it’s time to retire these workplace phrases

O.C. Tanner

There’s a time and a place for business jargon—and with the rise of social media and the 21 st century workplace, we’ve accumulated a wealth of new words to communicate our modern work lives. Consult this list to see whether you’ve been using these workplace phrases it’s time to retire.

Why I’m Attending an IT Conference (Advice for HR Leaders)


A stray comment from a 7:00am 401k administration session at SHRM 2013 still rings in my ears when I talk about workplace retirement plans. Now, I’m not saying you need to pack up and join me, but this ties in with a valuable concept that I’ve been advocating for quite some time.

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Financial Wellness Benefits: Employers are the Employee Financial Lifeline


Wellness as an employee benefit has expanded in the last year or two to include more than just the physical aspect–it now wraps in financial, emotional, and other types of wellness as well. Cost of Living Impacts In retirement, Americans fear the rising cost of living.

Features to Help Support Wage and Hour Compliance Efforts When Adding Flex Work Options

nettime solutions

We’ll look at some of these below, and discuss ways that your time & attendance software can help you navigate them. Read our report, “Time and Attendance in the Tech Industry,” to discover other ways stratus time has been supporting tech firms since we started.

Taking the Temperature of Health and Financial Wellness Programs

Employee Communications Council

When it comes to well-being in the workplace, which extends to one’s personal life, there are two key points to consider. When the two are put together, the result is a useful health and financial wellness program and a better-run company. Health and Financial Wellness

Women In Wellness: “Why you should find a place to volunteer after you retire”, with Dr. Deanna Hope Berman and Beau Henderson

Thrive Global

I suggest people find a place to volunteer when they retire. As a part of my series about the “5 Things You Should Do to Optimize Your Wellness After Retirement” I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Deanna Hope Berman. My daughters at the time were 1 and 5 years old.

The Definition of "Voluntary" Wellness Programs Is Changing—Here's How to Adapt

Cornerstone On Demand

The verdict of a recent federal lawsuit is changing the definition of voluntary wellness programs, and your company's offering may have to evolve to comply with the new regulation. EEOC that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission must rewrite its definition of “voluntary" wellness program to fall in line with the standard dictionary definition. This approach complies with the new definition of strictly "voluntary" wellness programs, and doesn't push the envelope.

Employers Left in Wellness-Plan Limbo

HR Daily Advisor

In recent years, more and more employers have implemented wellness programs—employee participation programs that may include wellness education, health or fitness challenges, and even limited medical testing and preventive care requirements—to promote and encourage employee health and wellbeing.

7 Ways to Support Employees’ Engagement in their Financial Wellness


Employee benefit products such as health savings accounts, 401(k) plans, retirement annuities, stock options, and flex spending accounts are part of the picture, and in many cases, a big part of their total compensation. Talk to employees on a regular basis about financial wellness topics.

offering prayers to a coworker, employee falsely accused of attending a white supremacist march, and more

Ask a Manager

Employee falsely accused a coworker of attending a white supremacist march. Recently, “Jane,” someone from another department (not the one I manage) requested bereavement leave to attend a family member’s funeral in another state. One of my reports, “Sarah,” told everyone Jane lied and really took time off to march with the white supremacists. Jane really did attend a funeral, but in West Virginia. well with my experience.

I got fired for attending a conference that I wasn’t invited to

Ask a Manager

The idea of the conference sounded interesting and at our next departmental meeting I asked my manager’s manager about being able to attend the conference. This was for several reasons: (1) what I heard about the conference in the elevator sounded interesting, (2) I was trying to show initiative, and (3) It would be good for my career to attend something like that. I also booked vacation time so I could go. Well, you definitely overstepped.

The #1 Way Small and Medium Businesses Save Time


Think back to some of the most time-consuming activities you’ve undertaken for your business. A major study from earlier this year shows that small and medium sized business owners consistently underestimate the amount of time and energy required to run their HR functions in-house.

Is 2017 the Year for Financial Wellness Among Your Employees?

HR Daily Advisor

Evidently, Americans are having a difficult time with their finances. More than half (52%) of respondents to PricewaterhouseCooper’s 2016 Employee Financial Wellness Survey say they are stressed about their finances; 45% reported an increase in stress over the last 12 months.

“5 Things Anyone Can Do To Optimize Their Mental Wellness”, with Victoria Woodruff and Beau Henderson

Thrive Global

As a part of my series about the “5 Things Anyone Can Do To Optimize Their Mental Wellness” I had the pleasure of interviewing Victoria Woodruff. The patient who I helped through a dark time began helping others and became a beacon of hope for so many more.

How Bad Is the Student Loan Crisis?

Best Money Moves

For the huge slice of the American population with debt, it is necessary to juggle competing goals including saving for emergencies and retirement as well as major life decisions.”. has already generated who aren’t meeting milestones or saving for retirement?

update: our CEO won’t let go of a retired employee

Ask a Manager

Remember the letter-writer whose retired coworker still had access to files and emails and was continuing to do work? I’m writing to give you an update on the CEO who won’t let go of the retired employee. In retrospect, it’s really the office manager who was unwilling to let go of the retired employee (“Sally”). While the organization still pays for the cell phone of the retired employee for some reason, no phone calls are being routed to it.

Free Up Your Time: 5 Types of Flexible HR Software

nettime solutions

Scheduling is often integrated with time and attendance software. 2: Time & Attendance. Time and attendance software allows an employee to clock in and out, request time off and view PTO accrued.

Soccer Star Cobi Jones: “The Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With One Step.”

Thrive Global

I recently had the pleasure to attend the Kroger’s Wellness Your Way Festival (WYWF). A three-time US Men’s World Cup Player, Cobi is also a member of the 1992 US Olympic Soccer Team. This festival is about “Wellness Your Way”.

Women In Wellness: “Remove all negative people out of your life” With Dr. Capri Cruz

Thrive Global

It may not feel like it immediately because it requires a new mindset, but once a person recognizes their personal value and the value of their time, they can easily identify who is and isn’t in alignment with their desired destiny.

“Have 20 minutes of quiet ‘me-time’ a day.” with Sarah Morris and Beau Henderson

Thrive Global

Have 20 minutes of quiet ‘me-time’ a day. Asa part of my series about the “5 Things Anyone Can Do To Optimize Their Mental Wellness” I had the pleasure of interviewing Sarah Morris. In my early twenties, I spent a lot of time as a backpacker, travelling all over the world and often volunteering in different jobs in different countries. I remember the old ‘me’ attending job interviews and being asked (the very outdated question): “where do you want to be in five years?”.

Empty Nesters’ Emptying Coffers


So I’ve been nagged ever since I came across this release from the SUM180 site about this study by the Boston College Center for Retirement Research , Do Households Save More When the Kids Leave Home? How can we now dial this back and take better care of our own retirements?

can we push a retiring employee out early, do I need to use special resume paper, and more

Ask a Manager

Can we push a retiring employee out early? retirements, resignations). We just found out (by accident — she told her supervisor during a general conversation that came up about retiring between the two) that one of our long-time employees is planning on retiring during the summer, which is one our busiest times. She brought it up to her manager, so her manager should go back to her and say, “Jane, were you serious about retiring this summer?

Attending QuickBooks Connect? Here’s Why You Should Come See Guideline 401(k)


Guideline will be on site at QuickBooks Connect again this year to help accountants and bookkeepers understand how introducing our retirement platform to you and your clients will help differentiate your practice, scaling it to new heights in the process.

Whole-Self Benefits

HRO Today

Many companies are stepping up to the plate by offering holistic benefits packages that encompass the entire spectrum of employee wellness. Creating a corporate culture that prioritizes health and wellness is a powerful way to get employees engaged with all available benefits.

“Take time to acknowledge your own thoughts and connect with others.”, with Lisa Stewart-Brown and Beau Henderson

Thrive Global

Take time to acknowledge your own thoughts and connect with others. This time gives me the opportunity to process my day, connect and get support if I need it, come up with ideas for tomorrow, and have some lighthearted conversation and fun. As a little girl, I remember being painfully shy, and there were times I preferred to suffer in silence than ask the most basic request of my teacher. This type of emotional labor can build up over time.

7 Jobs at the Golf Course That You Should Find Interesting

Career Metis

According to The New York Times , “In a typical PGA Tour arrangement, a caddie receives a flat rate of $1,500 for a tournament, which helps cover expenses, and a bonus worth 10 percent of the golfer’s winnings.”. 3) Refreshment Cart Attendant.

Recruiters: Hiring Veterans Made Easy

HR Bartender

In a great video that we show during the seminar, Justin Constantine, retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, and Florent Groberg, retired U.S. When a recruiter has 20, 30, or more requisitions on their desk, it’s hard to find time to learn all those MOSs.

No answer on legality of cutting hours under ACA: Dave & Buster’s settles ERISA suit

HR Morning

If you were hoping a court ruling on a recent ERISA lawsuit involving Dave & Buster’s would offer some clarity into whether it’s legal to cut employees’ hours to avoid having them count as full-time employees under the ACA, you’re going to be disappointed.

Employment Law 2020: Are You Prepared and Protected?

Ultimate Software

But it’s important to pay attention: these potential changes affect every aspect of the employee lifecycle, from recruitment to retirement. Paid Sick & Safe Time.

my boss goes overboard for Halloween, hiring manager called me seven times in two hours, and more

Ask a Manager

Meanwhile people are waiting for his input on time-sensitive matters. You could all explain that it’s distracting and even unsettling, and ask him to retire them. Hiring manager called me seven times in two hours. I had an interview recently that seemed to go well. He then proceeded to call me six more times in the next two hours: 12:47, 1:10, 1:22, 1:35, 2:00, and 2:33. I know that other people also bring in Starbucks from time to time.

How What We Carry Defines Us

Thrive Global

At the time, I laughed it off as you being your lovable, bossy self. It was something my newspaper expected me to do, and I’d actually grown a bit proud of my little attendance streak, figuring I’d keep it up until I retired. I leaned down, and you tapped me three times.

we need to make up any time we spend at conferences, grieving employee won’t come back full-time, and more

Ask a Manager

Grieving employee won’t come back full-time. I manage a staff of two in a small department and one of my employees tragically lost her husband after the new year very suddenly, and about 5 years before she was set to retire. We have advised her she will need to return to her regularly scheduled full time hours in May, but we are encountering a unique (to us) circumstance. She is refusing to work full-time again. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

3 Ways to Stay On Top of #HR Compliance – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Our friends over at Kronos offer us one way to manage compliance in today’s Time Well Spent. Attend webinars and conferences. We are so fortunate to have employment and labor law attorneys who are willing to give their time and knowledge.

What Employee Benefits Are Required by Law?

HR Daily Advisor

Payment of the employer portion of Social Security and Medicare taxes , as well as withholding and payment on behalf of the employee for the employee portion of both taxes. Time off to vote or for jury duty. Retirement planning is the perfect example.

Lonely, Burned Out, and Depressed: The State of Millennials’ Mental Health Entering the 2020s

Thrive Global

More millennials are also dying “deaths of despair,” or deaths related to drugs, alcohol, and suicide, Jamie Ducharme reported for Time in June , citing a report by the public-health groups Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust.