Employee Benefit Trends: The Popularity of Pet-Friendly Perks

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Jan 28, 2020 @ 09:01 AM

Companies are well aware that in today’s competitive job market, it is necessary to offer employees healthcare and voluntary benefits to attract and retain talent. Not surprisingly, more and more employers over the last five years have been willing to offer their workers perks that extend to their family pets.   

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement

Advice on Dealing With Information Overload

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Jan 24, 2020 @ 11:01 AM

This probably isn't the first article or social media post you’ve read today. According to a Huffington Post article, a 2015 poll showed workers report spending as many as 6.3 hours each day just checking emails. And in 2016, Facebook reported its users spent an average of 50 minutes every day on its site.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Engagement

How Employers Can Put an End to Presenteeism

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Jan 3, 2020 @ 11:01 AM

According to a recent article in Employee Benefit News, presenteeism – the practice of going to work despite an illness, injury or mental health condition – can have serious business consequences for a company. But how to convince employees of that?

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Engagement

Company Culture: 4 Positive Examples and How to Apply Them

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Dec 30, 2019 @ 09:12 AM

Creating an awards system for workers or celebrating an employee’s birthday are positive examples of company culture. The larger the company, the more perks a business will usually offer.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Managers: Here's How to Avoid Losing Your Best Employees

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Dec 19, 2019 @ 11:12 AM

Ever wonder why some of your company’s very best employees quit? There are many possible reasons, and oftentimes supervisors bear the blunt of the blame for not managing their teams properly, or for creating a toxic work environment. 

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Dec 17, 2019 @ 09:12 AM

For quite some time now, people have been joking that technology might eventually steal away their jobs. For certain employees these days, that fear rings especially true. 

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

How Telecommuting for Medical Reasons Can Pose HR Challenges

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Dec 11, 2019 @ 10:12 AM

The number of employees working from home has increased by 11% since 2014 (according to SHRM). But when the reason for telecommuting is a medical one, it can pose challenges for HR managers.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement

Planning a Holiday Office Party? Here's How to Reduce Liability

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Dec 5, 2019 @ 11:12 AM

No one wants to be thought of as a “Scrooge,” so even if you, as an employer, have had a bad experience in the past, it is doubtful you would ever decide to ban the holiday office party. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared this time to deal with an out of control employee.

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Topics: Business Insurance, Employee Engagement

6 Ways to Improve Jobsite Ergonomics

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Nov 12, 2019 @ 09:11 AM

A leading cause of compensation claims for contractors is overexertion from common tasks, such as lifting, stooping, kneeling and twisting, reaching overhead and working in awkward positions. All of these motions can cause chronic health issues down the road.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Utilizing Social Media for Training Purposes

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Nov 4, 2019 @ 09:11 AM

Social media is not often associated with learning (unless you want to learn about the latest gossip concerning your friend or a celebrity), yet it is emerging as the next tool for employers to improve upon the learning environment for their workforce.

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy