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The Human Side of Business: Making the Case for an EAP
The employer-employee relationship is just that — a relationship. And relationships come with certain expectations, even in the business world. Employees want to feel they’re being taken care of. After all, they’ve committed themselves and proven their worth to you. That’s why you hired them. In exchange for their commitment, they expect to be paid […]
3 Tips for Effectively Communicating Open Enrollment
It’s that season again! Pumpkin spice, football, sweaters, open enrollment, falling leaves … While most non-HR people don’t add open enrollment to this particular list, the fall season brings just that to many organizations. Employees are gearing up to make big decisions regarding health insurance and other benefit options, which can be stressful not only […]
7 Questions to Ask Your Employees After Open Enrollment
Let’s be open about the importance of open enrollment: The benefits you offer not only help attract talented people to work for you, but help keep those valued employees from fleeing to the competition. Research proves it. According to last year’s findings of Aflac’s annual WorkForces Report, at 80%, a strong correlation exists between employees’ […]
Student-Loan Matching: Considerations for Your Business
College tuition is a bigger strain on the bank account than it used to be, and recent graduates know this all too well. In fact, student loan debt has escalated to new heights, with 44 million people owing more than $1.5 trillion. For the ever-ballooning generation of millennials feeling this financial burden, that’s a lot […]
Remote Work, Parental Leave and More: Understanding Workplace Flexibility
During my recent trip to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2018 Conference and Exposition, I had the pleasure of speaking with many guests for Paycom’s HR Break Room, including returning guest, employment attorney Jim Reidy from the law firm Sheehan Phinney. Reidy sat down for a talk with Paycom’s HR Manager Chanse Moucka […]
74% of Employees Confused about Health Care Benefits
Open enrollment can strike fear in the hearts and minds of many. Because let’s face it: Benefits can be confusing – and frustrating. According to the 2017 AFLAC Workforces Report, 74% of employees say there are a least a few things they don’t understand about their policies, such as their deductibles, copays or in-network providers. […]
Practical Tactics to Improve Your Workforce’s Physical Wellness
By now, most of us are well aware physical wellness should be a priority for employees and employers. Being physically active helps employees perform at a high level and brings a host of work-related benefits, including increased mental stamina, better concentration and memory, and the ability to learn more quickly. Studies have shown working out […]
The Value of Promoting and Prioritizing Employee Mental Health
Today’s businesses navigate an ever-shifting balancing act between productivity and retention of talent. In many workplaces, efficiency and output are paramount to compete in a fast-paced, globalized economy. However, retaining top talent is also crucial, and numerous employers regularly combat workforce shortages and additional expenses associated with turnover. One way to maintain this balance is […]
Requests for standing desks: How HR can exercise its options
Chances are pretty good that if you work in human resources, you’ve been approached by an employee requesting a standing desk. In fact, a 2017 Society for Human Resource Management report noted standing desks as one of the fastest-growing benefit requests from today’s worker. You easily can find articles boasting about the health benefits of […]
3 Things Your Organization’s Wellness Initiative Should Do … and How to Do Them
HR departments, take note: A recent United Healthcare survey found that 70% of employees stated having interest in taking proactive steps to improve their health. In a recent episode of Paycom’s HR Break Room podcast, we spoke with Leigh Stringer, workplace design expert and author of The Healthy Workplace, about current wellness and ergonomics trends […]
Oregon Creates Landmark State Retirement Plan
This year, the state of Oregon will launch a landmark, statewide retirement program: OregonSaves. This program requires private employers to automatically enroll employees in retirement accounts. The goal is to benefit almost 1 million Oregonians who currently lack access to employer-sponsored retirement programs. OregonSaves has been in the works for the last few years and […]
3 Reasons Why Companies Should Care About Employee Health
May has come and gone; unfortunately, so has the focus on health in the American workplace. According to the Integrated Benefits Institute, poor health costs the U.S. economy $576 billion a year, which is just one reason why it is important to continue health discussions.