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Ho Ho No: A holiday bevy of bullying and bad boss stories

Minding the Workplace

Well folks, ’tis the season. For workplace bullies and toxic bosses, I mean. This year’s top Scrooge may well be Vishal Garg, CEO of Better.com, who used a Zoom call last week to lay off the 900 workers who were summoned to be on the call.

Help Employees Be More Productive Through Apps

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes. Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by Jotform , a powerful online forms solution that helps organizations go from busywork to less work in minutes.

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Understanding the 3 Most Important Digital Marketing Platforms for Small Businesses

Take It Personel-ly

In the past, you probably thought that marketing your small business was all about letting customers know that you’re here and open for business. While this is still a realistic goal of marketing a small business, there seems to be a shift towards direct, aggressive marketing online.

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How to Cut Health Care Costs

Money Talk

With high inflation currently, many families are closely examining their expenses. One category is health care, which takes a big chunk out of family budgets. This includes expenses for health insurance as well as deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance when medical bills occur.

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.

A Transition?

Florida Workers' Comp

In July 2021, a post noted the potential for SARS-CoV-2 to transition from pandemic to endemic status. See How Does the Story End (July 2021). There, I noted that "The science from past pandemics suggests to the Statnews writer that 'viruses morph from pandemic pathogens to endemic sources of disease within a year and a half or two of emerging.' That is not to say this must be the same, because this is not an influenza we are dealing with, and its pattern and timing could be different.

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6 Simple Ways To Create a Small Business Marketing Strategy

Take It Personel-ly

If you are responsible for the marketing of your company or products, you know how important your job is and how your marketing strategy can either make or break the company.

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Bookmark This! The Talent and Technology Podcast Edition

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes. In our first season of The HR Bartender Show, we came up with the theme of “ The Future Workplace ”. We’re in the height of the pandemic and it seemed to make sense to talk about the future and what the next normal might look like.

What is Different

Florida Workers' Comp

Live from Orlando, Florida it is the Workers' Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC). Here, an unbelievably diverse and talented assortment of people bring workers' compensation to the fore each year and strive in their own way to make it better. There is scholarship, introspection, criticism, and reflection. It is a worthy effort to better understand the community of workers' compensation, how it is, and what it perhaps could be. There is a great deal of change in our world.

52% of HR staff consider paying above the average rate

Employee Benefits

More than half of HR professionals are considering handing their employees pay increases above the market average to retain talent, according to research.

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.

Top 5 Financial Wellness Program Features for 2022

Best Money Moves

Financial Wellness programs are the must-have benefit for 2022. Make sure your financial wellness plan includes these 5 top program features. . Financial wellness is 2022’s must-have employee benefit.

5 Hidden Attributes in Health Insurance Plans

CorpStrat

Many people don’t even think about their health insurance plan until they get sick. The fact is, it also means many people aren’t getting the most out of their plans because they don’t know how to unlock hidden benefits.

Reminders and Lessons on Appellate Review

Florida Workers' Comp

The First District Court in June 2021 issued R.C. Dep't of Agric. & Consumer Servs., of Licensing , 323 So. 3d 275, 301 (Fla. denied, 323 So. 3d 366 (Fla. 2021). It is interesting reading, though it has nothing whatever to do with workers' compensation substantively. It is an en banc decision of the Court, in which there are two concurring decisions, one dissent, and one opinion that "concurs in part and dissents in part." The case is interesting for its discussion of various legal issues.

Poor mental health causes 19% of lost working time

Employee Benefits

Poor mental health accounted for almost a fifth of all lost working time across the UK this year, according to research.

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.

Delays, Higher Insurance Costs Burden Owners, Contractors

InterWest Insurance Services

Increasing construction project delays are combining with a hardening market for builder’s risk and liability insurance to create headaches for project owners and contractors.

6 management best practices you can implement now

Business Management Daily

While each manager has his or her own individual management style, certain management practices exist that great leaders tend to have in common. Attending to these areas results in a positive, productive work environment.

7 Company Culture Trends to Watch in 2022 | BerniePortal

BerniePortal

Company culture changes with the workforce, which means it changes over time. But culture doesn’t cultivate itself! If not already, HR should assume the role of caretaker in your organization—building, managing, and measuring company culture.

43% of executives say flexibility critical for engagement

Employee Benefits

British business leaders consider flexible working to be more important for employee engagement and wellbeing than salary, research has revealed.

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.

How to Coax Your Employees to Enroll in an HDHP

InterWest Insurance Services

Employers looking for ways to decrease their group health insurance outlays over the past decade have been turning to high-deductible health plans as they offer lower up-front premiums. In 2021, 51% of the U.S.

Social Referrals Now Available in the Hireology + EmployUs Platform

Hireology

Since we acquired EmployUs this summer, one of our most requested features has been to allow employees to share a personal referral link on their social networks or directly with potential candidates. Today we’re excited to debut just that — social referrals for EmployUs.

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Can You Have an HSA and HRA at the Same Time? | BerniePortal

BerniePortal

A common question many people ask is “Can I have an HRA and an HSA at the same time?” The answer is yes. The primary difference lies in the ownership of the account. An HSA is typically owned by an employee while an HRA is typically owned by an employer.

Aldi gives staff pay rise from February 2022

Employee Benefits

Aldi has announced that it will increase the hourly pay rates for its 28,000 members of staff from 1 February 2022 in a bid to maintain its position as one of the UK’s highest-paying supermarkets. All UK-based store assistants at the German-owned grocery chain are set to receive at least £10.10

Corporate Tell-All: International Expansion Horror Stories

Behind the rose-tinted view of global expansion, there are more ghastly tales, many involving a multitude of country-specific laws and regulations. Fail to abide, and you’re risking lawsuits, high monetary costs, permanent reputational damage, and even jail time.

Guidance on employee retention credit expiration

Business Management Daily

The employee retention credit expired retroactively and earlier than many employers had anticipated—at the end of the third quarter, instead of the end of the fourth quarter.

Social Referrals Now Available in the Hireology + EmployUs Platform

Hireology

Since we acquired EmployUs this summer, one of our most requested features has been to allow employees to share a personal referral link on their social networks or directly with potential candidates. Today we’re excited to debut just that — social referrals for EmployUs.

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Can I Contribute to an HSA if My Spouse Has an FSA? | BerniePortal

BerniePortal

HSAs and FSAs are similar, yet different types of health plans. They are both intended to offer people a tax-advantaged means of paying for health and medical expenses. These plans vary in both function and eligibility. But how exactly do you qualify for an HSA?

43% of executives say flexibility critical for engagement

Employee Benefits

British business leaders consider flexible working to be more important for employee engagement and wellbeing than salary, research has revealed.

The Guide to Finding Global Talent

Remote work has opened the doors to hiring the best talent anywhere. Discover how building a talent hub in a specific geographic region can help grow your company. Learn key factors to consider when creating a hub and suggested locations.