The HR Specialist: Compensation and Benefits

As an HR professional, you’re in a unique position to guide your organization to a culture that causes less worry and stress for employees—and better health and productivity. Here are 12 ways to get started:

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More than 60% of employees at Orlando, Fla.-based InCharge Debt Solutions work from home. The payoffs have been impressive.

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The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, the New Jersey Business and Industry Association and the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce have joined state officials to ask businesses to join New Jersey’s  “Workplace Wellness Campaign.”

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It happens all the time: An employee approaches someone from HR to ask for help. But occasionally, HR pros find their work conversations veering dangerously toward inappropriately personal topics—from how to handle retirement investments to life-and-death health care decisions.

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Despite plenty of new high-tech options, good old-fashioned paper time sheets remain the most popular way to record how many hours employees work, according to a recent HR Specialist poll.

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It’s been a month since many of your employees made New Year’s resolutions to quit smoking in 2013. Are they sticking to their plans? The fact is, you should know. Plenty of evidence reveals that an employer can play a big role in helping employees snuff out their last cigarettes.

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In the waning hours of New Year’s Day, Congress passed a bill averting a plunge off the “fiscal cliff,” setting 2013 tax rates—and providing an unexpected boost for employee training and commuter subsidies.

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Natural disasters can bring business to a standstill. It’s critical to maintain redundant systems to avoid losing payroll records and preserve the ability to issue paychecks.

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Proposed IRS regulations would thwart attempts to convert a full-time employee to part-time status, and then “hire” the employee through a temp agency to complete a shift.

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Abbott Laboratories’ strategy for recruiting and retaining employees reaches beyond touting its health, retirement and work/life benefits. The Abbott Park, Ill., pharmaceutical company gives equal play to its employees’ cutting-edge research.

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