Category: Benefits and Compensation

This topic provides guidance on how to handle compensation issues in a way that attracts and retains the best talent and advances the strategic goals of your business. You get news and tips on what’s going on nationally and in the states, and updates on changes in regulations, possible governmental action, and emerging compensation trends.

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The Lingering Impact of Pay Secrecy

Whether at a family holiday or social function, people are sometimes asked: “So, how much do you make?” It’s an awkward question because Americans are private and sensitive about discussing money. The natural instinct for many when faced with such a question is to simply say, “That’s none of your business.”

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Focus on Finance When it Comes to Gen Z Benefits Packages

While segmenting employee populations by generation is “old hat” at this point, the rise of the latest cohort, Generation Z, requires a new focus. Gen Z (individuals born after 1997) makes up more than one-fifth (21%) of the world’s working-age population and is expected to grow to 30% of the U.S. workforce by 2030. At […]

HR Works Podcast: Transcending Performance Reviews

Guest: Gaylyn Sher-Jan, Chief People Officer, Bright.md If you’ve ever suspected that performance reviews were not achieving the results you were hoping for at your organization, this episode may help. With employees and organizations being as complicated as they are, this system of assessment has a hundred ways to go wrong. In this episode, I […]

Voluntary Benefits Can Help Employers Both Attract and Retain Employees

As a consultant who feels strongly about providing employees with both choice and value in their overall benefits package, I am heartened to see that employers increasingly see voluntary benefits as a means of enriching their core benefits plan by allowing employees to choose more personalized benefits.  However, it is important to focus on providing […]

Wilson et al. v. The Avengers as Successor to Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division

I have two teenage sons, so I’ve watched all that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has to offer. (“Sure, blame it on the kids, dork.” “Shut up, Internal Monologue—this doesn’t concern you.”) This spring, Marvel rolled out its latest offering, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, featuring Falcon (“Sam Wilson,” played by Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (formerly the […]

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How to Enhance Your Healthcare Offerings in a Tight Labor Market

The post-pandemic race is on to attract new employees—and as HR and finance executives both know, the solution can’t always be higher wages. Fortunately, other factors still mean a lot to jobseekers in the revived economy. Casual Fridays and office snack bars may help, but as research shows, health insurance is still at or near […]

HR Works Podcast: Cancer Benefits and Early Detection

Guest: Mark Stadler, CEO, AccessHope A new multi-cancer early detection blood test called Galleri has been created by an organization called GRAIL. Detecting cancer early is often the difference between a treatable illness and one that is not. What does this have to do with Human Resources? Some organizations, like the one today’s guest is […]