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Today’s workforce is like an upset, frumpy yoga instructor, they want more flexibility from you. Flexible work arrangements are rapidly becoming one of the most desired employee benefits. This desire for flexibility extends beyond those rascally millennials, too. According to a 2013 study by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, 66 percent of non-Millennials would like to sometimes shift their […]
As chaos and confusion obfuscate the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the healthcare landscape in general, it will become increasingly important that employers know all of their health insurance options. One of these options is self-funding (or self-insurance). Self-funding was a health insurance opportunity that was reserved mostly for large employers, until recent years. This […]
“But what are the benefits of pet insurance?” On its surface, pet insurance may seem easy to dismiss. Some think it is a niche employee benefit that only a few employees would actually take advantage of. Still, much like the runt of any litter, do not be so hasty to avoid pet insurance. Currently, there […]
Tweeting inappropriate memes. Instagramming lunches. Facebooking a few office selfies. These are the events companies fear will flood their workplaces if they let employees use social media on the job. Unfortunately, for businesses that ban the use of social media in the workplace, it is likely your employees are using it regardless of your policy. […]
That’s it. You’ve read part one of this story, and are convinced the advantages of unlimited vacation outweigh the disadvantages. So, what happens now? How do you make an unlimited PTO plan, a reality for your business? This post is the second part of our two-week coverage about all things unlimited vacation. In week one we […]
What do breadsticks, cell phone data, and vacation have in common? They all sound better with unlimited in front of them. Unlimited is a captivating word that unlocks our inner imagination. When people picture unlimited…anything, they fall into a deep spell of fancy. Minds swell with thoughts of the utopic life they will live, never […]
“Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.” – Marian Wright Edelman Money isn’t the reason women (or men) stay at a job long-term, but it is the reason to have a job in the first place. And for women in the U.S., the […]
*This is an updated version of an earlier post. The Department of Labor (DOL) has acted yet again. Here is the latest update of their long-gestating fiduciary rule. The Office of Management and Budget has reviewed and passed the Labor Department’s final proposal which delays the implementation of their fiduciary rule by 60 days. Now, the rule’s […]
Addiction costs the U.S. more than $700 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity, and health care expenses, according to a study by Cigna and the American Society of Addiction Medication. Similar to any other physical or mental health illness, addiction comes with a price. And for addicts who are active in […]
Photo courtesy: http://401kcalculator.org Health savings accounts (HSAs) find themselves at the forefront of political upheaval. Republicans are attempting to repeal and replace the ACA within the next few years. And HSAs will likely play a pivotal role in any future policy decisions. These accounts are the rare thing that both political parties have mentioned in […]
Performance reviews are like Voldemort. They are so universally despised that most people avoid them at all costs; they won’t even say their name. A recent survey from Adobe found that 22 percent of respondents admitted to crying after a review, and almost as many said they had quit. It’s worth noting that more men […]
The almighty dollar. Money makes the world go ‘round, but it can also make your head spin ‘round. For a vast majority of us, a primary cause of stress is our finances. According to PwC’s 2016 Employee Financial Wellness Survey, employees are at the highest level of stress, due to finances, in five years. A […]
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