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Parental leave, PTO and job protection: 10 countries with the best labor laws

Employee Benefit News

Law firm Bisnar Chase asked 3,000 employees which international labor laws they wished would be implemented in their state.

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Does a green benefits strategy motivate employees?

Employee Benefits

Green benefits can include bikes-for-work schemes, discounts on solar panels and rewards for using energy saving items. Employers can create a green agenda to motivate employees to choose more sustainable consumer options. Highlighting green benefits choices as part of an employee value proposition can increase attraction and retention. Research by The Electric Car Scheme in February 2024 found that 48% of UK employees are more likely to feel motivated within an organisation that offers green be

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Basics of Advance Directives

Money Talk

Advance directives are written instructions for actions to be taken in the future in case people become incapable of making decisions. They designate specific people (typically referred to as “agents” or “proxies”) to step in for the creator of an advance directive to make decisions that the creator wishes and to take the burden of decision-making off family members or other caregivers.

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Employee lifecycle support: From day one to retirement

WEX Inc.

Supporting employees throughout their lifecycle is essential for improving engagement, loyalty, and long-term satisfaction in the workplace. By optimizing employee benefits and creating a supportive environment, employers can enhance the employee experience at every stage of their journey, from onboarding to retirement. This comprehensive guide will help you understand and implement effective employee lifecycle support.

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HR in 2025: Insights & Predictions

What type of worker is most engaged—hybrid, remote, or onsite? What are the drivers of effective leadership? What does the C-suite think HR is most responsible for? And why is a wave of HR resignations more likely in the next 12 months? Get our annual survey report to find out: The #1 challenge of recruiting & hiring Why remote teams are struggling What are the drivers of effective (and ineffective) leadership And lots more!

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5 ways to support the retirement needs of all generations

Employee Benefit News

Every employee craves a financially secure retirement. Here's how each generation is working towards it — and what kind of help they expect from employers.

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Electric arc furnaces could turn old concrete into zero-carbon cement

Workplace Insight

Concrete and steel production are major contributors to global CO2 emissions, but a new technology from Cambridge University offers a promising solution: recycling both materials simultaneously. This innovative process involves using old concrete in steel-processing furnaces to not only purify iron but also generate “reactivated cement” as a by-product.

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How can employers effectively deliver financial wellbeing support to a dispersed workforce?

Employee Benefits

Need to know: Financial wellbeing support must be accessible to all employees on demand regardless of their working location. Finding out what is needed can help shape support to a dispersed workforce. Support and communications that are useful to the majority of employees can avoid exclusion. In its State of financial wellbeing index 2024 report, published in May 2024, Wagestream found that half (54%) of the employees surveyed said financial concerns have caused their mental health to decline.

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A Comparative Review of the Top 10 Applicant Tracking System for Small Businesses

Vantage Circle

Introduction In the competitive world of small business, finding the right talent quickly and efficiently is crucial. An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) can be a game-changer, simplifying and enhancing recruitment. However, with many options available, choosing the right ATS can be overwhelming. This blog provides a comparative overview of the top 10 ATS software for small businesses, helping you make an informed decision.

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NYC Office of Child Support Services Hosts Employer Conference

PayrollOrg

On June 4, employers can attend a virtual child support conference hosted by the New York City Office of Child Support Services to learn about compliance and ask questions.

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The Employers Guide to Controlling Cancer

About 40% of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime, and patients are getting younger. At the same time, the cost of treatment continues to rise, with employers spending 8.5% more on cancer care for each employee than they did last year. The best thing employers can do for their employees and business tomorrow is to invest in cancer detection and care today.

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People must take the lead on hybrid working to drive highest returns

Workplace Insight

A new report from workplace technology provider Eptura suggests that employee-led hybrid working models and connected technology drive the highest returns for businesses. According to its first half 2024 Workplace Index report [registration], companies with hybrid working models in which employees can choose when to come to the office are seeing the most benefit.

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Paternity leave for bereaved partners bill passed into law

Employee Benefits

The Paternity Leave (Bereavement) Act 2024 has been passed into law to give working fathers and non-birthing partners automatic rights to immediate paternity leave if the mother dies. The Act, which received Royal Assent on the last day of the current Parliament on Friday 24 May, ensures that bereaved fathers or non-birthing partners will automatically get the right to day-one paternity leave if the mother, or a person with whom a child is placed or expected to be placed for adoption, dies.

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Building a Better Workplace: 15 Employee-Centric Culture Survey Questions

Vantage Circle

Your culture is your brand! This is because your people are the biggest asset of any organization. – Matt Phelan, Author of Freedom to be Happy Do you ever walk into an office and immediately feel the energy in the air? Some workplaces exude a distinct energy - maybe the lively banter, the creative decor, or simply visibly happy and smiling people.

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Toxic employee: Warning signs and proven solutions

Business Management Daily

Workers with a toxic colleague likely try to minimize contact with the problematic employee. Who, after all, really wants to subject themselves to the complaining, bragging, blaming, gossiping, and other negative behavior toxic individuals continuously exhibit? Toxic people drain the air from a room, put co-workers on edge, and worsen bad situations.

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Game Plan Total Rewards Consulting: We Solve [period].

Game Plan Total Rewards provides strategic consulting and project management services for Total Rewards, HR Operations, and Mental Health programs. From 50 to 50,000+ employees, all industries, we are experienced in working with all sizes and types of organizations and can support globally given our experience in over 30 countries.

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Not luddite dinosaurs but the sensible voice of caution on AI. And you need to listen

Workplace Insight

In my line of work, it is easy to get away with not being au fait with technology. Having previously laughed off my ineptitude saying ‘there’s a reason I work with people not machines!’ I never considered I had a place in the realm of all things IT and computers. Until I discovered AI. More specifically, Deep Neural Networks. With a specialism in Neuropsychology, I was intrigued by a discipline that aimed to recreate that which we barely understand; the human brain.

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84% of employees with summer flex options cannot always take advantage of these

Employee Benefits

More than four-fifths (84%) of employees who are offered summer flexibility policies cannot always take advantage of these, according to research by HR software business Dayforce. Its survey of 2,838 full-time employees in the US, Canada and UK, also found that, of those who cannot always take advantage of such policies, 30% feel too busy to take time off, 24% said there is no one to cover their work and 23% are concerned about negative perceptions from managers or colleagues.

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Rule 1.280

Florida Workers' Comp

The Florida Supreme Court got busy last week! There are amendments coming to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. In re Amends. to Fla. Rules of Civ. Proc., So. 3d. ; No. SC2023-0962, 2024 WL 2341793, at *1 (Fla. May 23, 2024)("shall become effective January 1, 2025"). In some part, these rule changes are part of a larger effort by the Court to address timeliness, see Workgroup Report on Civil Cases (January 2022).

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Finalized Nursing Staff Standards Will Impact Most Long-Term Care Facilities

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

On April 22, 2024, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule that will require long-term care facilities (LTCFs) to satisfy minimum nurse staffing standards with the goal of addressing patient quality of care and safety concerns. The final rule is anticipated to result in approximately 80% of LTCFs needing to […] The post Finalized Nursing Staff Standards Will Impact Most Long-Term Care Facilities appeared first on EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BLOG.

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New Report from 3,500+ Employers Confirms Retention is a Top HR Priority in 2024

The first report from Gallagher’s 2024 US Workforce Trends Report Series, includes data from 3,500+ employers who participated in the 2024 US Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey. The report provides benchmarks for benefits, HR and people strategies to help organizations thrive. Organizations continue to rank retention as the top priority for HR, and second highest for operations.

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Rigid return to office mandates and fixed places of work are backfiring

Workplace Insight

A new study by Great Place To Work claims that obliging employees back to the office with so-called return-to-office mandates and restricting their choice of work location can have negative consequences for the business. The report based on a survey of 4,400 US workers, claims to reveal a strong correlation between work location flexibility and positive employee experiences.

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Power station staff employed by Nuclear Restoration Services strike over pay

Employee Benefits

More than 500 workers employed by Nuclear Restoration Services (NRS) have begun strike action today (29 May) in a dispute over pay and conditions. The craft technicians, general operators, engineers, maintenance fitters and safety advisors, who are members of trade union Unite, are based at the Dounreay power station in Scotland. A total of 85.5% of members previously backed strike action, with a turnout of 82.3%.

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Kumquats and Pudding

Florida Workers' Comp

Much is determined by the groceries. If all you bring us is kumquats, banana pudding, and spam, you can hardly be shocked when the judge doesn't conjure a gourmet meal as a result. People like to complain about judicial decisions, but before you blame the cook, look at what groceries were brought. That said, there are some reasonably terrible cooks out there, whose best efforts with a filet mignon may not be fit to feed a raccoon.

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When employees connect, their wellness improves

Employee Benefit News

Acts of kindness among coworkers can play a large role in a workforce's well-being.

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How to Design a People-First Benefits Package for Your Unique Team

Benefits are central to any HR strategy. A strong benefits package attracts top talent, boosts engagement, and retains top performers.

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Best Practices for Multiemployer Retirement Plan Death Audits

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Fiduciaries have many responsibilities that stem from the duties of care, loyalty and prudence, including ensuring the correct benefits are paid to the correct participants and beneficiaries of the plan. Benefits Magazine authors Lisa L. Kaiser, CEBS, and Carey R. Wooton, CEBS, explain […] The post Best Practices for Multiemployer Retirement Plan Death Audits appeared first on Word on Benefits.

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Morrisons warehouse workers strike over pension contribution change

Employee Benefits

About 1,000 Unite union members working at two Morrisons warehouses have undertaken strike action for three days over a cut in company contributions to their pensions. The workers at sites in West Yorkshire and Cheshire claim to be losing £500 each through the company’s plan to reduce how much it puts into their pension pot while workers pay more.

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James Alfred Stanley

Florida Workers' Comp

A law firm website in Jacksonville is currently returning an "under construction" page. The Florida Supreme Court ordered attorney James Alfred Stanley ordered attorney James Alfred Stanley to stop accepting new clients in April. He is to stop practicing law while an investigation is ongoing. The Court appointed a referee to oversee that investigative process.

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How I got this job: Leaders from the C-suite share their secrets

Employee Benefit News

HR execs and benefits experts from Walmart, Lyft, DailyPay and more share what motivated them up the corporate ladder, and how they help other employees succeed, too.

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Create a Culture of Belonging

Ready to boost employee happiness, improve inclusion, and make a positive impact on morale? From fostering cooperation and collaboration to promoting inclusivity and community impact, our checklist covers it all! Create the kind of workplace where employees feel valued, motivated, and invested in your success.