Benefiting from Benefits

Career Alley

Searching for the right career isn’t just about finding a job that you are suited to – it’s also about finding an environment that suits you, an organization that suits you, and benefits that suit you. When it comes to benefits, what you can expect will generally depend on your level of experience and your chosen field of work. Many organizations realize that in order to attract a higher standard of employee, it is essential to provide a higher standard of employee benefits.

What Working Women Should Know About Disability Benefits

Ms. Career Girl

Disability Benefits. One in four of today’s 20-year-olds will experience a disability before they turn 67, and for women specifically, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reports that they are more likely to suffer from potentially debilitating musculoskeletal problems and mental impairments than men. However, the majority of people receiving SSDI aren’t content with a future of living on benefits for the rest of their lives.

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What Makes a Good Mental Health Policy?

The Undercover Recruiter

Now while there’s no competition to see which company offers the best mental health policy, there are certain elements which would be useful to include. Our experts this week share what they think should be included in a mental health policy that benefits employers as well as employees. What Makes a Good Mental Health Policy? Employer employee wellbeing mental health mental health policies UR panel wellness

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The Cost of Poor National Maternity Leave Policies

WorkEngagement

The New York Times published a graphic over the weekend that is currently making the rounds on social media showing paid maternity leave policies in every country in the world. The striking thing about the graphic for American readers is … Continue reading → Leadership Organizational Change Uncategorized benefits maternity leave resiliency

What the New Overtime Policy Means for Your Wallet

Ms. Career Girl

The post What the New Overtime Policy Means for Your Wallet appeared first on Ms. Here are some basics about the new policy, plus ways that you can make sure you’re using it to your best advantage in the workplace. Who Stands to Benefit? . million workers stand to benefit from the new overtime rules. The bottom line: If you earn less than $913 per week, you’ll be affected by the new overtime policy in some way.

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Challenges (and Solutions) to Unlimited Vacation Policy

Workology

Unlimited vacation policies, or “no vacation policy”, can be a real head-scratcher for the uninitiated. In this post, I want break down many of the challenges that come up from team members when you introduce something like an unlimited vacation policy or Results-Only Work Environment , and the solutions. Challenge: You are taking away my benefit. Solution: Unlimited vacation is a better benefit, if you do it right.

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How Citibank’s New Policy Almost Ruined My Vacation

Evil HR Lady

They sent me a new one, but even though I’ll often talk about the benefits of Swiss efficiency, it doesn’t apply when banking is concerned. To keep reading, click here: How Citibank’s New Policy Almost Ruined My Vacation. The post How Citibank’s New Policy Almost Ruined My Vacation appeared first on Evil HR Lady. I’ve had a Citibank credit card for almost 20 years but Citibank canceled it on Thursday.

2019 162

Benefits of Using an LMS for Employee Onboarding

Jobacle

Let’s look at the benefits of using an LMS for employee onboarding. Onboarding is not optional since new employees must be made aware of company policies as well as their new responsibilities. Adapting to the growing needs of your organization is one of the biggest benefits of a LMS.

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What Should Your PTO Policy Look Like?

Evil HR Lady

Vacation, sick time, personal days—it’s enough to make your head spin when you’re trying to come up with a perfect paid time off (PTO) policy for your company. While there isn’t a “perfect” solution that all businesses should adopt, there are some guidelines that will help you make the best PTO policy for your business. People highly value vacation as one of their benefits. To keep reading, click here: What Should Your PTO Policy Look Like?

2017 137

Does Your Leave Policy Promote the Working Parent?

Workology

While checking out some articles trending for International Women’s Day this past Sunday I came across this neat article in the Washington Post, “An unusual new policy for working mothers” in which they describe Vodafone Group’s new global maternity policy. In addition to 16 weeks of paid leave Vodafone have added another unique benefit. I think that what Vodafone has done is innovative and bleeding edge in terms of maternity leave policy.

2015 107

Every Business Should Like This Facebook Policy

Evil HR Lady

Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg , who lost her her husband unexpectedly in 2015, announced that Facebook would be changing their already above average bereavement leave policy of 10 days to 20 for immediate family member and 10 for extended family members. While many companies, especially small businesses, don’t have the funds to give paid time off for that long, every company should look to increase their bereavement policy.

2017 141

Disaster & Your Employee Volunteerism Policy

Workology

A University of Florida study found companies benefit by allowing their employees to volunteer during work hours occasionally since they come back happier, more productive employees. What’s your policy? HR community volunteer employee engagement employee volunteer policy employee volunteerism HR community involvement human resources volunteer time off workplace disaster preparednessIn times of disaster, we tend to see the best in human behavior.

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Understanding Domestic Partner Benefits

Workology

In four years, the number of companies with domestic partner benefits has essentially almost doubled. companies offer domestic partner benefits. From 2008 to 2010, the percentage of medium-sized companies (those with 500-4999 employees) that offered these benefits only grew by five points (From 32 percent to 37 percent). That year, the percentage of small companies offering domestic partner benefits grew by 19 points, taking it to 47 percent. Not your average benefits.

The Benefits of Paying Employees to Volunteer

Workology

One way that companies can make giving to others a part of their company culture is through providing a volunteer benefit to employees. Such a benefit also has the added bonus of making your company even more attractive to job seekers. A volunteer benefit allows employees to be a direct part of giving back. Sabra Reyes is the HR Director at New Leaf Community Markets in Santa Cruz, CA, a company that has a community service benefit in place for employees.

The Changing Landscape Of Workplace Benefits

Career Realism

For many years, employees just expected the standard workforce benefits package (health/dental insurance, retirement, paid time off/sick time, etc.). But as the world changes, so do the benefits desired by employees. In MetLife's 17th Annual Employee Benefit Trends Study , it's noted that three in 10 employees would trade a higher salary for better benefits. Some employers have already recognized this need and have adjusted their benefit packages accordingly.

Thinking of Starting an Offshore E-Commerce Business? Here are the Benefits

Jobacle

Marketing on the other hand will require you to devise a completely new strategy but there are so many benefits with offshore e-commerce that if executed correctly, your business could thrive in a way you never thought possible. Benefits of Starting an Offshore E-Commerce Business.

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Staff Development, Benefits & Compensation for Low-Wage Workers

Workology

Those working in these jobs make up a large portion of the workforce, so it is imperative that we think about them when creating staff development programs, compensation structures and benefits. The answer to how we better engage and develop our low-wage employees is a mix of compensation, benefits and staff development. Compensation & Benefits. So, what does it look like when we put emphasis on ensuring competitive pay and benefits for low-wage workers?

Unknown Job Benefits and Perks – Are You Missing Out on Any?

Sklover Working Wisdom

“ Once you get that two-way energy thing going, everyone benefits hugely.”. So employers came up with the idea of “job benefits” in an effort to attract and retain employees. That is how employer-provided health insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, paid vacation days and retirement benefits, just to name a few, came to be commonly expected employment “benefits.”. Use it to gather critical information about the benefits, restrictions, policies, etc.

5 Benefits Of Having A Pet-Friendly Office

Career Realism

These days, more and more workers are paying attention to the benefits offered at their potential workplace. Another benefit people are looking for? However, there are a lot of benefits as well. If you're debating whether or not to make your office pet friendly, or work for a pet-friendly office, take the time to consider these five benefits. A pet-friendly policy would definitely grab the attention of talent.

“Can my employer change its attendance policy any way it wants to?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “Can my employer change its attendance policy any way it wants to?” “Can Can my employer change its attendance policy any way it wants to?” Published on June 30th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Question: I work for a large corporation that has just changed its policy about attendance. The corporation’s former attendance policy said that you were allowed a certain number of sick days, a certain number of personal days, and a certain number of vacation days.

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Malouf Employees Can Rest Easy With Great Benefits Package

Career Realism

The Utah-based bedding and furniture manufacturer honors that belief by offering a strong benefits package to not only make Malouf an attractive place for new talent, but to build camaraderie among current employees, making them want to stay with the company over the long-term. While the company's employee benefits package is only one piece of the puzzle, it's a large piece. The company also offers a $35,000 life insurance policy, long-term disability, and a fully vested 401(k). "We

Why The U.S. NEEDS A Better Maternity Leave Policy

Career Realism

doesn't have a federal policy on paid maternity leave. That inconsistency serves as evidence that there is a HUGE need for a federal maternity leave policy in the United States. Here's why the United States needs to get the ball rolling on a federal paid maternity leave policy. The study also shows that the United States ranks last in the list of countries that have national family-friendly policies. Other countries have picked up on the importance of this benefit.

Why The U.S. NEEDS A Better Maternity Leave Policy

Career Realism

doesn't have a federal policy on paid maternity leave. That inconsistency serves as evidence that there is a HUGE need for a federal maternity leave policy in the United States. Here's why the United States needs to get the ball rolling on a federal paid maternity leave policy. The study also shows that the United States ranks last in the list of countries that have national family-friendly policies. Other countries have picked up on the importance of this benefit.

Are Unlimited Vacation Policies the Right Fit For Your Company?

Workology

The article discusses perks that some smaller niche companies have put in place such as: unlimited vacation policies, offering 2 weeks paid holiday in December, or offering travel money to employees who take over 5 days off in a row to travel. So I was really intrigued and interested in what these companies are doing when it comes to work-life balance , benefits, and still meeting needs of the customer and business.

2014 96

Amazing Benefits Administration for Small Business HR Teams Goes High Tech

Workology

Thankfully with companies like BayPoint Benefits that is changing. One area of small business often lacking efficiencies of big HR tech is benefits administrative and onboarding. We rely on excel spreadsheets to track employee benefits, and paper checklists to manage new hires. BayPoint Benefits has an HR technology DoubleDesk that makes the new hire and onboarding process a breeze, for both me and my new employees. High Touch Benefits Administration Goes High Tech.

MORE VACATION POLICIES TO HATE: One Week Off Every Quarter.

HR Capitalist

But one vacation policy recently caught my eye - a week off ever quarter in addition to the company's standard vacation policies at a startup called Quirky. So why I'd love to scream, "GIMMICK" from the top of my building like so many other countless vacation policies that are chasing the Great Place to Work designation, I can't on this one. Benefits Communications OD Performance Management

2013 71

Benefits Swap

Evil HR Lady

I would never want a policy where you paid the whole amount of the spouse's insurance increase. I would just raise everyone's salary by $200 (or whatever) and increase the amount they paid towards their own benefits by $200, so if they didn't take the insurance, they would have the extra $200. I have a single employee, currently enrolled in our group health plan, who is getting married to someone who does not work with us in April.

2009 100

Benefits Swap

Evil HR Lady

I would never want a policy where you paid the whole amount of the spouse's insurance increase. I would just raise everyone's salary by $200 (or whatever) and increase the amount they paid towards their own benefits by $200, so if they didn't take the insurance, they would have the extra $200. I have a single employee, currently enrolled in our group health plan, who is getting married to someone who does not work with us in April.

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Policies that you should fight

Evil HR Lady

At the last minute, some work tasks compelled him to work on those vacation days (the company benefited from his closing a large, end-of-year sale). How on earth does a policy such as this help the business? However, regardless of vacation laws, companies are bound by their own policies and handbooks. Now, if the manager says he won't violate policy, then this needs to be escalated.

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“Is it true church employees don’t get unemployment benefits?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Answer: Dear Lisa: Yes, What you have read is generally true: most employees of churches and other religious organizations are not eligible to collect unemployment benefits because their employers generally do not contribute to unemployment benefit programs for them. In this area, states are permitted to impose this tax on churches, and provide this benefit to church employees. A church is free to adopt its own policy of being included in unemployment insurance coverage.

401(k) Benefits Are the Red Headed Step Child of Your Total Rewards Program

Workology

Last night as I was sitting here doing my taxes I was pondering employee benefit plans and programs including the 401(k). Often forgotten by younger employees, it is an important benefit that serves your workforce in the long term. At the heart of any benefits package is a 401(k) plan. In fact, when I started my career, the only part of my benefits package I really cared about was how much I would be getting back from my benefits allowance.

5 Steps to Get a Work Policy Changed

Evil HR Lady

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 5 Steps to Get a Work Policy Changed You really want change at work, but youre not a Senior VP with people to do your every whim. 5 Steps to Get a Work Policy Changed Posted by Suzanne Lucas at 9:56 PM Email This BlogThis! Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to fire someone? Come to HR.

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Policies that you should fight

Evil HR Lady

At the last minute, some work tasks compelled him to work on those vacation days (the company benefited from his closing a large, end-of-year sale). How on earth does a policy such as this help the business? However, regardless of vacation laws, companies are bound by their own policies and handbooks. Now, if the manager says he won't violate policy, then this needs to be escalated.

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Why Carbon Neutral Certification and environmental policies are a must for 21st century

Ms. Career Girl

The post Why Carbon Neutral Certification and environmental policies are a must for 21st century appeared first on Ms. By implementing this and similar environmental policies, you can market your brand as a socially responsible entity while also accessing a number of additional benefits and advantages. With this in mind, let’s consider the core benefits of achieving carbon neutrality and implementing other sustainability measures: – .

5 Benefits of Promoting Employee Participation

Workology

After all, feedback and suggestions are essential aspects of making useful changes that benefit all participants. The benefits of employee participation are clear, and well-worth the effort. When everyone participates, the company is benefitted by the development of an employee community. Employees that feel their opinion is valued and see changes designed to benefit both them and the customer are more likely to feel invested in the success of the company.

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overly rigid vacation policies

Ask A Manager

These are not the official hospital policies, but are made by the unit manager of this department. It’s possible there’s actually an explanation that would make sense (although if there is, the manager should have communicated that along with the new policy). A reader writes: My wife works at a large hospital. She gets two weeks of vacation per year (after 16 years of working there, but that is a different story….).

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Part One: The Art of Benefits Communication #shrm14

Workology

Benefits communication is one of those topics that everyone hates to love…or just hates. There are rules and procedures in place that make being fun with benefits communication almost impossible. Today I attended a session titled, Perception is Reality: Best Practices in Benefits Communication” with Mary Schafer of ADP. The benefits of benefits communication. All benefits employees have the number one goal of increasing overall enrollment numbers.

2014 95

Honesty is Always the Best Policy When Firing an At-Will Employee

Workology

Honesty will always be the best policy. Simply stated, if the employer did not give the genuine reason for the termination at the time the employee was fired, it loses the benefit of its honest belief. In that case, honesty is not just the best policy, as many employers have learned to their detriment, it can be the cheapest policy, too.

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Benefits Enrollment: How Young Professionals Can Enroll With Confidence

Career Realism

Benefits Enrollment: How Young Professionals Can Enroll With Confidence. It’s benefits enrollment season! As a young professional, are you confident that you can identify the right health care benefits for your lifestyle? Or does the thought of choosing your benefits completely overwhelm you? However, only 19% of the young adults surveyed said they felt confident when it came to selecting health care benefits, and only 31% said they felt prepared.*.

2017 67

4 Steps to an Employee-Friendly Workplace

Workology

Good Benefits Go Beyond Insurance. Insurance has become the main benefit option companies provide to their employees, but it need not be the only benefit. Benefits can include a company discount, incentive programs, discounts to local attractions, on-site recreation activities and more. Wellness programs are another excellent benefits. Wellness programs have the added benefit of creating a healthier workforce, and a healthier workforce means fewer sick days.

2014 124

5 Ways a Telecommuting Program Will Benefit Your Business

Telecommuting Journal

1722), will establish policies allowing eligible civil servants with the opportunity to telecommute. Before this happens though, it is important businesses have an idea of the many ways a telecommuting program will benefit not only their employees, but the organization as a whole. Not only does telecommuting benefit the environment, it positions a business as environmentally aware, which is important to many employees these days.

Key Benefits To Keep In Mind When Looking For Work Out Of State

Corn on the Job

For those willing to relocate out of state, it’s about more than just considering the stress of moving to another state; it is also about getting familiar with the terms and benefits of your new job before you make the move. Each state has its own legislation when it comes to certain job benefitsbenefits you should look out for in your out-of-state job search. However, the majority of remaining states do not mandate paid sick leave as an employee benefit.

2020 57

Dollar General’s Progressive Recruitment Policies – What You Need to Know

Corn on the Job

Without further ado, here is what you need to know about the company’s progressive recruitment policies. Dollar General’s Progressive Recruitment Policy. In the past few years, Dollar General became famous for their unique recruitment policy. The company’s progressive recruitment policy consists of investing in undiscovered talents that, with careful guidance and support, could potentially blossom into productive, valuable employees. Employee Benefits Package.

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