to employees than the pandemic was. According to our recent survey , over 9 in 10 workers say the cost of living crisis is as worrying or more worrying than the COVID pandemic was. This means businesses who value their people will be wanting to find ways to provide support for workers with financial worries.

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11 Tips for HR Professionals to Successfully Honor the Holidays

Darwinbox

The holiday season can be a challenging time for HR professionals. From managing time-off requests to making sure that all employees feel included and supported during this special time of year, HR departments hold a huge responsibility during the holidays. This article explores 11 tips for HR on managing the holidays successfully.

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3 ways to boost teamwork at your organization

Achievers

Teamwork and collaboration are the foundation of every great company culture, whether your workforce is fully in person, remote, or a combination of the two. There are few feelings like knowing you can rely on your teammates, and there are few things as satisfying as building genuine, lasting connections with them. A team-centered culture where everyone feels like they belong boosts alignment with your company vision and values, keeping everyone in sync as they work together towards a common goa

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Affordable Care Act: Good Data Practices Can Lead to Better Compliance

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes. (Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at ADP , a comprehensive global provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions. Industry analyst firm Nelson Hall recently identified ADP as a leader in both the small and medium business as well as mid to large market segments. Congrats to them!

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Work-Life Integration: What It Is And 5 Ways to Develop It

BetterUp

Work and life have integrated more than ever before. With employees working from kitchen tables and living room couches, it’s impossible to spot the difference between home and work.

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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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How To Not Let Job Interview Feel Like An Interrogation

HR Digest

I had a job interview one time where the interviewer was nothing like I had expected. She was welcoming and nice, and she had a great smile on her face. It felt so unreal having such an interview and coming across such a great personality. I was amazed, to say the very least. Unfortunately, many of us have had to attend interviews that made us so uncomfortable and it looked like we were in on something other than the job.

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How to Level Up Employee Benefits Education With Video

TalentCulture - Employee Benefits

As employee engagement continues to drift downward, organizations everywhere are looking for more efficient, effective ways to connect and communicate with their workforce. This is especially true for employee benefits education, where access to clear, complete and timely information is critical. What better way to help employees understand their benefits than with video?

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Hallmark Care Homes unveils £1.3 million winter support package

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Hallmark Care Homes has invested £1.3 million into a winter support package to help its employees with the cost-of-living crisis. The measures include paying all of its 2,300 members of staff at or above the new rate set by the Living Wage Foundation from today (1 December), ahead of the implementation deadline of 14 May 2023. Living wage salaries have been raised to £10.90 per hour across the UK and £11.95 for those based in London, ensuring that a full-time worker on the UK rate receives more

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IRS Proposed Regulations Would Permanently Allow Remote Witnessing of Spousal Consent

Proskauer's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensa

The IRS issued new proposed regulations that would permanently change the rules that require spousal consent for plan distributions to be signed in the physical presence of a notary or plan representative. Specifically, the proposed regulations would allow plans to accept remote notarization or witnessing by a plan representative if the remote process meets certain standards aimed at ensuring the integrity of the process.

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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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10 Intrinsic Rewards That Your Employees Look Forward To

Vantage Circle

Managers frequently look for novel ways to motivate their workers and keep them engaged. Making an environment where employees can obtain intrinsic rewards is one great way to achieve this goal. You can better appreciate its significance in the workplace if you understand the whole concept of intrinsic rewards. This post will look at intrinsic rewards, their multiple types, and their advantages over extrinsic rewards.

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How to Deal With Rejection: 7 Tips

BetterUp

Jump to section. Why it hurts to be rejected. What are the 5 stages of rejection? How to deal with rejection. You have work to do.

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7 Signs of a Good Manager

HR Digest

A good manager is a great asset to both an organization and its employees. Not only are they able to manage their team well, but they also possess some strong leadership skills that can have a positive effect on those around them. However, it’s difficult sometimes for people to know the signs of a good manager and how to easily spot them. Employees are also concerned about working with an individual that can show empathy and help them grow career-wise.

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Which Corporate Fitness Trends Will Shape 2023?

TalentCulture - Employee Benefits

As a corporate fitness professional, one of my favorite activities at the end of each year is to set aside time to look back at what has unfolded over the past 12 months. It helps to review what has worked for our clients (as well as what didn’t work so well). An open-minded, reflective analysis […]. The post Which Corporate Fitness Trends Will Shape 2023?

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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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Charles Cotton: 2023 will bring a focus on low-cost wellbeing support

Employee Benefits

In today’s volatile, uncertain and complex world, making predictions for the coming month is difficult enough, let alone making them for 2023. The cost-of-living crisis has had, and continues to have, a significant and widespread impact on the world of work. Next year, it is likely the UK will be in recession, though the downturn’s duration and depth is uncertain.

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S.D.N.Y. Voids ERISA Plan’s Arbitration Provision

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A district court in New York recently refused to enforce an arbitration provision in an ERISA fiduciary breach lawsuit challenging the valuation of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”). The ruling in Lloyd v. Argent , No. 22-cv-4129, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 219964 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 6, 2022), exposes the continued uncertainty as to the enforceability of arbitration provisions when applied to ERISA fiduciary breach claims.

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35 New Year Trivia Questions To Test How Well You Know The Holiday?

Vantage Circle

New Year symbolizes a new beginning. It's a time to remember the passing year and promise to do better in the next. And what better way to do that other than to host a new year's eve celebration? We often ring in the New Year by celebrating with our family and friends. However, we do need to pace ourselves if we want to usher in a new beginning.

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Biofeedback for Stress: How It Can Improve Your Health

BetterUp

Jump to section. What is stress, and what does it do to your body? What is biofeedback? What biofeedback procedures are available? What can you learn from biofeedback? Using biofeedback to lead a healthier life. Biofeedback: Success stories of stress management. The benefits of using biofeedback. Finding new ways to relax.

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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.

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Wishing Your Professional Contacts a Happy New Year

HR Digest

“Wishing Your Professional Contacts a Happy New Year” is a comprehensive guide to conveying your well wishes to your colleagues, clients, and business partners. Discover tips for crafting the perfect new year message, common mistakes to avoid, and ideas for conveying your wishes in a professional manner. Strengthen your professional relationships and set a positive tone for the year ahead with these helpful suggestions.

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Is Quiet Quitting a Symptom of Poor Mental Health?

TalentCulture - Employee Benefits

One workplace buzzword many people are eager to leave behind is “quiet quitting.” The phrase dominated headlines this year, especially when a Gallup poll revealed that at least half of U.S. workers are disengaged. Although this term is quickly running its course, the underlying problem remains. In fact, work engagement continues to slide, indicating a […].

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NatWest gives 59,000 employees cost-of living payment

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Credit: William Barton / Shutterstock.com. Banking organisation NatWest has implemented a one-off cash payment for all employees in junior and junior manager positions, benefitting approximately 59,000 global members of staff during the cost-of-living crisis. For the 39,000 UK-based employees, the payment was agreed at £1,000, with equivalent amounts in all other locations.

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Final SEC Clawback Rules: Key Dates that Issuers Need to Know

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On November 28, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) published the final clawback rules (the “Final Rules”) under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) in the Federal Register. Now that the Final Rules have been published in the Federal Register, issuers should be aware of the following key deadlines [1] : January 27, 2023 : The Final Rules become formally effective (60 days after the Final Rules were published in the Federal Register).

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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.