WORK / LIFE ISSUES

Snapshot: Employers expanding their benefits

07/17/2017
Overall, 32% of employers increased their benefits offerings in the last year. They were most likely to offer better wellness and health benefits.

Employers boosting benefits to woo talent

06/20/2017
Nearly one-third of organizations increased their overall benefits in the last 12 months in an effort to stand out as employers of choice in today’s competitive recruiting environment.

Vacation on the rise, but millions of days left unused

05/30/2017
Americans took an average of 16.8 days of vacation in 2016, up from 16.2 days in 2015. Those extra five hours provide “reason to be cautiously optimistic,” says the enthusiastically pro-vacation advocacy group Project: Time Off.

A Swedish sigh of ... relief?

05/25/2017
Employers in the Swedish village of Övertorneå may have been alone in cheering the town council’s recent decision not to mandate weekly one-hour paid sex breaks.

Family sells 70-year-old meat company to employees

05/10/2017
Third-generation owners Mark Godshall, Floyd Kratz and Ron Godshall said they were motivated to make the transfer as a way to preserve the company’s independence.

Gig economy reshaping benefits expectations

05/03/2017
The rise of the gig economy and changing demographics are creating a cultural mash-up that’s redefining what workers expect from the benefits employers offer.

Benefits take center stage as recruiting, retention tool

01/10/2017
In today’s competitive war for talent, employers are turning to and bolstering their benefits packages to give them an edge over competitors.

What drives benefits strategy?

12/13/2016
More than half of HR pros focus their benefits strategy on controlling health care costs and making sure employees appreciate the total value of their perks.

Managers, staff view flex benefits differently

12/06/2016
Employers and workers aren’t on the same page about juggling personal and professional priorities.

Student loans get in the way of retirement savings

11/08/2016
A new survey found that employees with student loans can continue to feel the strain into their retirement years.

DOL guidance for benefits affected by hurricane

11/01/2016
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued compliance guidance for employee benefit plans affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Better pay, schedules may boost business

10/18/2016
Need help persuading management that raising wages, providing steady schedules and offering training that may lead to promotions will benefit your organization?

Snapshot: Moms rate employers low on ability to work from home

10/12/2016
Less than half of working mothers say their employers make it easy enough to work from home when necessary.

The 10 best ways to retain working mothers

07/28/2016
Worried that new mothers may not return to work following maternity leave? Increase the odds by building flexibility into your work culture. Offering options for when and where work gets done is one of the best ways to encourage women to come back—and stay—after they give birth.

85% experience high levels of work stress

07/28/2016
The unemployment rate is down and employers have been hiring. But high workplace stress is still common.
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