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10 Best Performance Testing Tools in 2024

HR Lineup

In today’s hyperconnected digital landscape, where user experience is paramount, performance testing has become an indispensable part of software development. With applications becoming increasingly complex and user expectations soaring, ensuring optimal performance under various conditions is non-negotiable. Fortunately, a plethora of performance testing tools are available to help developers and testers gauge and enhance the performance of their applications.

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Poor mental health in the workplace cost UK economy £102 billion in 2023

Employee Benefits

Poor mental health in the workplace cost the UK economy £102 billion in 2023, according to research by Axa UK. The healthcare group’s fourth annual Mind health study , which surveyed 16,000 people aged 18 to 74 from 16 European, Asian and American countries, also found that around £26 billion was lost to the UK economy from employees taking sick days last year, and a further £57.4 billion from workers being less productive due to work-related mental health conditions.

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Tackling remote work tax challenges

Employee Benefit News

Staying up to date on compliance and labor laws ensures a smooth, successful experience for employers and employees.

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Reviving flexible workspaces – a guide to saving failing operations

Workplace Insight

The landscape of flexible working has witnessed unprecedented growth, spurred by the evolving needs of businesses in the aftermath of the pandemic. Despite the economic turbulence of 2023, the flexible office market has remained strong in the UK, achieving a record overall occupancy of 83 percent in the same year. As the demand for adaptable and collaborative working environments continues to rise, landlords and operators of flexible workspaces need to ensure that what they offer is meeting cust

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Creating a Company Culture of Care: Integrating Mental Health, Wellbeing, and DEI in Benefits

Speaker: Sean Raible

Picture a workplace where physiological safety is not just an aim but a reality, driven by thoughtful employee benefits that prioritize mental health, wellbeing, and DEI. 🤔 ✨ Achieving this vision requires more than just occasional training sessions and employee assistance programs. Moving beyond the basics, this vision calls for a holistic approach that integrates these elements into your company culture as well as your HR and benefits strategy.

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What is a Toxic Work Environment?

HR Lineup

In the landscape of modern employment, the concept of a toxic work environment has gained increasing attention. Employees spend a significant portion of their lives at work, making the quality of their workplace environment crucial for their well-being, productivity, and overall satisfaction. Yet, defining what constitutes a toxic work environment, recognizing its signs, understanding its effects, and implementing strategies to address it remain essential challenges for both employers and employ

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Understand Your Pay With Free eBook

PayrollOrg

Do you need to brush up on your paycheck basics? PayrollOrg’s free eBook, Understanding Your Pay, sponsored by Wisely® by ADP, is a straightforward primer and reference guide for basic payroll knowledge.

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People want to work in an office some of the time, but don’t like mandates and lack of flexibility

Workplace Insight

More than half (51 percent) of UK workers are in favour of some form of so-called return to office (RTO) policy, but flexibility is key to any office mandated approach, according to a new poll from Owl Labs. The survey suggest that while UK workers recognise some benefits when it comes to mandates – where employees are required to be in the office for a set number of days – they want the flexibility to choose when they work from the office.

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Parfitt Cresswell establishes employee ownership trust

Employee Benefits

Law firm Parfitt Cresswell has become employee-owned after transferring a significant interest in the business to an employee ownership trust. Through the employee ownership trust, staff can attain an indirect beneficial interest in the business and can share in its success through the use of tax-free bonuses up to £3,600 per employee per year. The firm decided to transfer ownership in order to increase productivity, profitability, competitiveness in the sector, sustainability and staff wellbein

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What is People Analytics, and how does it benefit HR?

Business Management Daily

What makes a great manager? How can you improve employee engagement ? Is your talent acquisition up to par? There’s one thing these questions all have in common: you can answer them all by digging into your people analytics. What is people analytics? It refers to analyzing your organization’s employee data to make smarter, data-driven decisions to improve your operations and reach your business goals.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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Employers Have Until March 22 to Apply for ERC Disclosure Program

PayrollOrg

The program allows businesses that claimed the employee retention credit (ERC) and received questionable payments to disclose and avoid future IRS action against them.

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Employees increasingly want to work for firms with a clear sense of purpose

Workplace Insight

In the face of climate change, social justice movements, and recession, employees are seeking alternative commitments from employers. A new poll from Sparta Global claims that for job seekers in 2024, a company’s contributions to environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation, and community well-being are of growing importance. For 61 percent of employees, the social purpose of their organisation contributed to them accepting their current role, while 45 percent of people who consider the soc

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Using employee fitness benefits for corporate talent acquisition and retention

Employee Benefits

Attracting and retaining great employees is a constant challenge for recruiters. When employees are in a position where they can be selective, organisations must go the extra mile. Employee benefits are one of many things people will consider when weighing up where they want to work. Fitness as a benefit (for example, discounted gym membership) regularly tops the list.

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Explosion in pet ownership reshaping benefits landscape

Employee Benefit News

Pet insurance and pet-friendly workplaces demonstrate a commitment to supporting the holistic well-being of employees and attract a wider pool of talent.

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6 Strategies to Navigate Social Determinants of Health for a Better Workplace

In today’s dynamic work landscape, where the lines between personal and professional life blur, understanding the intricate interplay between social determinants of health (SDoH) and emotional wellbeing is paramount. Employers must acknowledge that the whole person comes to work and every aspect of a person’s personal and professional life, especially their mental health, comes with them.

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Are You Actually Covered? It’s Time to Evaluate Your Group Disability Insurance

CorpStrat

If your company provides Employee Benefits, there’s a good chance you’re enrolled in a Group Disability Insurance plan. At CorpStrat, we’ve been in business for over three decades and have designed benefit programs for numerous companies from every industry under the sun. We’ve observed a common trend: many Group Disability programs are neglected and outdated.

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Most US firms are yet to match their culture to the demands of flexible working

Workplace Insight

A survey of 900 leaders in HR, real estate, IT, and product roles at US based firms suggests that most employers have not adapted their working culture and practices to support the shift to flexible working. In addition, according to The 2024 Workplace Flexibility Trends Report from TechSmith Corporation in partnership with workplace research firm Global Workplace Analytics and Caryatid Workplace Consultancy three quarters of workers have yet to receive any training for the rise of flexible

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Melanie Morton: Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2024: How to support employees

Employee Benefits

Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2024 this year takes place on 18-24 March. Neurodiversity refers to the natural range of differences in human brain function. We all think, move, process information and communicate in different ways. Many people use neurodiversity as an all-encompassing term used to describe alternative thinking styles such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism and ADHD.

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The key to seeing more women in finance? Mentorship

Employee Benefit News

Professor Mara Derderian at Bryant University explains why mentorship is vital to diversifying the male-dominated finance industry.

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HR Trends to Watch in 2024 + Plus Advice for Driving Impact!

The pressure is on to create a positive onboarding experience. Plus, a sub-par onboarding process can domino into other concerns such as low performance, burnout (for you and new hires), and retention challenges. Our 2024 State of HR report will give you a realistic picture of the HR landscape and tips to onboarding effectively in the year to come.

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Pre-employment personality test options and considerations

Business Management Daily

Hiring for fit is a practical approach for many employers. After all, skills can be taught and new programs and processes generally have to be learned anytime someone joins a new company. Something that’s harder to teach is attitude and cultural fit. One increasingly popular option for finding the right fit is to incorporate hiring tests into the recruitment process.

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People are simply ignoring bans on AI use at work

Workplace Insight

Older readers may remember a phenomenon called Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) which marked the point at which employers gave up worrying about people using their own phones at work and instead made it look like it was their idea anyway. A similar arc seems to be happening with AI, as people simply ignore their employers’ attempts to manage its use.

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Is Your Business Doing Enough to Prevent Workplace Violence?

InterWest Insurance Services

Violence in the workplace is a growing problem for which many U.S. employers are unprepared. Business owners may believe that their workforces are like families and that a violent outburst could never happen at work. They may also think that they have adequate security in place to stop an outsider from launching an attack or that their business would never be a target.

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Microsoft and Google struggle to sell AI tools

Employee Benefit News

Despite pouring billions of dollars into their projects, Microsoft and Google are struggling to figure out how to capitalize on generative artificial intelligence.

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Improving Access To & Utilization Of Cancer Screening With Color

Discover how Color's comprehensive care solution is revolutionizing cancer screening adherence and knowledge. Through an in-depth case study, Color's unique approach to comprehensive cancer care has shown significant benefits in increasing screening rates and enhancing patient knowledge. Participants reported a 2-3x increase in adherence to screening guidelines over just 8 weeks, with 84% of participants increasing their familiarity with timing and frequency of cancer screening.

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How to identify and support a depressed employee

Business Management Daily

Dan dreads needing to call Anne into his office, but he knows he should not put off the conversation any longer. Something has been “off” with this long-time employee for a few weeks. Besides quite a few absences, she arrives late many days. Co-workers covered her tardiness to client meetings several times, but Dan senses they are getting frustrated.

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Workplace misconduct is rife, but people are reluctant to report it

Workplace Insight

Ahead of an expected government review into UK whistleblowing frameworks, a new report claims that half (52 percent) of employees are now more aware of the importance of whistleblowing. However mistrust around possible retaliation and reliable process still holds many back from reporting workplace misconduct. The poll of 2,000 employees commissioned by Personio suggests that 43 percent of employees have seen or experienced some kind of workplace misconduct include inappropriate or illegal behavi

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Potential Energy

Florida Workers' Comp

The striking characteristic of the Worker’s Compensation community has persistently been involvement and engagement. I am, perhaps, spoiled by my long association with so many in the space. When I encounter lawyers and judges engaged in other practices, I am often struck by their expressions of both surprise and admiration regarding the close-knit community that is Worker’s Compensation.

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Intuitive Eating: Ditch The Diet & Reconnect With Your Body

BetterUp

Jump to section What is intuitive eating? 10 fundamentals to eat intuitively 5 benefits of intuitive eating Misconceptions and myths around intuitive eating Getting started with intuitive eating Is intuitive eating backed by science? Deciding if intuitive eating is right for you?

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Individual Development Plan Template

There’s no way around it: sometimes employees need your help. Use this free template to clarify expectations, share resources, and set a timeline. Best case scenario, this process helps them improve. Worst case, your great recordkeeping keeps you compliant even if they move on. Download the template today!