Do your employees routinely work more hours than they record? How sure are you of your answer?
Many employers offer employee wellness programs with the intent of improving overall employee health levels. Improving employee health has the long-term benefit reducing unplanned absences and can even boost productivity. It can reduce healthcare costs for the employee, which then may, in turn, reduce healthcare benefit costs for everyone. It can have the added benefit […]
Two plan sponsor groups are calling for the Trump administration to undertake a series of market-based initiatives to lower healthcare costs.
A positive employee experience makes people both less likely to leave their current job and more likely to go the extra mile for their employers. And recognition and rewards programs are certainly one way to create a better work environment. What are the most effective practices for employers who are thinking of rolling out or […]
When James Brewer stepped into his role as U.S. Director of Reward and Recognition at pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly in 2011, it was going through a transformation. He was tasked with coming up with a new incentive plan for employees—particularly its sales reps—that aligned with the company’s new corporate strategy, Brewer explained to an audience at […]
A good mentorship program has many benefits. It keeps employees engaged and makes them willing to stay with the company for a longer period of time. It’s a benefit many Millennials are hoping to experience as they make their way through their professional careers. In fact, a 2016 Gallup study, How Millennials Want to Work and Live, found 87% of Millennials believe professional development is important within a job.
When performance management is mentioned, people often think of the employee performance appraisal or review, however, performance management involves so much more. Properly constructed appraisals should represent a summary of an ongoing, year-round dialogue. Focusing only on an annual appraisal form leads to misunderstanding and a lack of appreciation for the benefits of performance management.
Did you know that the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has initiated a lawsuit against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)? If you’re not already in the know about this, it may seem like an unlikely event, given that the two organizations are typically on the same side in matters related to employee rights. […]
Premiums for employer-sponsored coverage increased at a lower rate this year, but this could be largely ascribed to a growing rate of enrollment in high-deductible plans, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s (KFF) annual health benefits survey.
by Tammy Binford New rules governing incentives offered as part of employee wellness programs are now the target of a lawsuit from a large advocacy group representing older Americans.