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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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Pet-Friendly Workplaces: A Paw-fect Employee Retention Tool

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Offering pet-related perks has been touted as one strategy for employers trying to get a leg up (or a paw up!) when competing for employees. In honor of Take Your. Read more > The post Pet-Friendly Workplaces: A Paw-fect Employee Retention Tool appeared first on Word on Benefits.


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Six reasons to automate your employee benefits administration


Offering employee benefits is an effective way to attract talent and improve employee retention in your company. However, employers at small and medium-sized organizations may be hesitant to implement benefits due to the cost and administrative burden.

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.

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.

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.

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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.


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.

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.

New Directions Group introduces giving back scheme

Employee Benefits

New Directions, a group of organisations whose purpose is to support and safeguard UK communities, has launched a Giving Back Day scheme for all its 180 employees.

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.

IRS Issues Revised Form 941 and Schedules, Form 941-X

American Payroll Association

All of the forms and instructions were updated to reflect the expiration of COVID-19-related relief

How can you recruit and retain talent in a world of digital transformation?

LACE Partners

In this week’s podcast we spoke to Mervyn Dinnen about a new book he has written with Matt Alder called ‘Digital Talent’.

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.

How can benefits help first-time buyers as property prices surge?

Employee Benefits

Employers can work with providers to offer financial education in the form of specific content guides, downloads, webinars, helplines, tools and modellers, including budgeting, mortgage affordability, mortgage rate calculators, and stamp duty calculators.

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.

New Jersey High Court Upholds Jersey City Payroll Tax

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

The New Jersey Supreme Court upheld two decisions by lower state courts in May to dismiss litigation challenging Jersey City’s ordinance that taxes city employers’ payroll but exempts residents.

What are the biggest challenges in hiring payroll talent?

LACE Partners

In this week’s blog we were joined by Sam Field from Oakleaf Partnership and our very own Adam Morris to talk about talent in the payroll space.

Long Term Solutions

Florida Workers' Comp

Robots are real, though they do not yet "walk amongst us," that is likely coming more rapidly than many might think. See The Running Man (July 2015). Or, peruse Robotics and Innovation (September 2016)) or Nero May be Fiddling (April 2017) or the New Paradigm Coming (March 2016). In short, artificial intelligence and robotics have been accelerating in ability, acceptance, and reliability. Robotics has come a long way and is integrating into our day-to-day.

37% of employers do not share their current gender pay gap

Employee Benefits

More than one-third (37%) of British employees said their employer does not share its current gender pay gap internally or externally, according to research by compensation management specialist Beqom.

The Future of HR Compliance: 10 Ways to Minimize Risk

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

Best Shift Swap Practices for Employers and Employees

Patriot Software

If you’ve ever had to put together a schedule, you know the unique pain of a last-minute shift swap. You’ve created a highly exact work of art, after all. When someone changes it at the last minute, all types of problems can show up.

Transparency Rules Deadline Approaching for Employers to Conform by July 1

Griffin Benefits

If you’re an employer who has not yet made public your in-network negotiated rates, out-of-network billed charges, and historically allowed amounts, you have less than two weeks to complete this task.

The ROI of Coaching: Building a Business Case for Leadership & Manager Coaching 


With the rapid technological and cultural changes our society has experienced over the last few decades, the old leadership styles leftover from the industrial age are no longer effective.

Tom Moyes: What is the potential impact of the rail strikes on pay and benefits?

Employee Benefits

While the new plans proposed by Transport Minister Grant Shapps to reduce the impact of industrial action following recent strikes look great on the surface, there is the potential for a significant negative impact on full-time workers.

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.

45 Employee Onboarding Survey Questions To Ask Your New Hires

Vantage Circle

If you are an HR manager in charge of employee onboarding , here is a small piece of advice for you. Don't make the mistake of overlooking the importance of onboarding surveys and their consequent onboarding survey questions.

Minimum Wage Increases Coming in 12 Counties and Cities

InterWest Insurance Services

As we approach mid-year there are about a dozen cities and counties in the Golden State that will be increasing their minimum wage for employers that operate within their jurisdictions.

Proposed Minimum Distribution Regulations Prompt Concerns

McDermott Will & Emery Employee Benefits

Employee benefits professionals are inquiring about relief options for proposed regulations for required minimum distributions (RMDs).

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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.

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.