Tailor Your Benefits to Create a Better Work Environment

How to use benefits to create a better workplace

By Andrew Josuweit, CEO of Student Loan Hero A 2017 Gallup report on employee engagement paints a sad picture of the modern workplace. Only 33 percent of employees remained “actively engaged” at work last year, meaning they felt that they had the opportunity to do their best, were surrounded by leaders and co-workers who encourage […]

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Employers Should Stop Asking for Salary History, But Not for the Reason You Think

Several U.S. states or cities have recently introduced, or are considering, a ban on employers inquiring about the salary history of job applicants as part of more extensive equal pay legislation. The reasoning? Because women still face a pay gap in comparison to similarly qualified men – 2.4 percent based on PayScale’s most recent gender equity […]

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Employee Engagement: Whose responsibility is it?

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It’s easy to point the finger when it comes to employee engagement. Employees look to the organization to provide meaningful work. The organization looks to employees to find meaning in their work. But like any mutually beneficial relationship, effective workplace engagement requires active participation from both parties. HR—who often handles organizational engagement—needs to create a […]

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How Will Baby Boomer Brain Drain Impact Your Company? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The U.S. workforce is facing a loss of brainpower like never before. When the approximately 76 million people born between 1946 and 1964 retire, the Census Bureau says they’ll create the largest single-generation workforce exodus ever. These losses will lead to a significant gap in talent—and an enterprise scramble to compensate. To take a closer […]

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5 Ways Payroll Transparency Can Benefit Your Company

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Payroll secrecy is a policy  many organizations still hold near and dear. It’s not uncommon for a new employee to be told that sharing pay information is not only frowned upon, but could be cause for termination. However, when organizations finally let the cat out of the bag and allow greater transparency in payroll services, […]

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Happiness at Work Is Contagious [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Turns out, happiness is more contagious than we thought. According to several studies, people you don’t even know can have a significant effect on your overall happiness because happiness spreads over two or three degrees of separation. That means you’re helping your own friends, as well as your friends’ friends! Keeping this in mind, it’s […]

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Employee Bonding: How Work Benefits

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Employees are more likely to enjoy their work and work well together with others when they have bonded. Although melding a team together requires time and experience and many times intangible things HR and management have no control over, company outings and retreats can push things along. This gives employees a chance to bond on […]

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Ten Secrets of Background Checks

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Guest Post by Jim Addison Background checks by employers are on the rise, but do you really know everything that is being searched? Did you know that your employer may be liable if they use some types of information to deny you employment? Whether you are getting checked or are doing the checking, you’ll need […]

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Bloggin’ about Login’

Guest Post by Jamey Iaccino, at OneLogin I started at OneLogin in January 2012 as our internal recruiter and as the company has grown, I’ve taken on additional HR and operational responsibilities. If you ask an HR professional what their typical day looks like, you’re probably going to get a chuckle, or at least a smile. […]

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