February, 2022

Building a company-wide employee recognition communication plan


Employee recognition is a bit of a paradox. On the one hand, it seems easy to thank a teammate for helping out on a key project or your manager for having your back in a sticky situation.

Gethin Nadin: How the future of work will affect employee wellbeing and engagement

Employee Benefits

The way employers care for and support their people has come under increasing focus over the last two years.


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Everything HR Needs to Know About People Science

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes. Where would your organization be in a month if everyone focused on improving every single week? It’s a big question to consider. And right now is a perfect time to focus on improvement as organizations think about their post-pandemic business and talent strategies.

Washington Long-Term Care Insurance Payroll Tax Delayed Until July 2023

American Payroll Association

Recent legislation delays the collection of the employee-paid payroll tax to fund the Washington long-term care insurance plan until July 1, 2023. Employers must refund the payroll tax already collected to employees

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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.

A Two-Year Retrospective on COVID

Money Talk

Two years ago this month, we all knew something really bad was coming. On February 2, 2020, global air travel was restricted and, on February 3, a public health emergency was declared in the U.S. three days after the World Health Organization (WHO) did the same.

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How to write an inspiring vision statement and 4 great examples


What makes employees stay? It’s a question worth thinking about. Headlines continue to signal that the Great Resignation is in full swing, and companies are struggling to retain employees and recruit new ones, particularly for roles that were already hard to fill.

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Living wage would help mental health of 63% of low paid staff

Employee Benefits

More than six in 10 low-paid workers believe receiving the real living wage would improve their mental health , research has revealed.

Bullies at work — How to handle toxic coworkers

Business Management Daily

Len, Janet’s boss, saw Janet talking on the phone for an extended length of time. He assumed it was a personal call, when actually she was talking to a client. Instead of waiting until she got off the phone, he stood over her desk and yelled, “I know you’re on a personal call.

NYSLRS Urges Payroll Professionals to Use Enhanced Reporting

American Payroll Association

The New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS) is urging payroll professionals to switch to the Retirement Online enhanced reporting system

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.

Simplifying Your Financial Life

Money Talk

After work, commuting, eating, sleeping, and/or exercise, many people have less than five hours on a typical weekday to manage everything in their life, including personal finances. Weekends are even more hectic with household chores and family activities. How do you take charge of your finances when time is at a premium? With “low-maintenance” strategies to simplify financial tasks and investment decision-making.

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Reasons Why Your Property Needs Fencing

Take It Personel-ly

Putting up fences throughout your property is not cheap. It also requires maintenance from time to time to make sure that it lasts for an extended period. If you don’t have any idea about fencing, you might not also be aware of the advantages they offer.

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Cultural alignment: How to align culture at your organization


You know how it feels when everything and everyone at your organization is in sync. Projects move ahead smoothly, team members collaborate to deliver wins for clients, and great new ideas for improving the business seem to come up all the time.

Philippa Cornish: How can reward and CSR strategies contribute to the levelling-up agenda?

Employee Benefits

With an authentic social purpose, businesses can contribute to levelling up communities, which also furthers their organisation’s aims. Social purpose should be aligned with the overall business strategy to truly achieve social impact.

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.

3 Reasons You Need Financial Wellness in the Workplace

Best Money Moves

3 reasons y ou need financial wellness in the workplace. Morgan Stanley’s new study, The State of the Workplace finds employees in need of financial wellness support and looking to their employers for help. COVID has caused huge changes for employers and employees alike.

Free Virtual Event for Payroll Professionals, Their Teams, and Colleagues

American Payroll Association

On March 3-4, APA and GPMI are hosting the 2nd Annual Payroll Solutions Showcase. This free virtual event is designed to help payroll professionals discover new and innovative payroll-related solutions and give industry service providers an opportunity to reach prospective buyers. Register today

Lonely at the Top? Here are 9 Ways to Deal

Vantage Circle

Leadership comes with a lot of power. However, the nature of power and its psychological effects frequently leave the debilitating feeling of being isolated from others. It's a feeling so common among successful people that it's become an idiom: "It's lonely at the top."

A Guide to Creating Unique Employee Benefits

Benefit Resource Inc.

Unique Employee Benefits May Be the Key To Employee Happiness and Retention. If you’re looking to stand out in today’s competitive job market, then it is imperative that your benefits package be attractive. The good news?

The Future of HR Compliance: 10 Ways to Minimize Risk

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

15 pulse survey questions to ask your employees


Think you know how your employees really feel? Think again. There’s a wide disconnect between HR professionals’ perception and reality: employees are twice as likely as HR professionals to give their organization a poor rating.

27% of Brits plan to work from Europe this year

Employee Benefits

More than one in four desk-based Brits are planning to work remotely from Europe this year amid a culture of ‘hybrid holidays’ according to research.

What is the myth of normality and what is HR’s role in it?

LACE Partners

How can HR professionals help to change the ‘myth of normality’? In this latest podcast we talk to Maria from our partners at The Clear Company to talk about a blog she wrote which relates to supporting LGBTQ+ professionals in the workplace.

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Introducing Your New Trusted Source for Compensation and Benefits

American Payroll Association

The American Payroll Association (APA) is thrilled to announce the launch of a new online community for payroll professionals: Comp & Benefits Today

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.

Clarifying pay issues around COVID infections & vaccinations

Business Management Daily

Most of OSHA’s covid vaccinate-or-test-and-mask mandate is officially dead. Nevertheless, OSHA is still encouraging employers to institute their own shot mandates. And many have obliged.

Savings Soundbites for ASW 2022

Money Talk

The week of February 21-25, 2022 is America Saves Week (ASW), an annual event (since 2007) that encourages Americans to save money and build wealth. Part of the America Saves program, ASW encourages people to take an online pledge to save money, set personal savings goals, and create an action plan to save money. The theme for ASW is “Building Financial Resilience,” i.e., the capacity to handle financial “shocks” such as income loss or emergency repairs.

Can you prevent year two of the Great Resignation?


Half of employees (49%) job hunted in 2021, according to the fifth annual Engagement and Retention report from Achievers Workforce Institute. Almost as many (41%) say they will definitely job hunt in 2021, with a further 25% saying they’re undecided about whether to stay in their current role.


Employee Benefits

Employee burnout isn’t a new issue, but things have been made a lot worse by the impact of Covid-19. Depression rates in the UK have doubled since before the pandemic, with 21 % of adults experiencing some form of depression. On top of this, 79% of people are regularly experiencing workplace stress.

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.