Healthcare Reform

PTO: To Infinity and Beyond

Critics of unlimited paid time off (PTO) policies often believe this flexible approach will create havoc across the company; employees will take advan

Dealing with the Unknown: Return-to-Office Anxiety

The first day returning to the office after a 14-month hiatus may feel like the first day of school. You don a new outfit (your sweats don@t seem offi

FMLA Manager Refresher

Managers have a slew of responsibilities related to supervising employee productivity and overseeing business operations. But it doesn@t stop there. M

The Gratitude Ripple Effect

Positive psychology studies consistently show that giving thanks for the everyday parts of your life will contribute to greater happiness. Something a

The Desk Edit

The @Home Edit@ craze took over Instagram newsfeeds in recent months. Followers of this organizational powerhouse posted pictures of perfectly organiz

MOOCs: Free, Ivy-League Education

The quote @once you stop learning, you start dying@ is attributed to the great inventor Albert Einstein. The sentiment is a good reminder for those wh

Leading through Burnout

The World Health Organization (WHO) expanded its definition of burnout as an @occupational phenomenon,@ giving credence to a set of conditions that ma

Mentoring Program Mishaps - Avoid These Common Pitfalls

Influential business leaders often thank mentors for support in reaching their goals. Sheryl Sandburg credits Ariana Huffington. Mark Zuckerberg was m

The Ketchup Question: Building Diverse Teams

@It@s the right thing to do.@ This simple conclusion was an early driver for HR professionals and hiring managers to add diversity initiatives to thei

Meditation: They Call It Practice for a Reason

Yoga, mindfulness, and meditation used to be left to people on the fringe best described as @crunchy@ or @new age.@ These practices have since jumped

Does Your Company Have the Potential to Go Remote Permanently?

Last March, many employees were sent home to work remotely for a few weeks until this @pesky@ coronavirus (COVID-19) resolved itself. Almost a year ha

The She-Cession: An Unwanted “Ladies First”

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic affected our work lives in unprecedented ways...workers furloughed, jobs lost, businesses closed, bedrooms convert

Healthcare Deductible & Definition Drama

Do you search for a discount code before confirming an online purchase? Or cut coupons out of the weekly paper? If you are shaking your head yes, you

Exit Interview Gold

Departing employees are a wealth of information. Unfortunately, exit interviews are often treated by HR as a box to be checked rather than a treasure

Networking: What's Mine is Yours

Over the last year, LinkedIn has been painted green @ the color of the @open to work@ profile frames that pepper our newsfeeds. It seems as if everyon

The Holiday Club Account: A Blast from Savings Past

Like all good things, the holidays have come to an end. Although you are ready to rest from the hustle-bustle of wrapping presents and cooking, your b

SMART Goal Revamp

January brings chilly winds from the north and often marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for many in corporate America. Some use this month to pr

At the Corner of Diversity and Talent

When thinking of increasing diversity at work, recruiters may target applicants from a specific group or @candidate pool.@ For example, a financial se

Employee Assistance Program Myths Debunked

Does this sound familiar? You receive an email from your HR department reminding you of access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and without th

More than Reasonably Priced Furniture: The Ikea Effect

You may shudder recalling the last time you ordered something online, and it arrived in individual boxes with a lengthy set of instructions and an All

DOL Releases Updated COBRA Model Notices and FAQs

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released updated COBRA model notices and FAQs providing general information on the updated model notices. The FAQs

Key Tips For Conducting Virtual Interviews

When quarantine officially came into effect, thousands of businesses with no remote work policy in place scrambled to piece together teleworking proce

IRS Issues Notice 2020-29

The IRS issued IRS Notice 2020-29 (Notice) that provides increased flexibility for making mid-year elections or changes under a Section 125 cafeteria

How to Manage On-Site Employees During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As we continue to self-isolate, executives and team leaders across the country are grappling with the challenges posed by COVID-19 and the toll it@s t

Can Companies Require Their Employees to Pass a COVID-19 Test Before Returning to Work?

As the country gradually begins to reopen, organizations loosen their teleworking mandates, and employees return to the office, it may be tempting for

Recalibrating Your Work-Life Balance

One of most indicative signs of a healthy lifestyle is a measured work-life balance. In fact, many candidates cite work-life balance as a deciding fac

Tips for Effectively Leading During a Crisis

The coronavirus crisis is, in a word, unprecedented. Business executives and department heads find themselves facing challenges that even a few months

New Policies for Returning to Work Post-COVID-19

As more states either re-open entirely or unveil multi-step plans to return to normalcy in the coming months, some businesses will have the opportunit

Preserving Office Culture, Without an Office

Organizational culture is one of the most crucial elements of a business and remains one of the most predictive indicators of a company@s health. It@s

How to Support Your Employees During a Global Pandemic

As companies frantically try to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic, many HR teams find themselves with an alarmingly jam-packed workload. Employee inte

What the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Means for HR Teams

Last week, the House of Representatives ended ongoing negotiations and reached a finalized agreement on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a

Looking to Improve Your Company's Training Program? Try Gamification.

Day one of a brand new job can be an exciting, invigorating experience, one that can rekindle your passion for your career and act as a re-energizing

Why Some HR Teams Are Bringing in Health Coaches

Despite most companies implementing corporate wellness programs, bringing in the standing desks, and swapping out the coffee and donuts for more nutri

Using the Power of Predictive Analytics

How does your HR department make key decisions? Your personal experience? Cold, hard data? An educated guess? Gut feeling? All of the above?Making maj

Vaping in the workplace is a bigger problem than most employers think

According to the recently released Surgeon General@s Report on Smoking Cessation, just 3.2% of U.S. adults vaped in 2018. That@s a pretty low number,

Battle Tips to Win the War for Talent

In the late 2000s, major headlines concerning the economy and jobs were usually related to unemployment. Qualified people might struggle to get an int

The Potential of Pay Transparency

In the not-too-distant past, an individual@s salary was a topic to be avoided. Bringing it up in the break room or at a dinner party was a major faux

Local Test Content 3

Firm Brings More Than 20 Years of Service and Expertise to the Nation@s Largest Network of Independent Employee Advisory FirmsUnited Benefit Advisors

Local Test Content 2

Firm Brings More Than 20 Years of Service and Expertise to the Nation@s Largest Network of Independent Employee Advisory FirmsUnited Benefit Advisors

What Employers Need to Know about the New Final Rules on Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:00 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. P.T.This webinar will provide an overview of the new final rules on health reimbursement arrangeme

Is it Time for Unlimited Time Off?

While more and more perks @ catered lunches, on-site gyms, immunizations programs @ are about employee health, wellness, and happiness, they ultimatel