Tag: benefits

Faces of HR: Laura Hanson’s HR Odyssey

Laura Hanson’s journey in HR began not in a classroom but at a receptionist’s desk in a manufacturing firm. While responding to calls and screening résumés, fate intervened. A triple departure from the HR team propelled her into a generalist role, throwing her into the heart of the action. This “baptism by fire” proved to […]

Paternity Leave Gaining Momentum in the Modern Workplace to Drive Business Performance

In the modern landscape of workplace policies and family-friendly benefits, paternity leave has emerged as a transformative, family-friendly tool for business performance. The inclusion of paternity leave in employee benefits packages is increasingly recognized as a strategic move that can drive business growth and success for companies, while recognizing the fundamental role that family plays […]

Homeowner Assistance as an Employee Benefit

Historically, the spring and summer months are the busiest times of year in the real estate market. As the weather warms up, it’s a perfect time for employers to consider offering homeowner assistance as an employee benefit. Homeowner assistance benefits, also known as employer-assisted housing (EAH) programs, are becoming increasingly important for employees as the […]

Putting Earned Wage Access in its Place: A Guide for Employers

In December 2023, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced plans to outline how consumer lending laws interact with earned wage access (EWA) programs. These programs have grown in popularity as a solution for employees living paycheck to paycheck, offering early access to earned wages and, in theory, helping to dodge financial penalties like late […]

Filling Communication Gaps: 3 Strategies for Health Benefits Education

For employers aiming to promote employee wellness while controlling healthcare costs, establishing an effective communication and education strategy for health benefits is crucial. Evidence shows that people with higher patient activation have better health outcomes, which leads to cost savings for both the employer and patients. As we ride the wave of increased healthcare costs, […]

Pay Equity and Merit Increases: Optimally Aligning Processes

For many, merit increase season is coming to a close. Often, pay equity related increases are coordinated with the merit cycle. But reviewing pay equity after merit increases are finalized provides opportunities to: While conventional wisdom has long suggested pay equity adjustments should be processed together with merit increases, so that employees focus on the […]

Understanding the New Overtime Rules for Salaried Workers

The Biden administration has recently announced significant changes to overtime eligibility, which are set to broaden the scope of who qualifies among salaried workers. These adjustments may be pivotal for HR professionals and managers, as they will impact numerous aspects of workplace management. Overview of the New Rules Under the new regulations, the salary threshold […]

The Long-Term Benefits of Recognition on Employee Engagement: How It Can Boost Employee Morale

In human resources, recognizing employee achievements extends far beyond the fleeting moment of applause—it is a pivotal element in bolstering employee engagement and morale over an extended period. This discourse aims to unravel the mechanisms through which sustained recognition endeavors catalyze profound enhancements in workplace dynamics, ultimately paving the way for a more motivated and […]

HR Leaders Can Play a Crucial Role When Educating Employees About Women’s Heart Health

Education and prevention are critical when it comes to improving women’s heart health, and HR leaders like you can play a pivotal role in spreading awareness and empowering women to take charge of their cardiac health. Consider my story: I was in my mid-40s and was experiencing persistent fatigue. I would get exhausted just walking […]

7 Communication Tips to Protect Your Mobile Employees from Tax Violations

Taxes can be intimidating, time-consuming, and confusing for any employee. But tax complexities shoot through the roof for international employees, business travelers, and remote workers. If mobile and remote employees don’t understand their tax obligations, they risk violating laws, losing compensation, damaging the company’s reputation, and more. However, HR professionals can reduce this risk and […]