If you want to avoid excessive absenteeism on July 8, read this:
Fireworks on July 4 terrorize animals.
Every year, pets (particularly, but not only, dogs) left outside run away. Some are killed by cars. Others end up in shelters with uncertain fates.
Please keep your pets inside during fireworks. Consider putting in a room with shades closed, soft music, favorite food, etc.
Ask 100 CEOs the same question, and you’ll likely get 100 different responses. Unless, of course, you’re talking about the greatest challenge facing their business. Then, the answer is near universal: attracting and retaining top talent.
To be competitive, employers are increasingly offering a wider range of employee benefits. However, this can generate more questions than answers:
I read a bunch of articles about what’s the next greatest benefit to offer employees. I read one the other day that tried to make it seem like now offering food at work is normal, like everyone is giving away breakfast and lunches, like you give away health insurance.
With open enrollment just around the corner for most companies, employee benefits are top of mind. Today’s offerings have grown to include more than just medical, dental, and vision coverage. Companies are now including perks like scheduling flexibility, tuition reimbursement, and even parental assistance as part of their overall package.
On October 17, @shrmnextchat chatted with Michelle Kohlhof (@MKohlHR), director of human resources with ExecuTech Strategic Consulting about Preparing for Open Enrollment Success.
If you missed this excellent chat filled with great tips and advice for an efficient and successful open enrollment, you can read all the tweets here:
Open enrollment is one of the most important times of the year for organizations; however, complex and ongoing changes to health care and retirement plans can create confusion that leads to poor choices. With proper planning, employers can develop communication strategies to help employees make the best selections for their wellness and future financial security.
Many HR leaders like you are grappling with a troublesome contradiction this year: You need to better manage health benefits costs, but you believe you’ve done all you can do to achieve it.
Benefits-management tools can draw employees to the platform
Lifestyle-management programs can help people with, or at risk of developing, Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes, characterized by high blood sugar and insulin resistance, and linked to unhealthy diets and a lack of regular exercise, is increasing among U.S. adults. That translates into high costs for employers—more than $20 billion annually due to unplanned, missed days of work.
This year’s open enrollment period has just ended for many companies. For HR professionals, that is the best time to begin thinking about next year’s benefits offerings. As you plan, it is helpful to look at your company’s workforce holistically from a demographic perspective.
It’s been nearly 40 years since employers first were able to offer tax-free education assistance for undergraduate, graduate or certificate level work to their employees. The benefit was semi-permanent, with Congress reauthorizing it (sometimes retroactively) numerous times until it was finally made a permanent part of the law in early 2013.