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Work / Life Issues

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.

Recruiting: Attract millennials by helping pay their student loans

07/03/2018
Smart employers know it pays to appeal to millennial employees. For many millennials, one constant has defined their financial status for the entirety of their adult lives: The burden of student loan debt.

New employee benefit: College for $1 per day

06/07/2018
If all goes according to plan, Walmart employees will be able to obtain a college degree without piling up student loan debt or having to seek state and federal grants.

Strong connection between wellness, lower turnover

04/17/2018
Employers that featured five or more wellness best practices had average turnover of 18%, compared to 29% for employers that had implemented two or fewer.

Blasé millennials require a different mix of employee benefits

03/13/2018

Millennial employees grew used to taking “just for now” jobs with little hope of long-term stability. Their experience should inform your benefits strategy.