January, 2022

What is employee engagement? A guide to engaging your employees


Disengagement is a chronic issue in today’s workplace. Only 21% of employees consider themselves very engaged , and this lack of motivation can impact your bottom line. Disengaged employees cost U.S. companies up to $550 billion a year.

As long as employers control employees’ healthcare, life-saving technologies will go underutilized

Joe Markland

A familiar mantra about why health insurance is so expensive is that the cost of healthcare is expensive. I have always disagreed with this statement. It is the third-party financing through employers that drives the underlying costs — not vice versa.


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6 Creative Sourcing Techniques to Add to Your Recruiting Strategy in 2022


You’ve posted your roles on more job boards. You have a referral program in place. You’ve updated your career site. It seems like you’ve done it all and you’re still struggling to bring in more applicants. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone.

On moral courage and sacrificing privilege: When Betty White stood for inclusion in 1954

Minding the Workplace

With Betty White’s passing at the age of 99, this internet meme about White refusing to ban Arthur Duncan, an African American dancer, from the cast of her television variety show in 1954, is getting wide circulation. Of course, the social media world is full of distortions and fabrications.

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.

What to Know About Cryptocurrency and Wage Payments

American Payroll Association

Employers interested in offering wage payments in cryptocurrency should be aware of and comply with applicable withholding, wage and hour, and wage payment requirements at the federal and state levels

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What is employee experience — And how can you make it great?


Ever read reviews on Glassdoor before interviewing at a potential employer? You’re not the only one. Eighty-six percent of job seekers look into online company reviews and ratings , relying on them for perspective on what it’s like at a new organization.

Adrian Cooper: Where next for financial wellness?

Employee Benefits

The nascent financial wellness industry is set to evolve into a fragmented market offering specialised solutions to meet different financial challenges. The current approach is to offer a one-size-fits-all package. Yet the financial challenges people face are not homogenous.

Zehmer Finals in Tallahassee

Florida Workers' Comp

Last fall I wrote about the amazing transition of the annual Zehmer Moot Court competition. This is usually held at the annual workers' compensation conference each August, but 2021 was delayed.

A degrading money grab for classroom supplies in South Dakota

Minding the Workplace

I’ve been meaning to write about a December spectacle in South Dakota, whereby public school teachers participated in a wild grab for 5,000 $1 bills in the middle of a hockey rink, before cheering spectators.

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.

Return to In-Person Learning at Capital Summit

American Payroll Association

This year's Capital Summit will be held back in person in Washington, D.C., March 21-22. Register today

Financial and Lifestyle Insights- Part 2

Money Talk

In this post, I continue my discussion of tips from webinars, podcasts, and virtual conferences that I heard during the last quarter of 2021. Below are 13 of my key take-aways: Avoid Complacency - Take proactive steps to stay on top of your finances.

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Closing the wellbeing gap between junior and senior employees


From belonging to equity, latest research uncovers the needs that aren’t being met for your most at-risk cohort. There is a great deal of focus on retaining employees and managers now that HR leaders are feeling the ripple effects of the Big Quit.

How Do You Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile – Ask HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes. According to their website, LinkedIn has nearly 800 million members in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Their focus is to connect business professionals. Regardless if you’re looking for a new opportunity, you should have a profile on LinkedIn.

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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.

Judge Robert Dietz

Florida Workers' Comp

It has been a tough 2022 (I am cognizant that we are less than 10 days in). Yesterday (01.08.22) brought unwelcome news, a phone call in the mid afternoon. Calls like this are surreal, and I often struggle to accept that I have heard the caller correctly.

Sharing insights about workplace bullying and mobbing in SafeHarbor, Part II

Minding the Workplace

In my last post , I wrote about my visits to SafeHarbor ( link here ), the online site created by Dr. Gary Namie, co-founder of the Workplace Bullying Institute , to serve as “a community dedicated to the people affected by workplace bullying and those devoted to helping them.”

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Washington Governor Delays Long-Term Care Insurance Payroll Tax

American Payroll Association

The governor of Washington has announced a delay collecting the payroll tax associated with the Washington long-term care insurance program until April 2022

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How to Freshen Up Your Email Marketing Strategy

Take It Personel-ly

Email marketing is one of the most effective ways for businesses to engage with their target audiences regularly. It’s also a great avenue for tapping directly into various customer segments – especially those with high sales conversion potential.

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The Future of HR Compliance: 10 Ways to Minimize Risk

Everything you need to know to avoid risk now and in the future.

6 ways to boost HR innovation starting now


It’s impossible to summarize the impact of recent years on the workplace. There is no catchy phrase that can fully capture the temporary and permanent ways that our work lives have been altered.

32% want to return to the office for their mental health

Employee Benefits

Nearly one-third of working Brits want to return to their offices this month (January) because they feel it would improve their mental health , according to new research.

Workgroup Report on Civil Cases

Florida Workers' Comp

In December, the Florida Bar News published an interesting expose of a proposal to make "sweeping changes" to the "civil trial system." The article initially escaped my attention in the digital world (I do not visit the Bar site often, and have admittedly seen most Bar emails shifted to "spam").

Sharing insights about workplace bullying and mobbing in SafeHarbor, Part I

Minding the Workplace

During the past few months, I’ve become a regular visitor and contributor to SafeHarbor ( link here ), the online site created last year by Dr. Gary Namie, co-founder of the Workplace Bullying Institute , to serve as “a community dedicated to the people affected by workplace bullying and those devoted to helping them.”


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.

Be Prepared for Employee Questions as IRS Begins Accepting 2021 Tax Returns

American Payroll Association

On January 24, the IRS opened the tax filing season for taxpayers

4 Tips for Dealing with Large Amounts of Homework

Take It Personel-ly

Almost all students worldwide do homework, but the quantity differs from one region to the next. Kids in China spend at least 13.5 hours a week on homework while their counterparts in The Netherlands only handle about 5.8 hours.

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The ABCs of RMDs

Money Talk

One of the most daunting financial aspects of retirement, especially for people who have been diligent savers throughout their working years, is taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) from their tax-deferred retirement savings accounts beginning at age 72. RMDs can have a significant impact on a retiree’s income tax liability and lifestyle. New RMD tables went into effect in 2022, so this is a good time to discuss RMDs.

Organizations: Start Building Trust Through Payroll

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes. Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Paycom , a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management software. Paycom was ranked among the best companies for women to work at by Comparably. Congrats to them! Enjoy the read).

How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.