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3 skills every employee needs in their toolbox

Employee Benefit News

These tried and true soft skills can increase employee performance, promote teamwork and improve business outcomes.

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Investing in employee mental health benefits

Higginbotham

When it comes to employee well-being, physical health is only half of the equation. If employers want to help foster a healthy and productive workforce, they also need to promote mental health. By investing in employee mental health benefits, companies can help their employees both personally and professionally while contributing to overall business goals.

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Seeing the Value of Vision Benefits

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

May is Healthy Vision Month, which makes it a spectacular time to review vision benefit offerings and communicate to employees and plan participants the importance of eye care. According to the 2022 Employee Benefits Survey, more than half (62%) of U.S. employers […] The post Seeing the Value of Vision Benefits appeared first on Word on Benefits.

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Powering new financial benefits and pay flexibility with intelligent automation

Employee Benefit News

These offerings can bring an elevated amount of financial security to workers.

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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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Mental Health Awareness Month

Employer Connection

In honor of mental health awareness month and the importance of prioritizing mental wellness, Teladoc® Health shares 31 ways to improve mental health. View the article here. With Teladoc® Health, covered members can talk to a therapist or psychiatrist of choice seven days a week from anywhere. Teladoc Health gives members access to U.S. board-certified doctors through the convenience of phone, video or mobile app visits.

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E-Verify: What Organizations Need to Know Today

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes (Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Poster Guard® Poster Compliance Service from HRdirect , the leading labor law poster service that gets your business up to date with all required federal, state, and local labor law postings, and then keeps it that way — for an entire year. Enjoy the article!

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Arms Race

Florida Workers' Comp

The British Broadcasting Corporation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) noted recently an evolving "arms race" in the realm of deep fakes. The article explains that some humans have a curious ability to identify fake photographs on a reasonably consistent basis. Despite that, the rest of us seemingly struggle in that regard. The supposition is, therefore, that technology will be required.

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New Salary Thresholds for White Collar Exemptions Impacts States

PayrollOrg

The minimum salary level for the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “white collar” exemptions will increase in two steps, beginning July 1. This will have an impact on state white collar exemption thresholds.

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Bringing workplaces back to their prime requires a holistic approach

Workplace Insight

The pandemic radically changed the way we work and kick-started the proliferation of the hybrid model and widespread remote work. Now the picture has shifted once more, with headlines pointing to increasing return to the office policies introduced by organisations, with greater productivity and collaboration among their top reasons for doing so. Dubbed the year of the ‘Great Office Return’ by Virgin Media 02 Business Movers Index , 2023 saw four in ten companies mandating a return to the five-da

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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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73% of parents think next government should reform parental leave and pay

Employee Benefits

Almost three-quarters (73%) of working parents think the next government should introduce reforms which improve parental leave and pay entitlements, according to research by Working Families. The charity for working parents and carers’ survey of 1,285 parents of dependents aged 0–18 years in England and Wales also found that 67% of respondents would feel more inclined to vote for candidates or parties that include reforms of this kind in their manifesto.

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A Harbinger?

Florida Workers' Comp

We are all too familiar with the recent storm that struck Tallahassee. May 10, 2024, was a tough day when the power went out in Tallahassee. There were some optimists that bought into an automated website estimation that power would be restored that morning before lunch. That was a bit ambitious. Friday passed, as did Saturday, Sunday, Monday. I was sitting in Paradise and kept hearing Chuck Jackson in my head: Any day now (Wand 1962).

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Nominate Your Organization for a Payroll Prism Award

PayrollOrg

PayrollOrg’s annual Prism Awards are presented each year to innovative payroll departments that exhibit best practices. Nominate your payroll department by July 19, 2024.

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Best Employee Engagement Software in 2024 for Employee Surveys, Wellness, Recognition, and more

Vantage Circle

Introduction to Employee Engagement Software It is no secret that employee engagement is crucial for companies to thrive in the modern workplace. But how can you ensure engagement? What do you need to do to engage your employees? These questions might be hovering in your mind. In the tech-driven modern workplace, using technology to build employee engagement tools is rather a smart move.

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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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Lego ties salaried employees’ bonus payments to annual emissions

Employee Benefits

Lego is to tie a portion of its salaried employees’ bonus payments to annual emissions from this year. The organisation will then expand this over time to cover scope three emissions as part of its goal to become a more sustainable business. The move is part of its new carbon key performance indicator (KPI) initiative that it is rolling out to help with its target of reducing emissions by 37% by 2032 and achieving net zero by 2050.

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Remote work boom creates risk of professional isolation, study finds

Workplace Insight

While the pandemic ushered in a wave of remote work with benefits for both employers and employees, a new study warns of a hidden risk: professional isolation. Researchers from Colorado State University found that remote employees experiencing isolation reported feeling less engaged and more depleted at work, potentially leading to burnout. The study published in the Journal of Business and Psychology, surveyed 445 participants across two points in time.

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Connecticut DOL Issues EWA Guidance for Employers

PayrollOrg

The Connecticut Department of Labor has issued earned wage access (EWA) guidance for employers that includes information about wage deductions for fees.

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The Employee Experience Revolution: 10 Ways to Create a Workplace People Love – Part I

COMPackage

The traditional workplace model is undergoing a seismic shift. Gone are the days of employees simply showing up, clocking in, and putting their heads down for eight hours. Today’s workforce prioritizes purpose, growth, and well-being, demanding a more holistic and engaging work experience. This is the dawn of the Employee Experience Revolution, and organizations that prioritize building a workplace people love will reap the rewards in terms of talent acquisition, retention, and overall bus

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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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7 Networking Email Templates & Examples

BetterUp

Jump to section The importance of networking 4 online networking examples How to write a networking email: 7 templates for any situation 4 networking tips Build better connections

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ChatGPT produces half-baked answers most of the time, but people trust it anyway

Workplace Insight

A new study from researchers at Purdue University has found that 52 percent of ChatGPT’s responses to programming queries were ‘riddled’ with misinformation. Even so, people were more likely to trust its answers because they found the application to be so damn polite and well-spoken. It’s the Buster Scruggs of AI. The team examined ChatGPT’s attempts to tackle 517 programming questions.

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How texting can revolutionize the employee healthcare experience

Employee Benefit News

Residing at the intersection of technology and healthcare, this simple approach is a testament to the possibilities that await when we dare to rethink traditional systems.

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Surprise Medical Billing Law ‘Not Working the Way We Want It to Work’

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

A legislative fix to surprise medical billing is not working the way lawmakers imagined it would work. According to this Politico Pro article, private equity groups are disproportionately benefiting from the No Surprises Act, and the law may inadvertently lead to higher health insurance premiums. Access the article. The post Surprise Medical Billing Law ‘Not Working the Way We Want It to Work’ appeared first on EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BLOG.

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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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It’s a Busy Time in Washington: What Plan Sponsors Should Care About

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

It’s been a busy time in Washington, D.C., with an array of regulatory releases since mid-March. Adding to the attention this space has already been drawing, the latest Talking Benefits podcast episode provides a run-down of what’s been happening so plan sponsors […] The post It’s a Busy Time in Washington: What Plan Sponsors Should Care About appeared first on Word on Benefits.

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Top 10 HR Ticketing Systems in 2024

HR Lineup

In today’s fast-paced corporate environment, Human Resources (HR) departments are under increasing pressure to manage employee queries, issues, and tasks efficiently. HR ticketing systems have become an essential tool for streamlining these processes, ensuring that employee concerns are addressed promptly, and improving overall HR service delivery.

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Office romances are on the rise among younger employees

Employee Benefit News

A employment and liability expert explains what's driving the uptick and romantic prospects and how to mitigate the risk.

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New York State Budget Institutes Revenue-Neutral Health Plan Tax

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

The New York State fiscal year 2024 – 2025 budget institutes a new tax on health plans, including insurers and managed care organizations. This tax has been garnering attention for its promise to yield $4 billion for New York State. The expected revenue from the tax, however, is set to come not from the health […] The post New York State Budget Institutes Revenue-Neutral Health Plan Tax appeared first on EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BLOG.

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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.