Tag: benefits and compensation

Know Your Obligations to Employees on Military Leave

Most HR professionals are aware that under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and similar state laws, they have to provide military leave for employees with military service obligations, such as those who serve in the National Guard and military reserves, and reemploy them when the duty is over. What often isn’t […]

Should Companies Require Workers to Take Time Off?

Aside from the lucky few who truly love their jobs, most people would prefer to be spending time away from work when possible. It’s somewhat counterintuitive, therefore, that Americans spend so much time at work, even when they have PTO available. Employees Leaving PTO on the Table “People were already working long hours before the […]

Out-of-the-Box Benefits To Boost Recruiting

When it comes to benefits, your business is likely already offering some obvious ones. Healthcare. Dental. Vision. All of these things are important, to be sure, but in today’s recruitment market, you may need to go above and beyond to recruit great employees to your company. The sky is the limit in terms of what […]

How to Create Effective Employment Offer Letters

Good news! During these times of challenging recruitment, a viable applicant seems interested in your business. What’s the next step to set the hook? A job offer letter serves many purposes. It should enhance the candidate’s interest in the opening and protect your company against claims that it misrepresented the employment opportunity. The letter also […]

Reimagining the World of Work: Flexibility Overtakes the 9 to 5

According to a recent PwC survey, nearly two-thirds of workers are on the hunt for a new job. As the “Great Resignation” continues to evolve, employers need to pull out all the stops to attract top talent and retain their employees, and this includes prioritizing new and sought-after benefits. When looking for a new job, […]

Is Pressure to Party Putting the Women on Your Team at Risk?

Drinking alcohol has become deeply ingrained in our culture. For women, it’s been especially glamorized through shows like Sex & the City where sophisticated socialites go out drinking cosmopolitans and the Real Housewives series where ladies get together to dish and drink their daily “mommy wine.” Alcohol has become the catalyst that women connect over—it’s […]

Ask the Expert: Voluntary Benefits During Unpaid Leave

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at HR Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber regarding the recommended management and payment of voluntary benefits for employees while they are out on unpaid leave. Q: How should employers handle voluntary benefits when employees are […]

United Airlines Pilot’s Sick Leave Claim Ruled Infirm

Employees summoned to military service receive certain job protections under a federal law known as the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). The law requires employers to provide employees on military leave any seniority-based benefit they would have accrued but for the service. A recent case from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of […]

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Employer Perspective: How Voluntary Benefits Can Help Your Business Compete for Talent

Employers’ goals for voluntary benefits —increasingly a core component of any employer’s benefit package that allows employees to self-select from a menu of offerings, typically at reduced or increasingly no cost — have expanded dramatically since 2020. According to Buck’s 2022 Wellbeing and Voluntary Benefits Survey, half of all employers (52%) have added offerings in […]