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Healthcare Terms Every HR Professional Should Know

ACA, HRA, PPO—sometimes it feels like employee benefits has its own language. If you’ve ever scratched your head at a benefit acronym, it’s likely that your employees have too. We’ve put together a glossary of the most popular, albeit confusing, employee benefits and healthcare terms every HR professional should know so you can find all the answers you need.

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How to Help Employees Cope with Depression at Work

Mental health has become an increasingly important piece of the ever-evolving benefits puzzle. 

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Introducing Namely’s New Voluntary Worksite Benefits Offering

As summer draws to a close, HR professionals across the country are preparing for open enrollment. Top-notch benefits have become more important than ever to attract and retain top talent. In our recent open enrollment survey, Namely found that the vast majority of employees would give up novel perks for better benefits. However, most employees don’t want to pay higher premiums. So how can you provide high quality, affordable plans? Namely has teamed up with major insurance carriers to help companies do just that.

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What Is ‘Volunteer Time Off?’

With unemployment at record lows, companies are looking for innovative ways to attract top talent and stand out from the competition. While paid time off (PTO), family leave, and even sabbatical have all been touted as game-changing perks, there’s one workplace benefit that both helps employees disconnect and serves a greater purpose. In addition to traditional vacation days, many companies are now offering volunteer time off (VTO).

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What Is Paid ‘Safe Time?’

Whether they’ve caught the flu or are welcoming an addition the family, paid leave benefits give workers a chance to recoup without forgoing pay. Traditionally, illness and childbirth have been the two main criteria for determining eligibility.
 

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New York Set to Expand Paid Leave Eligibility

While federal lawmakers debate the merits of paid leave in Washington, the Empire State is working on ways to make its existing program even more generous.
 

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Managing Paid Leave in 2018

The field of human resources is changing. In our HR Redefined series, we give innovators a medium to share personal reflections, professional advice, and best practice guidance.

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Beyond Perks: How to Uplevel Your Benefits Package

The field of human resources is changing. In our HR Redefined series, we give innovators a medium to share personal reflections, professional advice, and best practice guidance.

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How to Build a Microlearning Strategy with Impact

Whether you like it or not, our workplaces are shifting. Depending on your size and industry, you’ll see this play out in a variety of different ways. Traditional siloed and hierarchical structures are being replaced with more team-centric collaboration, less formal titles, and more influence without authority.

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How to Introduce ‘Hot Desking’ to Your Office Plan

Location, location, location. While that’s a real estate mantra, office real estate has gone in a different direction. In many industries, employees can now work onsite, offsite, and have flexible hours. This means the average company no longer requires a room that accommodates every single employee every day. On average, 30 to 40 percent of an organization's space is vacant at any one time, creating a visible waste of company resources. To combat this problem, companies have started to embrace strategies that make better use of office real estate.