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What if you Paid Your Employees to Be Financially Savvy?

“According to a recent study, 78 percent of full-time U.S. workers are living paycheck to paycheck and 71 percent said they are now in debt. Leading HR software provider BambooHR strongly believes that having good financial health is critical for its employees to not only live a less stressful life, but to help them do great work while […]

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Nebraska Supreme Court OK’s Employee’s Vocational Rehabilitation Plan

Nebraska law permits the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court to approve vocational rehabilitation plans to facilitate certain injured workers’ return to gainful employment. Read on to learn about the Nebraska Supreme Court’s recent decision on what the law means to “restore” an employee to work in “suitable employment.”

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5 Ways to Boost Your Workers’ Financial Health

If your workers are like other Americans, they’re worried about their financial health. As Andrew S. Zito notes on the Employee Benefit News website, a recent Bankrate survey found that many Americans can’t come up with $500 for an emergency. Moreover, a survey by PriceWaterhouseCoopers suggests employers could be losing money due to productivity declines […]

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Financially stressed employees pulling down productivity

By Tammy Binford A new employee group has begun showing up vividly on employer radar screens. It’s not defined by race, religion, gender, or any of the other familiar legally protected classes. The new group commanding the attention of employers is made up of workers suffering extreme stress brought on by extreme debt. It’s always […]

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More Working Women Than Men Have College Degrees

According to a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau,  37 percent of working women and 35 percent of working men had attained a bachelor’s degree or more as of 2010.  However, when looking at all adults 25 and older, the report showed that  29.6 percent of women and 30.3 percent of men had at […]

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Older Hispanics in the United States

Here are some facts about the older Hispanic population from the Urban Institute’s report “50+ Hispanic Workers: A Growing Segment of the U.S. Workforce” by Richard W. Johnson and Maurcio Soto: There were 5.6 million Latinos ages 50 to 69  living in the U.S. in 2007. Between 1980 and 2007, Latinos’ share of the national […]

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Babson College proves it takes diversity seriously

As of last year, Babson College in Newton, Massachusetts, had two diversity managers, an assistant dean charged with increasing campus-wide inclusion, and a few HR professionals focused on diversity. But the college’s senior leaders decided that wasn’t enough. In March, they appointed Elizabeth Thornton to be Babson’s first chief diversity officer (CDO). “The senior leadership […]

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St. Patrick’s Day: Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau

March is Irish-American History Month. St. Patrick’s day (March 17) means a lot more than green beer and pinching those who forget to wear green. Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The […]

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