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What does a benefits package for seasonal workers look like?

Employee Benefits

Credit: branislavpudar/shutterstock Need to know: A strong onboarding and induction programme will help seasonal workers understand their benefits package and feel valued. Benefits should be tailored to the sector and the type of seasonal worker the organisation wants to attract. Introducing seasonal workers to permanent employees and including them in recognition schemes and social events will help them feel part of the team.

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Why caregiving benefits should become a market norm

Employee Benefit News

Thoughtful implementation of caregiving benefits can boost retention, amplify hiring opportunities and increase employee morale over time.

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Inpatient vs. outpatient care - What's the difference?

PeopleKeep

To navigate the healthcare industry successfully and secure the proper medical treatment, it’s important to know common terminology such as inpatient and outpatient. Knowing the difference between these terms will help you understand where to receive care and what to expect. Understanding these two types of care and how much each will cost can also give you an advantage when choosing a health plan and estimating out-of-pocket medical expenses.

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Individual Retirement Accounts: What You Need to Know

Money Talk

The 2023 income tax filing deadline is only days away (April 15, 2024 in most of the U.S.). It will be a busy weekend for many taxpayers and tax preparers who are filing tax returns or tax filing extensions. One of the few things that taxpayers can do to reduce their income taxes after a calendar year ends is to make a tax-deductible contribution to a traditional individual retirement account (IRA) or a SEP-IRA (for small business owners and/or their employees).

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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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21 Simple Ways to Boost Energy and Motivation When You're Tired

BetterUp

Feeling drained? Learning how to increase your energy and motivation is important. Here are 7 seven reasons why you may feel sluggish and 21 strategies to help.

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Special Report Provides Insider Look at 2024 Capital Summit

PayrollOrg

PayrollOrg’s Special Report on its 2024 Capital Summit in the April issue of Payroll Currently offers an insider look at the latest developments affecting payroll professionals.

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A Little Teapot

Florida Workers' Comp

There is an ancient rhyming song that features a teapot. I have heard it many times over the years. It is used as an interactive with children and is quite entertaining. One version ends with the realization that the singer is actually a sugar bowl. I was reminded of that when I noted there are various issues that seem to persist in the news. One of note is identification.

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It’s vital employers understand the new EHRC guidelines on menopause 

Workplace Insight

Recent guidelines issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) aim to simplify employers’ legal obligations to support workers going through menopause. A growing topic of conversation in the workplace and beyond, menopause has become increasingly recognised in employment guidance. Having a sound understanding of both menopause and perimenopause in the workplace has therefore become vital for employers, with the new guidelines signalling a step forward in workplace inclusion.

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57% say enhanced parental and adoption leave and pay is most valued by workforces

Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits poll: More than half (57%) of organisations revealed that enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave and pay is the most valued family-friendly benefit by their workforces, according to a survey of Employee Benefits readers. One-third (33%) of respondents said that their workforces most value flexible working as a family-friendly benefit, with 6% answering emergency childcare and 4% saying workplace nursery scheme.

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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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Get a Transformative Experience at Payroll Congress in Nashville

PayrollOrg

PayrollOrg’s (PAYO) 42nd Annual Payroll Congress, May 7-10, will present a “Total Payroll Transformation,” a theme designed to showcase how payroll is transforming from a routine practice to a strategic, engaged role within an organization.

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Why lifestyle savings accounts are an increasingly popular benefit

Employee Benefit News

WTW's senior director of employee spending accounts explains why more employers are considering adding LSAs to their offerings.

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The scale of the problem for the workplace

Workplace Insight

There is a typically telling and intelligent Pixar moment in the film A Bug’s Life in which an already well-lubricated mosquito goes up to a bar and orders a ‘Bloody Mary, O Positive’ The barman plonks a droplet of blood down on the bar. The mosquito sinks his proboscis into it, sucks it down in one go and promptly falls over. The mosquito doesn’t need a glass because that is for animals who have a problem with gravity.

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Neurodiversity at work… supporting the people behind the label

Employee Benefits

There’s much discuss about neurodiversity at work beyond the reasonable adjustments employers should make and employee rights. Let’s explore the people behind the label, what it means to grow up under the neurodiversity umbrella, and how to ensure your workplace is truly inclusive and supportive. Antonia Haines, Head of Portfolio Technology at Pluxee UK, talks openly about growing up and working with dyslexia.

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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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Get a Transformative Experience at Payroll Congress

PayrollOrg

PayrollOrg’s (PAYO) 42nd Annual Payroll Congress, May 7-10, will present a “Total Payroll Transformation,” a theme designed to showcase how payroll is transforming from a routine practice to a strategic, engaged role within an organization.

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How to talk to your employees about money

Employee Benefit News

Sixty percent of employees are stressed about their finances, and they're looking for opportunities to vent — and find support — from their managers.

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How to determine if a past employee is rehireable

Business Management Daily

In August 2021, Jack decided to move from New Jersey to North Carolina. His elderly grandmother – with whom he always had a particularly close relationship – continued to experience health problems. Jack wanted to be there to help out and to spend time with her. Moving, though, meant leaving his current job. He gave his two weeks’ notice and explained during the exit interview his reasons for leaving.

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Little by little, we can reduce workplace stress

Employee Benefits

April is stress awareness month, and #LittleByLittle, we’re doing our bit to help businesses reduce workplace stress. While we’ll always say that stress can be a motivating force, prolonged periods of excessive stress levels can lead to severe problems. Read on to discover five ways to manage workplace stress, helping reduce absenteeism and increase employee engagement.

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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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The significance of women’s health is increasingly acknowledged in the modern workplace

Workplace Insight

Women, on average, outlive men but, as reported by the World Economic Forum ( WEF , 2024), spend approximately 25 percent of their lives in poor health. According to the WEF, addressing the disparities in women’s health could dramatically reduce this statistic, enhancing the lives of billions globally. Notably, strategic improvements in women’s healthcare could add an average of seven days of healthy living per year for each woman, cumulatively offering more than 500 additional healt

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Are employees getting fed up with high-deductible health plans?

Employee Benefit News

According to a report by LendingTree's ValuePenguin, high-deductible health plan enrollment dropped for the first time since 2013.

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Cal/OSHA Publishes Model Workplace Violence Prevention Plan for New Law

InterWest Insurance Services

Cal/OSHA has published a model plan to help California employers comply with a new law requiring that they have in place a workplace violence plan. The model is designed to provide structure for employers to create their own plans. Businesses have the option to use the model plan, create their own or use another plan template. Alternatively, they may incorporate workplace violence prevention into their current injury and illness prevention plan.

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Roadchef rolls out payroll and financial support for UK employees

Employee Benefits

Credit: Ceri Breeze / Shutterstock.com Roadside service area operator Roadchef has rolled out payroll and financial support for its 3,500 UK employees as part of its commitment to the financial wellbeing of its workforce. Through a partnership with cloud-based payroll software service PayCaptain, Roadchef employees can access savings pots, digital payroll giving, pay trackers, built-in financial wellbeing tools to budget and plan money, interactive pay slips, 24/7 faster payments, 24/7/365 chatb

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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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Top 10 Skills of a Good Manager That Will Never Lead You Astray

HR Digest

At a time when the entire job market has been disrupted by layoffs, you’d be surprised at how integral the skills of a good manager are in keeping the company together. While employees moonlight and juggle multiple jobs in fear of losing their main source of income, and others are let go for multiple reasons that aren’t their fault, it falls to a manager to ensure that the work within the company continues without disruption.

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How much longer can employers endure rising healthcare costs?

Employee Benefit News

Exclusive research from Arizent reveals how employers and employees are managing out-of-control cost increases with better benefits and new solutions.

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Recriminalization

Florida Workers' Comp

The news has recently focused on decriminalizing drugs. The British Broadcasting Corporation recently noted that British Columbia is the first Canadian province to do so. It notes that there are many fatal overdoses. That is not news. I have written about overdose for years. There is a growing problem with people putting chemicals in their bodies. Water is wet, the sky is blue, the Browns choke every year.

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Newcastle Building Society rolls out flexible benefits platform

Employee Benefits

Credit: ML Robinson / Shutterstock.com Newcastle Building Society has rolled out a flexible benefits platform for its more than 1,000 employees in order to boost engagement with its benefits package. Through a partnership with employee benefits provider Zest, the building society’s employees will be able to access all of their benefits in one place and select the ones most relevant to their personal situation.

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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!