2022

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12 virtual employee appreciation ideas for recognizing remote workers

Achievers

At this point, there’s no denying that remote work is part of our new normal. For many employees, that is a relief. They can spend more time with their families and less time commuting. They can set aside time for deep work without the inevitable interruptions that come with an in-office day.

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Financial Planning During Uncertain Times

Money Talk

There is no question that we are living in very uncertain times (e.g., inflation, stock market volatility) and few things make people more uneasy than uncertainty about the future. What to do?

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 Employee benefits are inequitable — and it’s getting worse

Joe Markland

Read my recent article as published in Employee Benefit News. See the link below. Agency Operations Employer HR Health Care Uncategorized

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State Unemployment Insurance Taxable Wage Bases for 2023

American Payroll Association

Several states have released their state unemployment insurance (SUI) taxable wage bases for 2023

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The Informed Rewards Leader: Driving Adoption and Evaluating Your Benefits Structure

Speaker: Gretchen Jorbin - Director of Total Rewards at Human Interest

Join total rewards expert Gretchen Jorbin for an insightful discussion on how to help your organization and its employees make the best benefits decisions.

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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?

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5 ways you can help employees prepare for retirement

Business Management Daily

Retirement security, or insecurity, has caught the eye of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. He’s right. Fewer employees are covered by traditionally defined benefit plans. DB plans are retirement plans.

401(k) 106
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IRS Announces HSA Limits for 2023

American Payroll Association

The IRS announced the 2023 maximum contribution levels for health savings accounts (HSAs) and out-of-pocket spending limits

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Adrian Cooper: Where next for financial wellness?

Employee Benefits

The nascent financial wellness industry is set to evolve into a fragmented market offering specialised solutions to meet different financial challenges. The current approach is to offer a one-size-fits-all package. Yet the financial challenges people face are not homogenous.

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How can employers use data to personalise a benefits proposition

Employee Benefits

Need to know: Data is helping organisations understand the needs of employees. Information can come from HR systems, surveys or employee-listening exercises. Employers can use insight to deliver personalised benefit offerings for individuals or generations.

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Being Mindful of Menopause To Create a Truly Inclusive Benefits Strategy

Speaker: Andrea Wuchiski - Senior Account Executive, Mid-Market Sales

Join this webinar to find out how employers can encourage open acknowledgment of and respect for employees' menopausal experiences while also being considerate of employee privacy.

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Respond before the Trouble Starts

Florida Workers' Comp

It is persistently uncomfortable to see a lawyer accused of error or poor behavior. Too often, the news reports on attorneys who are accused of straying from the path. Petition for Disciplinary Revocation (August 2022). Judges too, are not immune from such challenges. Public Confidence (July 2022); Sign Language and Curiosities (July 2022). In Disciplinary Revocation , the story reportedly involved and "attorney already under emergency suspension."

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6 Creative Sourcing Techniques to Add to Your Recruiting Strategy in 2022

Hireology

You’ve posted your roles on more job boards. You have a referral program in place. You’ve updated your career site. It seems like you’ve done it all and you’re still struggling to bring in more applicants. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone.

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Basics of Behavioral Economics

Money Talk

The field of behavioral finance blends economics and psychology and acknowledges that people are often irrational decision makers. Everyone has cognitive biases, which are flaws or errors in thinking that can lead to poor financial decisions.

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How to attack the root cause of a broken healthcare system

Joe Markland

The following article was published in Employee Benefit News. More than half of Americans have reported medical debt of some kind, lamenting that it affects other financial goals. As a result, many are delaying care.

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How Fertility Benefits Can Save Your Company Money

Speaker: Taylor Padalino - Account Executive, Enterprise Partnerships

In this webinar, we’ll explore how clinically managed fertility benefits can help your company reduce high-cost claims, guide employees toward less invasive care, and retain some of your most valuable employees.

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Is it time to rethink performance reviews?

TLNT

Employees don’t like sitting in on them; managers don’t like the time spent preparing them; and often the results resemble a retrospective account of performance, rather than constructively thinking about how to improve in the future.

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These benefits will help HR tackle new (and old) challenges in 2023

Employee Benefit News

Employee benefits Professional development Workplace culture

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Employee involvement: The value of increased employee participation

Achievers

The groups you claim membership in shape your life. Families, classes, sports leagues, and, of course, employers are just a few examples. When you consider the groups you enjoyed most, what made them that way? Chances are that, among other factors, they made you feel heard and accepted.

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Procrastination at Work: How to Practice Better Time Management

Business Management Daily

A little bit of procrastination at the office is surprisingly common, with 88% of workers reporting that they put off important work tasks for at least one hour each day. Yet, procrastination at work is a much more severe problem for some workers.

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How HR Can Equitably Provide Health and Financial Security

Speaker: Gary Robinson, Sr. Vice President of Consultant Relations and Nicky Brown, Vice President of Advocacy and Government Affairs at HealthEquity

In this webinar two employee financial experts will discuss building health and financial security for employees.

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DOL Proposes FLSA Worker Classification Rule

American Payroll Association

The U.S. Department of Labor proposed a rule that would modify how to determine whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act

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8 Ways to Support Employees With Mental Health Challenges

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

As Mental Health Awareness Month (in the U.S.) continues, we’re sharing strategies and approaches to help leaders respond to employees with mental illness in a psychologically safe way. When employees have.

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PWC reintroduces summer hours following successful pilot

Employee Benefits

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) has reintroduced its summer working hours policy, which it piloted between July and August 2021, as part of its hybrid-working arrangement.

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Another Long-COVID View

Florida Workers' Comp

WCRI presented a Long COVID seminar on May 3, 2022. This provided an excellent overview of the challenges of the health effect of the recent pandemic and infections. The presentation in some specifics echoed the program presented recently by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). That is overviewed in Long COVID Seminar (April 2022). That post contains a link to view the ACOEM program. I recommend watching each of these.

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Global Parity for Fertility Benefits: Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: Leslie Neitzel, Chief Human Resource Officer

In this webinar, we’ll share what employers should know about cultural differences in fertility care, how companies can assess whether a fertility benefit is truly global, and what to look for in a fertility benefit that works for all of your employees.

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Everything HR Needs to Know About People Science

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes. Where would your organization be in a month if everyone focused on improving every single week? It’s a big question to consider. And right now is a perfect time to focus on improvement as organizations think about their post-pandemic business and talent strategies.

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Financial Planning Tips for Older Women

Money Talk

I recently taught a 90-minute personal finance class for women age 50+. While preparing for the class and delivering it, I noted some major financial concerns of this demographic group that I am personally part of.

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As long as employers control employees’ healthcare, life-saving technologies will go underutilized

Joe Markland

A familiar mantra about why health insurance is so expensive is that the cost of healthcare is expensive. I have always disagreed with this statement. It is the third-party financing through employers that drives the underlying costs — not vice versa.

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Want your organization to be successful tomorrow? Focus on a skills-based approach today

TLNT

Call me out-fashioned, but I’m firmly of the school that you can’t always believe everything you hear from business consultants.

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Beyond the Dollar: Why Fertility Benefits Are About More Than Financial Support

Speaker: Leslie Neitzel, Chief Human Resource Officer

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.