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 […]
One of the challenges organizations often cite with respect to hiring and promoting diverse talent is known as the “pipeline problem.” The argument is that it’s hard to bring diverse talent to top positions because there aren’t enough diverse employees coming into the company.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently answered frequently asked questions about employee training. Chiefly, when is the time compensable? Information contained in a recent DOL opinion letter is particularly important for industries such as health care in which the need for continuing education credits is common.
Family-building benefits are among the most sought-after benefits being offered in 2021. In our new work-from-home climate, COVID has not deterred employees from pursuing family-building but rather has created more demand on employers for this robust benefit. More than ever, the responsibility is on employers to create an environment conducive to the sustainability of work/life […]
Anyone who has dealt with payroll can probably attest to how easy it is to end up with similar employees who are paid different amounts. It can happen for lots of reasons.
Although all sectors of American life have been dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, education has arguably been hit the hardest. Most state governments issued stay-at-home orders and closed public schools in order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, forcing a rapid transition to distance learning. This transition has likely amplified existing disparities […]
It’s impossible for educational institutions these days to stay on top of continuing advancements in technology to ensure employees are able to hit the ground running when they land their first jobs.
It’s no secret that the average consumer is confused about how to choose and use his or her healthcare benefits. As far back as 2003, the National Center for Education Statistics found that 9 out of 10 adults lack the skills needed to fully manage their health care and prevent disease.
The candidate-driven market put jobseekers in the drivers’ seat. They controlled who they wanted to work for, and in many cases, employers were fighting with their competition to land the right fit for the role. Even in a candidate-driven market, however, jobseekers were still lying on their résumés.
More than a year ago, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) released its proposal for improving schools’ responses to sexual harassment and sexual assaults.