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3Oct 2017

It’s Open Enrollment Season – Help Your Employees Choose Wisely (Part 1 of 3)

Authors: |Benefits, Communications, Decision Making, Human Resources|0 Comments

If your health and welfare benefit plans operate on a calendar year basis, you’re probably preparing for open enrollment this fall. As you develop communications to help employees choose their benefits for next year, keep in mind that despite your best efforts, your employees may struggle to make good decisions. People have difficulty making sound decisions for a lot of [...]

26Sep 2017

Student Loan Debt Repayment Benefit

Authors: |Benefits, Strategy|0 Comments

If HR managers had a magic lantern, they would probably wish for a benefits package that all employees would be happy with. Unfortunately, such a package doesn’t exist. Instead, they are tasked with creating a benefits package that caters to employees at different ends of the life stage spectrum. Older employees are working past 65, often because they are worried [...]

8Sep 2017

Federal Court Strikes Down Overtime Rule

Authors: |Compliance, Human Resources, In The Know|0 Comments

Last week, a federal district court in Texas struck down the Final Rule, associated with overtime, that was proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) under the Obama administration. According to the DOL, the rule would have expanded eligibility for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to approximately 4.2 million workers. In November 2016, the same [...]

5Sep 2017

Paid Paternity Leave – is it just a trending topic on Facebook?

Authors: |Benefits, Human Resources, Strategy|0 Comments

In August of this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg again made headlines, announcing his plans to take 2 months of paternity leave when he and his wife welcome their second daughter. This is not the first time that the tech leader has made headlines for his plans to stay home and assist with his newborn child.  In November of 2015, [...]

29Aug 2017

IS YOUR TRAINING “CHUNKY?”

Authors: |Human Resources, Learning & Development|0 Comments

While it may not be politically correct to call a person chunky, if someone describes your learning program as chunky, consider it a compliment. Chunking content into small, digestible pieces - a strategy referred to as microlearning - continues to grow in popularity, largely because there is evidence that it's an effective instructional technique. Here's why. Limited Short-Term Memory There [...]