April, 2024

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The 800-Pound Gorilla

Florida Workers' Comp

Sometimes we struggle with challenges we don’t perhaps fully understand. At times, forces conspire against us, consciously or not. Life is a journey filled with uncertainty, misconceptions, and mysteries. But frequently, the problem is all too clear, an 800-pound gorilla in the room. The world of work faces a systemic dilemma in the midst of the third decade of the 21st century.

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7 Signs Your Company Needs an Employee Benefits Audit

CorpStrat

Are you wondering if your Employee Benefits plan is truly hitting the mark? It’s time to reconsider how you approach delivering employee benefits. Year after year, many businesses let their employee benefits package remain unchanged. This means they’re offering tired, unattractive benefits that don’t compete well in today’s job market.

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Sustainability at the heart of everything… eco-friendly employee benefits

Employee Benefits

Monday, 22nd April, was Earth Day, and this year’s theme is Planet v. Plastics. The organisation is demanding a 60% reduction in the production of all plastics by 2040. Sustainability is at the heart of all we do at Pluxee UK, and we’re constantly striving to innovate our products to provide eco-friendly employee benefits. We’ve moved from reloadable gift cards and paper vouchers to digital alternatives, and we’re thrilled to offer a Virtual First version of our Pluxee Card – a prepaid cas

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Study Finds Child Care Benefits for Employees Effectively Pay for Themselves

Pacific Prime

A new research from Moms First and BCG finds that U.S. employers who invest in childcare benefits experience positive returns on investment, ranging from 90% to 425% ROI. For companies, this is the easiest talent investment decision you can make. This is a huge deal since the rising childcare costs and the lack of childcare. The post Study Finds Child Care Benefits for Employees Effectively Pay for Themselves appeared first on Pacific Prime's Blog.

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HR in 2025: Insights & Predictions

What type of worker is most engaged—hybrid, remote, or onsite? What are the drivers of effective leadership? What does the C-suite think HR is most responsible for? And why is a wave of HR resignations more likely in the next 12 months? Get our annual survey report to find out: The #1 challenge of recruiting & hiring Why remote teams are struggling What are the drivers of effective (and ineffective) leadership And lots more!

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Flexible working rights stand to benefit millions of people

Workplace Insight

From today (April 6th 2024), UK employees will have the legal right to request flexible working from their first day in a new job. Under the updated regulations, employers must engage in discussions with employees and consider alternative solutions before declining a flexible working request. Decisions on applications must now be made within two months, reducing the previous timeframe of three months, which includes any appeals.

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Nurses appreciation week: A week of gratitude for our healthcare heroes

Achievers

Did you know there are over 4.7 million registered nurses in the U.S. , making them the largest group of healthcare professionals in the country? National Nurses Week is your time to honor these amazing healthcare heroes. Take a moment to recognize the tireless dedication, compassion, and skill of nurses who make a difference in countless lives every day and show your appreciation for these healthcare champions.

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Build Trust at Work: UKG HR and Payroll eSymposium

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at UKG , a leading provider of HR, payroll, workforce management, and culture cloud solutions. Newsweek named UKG for the second consecutive year to their Greatest Workplaces for Women. Congrats to them and enjoy the article!) I belong to a couple of online human resources groups. I’m sure you do too.

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How to strike a balance between managing staff wellbeing and financial pressures

Employee Benefits

Credit: Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock Need to know: The cost-of-living crisis is forcing more employees to take on additional work due to financial pressures, raising concerns around burnout. Pay strategies such as targeted pay increases, performance-related bonuses and earned wage access can help. Employers need to ensure there is a culture where people can discuss financial concerns.

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How the Age Discrimination in Employment Act Protects Older Employees

HR Digest

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), established in 1967, serves as a crucial safeguard against workplace inequality, explicitly prohibiting age discrimination against individuals who are 40 years of age or older. It encompasses a wide scope, covering employers, employment agencies, and labor organizations under its protections, except where specific exemptions apply.

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The Employers Guide to Controlling Cancer

About 40% of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime, and patients are getting younger. At the same time, the cost of treatment continues to rise, with employers spending 8.5% more on cancer care for each employee than they did last year. The best thing employers can do for their employees and business tomorrow is to invest in cancer detection and care today.

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Virtual meetings can boost wellbeing and performance

Workplace Insight

Virtual meetings – often derided as impersonal and prone to technical glitches – can improve employee wellbeing and performance, a new study led by a Trinity Business School researcher has found. The research, conducted alongside Karin S. Moser (UniDistance Suisse, University of Queensland), Stefan Diestel (University of Wuppertal) and Isaac Alshaikh (South East Technological University Waterford), conducted during the ongoing shift to hybrid work environments and just published in the Journal o

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Retire on Fire Class Series: Key Take-Aways

Money Talk

As the author of a book about transitions in later life, I recently served as a presenter for one session of a five-week online course called Retire on Fire: How You Can Thrive in Retirement. It was a pro bono presentation but one of the perks for doing so was free registration for the course and an opportunity to learn from the four other instructors.

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National Employee Benefits Day Is April 2—How You Can Celebrate

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

National Employee Benefits Day is April 2. For 2024 the focus is on how workplaces can create community to combat loneliness and foster belonging. Get resources in today's blog. The post National Employee Benefits Day Is April 2—How You Can Celebrate appeared first on Word on Benefits.

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The Complete Guide to Employee Recognition Surveys: 30 Questions You Need

Vantage Circle

Recognized Employees = Productive Employees. According to a SHRM survey over 91% of HR professionals believe that recognition and rewards make employees more likely to stay. According to a survey conducted by Achievers, 83% of HR leaders said that recognition programs had a positive impact on employee engagement. How many of you have felt the “high” after getting a “Job well done” That's the essence of employee recognition – feeling valued for your hard wo

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Game Plan Total Rewards Consulting: We Solve [period].

Game Plan Total Rewards provides strategic consulting and project management services for Total Rewards, HR Operations, and Mental Health programs. From 50 to 50,000+ employees, all industries, we are experienced in working with all sizes and types of organizations and can support globally given our experience in over 30 countries.

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Michelin guarantees global living wage and enhances parental and healthcare benefits

Employee Benefits

Credit: ricochet64 / Shutterstock.com Tyre manufacturing organisation Michelin is to guarantee a living wage for its more than 100,000 global employees, as well as enhancing parental and healthcare benefits. As part of its deployment of a living wage worldwide, to guarantee employees a salary equivalent to at least the living wage, Michelin received the global living wage employer certification from the Fair Wage Network.

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5 Effective Tools to Enhance Employee Engagement and Retention

HR Digest

Employee retention is crucial for the success of any organization and the tools you use to enhance employee engagement are just as important. Engaged employees are more productive, loyal, and motivated, leading to improved business outcomes. In today’s competitive job market, businesses need to invest in the best employee engagement tools to attract, engage, and retain top talent.

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We can have a dramatic impact on people’s lives with simple, small and cost-free changes

Workplace Insight

London, the crouching monster, like every other monster has to breathe, and breathe it does in its own obscure, malignant way. Its vital oxygen is composed of suburban working men and women of all kinds, who every morning are sucked up through an infinitely complicated respiratory apparatus of trains and termini into the mighty congested lungs, held there for a number of hours, and then, in the evening, exhaled violently through the same channels.

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Individual Retirement Accounts: What You Need to Know

Money Talk

The 2023 income tax filing deadline is only days away (April 15, 2024 in most of the U.S.). It will be a busy weekend for many taxpayers and tax preparers who are filing tax returns or tax filing extensions. One of the few things that taxpayers can do to reduce their income taxes after a calendar year ends is to make a tax-deductible contribution to a traditional individual retirement account (IRA) or a SEP-IRA (for small business owners and/or their employees).

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New Report from 3,500+ Employers Confirms Retention is a Top HR Priority in 2024

The first report from Gallagher’s 2024 US Workforce Trends Report Series, includes data from 3,500+ employers who participated in the 2024 US Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey. The report provides benchmarks for benefits, HR and people strategies to help organizations thrive. Organizations continue to rank retention as the top priority for HR, and second highest for operations.

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Why mental health coverage should include sensory deprivation therapy

Employee Benefit News

Dr. Chris Pagnani, medical director of Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates, breaks down the benefits of reduced environmental stimulation therapy.

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Inside NFI: Jerrice’s journey as a female trucker

WEX Inc.

Welcome back to our series, diving into the world of trucking, where we continue to explore the stories that shape the transportation and logistics industries. Check out part one , which explores truck driver empowerment and recruitment with insights from NFI’s Recruitment Marketing Team. Meet Jerrice Jerrice, a trucker based out of South Bend, Indiana, defies convention when you imagine who is out there driving the big rigs.

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Just 35% of employees feel confident in choosing how to access their pension

Employee Benefits

Just over one-third of pension savers (35%) feel confident to make decisions such as choosing how to access their pension when they reach retirement age, according to research by workplace pension scheme provider TPT Retirement Solutions. Its survey of more than 2,500 defined contribution (DC) scheme members also found that a similar proportion of respondents were unsure about how to best deploy their savings when they retire, with 39% not knowing what they will do with the majority of their pen

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McKinsey’s 9 Months Pay Leave Offer Extends Support for Finding a New Job

HR Digest

Having to leave an organization you enjoy working for is never a great feeling but being on the receiving end of McKinsey’s 9-month pay leave offer does help to soften the blow. Marking a tough time in the consulting industry, McKinsey’s staff exit offer details how employees can continue to look for alternate sources of employment while still being able to support themselves and use the company’s resources to transition in their careers.

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Create a Culture of Belonging

Ready to boost employee happiness, improve inclusion, and make a positive impact on morale? From fostering cooperation and collaboration to promoting inclusivity and community impact, our checklist covers it all! Create the kind of workplace where employees feel valued, motivated, and invested in your success.

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A just in time lesson about office design

Workplace Insight

The nascent years of new ways of working in the late 80s and early 90s coincided with a widely held but soon to be discarded belief that the Japanese had cracked management practices. So it was perhaps inevitable that the principles of a process called just in time manufacturing – most famously applied in the factories of Toyota – should migrate to new forms of office design and the rapidly developing practice of flexible working.

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How to Get Ready for a Garage Sale

Money Talk

The weather is slowly getting warmer across much of the country and many people are starting to think about having a garage sale. Reasons for a garage sale include making extra cash, downsizing in preparation for a move, or simply clearing away unwanted items and household clutter. Below are eight tips to prepare for an upcoming garage sale: Develop a Plan- Decide when, where, and how often to hold a sale.

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Employee Assistance Programs: How Do I Select The Best One?

Pacific Prime

An employee assistance program offers free and confidential assessments, counseling, and follow-up services for employees. This allows employers to help guide their employees through various issues affecting their mental and emotional wellbeing, contributing to an overall healthy work-life balance. In this blog post, Pacific Prime will go over employee assistance programs and what companies can.

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Neurodivergence in the Workplace: Steps for Employers

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

When it comes to neurodivergence in the workplace, stigma is everywhere. Often, neurotypical people with little outside knowledge or experience have inaccurate assumptions about those with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, down syndrome and other forms of neurodivergence. Additionally, these ways of functioning are […] The post Neurodivergence in the Workplace: Steps for Employers appeared first on Word on Benefits.

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Using an HSA to Save for Health Care in Retirement

Saving for retirement is no easy task, and as an employer we know you want to help your employees get what they need out of their retirement benefits. With a health savings account (HSA), you can relieve the burden of health care costs for both you and your employees. With our new report, “Using an HSA to Save for Health Care in Retirement,” you can get insights on the costs of a modern retirement and dive into the details of the triple-tax benefits HSAs offer.