When thinking about the benefits at any given company that prospective employees evaluate, varied items like vacation days, 401(k) plans, and gym memberships spring to mind. Of course, there’s a weight to many of these perks: Vacations last at least a certain number of days; gym memberships can go on for years; and 401(k) plans […]
Benefit strategies have undergone a lot of changes since the economic recession of 2008. That’s why Gallagher asked 4,155 organizations how they handle their overall benefit strategy. Its 2019 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey can help you understand how you stack up against other organizations when it comes to optimizing the packaging and branding of […]
What are your employees getting from your health benefits? If they are anything like the respondents in a recent study about employee health benefits, they are almost certainly not making the most of them.
Traditionally, employers reduced healthcare spending by passing along more of the premiums and other costs to employees. This, of course, is still an option, but it’s obviously one that employees don’t favor and will not go far in making the benefits package attractive. It also doesn’t address the root issue of cost reduction but rather […]
We’re looking at a window of opportunity for HR professionals. With unemployment at historic lows, business leaders are embracing new strategies to better compete for talent.
Employee engagement is a key focus of management and Human Resources teams across organizations. It’s also one of the most difficult measures to gauge objectively and accurately. How can you tell if Employee A is more engaged than Employee B within the same organization? How can you measure the engagement of those employees against the […]
Our society is moving toward giving people what they want, when they want it. Bill payments, movies, rides, financial services, and more can all be done with apps, and most are available nearly immediately. It may come as no surprise, then, that employers are following suit by offering on-demand pay so employees have more say […]
Helping new parents return to the workforce can be a great benefit to employers and employees alike. Making the transition easier can enable more parents to continue working if they choose after expanding their family, benefiting everyone. This can also reduce an employer’s turnover costs and minimize workplace disruption.
A new law going into effect at the end of this month prohibits Nebraska employers from requiring employees not to disclose their wages as a condition of further employment.
Earlier this year, we surveyed subscribers to get a pulse on their recruiting strategies in this tight labor market. One question we asked was: Is your organization open to negotiating salary for initial job offers?