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Almost 3 out of 10 Americans have no retirement savings

Employee Benefit News

The retirement crisis looms larger than ever as new research shows how many U.S. adults have no long-term savings.

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What are level-funded health benefits?

PeopleKeep

Small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often look for creative alternatives to traditional health insurance to offer their employees an affordable and comprehensive health benefit. One option some employers may consider is a level-funded health plan. While you may be unfamiliar with level-funded health plans, they aren’t a new concept. Because of their fixed price and potential cost savings, they’ve become popular for employers with limited healthcare budgets.

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National Employee Benefits Day Is April 2—How You Can Celebrate

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

National Employee Benefits Day is April 2. For 2024 the focus is on how workplaces can create community to combat loneliness and foster belonging. Get resources in today's blog. The post National Employee Benefits Day Is April 2—How You Can Celebrate appeared first on Word on Benefits.

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10 Project Management Interview Questions (and their Answers)

BetterUp

Jump to section 3 tips for nailing a project manager job interview 10 project management interview questions Get specific on project manager interview questions

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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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More is Better?

Florida Workers' Comp

There was a great hue and cry in recent years about "steps." I came across it at a national conference when I observed someone wearing a wristband step counter. I inquired. "ten thousand steps a day, gotta have em," I was impressed by the number and asked about the reason for it. The answer was two parts elusive mixed with on part ambiguous and stirred carefully with a reference to "a study.

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State Agency Directories Updated, Available in Resource Library

PayrollOrg

PayrollOrg (PAYO) provides state agency directories on its website to help payroll professionals find the contact information they need to get their questions answered. The information has been updated for 2024.

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Virtual meetings can boost wellbeing and performance

Workplace Insight

Virtual meetings – often derided as impersonal and prone to technical glitches – can improve employee wellbeing and performance, a new study led by a Trinity Business School researcher has found. The research, conducted alongside Karin S. Moser (UniDistance Suisse, University of Queensland), Stefan Diestel (University of Wuppertal) and Isaac Alshaikh (South East Technological University Waterford), conducted during the ongoing shift to hybrid work environments and just published in the Journal o

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XPO Logistics enhances maternity benefits

Employee Benefits

XPO Logistics, a provider of sustainable end-to-end logistics solutions across Europe, has enhanced its maternity benefits for soon-to-be and new parents based in the UK. After two years’ service, employees will be entitled to the first six weeks of maternity leave paid at 90% of their weekly average earnings, with the following 20 weeks paid at 80% of their basic pay and allowances, including statutory maternity pay.

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McKinsey’s 9 Months Pay Leave Offer Extends Support for Finding a New Job

HR Digest

Having to leave an organization you enjoy working for is never a great feeling but being on the receiving end of McKinsey’s 9-month pay leave offer does help to soften the blow. Marking a tough time in the consulting industry, McKinsey’s staff exit offer details how employees can continue to look for alternate sources of employment while still being able to support themselves and use the company’s resources to transition in their careers.

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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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Webinar Explores Strategies to Revolutionize Workforce Management

PayrollOrg

Sponsored by rapid!, this free webinar for members “How Payroll and HR Can Rescue Your Company’s Bottom Line,” on April 10 at 1:00 p.m. ET explores strategies and techniques to revolutionize workforce management and enhance your company’s financial health.

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A just in time lesson about office design

Workplace Insight

The nascent years of new ways of working in the late 80s and early 90s coincided with a widely held but soon to be discarded belief that the Japanese had cracked management practices. So it was perhaps inevitable that the principles of a process called just in time manufacturing – most famously applied in the factories of Toyota – should migrate to new forms of office design and the rapidly developing practice of flexible working.

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Exclusive: Baker Hughes and EasyJet shortlisted for Best benefits communications

Employee Benefits

Energy technology firm Baker Hughes and airline operator EasyJet have been shortlisted in the Best benefits communications – large employer category at the Employee Benefits Awards 2024. The award was created to recognise the most effective benefits communications strategy for employers with more than 1,500 full-time staff. Successful entrants will have demonstrated an effective and innovative approach to benefits communications.

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8 ways to help support workplace health and well-being

Employee Benefit News

Benefit brokers and advisers play a key role in bridging the gap between leadership intentions and implementing health and well-being cultures in the workplace.

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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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Compliance TV: IRS Announces 2024 Foreign High-Cost Locations; IRS Grants Waivers for 2023 Foreign Exclusion Requirement; and more

PayrollOrg

In this April 2024 edition of Compliance TV: IRS announces 2024 foreign high-cost locations; IRS grants waivers for 2023 foreign exclusion requirement; and more.

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Business leaders and employees are not on the same page when it comes to productivity

Workplace Insight

A new poll of 2,000 people suggests that while 90 percent of business leaders think their performance management process is a success, only 55 percent of employees agree with them. According to the State of Performance Enablement report from Betterworks, there are significant disconnects between how organisational leaders and their employees and managers view their ability to perform optimally and maximise productivity.

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Exclusive: 76% of UK employers measure impact of supporting staff health

Employee Benefits

More than three-quarters (76%) of employers measure the impact of supporting the health and wellbeing of their staff, according to research by Group Risk Development (Grid). The industry body for the group risk sector, which surveyed 500 HR decision-makers, found this is an increase on the 51% of respondents which measured this impact in 2023. Almost all (99%) respondents that measure this believe that supporting the health and wellbeing of their staff has a positive impact on their business.

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Can you put non-family members on your health insurance?

PeopleKeep

In most cases, health insurance plans cover the policyholder and their immediate family members. However, some individuals may be able to add non-family members to their plan if they meet some very specific criteria. If you're curious about adding non-family members to your health plan, you need to understand the potential implications, limitations, and requirements for dependent coverage.

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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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Rudeness and AI resumes: Recruiters share what disqualifies candidates from getting hired

Employee Benefit News

Resume Genius shed light on how hiring managers are navigating the job application process, and what leads to an automatic cut.

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Flexible working rights stand to benefit millions of people

Workplace Insight

From today (April 6th 2024), UK employees will have the legal right to request flexible working from their first day in a new job. Under the updated regulations, employers must engage in discussions with employees and consider alternative solutions before declining a flexible working request. Decisions on applications must now be made within two months, reducing the previous timeframe of three months, which includes any appeals.

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Can technology help to offer a unified global benefits proposition?

Employee Benefits

Credit: metamorworks/shutterstock Cloud-based platforms can enable employees across the globe to access benefits through a unified proposition. Availability of benefits will differ between countries. Employers should ensure that their benefits technology and chosen provider are able to support varying needs in multiple countries. Benefex’s Evolution report: the employee edit , published in October 2023, revealed that while 14% of organisations have a single global platform for all employee benef

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"A, B, C, D, E, F, G."

Florida Workers' Comp

Back in the day, remember SARS-CoV-2? We went home for Spring Break 2020 and before it was over the Universities had all told us "STAY AWAY! We did the shift, the pivot, the switch. I went to video for teaching. We went to video for trials. We shifted mediation to telephonic. It was a tumultuous time. I later wrote Little Black Boxes (December 2021) riffing on the old Mellencamp tune Little Pink Houses.

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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 precision medicine can reduce the most expensive claims

Employee Benefit News

Complex and rare diseases cost three to five times more than chronic conditions — a staggering employer cost that will reach trillions by 2030.

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Nine in ten employers of knowledge workers offer hybrid working. Nearly all would like them in the office more

Workplace Insight

Around 91 percent of companies with a workforce that can work from home currently offer some form of hybrid working, according to a new poll of 500 HR professionals from Towergate Health & Protection. On average 39 percent of the workforce are hybrid working and 27 percent of employers have more than half their workforce hybrid working. The poll also suggests that 30 percent of employees work from home for at least three days a week.

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Financial Literacy Month: What Makes a Great Financial Literacy Strategy?

Best Money Moves

Financial Literacy Month: Fundamentals of Financial Literacy. A quality benefits strategy should include financial literacy tools to better support employees. April is Financial Literacy Month, which recognizes the role that financial education plays in a person’s long-term success and stability. Without the right education, your employees are much more susceptible to financial hardship.

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It's a Mystery

Florida Workers' Comp

There is a fair bit being written about the "next generation." The "lost generation" (1883-1910; 114+) is passed, the "greatest generation" (1901-1927; 97+) is dramatically shrinking. The "silent generation" (1928-1945; 80-96) is rapidly aging out of active societal participation, but perhaps retains some potential to mentor and influence. Now comes the decline of the once mighty "baby boomer generation (1946-1964; 60-78).

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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!