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59% of managers have seen mental wellbeing impacted due to fewer resources

Employee Benefits

More than half (59%) of UK managers have reported that their mental wellbeing has been impacted as a result of being asked to do more with fewer resources, according to research by global benefits and reward platform provider Perkbox. Its survey of 2,000 UK managers also found that 49% said they now have a reduced capacity to care for their own wellbeing.

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Diligence, Efficiency, and Promptness

Florida Workers' Comp

Hon. John Beamer is a Circuit Judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit, which includes Osceola County, Florida. Oaceola is just south of Orange County and includes the city of Kissimmee that many will associate with theme parks, hotels, and tourists. Judge Beamer was appointed just before the onset on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, taking the bench the month before that strange time began.

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What is the Wage Protection System?

HR Lineup

In the realm of labor rights and employment regulations, ensuring fair wages is paramount. Governments, organizations, and policymakers worldwide have instituted various mechanisms to safeguard workers’ rights and promote equitable compensation practices. One such mechanism gaining prominence in recent years is the Wage Protection System (WPS).

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Benefits Brokers – It’s Time for Preemptive Change

Joe Markland

I have recorded a webinar titled, “Making the Case for Preemptive Change” targeting employee benefits brokers. This presentation introduces a potential end of employer-based insurance after the next election. If you are a benefits broker, this is worth your time. To view the webinar click on this link.

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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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How to successfully manage your employee lifecycle

Business Management Daily

Do you have an employee lifecycle model for your organization? Ignoring the employee lifecycle is a missed opportunity. It’s a goldmine for attracting top performers, boosting productivity, and creating a happier workforce. That’s because it’s crucial to consider the employee journey, from attracting a qualified candidate to encouraging brand advocacy after they’ve moved on (hopefully to greener pastures).

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SSA to Hold Semi-Annual Meeting on June 13

PayrollOrg

Register by June 10 to attend the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) semi-annual meeting on June 13. This virtual meeting will be with the wage reporting community and the IRS.

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The Art of Conducting a Comprehensive Training Needs Analysis

HR Digest

In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the intricacies of what training needs analysis is, and explore its various components, best practices, and the step-by-step approach to implementing it effectively. Whether you’re a seasoned HR professional or a business leader seeking to optimize your training programs, this article will provide you with the insights and strategies necessary to elevate your organization’s learning and development initiatives as you learn how to conduc

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How to design a flexible benefits scheme for today’s workforce

Employee Benefits

Employers should communicate with employees to understand what they need from a flexible benefits package. Benefits that are offered as part of a flex scheme need to add value. As employees’ needs can change throughout the year, more frequent benefits enrolment windows can provide greater flexibility and choice. Following the impact of recent trends in the world of work, such as the increase in hybrid and remote working, it has never been more apparent that, when creating a benefits package, one

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People are spending more time in the office, but no sign of a full return for many

Workplace Insight

Many of the UK’s tech workers are embracing a structured return to spending more time in the office, according to a new report. According to the survey of 2,000 people from Techspace , there has been a ‘notable shift’ towards embracing structured office time, with Monday to Wednesday emerging as the top choices for in-office workdays. The report claims that this preference indicates a growing recognition of the benefits of face-to-face collaboration and a desire for a more traditional office env

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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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Webinar Explores Transforming Payroll, Benefits Trends and Financial Wellness

PayrollOrg

Sponsored by ZayZoon, this free webinar for members “Empowering Financial Wellness: Talent Attraction and Retention,” on May 23 at 1:00 p.m. ET uncovers the top trends transforming compensation, benefits, and payroll for 2024.

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Top Six Employee Recognition Trends of 2024

Vantage Circle

According to a Bersin & Associates study , organizations with effective recognition programs promoting employee engagement had 31% reduced voluntary turnover. Getting employee recognition right is tough - there's no two ways about it. As a leader or someone in HR, you know firsthand how hard it is to create a workplace culture where people genuinely feel appreciated.

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South west London bus controllers at Transport UK accept pay rise

Employee Benefits

Bus controllers employed by Transport UK in south west London have accepted a pay rise following strike action. The bus controllers, who are members of trade union Unite, use technology to control the network and ensure buses run on time and avoid heavy traffic or accidents. The increase is worth 12% and comprises an 8% rise backdated to January 2023 and a further 4% for this year.

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The Great Resignation has given way to The Big Stay, says the CIPD

Workplace Insight

The luxury belief that was the so-called Great Resignation, appears to be over, even if you assume it ever existed. Workers are increasingly staying put in their current jobs and more employers are holding steady on staffing levels as the labour market slows, according to the CIPD’s latest Labour Market Outlook report. The survey shows more than half (55 percent) of employers are looking to maintain their current staff level – the highest level since winter 2016/17.

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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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Wake-Up Call: The Impact of Sleep Deprivation

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

There is no denying that sleep is incredibly important. After all, we spend a third of our lives asleep! Despite the considerable role sleep plays in our lives, many of us often feel tired and lethargic, and we have difficulty falling to […] The post Wake-Up Call: The Impact of Sleep Deprivation appeared first on Word on Benefits.

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Mental health awareness month: 5 tips to activate your office

WEX Inc.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month , an opportunity to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental health issues in the workplace. As an HR representative or benefits decision-maker, you have a responsibility to support your employees’ mental health wellbeing. But what can your employees do to raise mental health awareness in the office, especially during Mental Health Awareness Month?

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How to offer supplemental dental insurance

PeopleKeep

Healthcare costs are high , with dental care expenses following suit. According to Authority Dental 1 , the average cost of a dental crown ranges from $800 to $2,500. While offering a primary dental policy can help employees cover these types of expenses, they may still have to pay a good portion of the bill. By offering supplemental dental insurance, you can help your employees save money on these costly procedures and maintain good oral health.

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Government announces new digital hub for Manchester

Workplace Insight

Manchester is poised to become a major player in the digital government landscape following a significant land deal announced this week. The Government Property Agency (GPA) has exchanged contracts with Manchester City Council (MCC) to acquire five acres of the former Central Retail Park in Ancoats, paving the way for the construction of the Manchester Digital Campus.

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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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Human Resources 101

Florida Workers' Comp

The last challenge any manager needs is an employee in crisis. That said, everyone has the potential for crisis. Life brings events and circumstances that are destabilizing and disturbing. Humans respond to this differently in terms of the depth and duration of our reaction(s) and adjustments. As we prepare to present the next iteration of The Point (A Bob Wilson Production, in conjunction with WorkCompCollege.com ), mental health is on my mind this week.

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Imported Drugs: (Possibly) Coming Soon to a State Near You

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

In recent years, states have been exploring innovative avenues to address rising healthcare costs and ensure access to affordable medication for their residents. One idea gaining traction involves pursuing authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for importation programs under Section 804 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) to import […] The post Imported Drugs: (Possibly) Coming Soon to a State Near You appeared first on EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BLOG.

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Can a business pay for employees' individual health insurance plans?

PeopleKeep

In today's ever-evolving workforce, business owners are constantly looking for new ways to attract and retain top talent. Instead of offering a costly group health plan, one tactic they may consider is offering to pay employees' individual health insurance costs. While it may seem like a generous and attractive perk for employees, employers need to consider several factors before deciding to pay for individual health insurance plans.

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UK economy could get a £550 billion boost from AI by 2035, Microsoft claims

Workplace Insight

A new report commissioned by Microsoft suggests that the UK economy could see a significant boost of £550 billion by 2035 if the country embraces artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud technology. The report, titled Unlocking the UK’s AI Potential , claims to highlight several ways the technology can benefit the UK economy. These include increased productivity, improved public services, and the creation of new jobs.

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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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She Must Go

Florida Workers' Comp

An intriguing story started last November when a Douglas County Probate Court Judge was before a Judicial Qualifications Commission in Georgia. The whole story is reported in detail on Law.com. Fox5 Atlanta reported last summer that she faced "40 allegations of alleged judicial misconduct," after ten others had been dropped by the Commission because "some did take place before.her candidacy.

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Hospital price transparency data can be a game changer for self-funded employers

Employee Benefit News

Experts from Turquoise explain how employers can save 27% across 500 common healthcare services using the Hospital Price Transparency Rule.

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New FTC Rule Bans Non-Compete Agreements

InterWest Insurance Services

The Federal Trade Commission on April 23 approved a new rule that bans employers from requiring new employees to sign non-compete agreements. The rule will take effect in August 2024, after the commission voted 3-2 to approve it. Besides banning future non-compete agreements, the new rule also nullifies all existing non-competes and requires employers to inform current and past employees that they will not be enforced.

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Marcie Incarico: a tribute

Workplace Insight

We were deeply saddened to hear that Mix Interiors’ board director, Marcie Incarico, had lost her battle against cancer. Marcie was a tour de force, bringing boundless energy and strong leadership to her team. Marcie always strived for excellence, whether working on behalf of her clients or delivering her own company’s products and events. This, of course, was most visible through the Mixology and Mixology North events, where Marcie and the team built on the successful model developed by me and

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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.