March, 2022

Employee Bonus Alternatives: Are Benefits a Viable Alternative to Cash?

Sodexo Engage

Summary: Do all good employers reward employees with bonuses? What cash bonus alternatives are there? How do benefits help employees? What are the advantages to your business of providing employee benefits? Employee Bonus Alternatives: Are Benefits a Viable Alternative to Cash?

Employee involvement: The value of increased employee participation


The groups you claim membership in shape your life. Families, classes, sports leagues, and, of course, employers are just a few examples. When you consider the groups you enjoyed most, what made them that way? Chances are that, among other factors, they made you feel heard and accepted.


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64% of UK staff would take pay cut for other benefits

Employee Benefits

Almost two-thirds of UK workers (64%) would consider taking a pay cut if a new role offered other benefits , according to a study.

Financial Planning Tips for Older Women

Money Talk

I recently taught a 90-minute personal finance class for women age 50+. While preparing for the class and delivering it, I noted some major financial concerns of this demographic group that I am personally part of.

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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.

Want to teach at UCLA? You can! (For free, that is…)

Minding the Workplace

At first, I thought it had to be a spoof, or perhaps the latest example of misinformation intentionally unleashed on social media. But it’s real.

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Florida Workers' Comp

In the old days, and I mean old days, us kids lacked social media and video games. Evenings were devoted to homework, followed by reasonably predictable television fare with such staples as Gunsmoke, Andy Griffith, and even Candid Camera.

Empathetic leadership: Importance and development


When working towards a major goal at work, whether trying to bring in a big project on time or make the perfect sales pitch to a client, it helps to know leadership has your back, from your manager on up.

How to recruit employees for small businesses — 8 key tips

Business Management Daily

Running a small business isn’t easy. On top of having to compete with large corporations for customers, small business owners also have to compete for employees.

Inflation Insights and Work-Arounds

Money Talk

A work-around (a.k.a., hack) is a strategy designed to circumvent an “issue” (problem) or challenge. It does not solve the problem or make it go away, but it makes life more manageable and allows people to get things done. Right now, inflation is an issue of concern to many people. Inflation puts upward pressure on prices and makes them rise, leading to a reduction of the purchasing power of a dollar. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S.

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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.

Anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill advances within Massachusetts Legislature

Minding the Workplace

I’m pleased to report that here in Massachusetts, the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB) has been reported favorably by the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development of the state legislature.

Compliance TV: IRS Suspends Mailing Some Automated Collection Notices

American Payroll Association

In this March 2022 issue of Compliance TV: IRS Suspends Mailing Some Automated Collection Notices; IRS Releases 2022 General Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3; Restaurant Law Center Files Lawsuit Over DOL’s Dual Jobs Final Rule; and IRS Releases 2022 General Instructions for 1099s, and More

The six shifts in candidate experience 

LACE Partners

Late in 2021 we spoke to HR industry influencer Merv Dinnen about a whitepaper he wrote in conjunction with SHL. In today’s blog we have summarised some of his thoughts and picked out some of the key talking points, which looked at the six shifts that are commonplace in changing candidate experience.

Creating a successful HR strategy for your organization


HR professionals play a key role at every company, supporting team members as they experience both challenges and successes with your organization. The true value of HR goes far beyond filling positions, completing checklists, and handling paperwork.

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.

Everything you Need to Know about HR Shared Services


HR shared services help HR teams provide their services to employees more expediently. The focus here is on ensuring that the operational aspect of HR is at optimum levels, meaning each function works at maximum efficiency.

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Financial Concerns of Older Adults

Money Talk

Last fall, I participated in a group discussion among personal finance content creators (e.g., authors, speakers, bloggers, and podcasters) attending the FinCon 2021 conference. Our topic: financial concerns of older adults. The consensus was there is no “one size fits all” content.

On disability bullying

Minding the Workplace

We have long known that children who have disabilities are more likely to experience bullying behaviors than their peers who are perceived as being non-disabled. The National Bullying Prevention Center ( link here ), for example, shares that in 10 U.S.

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IRS Updates Form 941, Schedules, Instructions, for First Quarter 2022

American Payroll Association

The IRS updated the employer’s quarterly federal tax return and its schedules for first quarter reporting

The Future of HR Compliance: 10 Ways to Minimize Risk

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

The future of payroll – part one

LACE Partners

Today’s blog comes from our Payroll expert Chris Kirby , who heads up our payroll consultancy services at LACE. As a business we speak to a variety of organisations about how they can improve their payroll function or solve payroll challenges.

Amping up equity for women at work


Written by Leanne O’Brien , Senior Brand Marketing Manager and Emily Pearce , Director of Global Customer Care, Achievers. How mentorship, women’s networks, and DEI are contributing to a fair future.

The Top 10 HR Best Practices for 2022


Read away to all about the best HR practices that all the winning organizations in the industry religiously put to use, and you just might find some that will benefit your org just the same!


Thirteen Tax Topics for Older Adults

Money Talk

Personal finances can get complex for many older adults with multiple streams of income, the need to create a retirement “paycheck,” Social Security benefits, required minimum distributions, and more. All of these events impact income taxes.

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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.

How Manager Effectiveness Impacts Performance, For Better or For Worse


To quote everyone from Damocles to Spider-Man, with great power comes great responsibility. It’s a truism for a reason, but it’s more relevant to managers than most. An employee’s relationship with their manager defines their workplace experience.

California’s Additional COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Requirements

American Payroll Association

California has reinstated many of the COVID-19-related supplemental paid sick leave provisions that expired on September 30, 2021, plus some additional requirements. It will remain in effect until September 30, 2022

Dynamic Teams Create Organizational Agility

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes. One of the biggest business lessons we’ve learned in the past couple of years is that agility is beneficial for success. Agility is more than simply being flexible. Don’t get me wrong – flexibility is important.

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How to start practicing mindfulness at work


The incredible technical innovations of the past several decades have solved many problems at work, but they’ve made others worse. One of these is employee burnout. It’s hard to truly decompress when work emails are just a click or tap away, after all.

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.