Tag: benefits

7 Recruiting Tips for Gen Z Candidates

While some recruiting tips may hold true no matter who the candidate is, it still pays to understand a bit about the differences found in the latest generation to enter the workforce: Gen Z. With that in mind, we’re going to look at some things employers may want to consider when recruiting this generation. Gen […]

HR Is Not a Spectator Sport

For many, the paths employees walk in an organization often seem undirected. The sales representatives may watch a company grow, but they are not guiding it outside of their department. The same could be said of many. But benefits experts and HR professionals have a very different role: to grip an organization’s many moving parts […]

Why Long-Term Care Is Taking Center Stage

There’s a recent major development in the insurance world you may not have heard of yet: Washington just became the first state in the nation to develop legislation that makes long-term care affordable for its workers. Called “WA Cares,” this program also impacts companies outside of Washington that have employees in the state.

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Best Practices to Protect Your Data: Reviewing DOL’s Cybersecurity Instructions

With the recent spike in cybersecurity breaches rippling through all corners of the global business landscape, the surging interest in data protection has caused even the highest departments of state to take note and weigh in.  In April 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration issued a cybersecurity guidance to help […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Using Routine to Fight Procrastination

Few people can claim to be entirely immune from procrastination, whether in their personal or professional life. At one point or another, almost everyone falls into the habit of continually putting off unpleasant work or tasks. Attacking the Tendency to Procrastinate People procrastinate for a variety of reasons, such as the desire to avoid difficult […]

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Recruiting with a Well-Balanced Benefit Offering

When job candidates consider which position is best for them, benefits can be the factor that tips them from one company to another. As an indirect form of compensation, benefits fuel their quality of life. The responsibility of any good company is to provide fair, competitive, and livable benefit options. Therefore, it’s crucial that companies […]

Optimism Bias

Popular culture is awash with overt and subconscious messages instructing us to think positively. From children’s stories about the “Little Engine that Could” and his mantra of “I think I can. I think I can” to self-help books for adults professing the genuine, mystical power of positive thought, the message is clear: It’s positive to […]

Benefits Expert Shares Lessons of the Pandemic

We’ll likely spend the next 10 years understanding everything the pandemic has changed about work. One of the fields that saw rapid and constant change is employee benefits. But what, precisely, changed and why? What works now? What does not? Today’s “Faces of HR” guest spills the beans.