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How Different Benefits Quantifiably Affect Recruitment

Employers already know that employee benefits are key to remaining competitive in the talent marketplace. But did you realize that specific benefits can have quantifiable impacts on employee retention and recruiting? MetLife’s 15th Annual (2017) U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study identified four benefits that can significantly increase an employee’s loyalty to their employer – or,[…]

Top 3 HR Issues Facing Newly Formed Businesses

Newly formed businesses and startups may be tempted to bypass Human Resources in favor of other business units, like marketing, sales, finance, etc. After all, if they’re newly formed, they probably don’t have many employees yet anyways, so why worry about HR at that point? Well, here are three HR issues that every new business[…]

Are Flexibility-Related Benefits the Key to Employee Satisfaction?

The usual suspects of employee benefits – like retirement plans and health insurance coverage – remain critical to attracting and retaining top talent in today’s labor marketplace. But a new class of benefits also seems to be growing more important to a growing segment of today’s workforce. We’re talking about benefits that give employees flexibility[…]

What PEOs Do Throughout the Employee Lifecycle

When business owners partner with a professional employer organization (PEO), they can focus on business building while trusting the PEO to handle certain HR and employee issues. To that end, a PEO’s service model can extend across the entire employee lifecycle – from before they even start until after they’ve left. Here’s how. 1: Recruitment[…]

How Parental Leave in the U.S. Compares Internationally

According to Pew Research, the U.S. stands alone among developed nations in its parental leave policies. Compared to 41 of the world’s largest nations, only the U.S. mandates no paid parental leave at all. The next lowest nation – New Zealand – mandates 8 weeks of parental leave. Estonia, by contrast, requires over a year[…]

15 Ways Brokers and Benefits Consultants Help Employers

According to MetLife’s 15th Annual (2017) U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study, brokers and benefit consultants play an unsung role in helping employers navigate employee benefits. That’s because employers tend to overestimate how clear and helpful their communications about benefits actually are. For example, while 74% of employers agree that “the company’s benefits communications effectively educate[…]

The Crazy, Quirky Perks Major Employers Offer Today

Most organizations offer employee benefits to remain competitive in the labor market: two-thirds of businesses cite difficulty in recruiting as a reason for increasing benefit offerings, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2018 Employee Benefits Report. You’re probably already familiar with the usual suspects (retirement plans, health insurance coverage, etc.). Well, some employers[…]

How to Benchmark Your Benefits in Two Steps

Are you staying competitive in the employment marketplace by offering the benefits everyone else does? Do you stand out? Can you still attract top talent even if you drop an expensive benefits program? The process of comparing your benefits programs to other employers in your field is called benchmarking, and it’s a hugely important and[…]