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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Of all of HR’s priorities, keeping good employees is on top. You can be a hero in the post-recession years ahead. Act like one: Be brave enough to communicate the truth to both employees and to company execs. Assert your key role by trying the following:

The “at least I have a job” feeling is starting to wear off among employed Americans. After years of taking on new duties at their old pay, many are feeling overworked, underpaid and underpromoted. Two in five of them are seeking new jobs. Here are four key things your employees will look for elsewhere if you’re not providing it:

Citing a projected rise in health insurance costs following enactment of the health care reform law, 3M has announced it will soon drop retirees from its own health coverage and instead pay them to sign onto Medicare-backed insurance.

Drivers who work for Fort Smith, Ark.-based ABF got personal thank-you notes from the CEO during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week in September. “Each of ABF’s employees contributes to the success of our company by working together as a team, and it doesn’t go unnoticed,” says CEO Wes Kemp.

Q. Our employees have come to expect a holiday bonus every December. We need to end that practice this year due to the economy. Are we legally obligated to give some kind of notice?
On Dec. 17 the president signed the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010” into law. This new legislation includes a slew of tax breaks across-the-board. Here are the top 20 for individuals and businesses.

Some little-noticed changes in the massive new health care legislation may affect flexible spending accounts in 2011. Strategy: Fine-tune your annual allocation to a health care FSA. Your decision during the open enrollment period should reflect new restrictions on qualified expenses. The same basic changes apply to Health Savings Accounts.

Workers who participate in employer-sponsored benefits plans are more optimistic about the direction of the U.S. economy in general, but remain extremely concerned about their own situations, according to a new survey by the benefits consulting firm Mercer. Their anxiety shows in greater worry about keeping their jobs and the adequacy of their retirement benefits.

While employee handbooks are not required by law, they can prove essential — especially for small business owners that can't afford to lose a harassment or discrimination lawsuit. The employee handbook has become an essential tool in the employer’s arsenal to defend against liability for employment decisions.

Use the DOL's model language to tell employees about the most recent mandates of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. For links to download the model language, see "The New Health Care Reform Law."
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