June, 2022

5 steps to building a great employee of the month award program


The idea of being named employee of the month has been a part of pop culture for decades. This staying power is no surprise: who doesn’t find the feeling of having been singled out as exceptional appealing?

Purging and Organizing Photographs: Expert Tips

Money Talk

I recently attended a class on organizing and editing photographs, both the tangible kind that people put in albums “back in the day” and the more recent digital variety.


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Business Standard Mileage Rate Increases to 62.5 Cents for Second Half of 2022

American Payroll Association

The IRS announced that the business standard mileage rate for transportation expenses paid or incurred beginning July 1, 2022, will be 62.5 cents per mile

9 communication skills leadership can’t succeed without

Business Management Daily

Communication skills are the most important soft skills for many professions. Having great communication skills can help you get ahead regardless of where you fall in the business hierarchy. However, they are especially important for leaders.

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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.

Internships (paid and unpaid) are back in the news

Minding the Workplace

A welcomed, if long overdue announcement from the White House and an excellent New York Times article have brought important questions about unpaid internships back into the spotlight.

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6 steps to designing a great employee benefits program


What do you think of when employee benefits are mentioned? Traditional offerings like health insurance and retirement plans are likely the first things that come to mind.

Ten Tips for Tax Withholding on Multiple Income Streams

Money Talk

It is not uncommon for American taxpayers of all ages to have multiple streams of income. Young adults working in the gig economy may have income from a variety of consulting contracts or from a full-time job and “side hustles.”

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Social Security Trustees Project Wage Base for 2023

American Payroll Association

The Board of Trustees of the Social Security Trust Fund projects the social security wage base will be $155,100 for 2023. This would be an increase of $8,100 from the 2022 social security wage base of $147,000

Legibility and Process

Florida Workers' Comp

In May, the Florida First District Court rendered an interesting and instructive decision in Ford Motor Credit Co., LLC v. Parks , 1D21-1130. It is not a workers' compensation case, but illustrates a challenge for the litigation process in our age of scanned and uploaded documents. The workers' compensation litigation process is often replete with medical records, employment records, and more.

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.

Great literature may help us to understand trauma

Minding the Workplace

Great literature may help us to understand psychological trauma. In a newly published essay ( link here ), “Ahab Rages and Odysseus Weeps: Trauma as a Core Concept for Humanistic Inquiry,” I summon Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick and Homer’s The Odyssey for that purpose.


Cloudsoft showcases company culture through accreditation

Employee Benefits

Software provider Cloudsoft has experienced accelerated business growth over recent years, now employing 34 members of staff, and is continually looking for fresh talent to join the team.

14 employee appreciation gifts team members love


Showing genuine appreciation for employees is a must for any organization that wants to weather the Great Resignation. A company where employees don’t receive positive feedback and frequent appreciation is one they’ll seek to leave before long.

Consumer Fraud: Statistics, Trends, and Tips

Money Talk

I recently attended a webinar about fraud sponsored by Consumer Action. The title was Fraud and Scams in the COVID-19 Economy. The webinar presented statistics about the incidence of fraud and types of consumer fraud complaints, as well as “red flags” of fraud and tips for working with fraud victims.

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.

Don’t ignore frontline employee engagement — embrace it

Business Management Daily

When there’s lots to do, employee engagement doesn’t demand an awful lot of creativity. Keep an updated task list, provide the right tools, and eliminate distractions—but what about when there’s not much going on at work?

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Bernard Health Announces Expansion to New Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee


June 17, 2022. Bernard Health Agency Growth


Top 20 Employee Appreciation Gifts - DIY, Inexpensive, and Premium Options

Vantage Circle

Every win— whether small or big— deserves to be celebrated. The same stands true for the workplace too. While there are numerous ways to show appreciation for your employees' efforts, giving meaningful gifts is the simplest and most effective.

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Alison Watson: What employers can do to support staff buying their first home?

Employee Benefits

Current environmental and economic issues are causing many to struggle with paying bills, and this is coming at a time when more and more young people are struggling to get a foot on the property ladder due to increasing property prices and below-inflation pay rises.

The Future of HR Compliance: 10 Ways to Minimize Risk

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

4 DEIB writing style guides for employee communications during Pride Month and beyond


Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) are a bedrock at Achievers. We are always striving to create a workplace where everyone belongs, and help other organizations foster a culture of belonging for their employees. This is such an important way to Change the Way the World Works together.

Retirement and Taxes: "To" and "Through" Planning

Money Talk

If you picture retirement planning and taxes as a Venn Diagram, there is lots of overlap between these two areas of personal finance. This is true both during one’s working years (when taxpayers are saving for retirement) and later, when people are older and withdrawing taxable income from tax-deferred accounts.

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Overdose in the News

Florida Workers' Comp

We have spent two years challenged by the latest coronavirus. It has been a reminder of viral infection leaping from other species, See The 1918 Flu in the News (April 2022). In fact, Nature claims scientists are now studying whether there was an amazing coincidence in 2019 when the SARS-CoV-2 virus made such a species-leap twice in a very short time in the same geographical area. It is intriguing that such a seeming coincidence may have occurred at the outset of our COVID-19 experience.

Pride Month: How to Cultivate An Inclusive Workplace | BerniePortal


Inclusivity is a critical piece of organizational success. It directly impacts company culture, which influences the overall success of an organization. Individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ deserve the opportunity to feel included without the fear of being rejected or feeling like outsiders.

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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.

Reporting Workers’ Comp Claims Late Can Push up Costs Nearly 50%

InterWest Insurance Services

One of the keys to keeping the costs of a workers’ compensation claim from spiraling out of control is prompt claims reporting.

The top 10 most-read articles between 17 June – 23 June 2022

Employee Benefits

The top 10 most-read stories on employeebenefits.co.uk between 17 June and 23 June 2022 were: Biffa awards refuse staff a minimum 24% pay rise. Funding Circle introduces wellness allowance and enhances benefits. Premier Foods introduces modern working policies.

Why Elon Musk is wrong about remote work


Does the SpaceX CEO’s leaked announcement seem less than down-to-earth when it comes to current global employment trends? Achievers Workforce Institute weighs in with up-to-the-minute, science-driven employee experience research.

Number of Employers Offering Juneteenth As a Paid Holiday On the Rise

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a bill establishing Juneteenth as a new federal holiday. Juneteenth National Independence Day is now the 12th legal public holiday in the United States, and.

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.