We discuss what our clients and other employers are doing to manage risks, promote employee productivity and morale, reduce costs and improve their organizations as a whole.
Congress passed (and the President signed into law) two spending bills, one of which contained the provisions for the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the “SECURE Act”).
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The ADA has proved to be one of the more difficult and time-consuming laws for employers. Know the basics to maintain compliance.
Microsoft IDs notable phishing scams, DOJ charges Russian hackers, new intimidation tactics target ransomware victims and other cyber risks.
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As companies strive to become more inclusive in their employee communication and benefits programs, it is critical to keep in mind that there are technology solutions to streamline the process and reduce administrative burden. However, there could also be some technology challenges to keep in mind. For example, an emerging area for employers is employees that express a gender preference of non-binary — a spectrum of gender identities that are not exclusively male or female.
Being family friendly can do wonders for employee retention and recruiting, and few benefits can help employers build their reputation better than a paid family and medical leave program. Employers who don’t offer the right paid leave program are at risk of losing the war for talent.
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Our country’s workforce has changed significantly over the last few decades. Dual-earner households have been trending upward, and the majority of mothers with young children are now in the labor force. Some fear that this represents a shift toward an increasingly untenable work-life balance for parents who must choose between their livelihoods and being physically present for their kids or family members in need. Given that the U.S. is the only industrialized country without a national paid leave mandate, it falls to employers to help their people raise families while sustaining a profitable business.
The world of HR is changing at a rapid pace, and at the core of the change is the need to attract, engage, and retain exceptional talent to allow your business to innovate and grow. The demand to attract the next generation of workers and then engage them throughout their tenure can be made easier by the use of HR technology.
A well-managed benefits program is critical to the long-term success of an organization because of the major impact benefits have on attracting and retaining talent, employee productivity, and other factors that keep business leaders up at night. For this reason, you have a great opportunity to build a strong case for implementing benefit administration technology.
As we near the end of the year, we would like to share some talent development trends to think about for 2018. What our research has taught us is that with improved branding, engagement and communication strategies in your organization, you can find a talent management program that best aligns with your culture and employee retention strategy, or one that will allow you to bring your culture to the next level.
On July 1, 2017, paid sick and safe time leave laws went into effect in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Recently, the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a decision upholding Minneapolis’ ordinance except as it applied to employers outside of the city limits. If you are a St. Paul or Minneapolis employer, you’ll want to make sure your organization is complying before penalties begin to be assessed.
You might be surprised by how many times we hear from employers and insurance professionals, "Ben admin solutions are just ben admin solutions — how different could they really be?" The answer is that they can be significantly different. Therefore, if you are considering implementing or replacing an existing online benefits administration technology, please allow us to share what we see as the most common points of clarification needed as we assist employers in finding best-fit technology solutions for their business.
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