November, 2022

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Employee reward systems: A practical guide

Achievers

Every organization rewards its employees in some way, whether it’s simply through the salary and benefits they receive or the occasional awards ceremony celebrating an anniversary or other milestone. But a paycheck and a plaque aren’t enough to make workers feel valued. That requires incorporating rewards into every part of the employee experience, from business development to wellness initiatives.

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6 types of employee rewards and how to use them

Achievers

What motivates you? Ask 100 employees, and you’ll get 100 unique answers. Maybe it’s the prospect of working on something they’re passionate about. It might be an organizational culture that makes them feel like they really belong. And some simply keep striving for a steady paycheck with the promise of raises, bonuses, and other financial incentives.

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Employee bleisure travel: Set guidelines for a win-win

Business Management Daily

Imagine you’re daydreaming about visiting China when out of the blue, your company asks if you’re available to make a business trip over there. Could it be? Your dream vacation, funded by your job? You excitedly tell them yes as your mind starts racing thinking about what you’ll do over there, but then they interrupt you to mention there’s a catch: the trip starts Monday and ends Thursday, after which point you’ll need to fly back home so you can rest up for the coming week.

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How to engage staff with a total reward offering

Employee Benefits

To engage employees with a reward package , it needs to be clearly communicated, easy to understand and impactful in order to show its true value. The increasing use of personal devices to access benefits means that digital methods are often more effective. Factoring reward package reviews into formal milestones, such as six-month reviews or probation periods, can improve engagement and employees’ awareness of what is on offer.

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Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

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How to support employees who are struggling with their mental health

Employee Benefit News

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Financial Planning During Uncertain Times

Money Talk

There is no question that we are living in very uncertain times (e.g., inflation, stock market volatility) and few things make people more uneasy than uncertainty about the future. What to do? Below are eight suggested strategies to deal with uncertainty: Check Emotional Reactive Responses - People often make poor decisions when they are emotionally stressed.

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Strategic Planning: A 10-Step Planning Process

BetterUp

Jump to section. What is strategic planning? What is strategic plan management? Benefits of robust strategic planning and management. 10 steps in the strategic planning process.

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Employee personnel files — what should and shouldn’t be included

Business Management Daily

As any human resources professional will attest, managing every employee’s employment life cycle involves a good deal of paperwork. Knowing what to keep and the location of each document is vital to easy retrieval and to maintaining compliance with government and industry regulations. Setting up employee personnel files is an important part of the recordkeeping process.

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Employee Benefits free webinar: How important is women’s health at work?

Employee Benefits

A free webinar hosted by Employee Benefits, titled How important is women’s health at work? in association with Peppy, will be broadcast live at 11am on Wednesday 7 December 2022. Employee Benefits’ editor Debbie Lovewell-Tuck will be joined by Sam Blevins, health and wellbeing development manager at John Lewis Partnership, Debra Gardner, head of HR and ESG at LSL Property Services, Francesca Steyn, director of fertility and women’s health at Peppy, and Ellie Vaughan, head of reward and benefits

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Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of DEI Initiatives and Employee Benefits

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP

Unlock the secrets to transforming your organization’s employee benefits into a strategic tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this informative session, we will discuss common pitfalls in traditional benefits and then delve into the essence of DEI in employee-centric benefit offerings. This involves not only defining DEI in the workplace but also understanding the pivotal role that employee benefits play in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

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Why Is Work Satisfaction Important in Every Workplace

HR Digest

Research shows that if employees are happy at work, they’ll be more productive, more creative, and more likely to stay with their company for the long term. That’s because happiness at work is linked with job satisfaction, which leads to higher performance for both employees and employers alike. It’s a common fact that employee satisfaction at work is linked to business success.

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3 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Benefits Program

Best Money Moves

3 ways to recession-proof your benefits program. How can your workforce prepare as a recession looms on the horizon? Here are 3 ways to recession-proof your benefits program. . With a potential recession on the horizon, employers must focus on the financial wellbeing of their employees. Thirty-one percent of Americans are unprepared for an economic downturn, according to a report by Bankrate.

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Which Caregiving Benefits Do Modern Employers Provide?

TalentCulture - Employee Benefits

What benefits are top-of-mind for organizations that want to attract and retain great talent in today’s challenging talent market? Many are finding it pays to step outside the standard benefits box with creative options that meet diverse employee needs. For example, caregiving benefits are gaining strong momentum. To learn more about this, we asked business […].

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Bad at Job Interviews? Why and How to Fix It

BetterUp

Jump to section. Good vs. bad interviews: what’s the difference? What not to do during an interview. It doesn’t end with “no”. Keep your chin up.

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How to Implement Pay Transparency: A Comprehensive Guide

With pay transparency legislation on the rise globally, it can be difficult for organizations to navigate how to share salary ranges due to administrative complexities, lack of clear job architecture, employee reactions, and more. To help make this process easier, Barley's comprehensive guide shares how to begin implementing pay transparency while staying true to your compensation philosophy.

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ERISA Fee Complaint Dismissed in Pennsylvania District Court, Extending Favorable Trend

Proskauer's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensa

In Krutchen v. Ricoh USA , No. 22-cv-678, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 206792 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 15, 2022), a Pennsylvania district court dismissed an ERISA excessive fee complaint for failing to provide enough information about alleged comparator plans that allegedly paid less for recordkeeping services. The decision is notable for delivering defendants a victory in the Third Circuit, which previously allowed excessive recordkeeping claims to survive dismissal in Sweda v.

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75% of HR professionals see mental wellbeing as key focus for 2023

Employee Benefits

The majority (75%) of HR professionals stated that mental health and wellbeing would be the most important area in which to provide support to staff in 2023, according to research by WorkNest. The research, conducted at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) annual conference in November, surveyed 105 respondents who cited the cost-of-living crisis (70%) and retention of staff (69%) as the biggest challenges for 2023.

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How to Build Right Workplace Culture for Remote Employees

HR Digest

What makes a great virtual team? If you’re asking that, chances are you’re not getting the answer you want. Building the right workplace culture for remote employees can be a challenge. A lot of people think the secret to building a great remote team is to put people together and hope for the best. It’s true that some teams do better than others, but it’s not always clear why.

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Is your employee quiet quitting? Here’s your action plan

Insperity

Quiet quitting is the popular new Great Resignation -era term for an employee who hasn’t quit (yet), but definitely exists on a spectrum of disengagement. As employees become increasingly fed up with some aspect of their job or company, they may withdraw from others and withhold discretionary effort, instead just doing the bare minimum to get by without attracting too much negative attention.

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5 Trends to Help Your Organization Boost Job Satisfaction and Productivity

Treating your workforce as the organization’s top priority improves customer satisfaction and revenue growth and can boost job satisfaction and productivity. Read about five trends that are helping organizations around the country improve their people’s career well-being.

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10 Unique Extrinsic Rewards That Your Employees Will Love In 2023

Vantage Circle

Imagine. What would happen if your employees knew that behind every great job they do, there is a tangible reward waiting for them at the end of it? Deadlines would be met sooner, people would be more motivated, and productivity would skyrocket. And that precisely explains the power that extrinsic rewards hold. Definition Of Extrinsic Rewards. Extrinsic rewards are a type of incentive that motivates people by rewarding them with something tangible — such as praise, fame, or money —

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Learning How To Improve Emotional Maturity

BetterUp

Jump to section. What is emotional maturity? Signs of emotional immaturity. Factors that contribute to emotional immaturity. How to improve emotional maturity. Growing toward emotional maturity.

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Online Leave Management System: 7 Ways Leave Management Software Helps New And Existing Employees

Qandle

Using email, physical documents, and electronic spreadsheets leaves human resources open to errors. Payroll processing mistakes, a lack of resources, and regulatory noncompliance are all examples. Periodically measuring, monitoring, and managing workers’ leaves is a tedious task that cannot be simplified by using even Google Forms. Therefore, understanding the merits of a web-based leave management system is crucial.

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World Cup fever: 47% intend to phone in sick for football

Employee Benefits

Something for the weekend: Almost half (47%) of England and Wales supporters intend to pull a sicky to watch their nation play at this year’s football World Cup. Bookmaker Paddy Power partnered with Research Without Barriers to survey 2,002 football fans from England and Wales. The research found that 46% admitted they plan to skive off work at some point during the tournament, due to three of the daily kick-off times clashing with the nine to five working day.

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Fertility Benefits for Every Age: A HR Roadmap from Gen Z to Baby Boomers

Speaker: Lauri Armstrong, SHRM-SCP - Sr. Director, People Operations at Carrot Fertility

Today’s workforce includes multiple generations of employees all looking for something different from their benefits package. While meeting these disparate needs can be challenging, a comprehensive fertility benefit can support everyone from junior staffers learning about their fertility health to senior leadership managing menopause and low testosterone symptoms.

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7 Signs You Are an Empathic Leader

HR Digest

Empathy is a must-have for any leader who wishes to excel in their leadership role. Anybody can fall under this category and have this skill within them. However, there are some tips and tricks of an empathic leader if you wish to be one. In this article, we explain what empathetic leadership looks like and some of the tips and tricks of an empathic leader.

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The Pay Transparency Trend and How to Prepare

PeopleStrategy

Openly communicating pay-related information to current or prospective employees is called pay transparency. Employers can provide this information through various channels, such as online job sites, job postings, during an interview, or through other company communications. As a result of changes in the labor market, more and more employees are demanding pay transparency.

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A Must-Have Checklist For Your New Year’s Corporate Party

Vantage Circle

The countdown to the New Year has finally begun, and you would agree that there’s one thing that is more important than everything else. And that one thing is partying your way into the New Year. In this blog, we have curated a must-have checklist for your new year’s corporate party. Let’s dive in! Read our blog on: 16 Best Office Party Ideas That are(actually) Out of the Box.

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How To Be Content With Life: 6 Tips

BetterUp

Jump to section. What does it mean to be content? The benefits of being content. How to achieve contentment. Is there a difference between happiness and contentment? Filling your life with contentment.

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Combatting the Effects of Inflation: Keeping Benefits Competitive While Cutting Cost

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP - Employee Benefits and Total Rewards Leader, World at Work Content Author, and Speaker

After years of facing the global pandemic, we are now struggling with a new problem: inflation. No one could have predicted the impact of inflation on employee benefits and how it affects both employees and employers. Employers are now trying to maintain or lower the cost of benefits while competing for talent in a competitive and tight labor market, but the rising costs of consumer goods and healthcare make it extremely difficult to consider increasing their benefit offerings.