Some benefits will, by default, benefit some employees but not others. Sometimes, this is a result of the employees who choose to utilize them. Sometimes, it’s because not all employees are eligible for certain benefits. But sometimes, it stems from a difference in employee familial status: Married employees with children often get a better deal […]
When we talk about training in the business world, most people think immediately and primarily about training staff members. After all, the staff members are the ones creating products or providing services to customers. But what about training customers?
Does your organization struggle with achieving a relatively normal gender balance in the workplace? If you’re trying to recruit in a way that will attract women to the workforce but aren’t having the results you expected, there may be a few more things you can try to achieve a more balanced result.
As the name implies, portable benefits are benefits that can be tied to the person, not the job, and thus can be carried into a new job. The benefit itself is ported either into the new employer’s plan or to the individual on his or her own. This is possible and common with many types […]
Changes to Maine’s workers’ compensation law are set to take effect with the beginning of the new year.
Although our culture has made great strides in recent years in understanding those who struggle with behavioral health conditions, these individuals often face huge challenges in the workplace. Imagine an employee who is suffering in silence with a condition such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, or substance use issues and is struggling with feelings […]
In a tight labor market, employers need to pull out all the stops to attract and retain top talent. One way to entice jobseekers to accept the offer is to negotiate a variety of perks, but beware: Candidates will lose interest if your company is unwilling to negotiate beyond the salary level.
There are many benefits to a robust training program. The most direct benefit is creating more effective, productive employees. But training also helps boost employee engagement, and it can even be an effective recruitment tool.
HR managers are always looking for new, effective benefits to offer their employees. I have recently learned of a unique and engaging benefit: providing the tools and space for your employees to learn and play musical instruments at work.
Initiating a big new project can be exciting for the person or team running the show. But it can also be a daunting task, and too often, projects with a lot of potential get derailed and are set up for failure from the very beginning.