Employee Benefits Program

A strong employee benefits program – including low-cost employee incentives, employee recognition programs, and employee appreciation programs – can help you improve morale and retention.

We provide employee appreciation day ideas, help you with employee retention strategies and employee benefits management

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The end of U.S. military combat operations in Iraq means that more "citizen soldiers" will be returning to the civilian workforce. That makes it critical for HR professionals to understand USERRA, the federal law that protects the employment rights of military reservists and National Guard troops. Here's a primer.

As you dust off the recruiting and retention plans that will keep your organization humming post-recession, you might want to take a look at your severance packages for rank-and-file employees. Here are seven things to consider when it comes to severance packages:
Employers are asking employees to shoulder a far greater share of the burden as health insurance premiums continue to rise, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. After several years of relatively modest increases, annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage rose to $15,073 this year, up 9% from last year.
Employers can regulate what employees do away from work—but only within narrow limits. There are often good reasons to. Some off-duty acts reflect poorly on employers, raise insurance costs and create conflicts of interest. Here's how to make the call.
When cash for pay raises is tight, it’s hard to use that as a carrot to attract and retain em­­ployees. But the uncertain economy has many workers increasingly focused on long-term financial security. That makes retirement benefits all the more attractive. If you don’t currently offer a retirement plan, it might be time to consider establishing a 401(k) plan.
Your organization has an unusual advan­tage during this fall’s open enrollment season for health insurance benefits: You’ve got your employees’ attention. Capitalize by using open enrollment season to educate workers about your health benefits. Here are 10 ways organizations are changing the way they approach open enrollment season:
The Department of Justice has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act health care reform law, paving the way for a fast-tracked decision that—regardless of which way it goes—will affect comp and benefits professionals for years to come.
Only big companies can offer generous benefits, right? Wrong! SHRM and the Families and Work Institute have uncovered dozens of examples of small organizations—those with staffs of 20 or fewer—that think big when it comes to employee benefits. See how many of these ideas might be right for your small business.

Issue: Maintaining personnel files is a chore, but it's the most important element in defending lawsuits and regulatory claims. Risk: Failing to organize your files correctly exposes you to civil ...

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Broward County’s employee wellness program, which came under legal challenge after the county started charging $20 per paycheck to employees who refused to participate.
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