May, 2022

Why Payroll Is the Partner HR Needs to Build a Strong Benefits Strategy

American Payroll Association

Payroll and HR have never needed each other more. Employees today prioritize their financial health, and that’s rapidly changing their pay and benefits expectations. Medical, dental, and vision care options no longer add up to a full benefits package.

Building a compelling employee value proposition (EVP)


Employers everywhere are familiar with the Great Resignation. The elevated quit rate among employees that began in 2021 is affecting organizations across industries.


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In a Benefits Plan Far, Far Away

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Over the past several years, May 4 has skyrocketed in popularity as Star Wars Day—as in, “May the Fourth be with you.” In honor of May the Fourth, we thought it. Read more > The post In a Benefits Plan Far, Far Away appeared first on Word on Benefits. Communication Employee Benefits U.S.

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Frugal Spending Tips for Your Next Road Trip

Money Talk

This post is excepted from an article that I wrote for my brother Michael's website about preparing for a road trip during these challenging financial times with rising food, gas, and travel expenses. My brother Michael, a professional photographer and avid motorcyclist, started the website Roadcraft USA to share his passion for beautiful scenery and fun and interesting road trips, especially the two-wheeled kind. What do I know about motorcycles and professional photography? Absolutely nothing.

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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.

Another Long-COVID View

Florida Workers' Comp

WCRI presented a Long COVID seminar on May 3, 2022. This provided an excellent overview of the challenges of the health effect of the recent pandemic and infections. The presentation in some specifics echoed the program presented recently by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). That is overviewed in Long COVID Seminar (April 2022). That post contains a link to view the ACOEM program. I recommend watching each of these.

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EEOC Extends 2021 EEO-1 Data Collection to June 21

American Payroll Association

The deadline for employers to submit and certify their 2021 Employer Information (EEO-1) Component 1 report has been extended to June 21 from May 17

Talent development: Definition, importance, and strategies


Talent development is a unique business process that benefits both employees and organizations. By fueling employee growth and organizational success, it’s a true win-win proposition.

Dr. Edith Eger’s “The Gift”: Recovery and renewal for trauma survivors

Minding the Workplace

In her first book, The Choice: Embrace the Possible (2017) , Dr. Edith Eger recounted the major events of her life, framed by her experiences as a teenaged survivor of the Auschwitz and Mauthausen concentration camps during the Second World War.

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Ten Tax Planning Tips for 2022

Money Talk

Now that 2021 income tax season has been over for a month and the dust has settled, it is time to start some serious tax planning for 2022. Planning now provides seven months to take action and/or implement changes to avoid a stressful “tax scramble” at the end of the year. In an earlier blog post , I described 12 tax planning topics for 2022.

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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.

A Day to Reflect

Florida Workers' Comp

There is plenty in our national conscious at any moment. We pause though to remember that we have much because so many fell in protecting our freedom, our lives, and our world. The news headlines this morning are largely focused on much that has importance.

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5 ways you can help employees prepare for retirement

Business Management Daily

Retirement security, or insecurity, has caught the eye of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. He’s right. Fewer employees are covered by traditionally defined benefit plans. DB plans are retirement plans.

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IRS Data Affirms Payroll’s Vital Role in Nation’s Tax System

American Payroll Association

On May 26, the IRS released its 2021 Internal Revenue Service Data Book, which provides statistics that underscore the importance of payroll professionals to the integrity of the American tax system

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9 top qualities of a good employee


You know a good employee when you interact with one. They excel daily, make peers feel accepted, come up with new ideas, and take on new challenges. If all your employees were like them, your company would be on the fast track to success. How can you find great employees?

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.

Storytelling to change the world: Skip the PowerPoint?

Minding the Workplace

From the Harvard Business Review. Writer and communication coach Carmine Gallo, writing on “What the Best Presenters Do Differently” for the Harvard Business Review ( link here ), reminds us of the importance of storytelling in trying to reach an audience: Our minds are wired for story.

8 Ways to Support Employees With Mental Health Challenges

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

As Mental Health Awareness Month (in the U.S.) continues, we’re sharing strategies and approaches to help leaders respond to employees with mental illness in a psychologically safe way. When employees have.

What really motivates an employee to stay with an employer?

Employee Benefits

Need to know: With the Great Resignation underway, organisations are working out what really makes staff join and stay with a business. Flexibility, wellbeing and work-life balance are all highly prized by employees.

5 Best Ways To Celebrate International HR Day In 2022

Vantage Circle

If the 2020 remote work experience taught the corporate world anything, it was the value of an HR team in keeping a company running smoothly.

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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.

Utah Withholding Tables Revised Effective May 1

American Payroll Association

Effective for wages paid on or after May 1, 2022, the Utah State Tax Commission has issued revised percentage method and wage bracket withholding tables to reflect a reduction in the personal income tax rate to 4.85% from 4.95

Don’t overlook the value of positivity as a leadership skill

Business Management Daily

A positive mindset is typically seen as a desirable trait in the workforce across all professionals and job levels, but it’s often overlooked as a leadership skill.

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BerniePortal May Product Updates


At BerniePortal, we are constantly improving our software to fit your HR needs. To keep you in the know, we dish up the latest Bernie Scoop each month — no matter how big or small the update.

The Next Big Thing: How Employers Can Prepare

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

In early April, the International Foundation hosted the webcast Innovation and the Future of Remote/Hybrid Work. We were lucky enough to bring in Alex Willis, chief executive officer at Leadership.

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.

PWC reintroduces summer hours following successful pilot

Employee Benefits

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) has reintroduced its summer working hours policy, which it piloted between July and August 2021, as part of its hybrid-working arrangement.

How Transformational Retreats Can Transform Your Business


In May of 2022, we held our eighth annual all company retreat in Venice, Italy. These retreats are purpose driven events designed to bring every employee together, re-align them around our company mission and OKRs, and to allow for vulnerable connections in a beautiful setting away from office walls.

IRS Announces HSA Limits for 2023

American Payroll Association

The IRS announced the 2023 maximum contribution levels for health savings accounts (HSAs) and out-of-pocket spending limits

Greater Memphis Employee Benefits Council May Meeting

HR Professionals Magazine

The post Greater Memphis Employee Benefits Council May Meeting appeared first on HRProfessionalsMagazine. Employee Benefits June 2022

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.