Employee Benefits: The Only Guide You Need

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The term “employee benefits” is used regularly, but often with a limited, traditional definition in mind. The traditional concept refers to legally mandated benefits plus a few voluntarily added by employers. With a new generation of employees, soon to become the majority of the workforce, and a competitive, global labor market, comes new workforce needs and expectations. What are employee benefits? . What are benefits that are voluntary?

How to Take Advantage of Employee Benefits

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Most workers are classified as either an independent contractor or employee. Independent contractors usually have the freedom to set their own hours and choose their own tasks whereas employees work the hours set by their employer and have little or no say in their assigned duties. Only employees, however, are eligible for benefits. Also read: 5 Benefits of Flexible Hours. Some of these benefits are required by law while others are optional.

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4 Fun Ideas for Celebrating National Employee Benefits Day…All Week Long

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As you may or may not know…April 2, 2018 is National Employee Benefits Day ! If you want a great excuse to engage your employees about their benefits, consider doing just one fun, interesting thing on April 2. (Or, Or, better yet, make the executive decision to celebrate National Employee Benefits Week.). Email a short quiz about your company’s benefits to your employees and give out gift cards as prizes. Benefits Communicatio

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Get Social: Social Wellbeing & Workplace Wellness

Rise

Somewhere between the 24-hour living-together-working-together zaniness of M*A*S*H and the downright loneliness of the Maytag repairman lies the sweet spot for workplace social wellness. Indeed, fostering social health in the workplace is a key component of a robust, all-encompassing employee wellness program that leads to productivity and performance gains. Thankfully, the benefits of including the social aspect within an employee wellness program are just as clear.

24 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas To Celebrate Motherhood At Work

Vantage Circle

But it's rare that we think about celebrating it in our workplaces as well. As an employer, you must understand the importance of rewards and recognition for every employee. Recognizing employees is an essential part of your HCM strategy.

Workplace Wellness Programs in 2017: Worth it?

Zenefits

At Zenefits, we believe that managing health insurance for employees should be simple. But when it comes to the more ambiguous aspects of employee benefits, such as workplace wellness, employers typically need a less-automated answer. What is Workplace Wellness? “A Some examples of wellness programs include programs to help you stop smoking, diabetes management programs, weight loss programs, and preventative health screenings.” ( HealthCare.gov ) .

Wellness Programs: 4 Work Perks Your Employees Will Love

Zenefits

Today’s competitive organizations are quickly learning that implementing wellness programs makes good business sense. Offering services and products to support employees’ mental, emotional, and physical health is becoming increasingly popular as employers strive to keep current staff happy and attract new recruits. If you’re thinking about introducing or expanding a wellness program, learn about how they can help your staff and your organization before choosing.

The Benefits of Flex Plans for Employee Group Benefits

Rise

In Canada, approximately 77 percent of employees are enrolled in traditional group benefits, with set coverage for all eligible team members. Enter the flex plan for employee group benefits, which 64 percent of employees surveyed said they’d prefer. A flex plan allows team members to select the benefits most useful to them. It’s unconventional benefits like these that the industry is veering towards.

10 ways to improve employee experience at your company

Qualtrics

Companies today can’t get by with just offering basic benefits like PTO and health insurance, they must go above and beyond and provide employees with an exemplary experience in the workplace. The employee experience is the sum of all the interactions your employees have with your company. It involves the culture, benefits, physical work environment, and tool’s you provide for employee success, and it can be linked to revenue. Invest in employee wellness.

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Employee Recognition and 6 Powerful Ways To Implement It

Vantage Circle

Employee Recognition is nothing but the acknowledgment of an individual or team for their hard work, efforts, and accomplishments that go with the organization’s goals and values. But most often than not employees feel they are not valued in their organization and they don’t receive their due recognition. Do you think you need to run an extra mile to make your employees happy and feel appreciated? Worldwide, only 13% of employees working for an organization is engaged.

What is a PEO? – Top 10 FAQs Business Owners Have About PEOs

Prism HR

It’s your responsibility to ensure your employees are paid on time, stay safe throughout the workday, and have access to benefits like workers’ compensation, health insurance, and 401k. Can I use a PEO for benefits? What else can PEOs provide beyond payroll and benefits? A professional employer organization (PEO) is a human resources outsourcing company that provides HR services like payroll and benefits to small and mid-sized business clients.

31 Easy Ways to Show Employee Appreciation

Prism HR

Employee Appreciation Day is March 6th and the often-cited Richard Branson quote is making its way around LinkedIn: “ Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.”. Happy employees are loyal employees.

5 Insanely Great Company Perks That Will Draw Top Talent

Achievers

Incentive Magazine revealed employee benefits are more valuable than ever – according to MetLife’s 10th annual study of employee benefits trends, there is a strong relationship between satisfaction with benefits and overall job satisfaction. Remote working means a revolutionary new approach to accountability; employees may prefer working in the middle of the night or from a seaside cafe on another continent.

The Key to Employee Engagement: Your Net Promoter Score

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Workify is a technology-enabled service that helps companies measure and trend employee engagement over time through continuous feedback loops. It’s sad to say but businesses don’t appear to be really moving the needle when it comes to employee engagement. I ran across this article from Gallup that reports managers account for 70 percent variance in employee engagement. Employee Net Promoter Score. Now let’s take the NPS concept and apply it to employee engagement.

3 Ways to Retain People & Win the Talent War

EngagementMultiplier

How do you keep employees from jumping ship – especially when yours is a smaller enterprise, and the competition is dangling increases in salary and benefits that you simply can’t match? So goes a common adage about why employees leave. Employee Retention & Recruiting

Heart to Heart: 7 Strategies to Improve Remote Employee Relations

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Good employee relations result in lower turnover and higher productivity. It has never been more important for managers to step up their efforts to support and engage remote employees. (As As well as those who work onsite.). Are your employees among them?

This is How to Create an Effective Employee Handbook

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Making an Employee Handbook that Truly Engages Your Staff. You could be working with the most talented staff the world has to offer, and still have an organization with high turnover, low engagement, and unmet expectations of your company by employees. But, if you learn how to create an effective employee handbook, you can e many of these issues from the very beginning of someone’s employment with your business. Employee Benefits.

5 Reasons Why Hybrid Work Is the Future

Semos Cloud

Learn what are the benefits of hybrid work and why it will be the dominant way of working in the upcoming years. As pandemic shook the world in 2020, employers and employees were faced with huge changes in the way they work. Decreased employee turnover . Category.

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How Better Benefits Put All the Pieces Together

Namely

Last week, I read a blog written by a very respected employee benefits broker. The broker was sharing his thoughts on the emergence of technology companies in the traditional services space of employee benefits brokering. The tone of the blog was that there is no replacement for valuable advice when it comes to employee benefits plans. It also helps build employee culture and lets HR focus on their number one priority—their people. Benefits

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How Better Brokerage Puts All the Pieces Together

Namely

Last week, I read a blog written by a very respected employee benefits broker. The broker was sharing his thoughts on the emergence of technology companies in the traditional services space of employee benefits brokering. The tone of the blog was that there is no replacement for valuable advice when it comes to employee benefits plans. It also helps build employee culture and lets HR focus on their number one priority—their people. Benefits

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Starting To Hire Gen Z? Here’s How To Handle It

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In other words, if coaching is offered, they are likely to take you up on it and benefit greatly from extra learning and training resources. In other words, once a Generation Z employee joins your company, you will become a type of social network to them, a community in which they will eagerly seek out their place and their part. So they will not just want but likely expect to be able to at least somewhat chart their own career course as well.

When Are Perks at Work Necessary?

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If you announced tomorrow that you would no longer be paying your employees, how many would show up to work the next day? A job that does nothing else besides paying the bills for employees is a pretty prime example of how to burn people out and drive them to quit or seek work elsewhere. Also read: A Wellness Culture at Work Takes More Than Words. The Employee Who Works for Perks. isn’t Everything — What Benefits do People Want?

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Four Reasons Interactive Conversations Beat Videos

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If you’re thinking about investing in a newer, more engaging way to communicate benefits to your employees, you’ve probably come across two types of solutions to the problem: customized benefits videos and interactive benefits conversations…yep, like ALEX. Unlike videos, interactive conversations engage every single employee one-on-one. A virtual benefits expert (with an appealing, engaging voice, I might add): Talks to each person one-on-one.

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How-to Kickstart 2021 Using OKRs

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The OKR methodology (or Objectives and Key Results) is a great system for managers and employees to set, cascade and communicate goals throughout your company. There’s no doubt how important it is for managers to align employee objectives with their departments and overall company.

A Post-Open Enrollment To Do List for the New Year

Namely

Well, not quite. Your employees have their ID cards in hand and are ready to take advantage of their benefits. And then number two: Make sure you have all your ducks in a row for the upcoming year.” Like setting thoughtful new year’s resolutions, now is a great time to look back on your processes around employee benefits and ask yourself a few questions if you haven’t done so already. Did you do a good job explaining benefits during open enrollment?

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Conference Twitter Primer #HRtechConf 2018

Advos

Deloitte’s Human Capital practice digital leader and global practice leader for HR Strategy & Employee Experience. Crazy about employee engagement and culture – and off the beaten path travel, trail running, big red wines & my family. CoxEnterprises : Leading communications, media & automotive services company; over $20B revenue & nearly 60,000 employees. Glink : Real estate & financial wellness expert.

Balancing Wellbeing and Performance: Re-Energizing Your Team

EngagementMultiplier

Does remote working change an employer’s role and responsibilities toward employees? However, as employees continue working from home – many for the foreseeable future – asking ourselves how we can best support our people is an important and complicated question.

How to Improve Your Onboarding Process (COVID & Remote Work Issues for 2021)

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Then update their employee onboarding checklists and employee handbooks accordingly. Benefits. If you have a hybrid workforce, you will need an onboarding checklist specifically for new employees in remote positions. Millions of employees were abruptly sent home in 2020.

Top 25 HR Websites for HR Professionals

Empxtrack

For human resource professionals, it is important to stay on top of the latest HR trends and employee management practices. Articles, ebooks, podcasts, newsletters, webinars, and many other resources are available, which will help you meet the HR needs of your organization.

How-to Kickstart 2021 Using OKRs

7geese

The OKR methodology (or Objectives and Key Results) is a great system for managers and employees to set, cascade and communicate goals throughout your company. There’s no doubt how important it is for managers to align employee objectives with their departments and overall company.

Employee Recognition and 6 Powerful Ways To Implement It

Vantage Circle

Employee Recognition is the acknowledgement of an individual or team for their hard work, efforts, and accomplishments in the organization. Employee Recognition is paramount in the workplace. Do you think you need to run an extra mile to make your employees feel appreciated at work?

HR’s Guide to Company Holidays

Namely

That’s welcome news in the workplace, as full-time employees in the U.S. In Nevada, state employees, teachers, and most businesses take the day off for the aptly named “ Nevada Day ,” which marks the state’s admission into the union. Learn how HR software makes it easy for employees to submit time off, view company holidays, and more. The holidays that private businesses ultimately select often mirror what state governments choose for their employees.

Damn Good Communication: A Library Receipt That Cleverly Shows Savings

Jellyvision

Well, when patrons of the library check out books and other items, their receipt (see below) tells them how much money they’ve saved by borrowing materials instead of buying them, not only for this particular visit, but for the year so far. The HR Pro Takeaway: If you’re looking to boost usage of certain benefits you offer your employees (benefits they probably take for for granted the way we take libraries for granted), don’t be afraid to talk numbers.

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COBRA Coverage: Inside and Out

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It’s an acronym for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986, which set requirements for employers to offer continuation of health benefits after an employee’s termination from a group health plan. The intent of the law is noble—to prevent sudden loss of health benefits for ex-employees and their dependents as a result of employment ending—but administration of COBRA can be downright onerous for employers. What benefits need to be offered?

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COBRA Coverage: Inside and Out

Namely

It’s an acronym for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986, which set requirements for employers to offer continuation of health benefits after an employee’s termination from a group health plan. The intent of the law is noble—to prevent sudden loss of health benefits for ex-employees and their dependents as a result of employment ending—but administration of COBRA can be downright onerous for employers. What benefits need to be offered?

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