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Five wellness initiatives to improve employee experience.

Employee Benefits

Did you know, that more and more businesses are implementing wellbeing initiatives in the workplace in the UK. But is your organisation one of them?

Student Loan Repayment Options: The Key to Attracting and Retaining Employees

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Student loan debt rises in the U.S. each year, and the total reached $1.73 trillion most recently. With young adults joining the workforce having borrowed an average of $30,000 to.


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Guide to mid-year plan changes


Health insurance can be confusing and challenging for both employers and employees. If you feel stuck in your current health plan, you may be asking yourself, “Can I change my health insurance plan mid-year?”. The good news is that you’re not locked into your health insurance plan forever.

9 top qualities of a good employee


You know a good employee when you interact with one. They excel daily, make peers feel accepted, come up with new ideas, and take on new challenges. If all your employees were like them, your company would be on the fast track to success. How can you find great employees?

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.

Storytelling to change the world: Skip the PowerPoint?

Minding the Workplace

From the Harvard Business Review. Writer and communication coach Carmine Gallo, writing on “What the Best Presenters Do Differently” for the Harvard Business Review ( link here ), reminds us of the importance of storytelling in trying to reach an audience: Our minds are wired for story.

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How are cost-of-living increases affecting employee health?

Employee Benefits

Need to know: Money worries can affect employees’ physical and mental health and wellbeing , with research finding that financial concerns are leading to anxiety, sleep problems and cancelled gym memberships.

IRS Set to Increase HSA Limits for 2023 | BerniePortal


The IRS has announced updated HSA contribution limits for the 2023 year, which represent a significant increase compared to recent annual increases.

IRS Sets Health Savings Account Maximums for 2023

InterWest Insurance Services

The IRS has announced significantly higher health savings account contribution limits for 2023, with the amount increasing more than 5% for individual HSA plans.

Indonesia’s Sari Roti Switches to Darwinbox’s Unified HRMS to Enhance Its Employee Experience


In an effort to provide a unified, anytime-anywhere employee experience to its 5000+ distributed & diverse workforce, Sari Roti, Indonesia’s leading manufacturer of bread items, has partnered with us to digitize their HR function and bring this vision to fruition. Employee Experience

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.

Third of FTSE 100 employers have widened gender pay gap since 2017

Employee Benefits

The median pay gap across FTSE 100 employers has decreased by just 1% since reporting legislation was introduced in 2017, with 30% of these businesses actually increasing their pay gap over that time, according to analysis of gender pay gap reporting by HR DataHub.

5 Steps for Running Payroll: A Small Business Guide | BerniePortal


For small businesses, payroll can seem daunting…but it is doable. Of course, you know that—due to tax obligations and employment law compliance —employers cannot simply hand out cash or write checks on payday.

Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers Against Heat Illness

InterWest Insurance Services

As we get closer to another scorching California summer, Cal/OSHA is reminding employers with outdoor workers to take precautions to protect them against the heat.

The Best of NCCI's Symposium

Florida Workers' Comp

The 2022 Annual Issues Symposium presented by the National Council in Compensation Insurance was an enlightening experience. As per usual, there were a variety of statistics, measures, and data. Say what you want about this industry, but do not ever forget that it is data-driven and the volume of data seems to increase each year. However, perhaps the most valuable presentation was an interview by Bill Donnell, president and CEO of NCCI.

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.

Dr Duncan Brown: Should we focus on a different approach to total reward?

Employee Benefits

How is your total reward strategy holding up these days? Not that well I warrant, following the ravages of two years of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) health crisis and now facing the onslaught of the worst cost-of-living crisis in living memory.

How to Create a Continuous Performance Management Plan | BerniePortal


While more and more small to midsize businesses are trying to move away from the annual performance review, most are still struggling to find a better way. So, what’s wrong with the annual review, and what should replace it?

How Your Employees Can Get Free COVID Test Kits

InterWest Insurance Services

While COVID-19 cases start rising again, more people are once again likely to contract the coronavirus — and that usually involves getting tested. But for employees in your group health plan, they have many options for obtaining a test with no out-of-pocket costs.

Immunity, Coworkers, Clarity

Florida Workers' Comp

The Kansas City Star reported a workplace fatality in a community close to Detroit, Michigan. Certainly, such an event is newsworthy in a general sense, but is perhaps of additional interest to those in the workers' compensation community. We strive for workplace safety, and at times struggle. Despite the ongoing threat of workplace death, safety has improved markedly in that regard. See Happy Memorial Day (April 2022).

The Future of HR Compliance: 10 Ways to Minimize Risk

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

Olaplex takes hair care digital with AI employee

Employee Benefits

Something for the weekend: Have you ever wanted a digital version of you to do your job instead? Are you a fan of the idea of shopping without having to talk to another human being?

5 Benefits for Employers to Retain and Attract Top Talent

Best Money Moves

5 benefits for employers to retain and attract top talent. High turnover creates an expensive problem for employers and stressful environment for employees. Retain and attract top talent with these 5 standout benefits.

82 Inspiring Pride Month Quotes For The Workplace

Vantage Circle

Pride Month 2022 is right at the doorstep, and we can't keep calm about it. Given the years of oppression endured by the LGTBQA+ community, it is only fitting that the celebrations be grand and that everyone is made aware of the reality of their issues.

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Transitioning in the 2022 Consolidation

Florida Workers' Comp

In March 2022, the Office of Judges of Compensation Claims announced that there would be consolidation of district offices. See Consolidation, Mediation, and Remuneration. Days have morphed into weeks, and the plans for accomplishing the re-districting are becoming more concrete. It is an apt time to provide the workers' compensation community with more detail regarding the process and our progress. To review, the consolidation map is posted in the Regulatory Workers' Compensation blog.

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.

Virgin Money tailors its reward strategy around flexibility and choice

Employee Benefits

Banking organisation Virgin Money tailors its reward strategy to suit all of its 8,000 employees by proactively listening to them, which is how it discovered that benefits such as gender-neutral parental leave and flexible working are important.

Listening Isn’t Enough: How to Act on Feedback


In a crazy job market brought on by the Great Resignation , it’s more important than ever for organizations to focus their efforts on retention. But with competing organizations continually getting more creative in benefits and perks , how can an organization set itself apart from the competition?

California Updates COVID-19 Cal/OSHA ETS

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

On April 21, 2022, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board approved the Third Readoption of the state’s COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).

Unique Employee Benefits Ideas | PeopleKeep


Providing your employees with a comprehensive employee benefits package is essential for attracting and retaining workers. With a tight labor market, organizations have to go the extra mile to hire the top talent they seek.

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.