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Work / Life Issues

Support grows for mandatory paid leave plans

03/14/2019
Ten states and the District of Columbia already require employers to offer paid sick leave to employees. Several more states are considering similar legislation.

Data from fitness wearables going to wellness programs

02/19/2019
About 20% of employers now participate in wellness programs that rely on collecting data from fitness trackers worn by employees, up from 14% in 2017.

4 key benefit trends to watch for in 2019

01/25/2019
Some of the benefit trends to watch this year, according to the Society for Human Resource Management.

Study: Wellness programs depend on leaders’ support

01/22/2019
Employee wellness initiatives are more successful when organizational leaders are visibly supportive and involved, according to a new study of 1,000 employers.

New benefits emerge to suit changing needs

12/04/2018
Employers are broadening the scope of their employee benefits offerings to meet the changing demands of their workforce.

Employees seek flexible work arrangements for the holidays

11/29/2018
Fifty-one percent of employees are uncomfortable asking their manager for time off during the holidays, according to a new study from West Monroe Partners.

Employers, staff out of sync on preferred perks

10/30/2018
Are you offering the perks your employees want? Probably not, according to a new survey by the Robert Half staffing firm.

Benefits to attract & retain women: Go beyond the obvious

09/27/2018
The path to attracting and retaining top women employees in a hot job market is clear.

Summer’s over: Tell staff to get outta here!

08/28/2018
Once Labor Day weekend ends, lots of your employees will have used up most of their vacation leave. Many, however, probably still have big vacation balances left to burn. Do them and your organization a favor: Tell them to take off!

By the numbers: Student loan benefits

07/24/2018
More than three-fourths of young people say they would be more likely to accept a job offer from an employer that offers student loan repayment as an employee benefit, according to a recent report by CommonBond, a loan refinancing company.