Many employers can’t — and that takes away from their success. Because a great manager or worker does not necessarily translate to an effective leader. What does constitute a great leader, and how do you make the transition from other positions?
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Each jurisdiction treats "idiopathic" falls a little differently. What may look idiopathic can quickly become compensable with just a few changes of facts. Know the fine points of this issue to protect your organization.
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On-site or near-site clinics are only for large employers, right? Not anymore! The ability to partner with other employers opens up this outstanding resource to virtually all organizations. Learn about a real-world example of this partnership paying dividends for its employers and employees.
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The recent cyber attack on Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the U.S., will have a ripple effect for years to come. What can you do about it? Here are two actions you should take immediately. 1) Determine if you have been impacted by the Equifax breach. Anyone with a credit card could be affected. 2) Take appropriate steps to protect yourself from future cyber attacks.
There are many situations when employees drive their personal vehicles to perform business-related tasks or activities: travel between worksites, client visits, transportation of clients, travel home from work-related events and even quick stops to pick-up food for a meeting. It is important to consider the risks that such activities can create.
This year, there are a lot of scary statistics related to social engineering fraud. A 2017 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Public Service Announcement stated that between January 2015 and December 2016 there was a 2,370 percent increase in identified exposed losses by social engineering. Social engineering can be a very effective way for a criminal to steal your digital assets, and organizations should do everything they can to protect them.
Student loan repayment. Free lunches. Voluntary benefit plans. Unlimited PTO. Bring your pet to work policies. If you are even slightly nerdy about employee benefits, you probably take note when your email inbox gets hit regularly with headlines announcing new or emerging benefits like these. You might wonder…are these for real? Who offers these? What’s the benefit of offering these, er, benefits?
Today, about 69% of the American population is considered overweight or obese. As an employer, you can play a key role in influencing the health and well-being of your employee population. Creating a culture of health and well-being — including programs and activities that focus on helping your employees stay healthy, improve their health, and learn to live well with chronic conditions — will impact cost long term.
When an injury arises spontaneously or from an unknown cause, is it compensable? While each jurisdiction treats such "idiopathic" falls slightly different, in some cases completely unexplained falls are not compensable. But what may look idiopathic can quickly become compensable when the facts are reviewed.
Employees with student loan debt may experience financial stress and be less likely to participate in employee-funded benefit plans like 401(k) plans, life insurance and disability plans, voluntary benefits, and even health insurance. Keeping the benefits “status quo” may not only be counterproductive with respect to employees with high student debt loads, it can also limit a company’s ability to attract and retain Millennials. Employers are using various benefits strategies to address employees whose ability to save for retirement and weather financial crises is affected by student loan debt.
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