Category Archives: Benefits & Leave

Posts regarding 401(k), Child Care, COBRA, ERISA, FMLA, Healthcare, HIPAA, USERRA and Wellness.

4 Critical Points to Communicate about Health Benefits

Open-enrollment period is upon many organizations, and with the complexities of health care reform, increasing costs, and employees relying on employers to educate them on how these matters impact them, having a well-developed communication strategy for your open-enrollment period can … Continue reading

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3 Questions to Ask Your Top Performers

What would your top performers say about your workplace? What would they say about its strengths, its weaknesses, what makes them stay, and what makes them think about leaving? How would they describe the ways in which your organization has … Continue reading

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What To Do About Health Benefits…

What are workplaces doing about health care benefits these days? This is a common question many organizations are asking ERC, in light of the new rules and regulations stemming from health care reform that are beginning to take effect. Research appears to indicate that it’s business as usual for employers… Continue reading

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Employee Vacation Preparation List

According to a recent survey conducted by CareerBuilder of more than 4,800 employees, 36% of employees report feeling more comfortable taking vacation in 2010 as compared to last year. Continue reading

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How HR Can Help the Overstretched

A key issue affecting many organizations is the problem of workload created by leaner workforces, increasing demands, and maybe even a fear of adding staff in continued uncertain times. New research seems to suggest that large workloads have physical and psychological … Continue reading

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HR Summer Checklist

Memorial Day weekend is a sign that summer is here. After the holiday, however, a host of HR issues will make an annual reappearance…dress code, company picnics and outings, vacation scheduling, “Friday sick days,” and more. We’ve compiled a checklist of … Continue reading

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Attracting & Retaining a Top Sales Force

Your sales people are perhaps some of most important employees to retain at your organization. In the ERC/SBN Workplace Practices Survey conducted annually, sales personnel are frequently cited by organizations as some of the most important staff members. After all, they know … Continue reading

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