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.

Why Family Caregiving Is the Next Major Issue for Employers

What if I told you the biggest driver of productivity loss and retention issues is completely hidden and impacts more than 75% of your workforce? Family caregiving is, without a doubt, the most overlooked gap in employee benefits. While family caregiving isn’t new, it was thrust into the spotlight during the pandemic, highlighting the incredible […]

Fight Inflation and Save on Health Care with an HSA

The average paycheck doesn’t stretch as far as it did a year ago. Ongoing inflation, supply chain issues, and other marketplace factors have contributed to American households’ spending $445 more each month to buy the same items they did a year ago. And now that we are just emerging from the holidays, the financial belt […]

HR Works Podcast: Let Go of Those PTO Woes!

Guest: Vicki Salemi, Career Expert at Monster One of the latest trends buzzing throughout the HR community, especially as employees return from their holiday vacations and embark on 2023, is the realization that employees are increasingly becoming hesitant to use their PTO. Fittingly referred to by job board platform Monster as “PTO woes”, there is […]

Employer-Supported Child Care—A ‘How-To’ Guide to Retain Talent and Boost Performance

Working parents consistently rank childcare benefits a top priority from employers, particularly in the post-COVID environment. Working parents, especially working moms, continue to leave the workforce at an unprecedented rate, citing child care as a major concern and often the key deciding factor in staying with an employer or in the workforce at all. The […]

2023 is the Year Organizations Must Get Serious About Distributed Work. Here’s Why…

Prior to March 2020, remote, distributed and hybrid work were novelties reserved mostly for freelancers, consultants, independent contractors and only in specific, rare occasions for full-time employees. COVID-19 changed that, creating an environment, practically overnight, in which distributed workforces became the status quo and essential for moving business and our economy forward. Perhaps no other […]

How Changes to the ‘Family Glitch’ Affect Workplace Health Plans

Effective in 2023, a new set of rules will change eligibility requirements for the premium tax credit (PTC) created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Implemented by the IRS, these new cafeteria plan rules and regulations will now make it easier for an employee’s family members to enroll in subsidized health insurance through an exchange.

Getting Employees to Prioritize Their Health for a Better 2023

In a climate of increasing inflation risk and waning COVID concerns, many Americans are finding themselves spending more time worrying about their financial health over their physical health.  New research conducted by OnePoll for MDLIVE, an Evernorth company and a provider of virtual care services in the United States, reveals that 72% of Americans are […]

How Flexible Benefits Can Help Companies Meet New Employee Demands

While shocks like COVID-19 and the current economic crisis are immensely destructive, they can also lead to healthy realignments of values and creative solutions to old problems. For example, as millions of employees have dealt with dramatic changes in how they work over the past 2 years, they’ve reassessed what they want from employers. The […]