2024

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What Is IN / OUT in the Year Ahead? Start Creating Artificial Intelligence Experiments

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Artificial intelligence (AI) is dominating today’s news cycles. What companies are using AI? What is this person or that person saying about the future of AI? What snafu did AI do lately? Don’t get me wrong. These articles can be helpful in understanding AI and its capabilities. But the other thing that can be helpful is actually working with it.

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The Swedish Strike against Tesla Persists with No Clear End in Sight

HR Digest

Promoting collective action is the hallmark of a labor union and the current Swedish strike that Tesla is facing is an obvious testament to that fact. The strike against Tesla began on 27 October when a company subsidiary refused to sign a collective agreement with IF Metall—a labor union that represents the Tesla mechanics in the region. Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, has long stood firmly opposed to labor unions, stating that they created negativity within a company, despite unions be

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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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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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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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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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3 Strategies to Boost Workforce Mental Health

TalentCulture - Employee Benefits

Are you bracing for “Blue Monday“? The third Monday in January has become notorious as the saddest day of the year. Its dubious reputation stems from a perfect storm of seasonal factors that conspire against us — dreary winter days, post-holiday debt, and failed New Year’s resolutions. But debilitating sadness often lasts more than a […] The post 3 Strategies to Boost Workforce Mental Health appeared first on TalentCulture.

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What is Time and Attendance Management in HR?

Darwinbox

Time is a precious resource, especially within the realm of human resources (HR). Effective time management is vital for organizations to run smoothly and efficiently. This is where time and attendance management comes into play. This article provides an overview of the importance of time and attendance management in HR. It discusses the benefits of implementing a time and attendance management system and the various features that can be utilized.

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13 Company Retreat Ideas to Re-energize Your Employees

Vantage Circle

Have you ever noticed a dip in your employees' enthusiasm? Are they slipping into the depths of unproductivity? Well, such a scenario requires your immediate attention. You must attempt to infuse vitality by breaking them free from rigorous routines. This is where the idea of a company retreat comes into the picture. It plays a significant role in rejuvenating your employees.

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Notice 2024-02: IRS Offers Guidance on (Some) SECURE 2.0 Questions

Proskauer's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensa

Approximately one year after Congress enacted the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (“SECURE 2.0”), the IRS issued Notice 2024-02 , which addresses SECURE 2.0 implementation issues and extends the plan amendment deadline. Although Notice 2024-02 offers helpful guidance for employers and plan administrators, it does not include hotly anticipated guidance on SECURE 2.0 overpayment and student loan repayment match details, which will hopefully be covered in a future IRS notice.

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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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Notable workplace violence examples and how to prevent them

Business Management Daily

Even if there’s never been a violent incident at your workplace, you still need a functioning workplace violence prevention program. That’s especially true if your work involves certain risk factors like: Handling cash Working late at night Working in high-crime areas How do you know which preventive measures to implement? One of the best ways is to view actual workplace violence examples to learn what went wrong.

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Organizations Need to Balance Speed and Effectiveness

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Technology is a great thing. It’s also constantly changing and, for effectiveness, we have to stay current with what’s happening. And by “we”, I mean both individuals and organizations. For example, I’ve been seeing articles about Q-day, which is a term used to describe when quantum computers will be able to crack all of the codes currently protecting digital data.

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Employee Reskilling Is The Answer to the Talent Shortages At Work

HR Digest

The need for reskilling and upskilling in the working environment has been at the forefront of many HR conversations and employee reskilling especially is likely to require considerable investments in the upcoming years. While keeping up with changing times has always been a necessary consideration regardless of the industry, the rapid upsurge of technology recently has really highlighted the need for reskilling programs in order to understand how to do a job you might have been doing for years

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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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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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4 things employers must do to keep current on HSA rules and regulations

Employee Benefit News

Employers that contribute to HSAs must monitor contributions, satisfy comparability rules, determine which financial organizations to work with and meet reporting requirements.

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How to support employees’ health and wellbeing in the winter months

Employee Benefits

Regular breaks during working hours can help to avoid burnout and boost employees’ physical wellbeing. Employers can support employees suffering from seasonal affective disorder by rearranging the workplace to maximise natural light or enable them to sit near a window. Organisations can implement discount schemes that save employees money on essentials to eliminate stress.

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How to Choose a Payroll Service for Your Small Business

Patriot Software

Payroll software makes paying employees a breeze by calculating federal, state, and local taxes. If you’ve decided you want to use software to run payroll, you can put away your calculator and income tax withholding tables (hooray!). But, do you know how to choose a payroll service?

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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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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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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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A Comprehensive Guide to Joining Letter Formats with Sample Templates

Qandle

Embarking on a new professional journey is an exciting yet crucial phase in one’s career. One of the key documents that mark this milestone is the joining letter. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the importance of a joining letter, its components, and provide sample templates to help you craft a document that ensures a smooth onboarding process.

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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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How to handle a passive aggressive employee

Business Management Daily

Following the retirement of a colleague, Angela thoroughly expected the company to name her as the new executive secretary to the organization’s vice president. Instead, the position went to Denise, a fellow administrative assistant with slightly less time at the company. To say Angela was upset is an understatement. Though lacking any proof, Angela convinced herself that Denise got the position by sucking up to certain influential leaders.

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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.

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Make a Promise to Conduct Better Meetings In the Year Ahead

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes I came across an article recently on CNBC that said 90% of companies plan to implement return to the office policies by the end of 2024. This isn’t surprising. Organizations have been talking about return to the office policies mandates for quite some time. That’s not what I want to talk about today. I want to talk about meetings.

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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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Changing shape of workplace is creating new opportunities for property market

Workplace Insight

After a challenging environment for commercial real estate in 2023, its fallout provides investors, developers and corporate occupiers with significant opportunities for value creation and transformational organisational change in 2024, says leading property management and investment firm, Colliers (EMEA) in its new market commentary: ‘ Engage, activate and accelerate performance: next generation real estate strategies’ [registration].

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Nike joins growing list of US companies doing large layoffs

Employee Benefit News

Nike will slash its global workforce by about 2%, and joins other major companies like Google and Amazon in laying off staff.

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Combatting the Effects of Inflation: Keeping Benefits Competitive While Cutting Cost

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP - Employee Benefits and Total Rewards Leader, World at Work Content Author, and Speaker

After years of facing the global pandemic, we are now struggling with a new problem: inflation. No one could have predicted the impact of inflation on employee benefits and how it affects both employees and employers. Employers are now trying to maintain or lower the cost of benefits while competing for talent in a competitive and tight labor market, but the rising costs of consumer goods and healthcare make it extremely difficult to consider increasing their benefit offerings.