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Work / Life Issues

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Workers all over agree: 9-to-5 is a thing of the past

08/15/2017
The traditional eight-hour workday may soon be the exception rather than the rule, and Washington, D.C. is paving the way for change.

Employees weigh work-life benefits, and you should, too

07/27/2017
The coming of another school year doesn’t just fill kids with anxiety. Parents want to know whether they can take time off to attend a school play, parent-teacher conference or stay home when their kids have the sniffles. Now is the time to assess whether your work-life benefits are up to snuff.

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.
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