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Mental health days: Why you shouldn’t hesitate to take one


Jump to section. What is a mental health day? The benefits of taking mental health days. When should I take a mental health day? How to ask for a mental health day. Planned vs. unplanned mental health days. How to prepare for a mental health day. How to use mental health days.


What is Employee Experience and the Various Stages it Entails


In these last few years, a volatile economic environment driven by mass resignations has forced companies to rearrange their priorities concerning their employees. This has certainly propelled the agenda of employee engagement and satisfaction to the forefront but with a new emphasis on experience.

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96% of Workers Are Stressed: How Employers Can Help

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

April is Stress Awareness Month. As the pandemic continues and employers report high levels of stress in the workforce, the International Foundation’s Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits survey.

Praise over price: What does The Great Recognition mean for HR leaders?


The latest research from Achievers Workforce Institute shows that feeling recognized more positively impacts employee engagement, productivity, and advocacy than a fair salary.

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.

Federal Payroll Workshops at 2022 Payroll Congress

American Payroll Association

On May 10-13, the APA and the Global Payroll Management Institute (GPMI) will hold the 40th Annual Payroll Congress Convention and Expo in Las Vegas. Payroll Congress will offer numerous workshop sessions covering federal payroll topics

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Seven Tips for Choosing a Financial Advisor

Money Talk

Many people think about hiring a financial advisor when their personal finances start to get complex (e.g., accumulated wealth over time) or a major life event such as retirement, the birth of a child, or the death of a spouse occurs. Three questions people often ask are “how can I find a financial advisor?,” “What factors should I consider when selecting one?,” and “how much do they charge?”

5 Benefits to Include In Your Employee Retention Strategy

Best Money Moves

5 benefits to include in your employee retention strategy. The Great Resignation isn’t over yet. Up your employee retention strategy and keep your team where they belong with these five benefits. . Nearly 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs in February of 2022, according to the U.S.

Mask mandates are over on public transit. Are they over everywhere?

Business Management Daily

Sometimes events don’t converge, they diverge. Monday, a federal court ruled the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeded its authority by requiring masks on public transportation. The administration says it won’t appeal the decision unless the CDC thinks it’s necessary.

Katherine Chapman: As costs rise, how can pay strategies help employees make ends meet?

Employee Benefits

We are living in unprecedented times, with inflation at a record high and spiralling energy and food bills.

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.

OSHA Enacts New Program to Reduce Heat-Related Illness | BerniePortal


On April 8, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a new initiative to prevent heat-related injuries, illness, and health concerns. Here’s what the new program involves and what changes you can expect to see as OSHA cracks down on the inspection process. HR News


Return to Work Not Just for Workers’ Compensation Claimants

InterWest Insurance Services

More employers are using return-to-work programs for injured workers even if they were not injured on the job, according to a study by Prudential Insurance Co. of America.

5 ways to improve team synergy and create high-performing teams

Business Management Daily

Every leader wants a team that performs well to drive strategic objectives and achieve outcomes. Yet, it can be a challenge for leaders to create.

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PromoVeritas focuses on pay to provide security for staff

Employee Benefits

In a move to help staff cope with the soaring cost of living, promotional marketing agency PromoVeritas announced an across-the-board 6.5%

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.

What is Voluntary Life Insurance? | BerniePortal


During the enrollment process , employers often offer ancillary benefits like voluntary life insurance to supplement basic life coverage. But unlike healthcare and other fringe benefits , not all employees need to elect all ancillary benefits. So, what is voluntary life insurance?

Measure Would Cap Insured Out-of-Pocket Cost of Insulin at $35

InterWest Insurance Services

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would cap the out-of-pocket cost of insulin at $35 a month for people with group or private health insurance.

8 ways to celebrate Administrative Professionals Day

Business Management Daily

Administrative Professionals Day, also sometimes referred to as Admin Day or National Secretaries Day, is right around the corner.

Norman Dreger: Creating a globally consistent employee experience

Employee Benefits

Employee benefits are a critical part of any HR strategy, empowering businesses to attract and retain top talent while supporting their people during the moments that matter.

The Future of HR Compliance: 10 Ways to Minimize Risk

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

Eliminate Spreadsheets & Reduce Errors with BerniePortal’s PTO Tracker


When creating benefits packages for employees, paid time off should be at the top of your organization’s list. Whether it is unlimited , allotted, or accrued , policies can vary from one organization to another.

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Technology Dream or Nightmare

Florida Workers' Comp

Remember the vaccine folks that were convinced that the government was conspiring to track us all through the vaccine program? There were a multitude of references, but this CNBC story provides some interesting insight: Why the COVID vaccines can’t contain a tracking microchip or make you magnetic. Make me magnetic? There is some appeal to that one. Remember when I discovered I was becoming cooler? See Changes Getting Cooler (November 2020). To be both cool and magnetic? Outstanding!

Top 22 Ways to Improve Employee Productivity at the Workplace


Organizations have experienced a paradigm shift in how they interact, function, and operate. The spotlight has suddenly shifted to Human Resource leaders across industries to devise new initiatives and policies to foster team building, employee engagement, and productivity. Performance Management

Kate Bishop: How technology improves benefits delivery

Employee Benefits

If you turned the clock back two decades, the employee benefits technology portfolio would have been much more limited than it is today, with employees informed of offers via notice-boards or generic emails. There was little flexibility, personalisation or two-way engagement.

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.

What is Basic Life Insurance? | BerniePortal


Healthcare and benefits can be complicated, which can make the enrollment process confusing.

Long Covid Seminar

Florida Workers' Comp

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) hosted a free webinar (with excellent written materials ) on April 13, 2022 regarding the topic of "Long-COVID." Readers may remember that I first explored that topic first in COVID-19 Regressive Impact (May 2020), in COVID-19 in Comp - October Update (October 2020), Always on my Mind (February 2021), and Mental Health (January 2022).

Employers See Staff Drop Coverage, Sign Up on Exchanges

InterWest Insurance Services

A surge in federal government subsidies has led many people to drop their employer-sponsored health insurance and instead seek out coverage on government-run Affordable Care Act exchanges, according to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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How is technology changing the delivery of employee benefits on a global scale?

Employee Benefits

Although there are some universals, benefits are often subject to local cultural, tax and regulatory differences, which multinational organisations must then try to align with a global strategy.

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.