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The top 10 AI skills employees need now

Employee Benefit News

In an effort to help tech workers, Indeed ranked the most valuable capabilities they can bring to the table.

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Preparing for Your Tax Preparer

Money Talk

With income tax season well underway, many people are getting ready to see a tax preparer to get their 2023 income tax return prepared and filed before April 15, 2024. Some may have a long-standing tax pro while others are selecting a tax preparer for the first time. About half of U.S. taxpayers use a paid preparer according to the Department of the Treasury.

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Can employers solve the child care crisis?

Employee Benefit News

Working parents spend 20% of their income on child care — if they can even find it. Employers can offer a helping hand, and better benefits and workplace support.

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Job Seeker Wants Their Own Social Media Background Check – Ask #hr bartender

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes I received a reader question recently that I’ve honestly never heard anyone ask before. It’s about doing your own social media background check. Hello. I need a referral for a company that will do a normal employment type background check on me. I’m over age 50 and have a lot of good consistent experience. I have been sending my resume around and had a couple call backs but no offers to hire yet.

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Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

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Tim Pike: Could we see a return to defined benefit pensions?

Employee Benefits

The UK’s private sector defined benefit (DB) pension landscape is generally described as in its endgame. There has been a fall in the number of open DB pension schemes as a result of economic, social and regulatory changes. The vast majority of employers offer a defined contribution (DC) pension to eligible employees. An increase in the number of DB pension schemes would require a shift from employers offering DC pension schemes and overcoming several obstacles.

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Webinar Explores Promoting Payroll as a Strategic Tool

PayrollOrg

Sponsored by Money Network, this free webinar for members “Promoting Payroll as an Evolving Strategic Tool” on February 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET discusses the evolving needs of employees and how paycards can become a strategic tool to hire and retain talent.

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How Gulliver’s Travels predicted AI and our attempts to make sense of it all

Workplace Insight

Gulliver’s Travels is one of those books we assume we know. But what we tend to recall is some stuff about Lilliput, giants, talking horses and possibly something about scientists trying to extract sunbeams from cucumbers. It’s really about one man’s descent into disillusion with the human race. It is acerbic, occasionally tediously detailed, and offers insight into some aspects of the human condition, which makes it timeless.

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What Is Talent Management? Best Tips for a Successful Strategy

Qandle

Talent management is the strategic process of attracting, developing, motivating, and retaining skilled individuals within an organization. It involves recruiting the right talent, providing opportunities for growth and advancement, fostering motivation through recognition and rewards, and creating a supportive work culture to encourage employee loyalty and commitment.

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One-third unable to return to work full time due to childcare costs or availability

Employee Benefits

One-third (34%) of mothers in England said they are unable to return to work on a full-time basis due to childcare costs or availability, compared to just 12% of fathers, according to new Pregnant Then Screwed and Women In Data research. The former surveyed 35,800 parents in England, and the latter then extracted a nationally representative sample of 5,870 parents to create the 2024 State of the nation childcare report.

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Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of DEI Initiatives and Employee Benefits

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP

Unlock the secrets to transforming your organization’s employee benefits into a strategic tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this informative session, we will discuss common pitfalls in traditional benefits and then delve into the essence of DEI in employee-centric benefit offerings. This involves not only defining DEI in the workplace but also understanding the pivotal role that employee benefits play in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

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State Unemployment Insurance Taxable Wage Base Chart Updated for 2024

PayrollOrg

Check out PayrollOrg’s list of state unemployment insurance taxable wage bases, updated to reflect changes for 2024.

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Not everybody has the same experience of working from home so firms need to manage people better

Workplace Insight

A new meta-analysis published in the Journal of Occupational Health suggests that a one size fits all approach to working from home is best avoided, as the outcomes for people in terms of their productivity and wellbeing can vary enormously. The research, led by Charlotte Hall of Kings College London and the UK Health Security Agency, advises that employers should retain flexibility but be aware of the complex impact of remote work on different people.

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HR Trends of 2024 Help Ensure HR Does Not Become Obsolete

HR Digest

We’ve seen multiple reports regarding the HR trends of 2024 and there is concern across the board regarding job security and whether specific jobs will become redundant in the next few years. Whether you work in a broad HR role that covers multiple tasks and responsibilities or your role gets more streamlined into one area such as recruitment or talent retention, you should find some comfort in knowing that HR roles will never become entirely obsolete.

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40% of UK staff feel supported through the cost-of-living crisis

Employee Benefits

Just 40% of UK employees feel their organisation is supporting them through the cost-of-living crisis , according to research by Reward Gateway. Its HR priority report , which surveyed 1,001 HR decision makers and 2,026 UK employees, also found that more HR leaders believe mental wellbeing should be a top priority in 2024 than financial wellbeing, at 60% and 55% respectively.

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How to Implement Pay Transparency: A Comprehensive Guide

With pay transparency legislation on the rise globally, it can be difficult for organizations to navigate how to share salary ranges due to administrative complexities, lack of clear job architecture, employee reactions, and more. To help make this process easier, Barley's comprehensive guide shares how to begin implementing pay transparency while staying true to your compensation philosophy.

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Child care, PTO and upskilling: Moms share what they need to succeed

Employee Benefit News

Experts from the University of Phoenix and MomsRising break down how employers can help low-income moms overcome career barriers.

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Home Sweet … Ergonomic Workspace. Why wellbeing and comfort matters when you work from home

Workplace Insight

Working from home offers a host of benefits: flexible hours, avoiding the commute, and the comfort of your own pyjamas (within reason, of course). But amidst the perks, it’s easy to overlook an often-forgotten aspect: ergonomics. That fancy term simply means designing your workspace to fit you, preventing discomfort and injuries. While ergonomics might seem less crucial in your home office, it’s just as important as in a traditional office setting.

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A Special Circle

Florida Workers' Comp

Dante suggested that there is probable difficult terrain ahead for those who are less than stellar in their participation in the living world. He espoused several "circles" in hell. A Penguin Bool review describes them in some brevity and they need not be repeated. There is some humor there, but it is a workable overview. The character traits that present dangers of such an eternity include Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Anger, Heresy, Violence, Fraud, and Treachery.

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Lee McIntyre-Hamilton: Changes to national insurance and the impact on employment

Employee Benefits

The new year has already brought some welcome news for employees, with the cut in employee national insurance contributions (NICs) from 12% to 10%. As of 6 January 2024, the cut means that all employees who currently pay NIC will benefit. The extent of the savings will depend on an employee’s salary , with annual savings of £457 for employees on average earnings of £35,400 and £754 for employees earning over £50,270 per annum.

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5 Trends to Help Your Organization Boost Job Satisfaction and Productivity

Treating your workforce as the organization’s top priority improves customer satisfaction and revenue growth and can boost job satisfaction and productivity. Read about five trends that are helping organizations around the country improve their people’s career well-being.

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Why is Advertising Important in the Recruitment Process?

HR Lineup

In the competitive landscape of today’s job market, attracting top talent is crucial for the success and growth of any organization. With the rise of digital platforms and social media, advertising has become an indispensable tool in the recruitment process. In this article, we delve into the multifaceted importance of advertising in recruitment, exploring its role in attracting qualified candidates, shaping employer branding, and driving organizational growth.

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One in five neurodivergent employees say they have experienced harassment or discrimination at work

Workplace Insight

One in five neurodivergent employees have experienced harassment or discrimination at work because of their neurodivergence, according to new research from the CIPD, working with corporate neuroinclusion training specialists Uptimize. Neurodiversity refers to natural differences in human brain function and behavioural traits. It’s estimated that as many as 20 percent of people may be neurodivergent in some way, an umbrella term that can include those with autism, dyslexia, or ADHD.

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How mastering the remote work revolution can help employees thrive

Employee Benefit News

Less time commuting, fewer interruptions and a better work-life balance all have a positive impact on employee satisfaction and performance.

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30% of female public sector staff have had flexible working requests denied

Employee Benefits

Just under a third (30%) of women working in schools, hospitals, care homes, town halls, police stations and other public services have had requests to work flexibly denied, according to research by trade union Unison. Its survey of 44,065 women working in the public sector also found that 25% of those who were told they could not alter the way they worked had their requests denied multiple times.

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10 HR Metrics to Track in 2024

Discover the power of HR metrics. Master recruiting, control skyrocketing labor costs, and reduce turnover rates. Get insights into key metrics like Time-to-Fill, Cost-per-Hire, and Turnover Rate. Equip your business for success in 2024.

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HRAs for dummies

PeopleKeep

Healthcare is often a complex and confusing topic, especially when it comes to navigating insurance plans and understanding the different options available to your organization. One such option that many business owners and HR professionals may not be aware of is a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). HRAs have become increasingly popular in recent years as a way for employers to offer affordable healthcare benefits to their employees.

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Four High Deductible Health Plan Mistakes to Avoid

InterWest Insurance Services

With more than half of all private sector employees enrolled in high-deductible health plans , it’s important that employers have in place certain protocols to ensure that they are a success. As health insurance costs have risen, more employers have started offering their employees this option as the upfront premiums are often lower than with other plans.

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Understanding 360-Degree Feedback Performance Appraisal: Definition, Advantages, and Disadvantages

Qandle

You’ve likely encountered discussions surrounding the performance management systems implemented in enterprises to streamline employee management. Yet, are you well-versed in their benefits, optimal methodologies, and the concept of 360-degree appraisal? Looking for the Best 360 Degree Feedback Tool ? Check out the Best 360 Degree Feedback Tool.

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A Theatre for the Common Woes of the Common Man

Florida Workers' Comp

The news is persistently about Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). It has been revolutionary in recent years both in the investigation of crimes and in the exoneration of those convicted in the past. This month, NBC News reported on a " 50-year-old Colorado " case that was solved. The evidence led the police to "a career criminal who spent much of his life in and out of prison.

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Fertility Benefits for Every Age: A HR Roadmap from Gen Z to Baby Boomers

Speaker: Lauri Armstrong, SHRM-SCP - Sr. Director, People Operations at Carrot Fertility

Today’s workforce includes multiple generations of employees all looking for something different from their benefits package. While meeting these disparate needs can be challenging, a comprehensive fertility benefit can support everyone from junior staffers learning about their fertility health to senior leadership managing menopause and low testosterone symptoms.