Another month, another potential change to healthcare policy. Congressional lawmakers are inching closer to enacting sweeping tax reforms that could have a lasting impact on employers and individuals alike, including provisions that would eliminate the “individual mandate,” or the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that Americans enroll in insurance.
Wellness has taken the benefits world by storm. Whether it be onsite health screenings, in-office yoga, cosponsored gym memberships, or sleep wellness workshops, wellness perks often tend to focus on the physical aspect of health. Though mental wellness has also shown an uptick in importance, other areas of wellness are also gaining steam.
Lost in the state and local patchwork of paid leave laws? Republican lawmakers might have a lifeline for you.
From job interviews to performance reviews, it often feels like employees are expected to be “perfect” at work. The workplace has traditionally been an environment where flaws are masked and images of professionalism abound.
Though technology has drastically changed the landscape of remote work, employees still spend an average of 26 minutes on their daily commute into the office. Long and tiresome commutes decrease employee productivity and can even interfere with physical and mental wellbeing.
With a new law signed last week, Rhode Island became the first state in 2017 to expand its paid leave offerings. The Ocean State becomes the the eighth in the country to require employer-paid sick leave.
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For today’s workforce, benefits are a driving force in how employees feel about their employer. 57% of employees say that benefits and perks are among their top considerations before accepting a job. When done well, benefits can drive employee engagement, increase retention, and help build the positive culture of HR professionals' dreams.
Every company wishes it could offer its employees the total package. With unemployment down and the job-seeker to open position ratio nearly 1:1, attracting and retaining talent has never been harder. In addition to robust, affordable coverage, it’s believed that today’s employees expect perks—lots of them, from catered lunches to office meditation programs to everything in between.
Come open enrollment season, choosing benefits can be a complex, jargon-laden process. When you don’t know the difference between a PPO and HMO, who’re you going to call?
As the idea of the modern family evolves into a broad spectrum of two-income households, single parents, and a million variations in between, there is an increasing national need for benefits that support better work-life balance. Many cities have acted fast to pass comprehensive paid leave legislation, but for some localities, questions remain around exactly how these laws will be paid for, implemented, and enforced.