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4 ways to improve your disability-management program

Issue: Poorly managed disability-management programs and rising costs can reduce your organization’s profits. Benefit: By making disability programs more efficient, you boost the bottom line and your stature in the …

How to measure the return on your training costs

Issue: A solid return-on-investment (ROI) analysis helps your organization buy more for its training dollar. Benefit: ROI can help you prove, or disprove, that training is improving the bottom line. …

Outsource strategically; don’t follow the crowd

Issue: More organizations are jumping into outsourcing, but many aren’t impressed with the results. Risk: Farming out the wrong functions can actually lower HR efficiency. Action: Determine which functions …

Brush up on dental benefits: DR plans growing

Issue: Direct reimbursement (DR) dental plans are becoming more popular.
Benefit: DR plans can slash your dental-plan admin costs. You can even eliminate the middleman …

Cut absenteeism costs with a paid-time-off plan

Issue: Paid-time-off (PTO) plans combine sick leave, vacation time and personal days into a single leave-time bank.
Benefits: A PTO plan can reduce sick leave abuse and trim your absentee …

Heed new OSHA rules for recording injuries, illnesses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is giving employers until Jan. 1, 2002, to comply with revised rules for keeping track of workplace injuries and illnesses. Among the changes, the …