Employee involvement: The value of increased employee participation


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.

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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 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

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

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.

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


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.

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?

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.

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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.

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.

How you can boost employee experience in a flexible working world  

LACE Partners

Our latest blog looks at how organisations can design their flexible working policies to create positive experiences for employees. If you’d like to talk to us about how you differentiate your people experiences , we can help, so get in touch using the contact form below. .

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Praise over price: What does The Great Recognition mean for HR leaders?


The latest research from Achievers Workforce Institute shows that feeling recognized more positively impacts employee engagement, productivity, and advocacy than a fair salary.

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.

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.

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

A Day to Reflect

Florida Workers' Comp

There is plenty in our national conscious at any moment. We pause though to remember that we have much because so many fell in protecting our freedom, our lives, and our world. The news headlines this morning are largely focused on much that has importance.

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Anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill advances within Massachusetts Legislature

Minding the Workplace

I’m pleased to report that here in Massachusetts, the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB) has been reported favorably by the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development of the state legislature.

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.

The Future of HR Compliance: 10 Ways to Minimize Risk

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

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.

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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The Next Big Thing: How Employers Can Prepare

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

In early April, the International Foundation hosted the webcast Innovation and the Future of Remote/Hybrid Work. We were lucky enough to bring in Alex Willis, chief executive officer at Leadership.

The six shifts in candidate experience 

LACE Partners

Late in 2021 we spoke to HR industry influencer Merv Dinnen about a whitepaper he wrote in conjunction with SHL. In today’s blog we have summarised some of his thoughts and picked out some of the key talking points, which looked at the six shifts that are commonplace in changing candidate experience.

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.

What is employee engagement? A guide to engaging your employees


Disengagement is a chronic issue in today’s workplace. Only 21% of employees consider themselves very engaged , and this lack of motivation can impact your bottom line. Disengaged employees cost U.S. companies up to $550 billion a year.

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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How to Freshen Up Your Email Marketing Strategy

Take It Personel-ly

Email marketing is one of the most effective ways for businesses to engage with their target audiences regularly. It’s also a great avenue for tapping directly into various customer segments – especially those with high sales conversion potential.

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EEOC Extends 2021 EEO-1 Data Collection to June 21

American Payroll Association

The deadline for employers to submit and certify their 2021 Employer Information (EEO-1) Component 1 report has been extended to June 21 from May 17

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.