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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Year-Round Benefits Success Waits for No HR Team

For most HR professionals, enrollment season is no longer top of mind—it’s either months behind them or still a few months away. But the relative quiet of late winter/early spring is actually the ideal time to evaluate the last open enrollment season and benefits communications from the past year to prepare for the year ahead.

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Companies Are Expanding and Personalizing Benefits to Compete for Talent

Recent research shows that organizations are continuing to attract and retain top talent by offering personalized and expanded employee health benefits. Employees and candidates have high expectations when it comes to such benefits, and employers have been forced to accommodate those expectations. Specifically, they are focusing on lifestyle benefits that go beyond health care.

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How to Handle Employee ‘Bizcations’

In recent years, there has been an increase in remote working, which, in turn, has created a rise in shorter employee vacations. In the past, employees often opted for extended weeks of vacation time so they could get away from the office and spend some much-needed time at home.

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ESPP 101

If you’re seeing the headline and asking, “What is ESPP?” you’re not alone. “ESPP” stands for employee stock purchase plan or employee stock purchase program.

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Healthcare Literacy Among Employees Still a Struggle

A recent survey found that approximately one-third of adults find ordinary health-related tasks, like correctly taking prescription drugs, challenging. This general challenge is often exacerbated by poor employee benefits communications. When employers fail to properly educate their employees on their employee benefits, those employees are much more likely not to take advantage of them.