Compensation & Benefits

4 Pro-Employee Trends That Are Picking Up Steam

4 Pro-Employee Trends That Are Picking Up Steam

Declaring that “The pro-employee tide is rising,” a report out this morning identifies four developments in regulations and compliance that if they don’t yet affect your workforce, they soon may. New overtime regs, the push for a $15 minimum wage, paid leave, and “ban the box,” are the leading pro-employee trends, says the…

How To Use Health Data to Make Smarter Health Plan Decisions

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Editor’s note: Integrate technology with your wellness program to both inspire participation and motivate workers. As an additional benefit, you’ll be able to collect even more data. See this related article The Right Way to Use Tech in Your Wellness Program. Many organizations collect data about how employees use their benefit plans, but…

The Right Way to Use Tech in Your Wellness Program

The Right Way to Use Tech in Your Wellness Program

Editor’s note: Collecting and analyzing health data can help you make better decisions when it comes to selecting benefits plans and programs, especially healthcare programs. How to do this is explained in this related article How to Use Health Data to Make Smarter Health Plan Decisions. Tech is taking over health and well-being…

Some Simple Steps “Traditional” Employers Can Take to Modernize Their Pay Practices

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At PayScale, we strive to help all kinds of organizations embrace modern compensation practices to engage their workforce and drive results. Even employers that think of themselves as more “traditional” than “modern” can take a few steps in this direction, and the good news is that you don’t necessarily have to spend a…

The 3 Biggest Compliance Worries You Should Be Worrying About

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I came across Littler Mendelson’s Executive Employer Survey Report, which “examines the legal, economic and social issues having the greatest impact on the workplace, based on survey responses from 844 in-house counsel, human resources professionals and C-suite executives from a range of industries.” What has respondents losing sleep at night? From the executive…

The Summertime Livin’ May be Easy But Not So At Work

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Summer presents the opportunity for more family time, beach days, and flexible work hours. However, the prospect of leaving early on a Friday or having the kids at home doesn’t always translate into relaxation. A recent survey of my company’s  30,000 working members in the U.S. sheds light on this issue, uncovering a…

New Jobs Up By 287,000 In June

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Non-farm jobs jumped by a surprisingly robust 287,000 in June, exceeding all but the most optimistic expectations. It was the second-largest jobs increase in a year and follows a month where new jobs grew by a paltry 11,000, down from an initial report of 38,000. This morning’s report from the U.S. Bureau of…

3 Ways Technology Can Improve Your Benefits Delivery

3 Ways Technology Can Improve Your Benefits Delivery

It’s no secret that a positive workplace culture plays a critical role in driving employee engagement and retention. In many ways, it’s the linchpin to sustainable business growth. A strong business idea, however innovative, can’t build to scale alone. People are the foundation of success; an extension of a company’s brand promise. Many…

With So Many Paid Leave Laws, How Do You Know What Applies?

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Let’s face it: The national conversation on paid leave has changed. Looking back even one year ago, news outlets were mainly focused on decrying the state of the unpaid sick and parental leave protections offered in the U.S., as compared to other developed countries. That reality is rapidly changing. A number of states…