Looming deadlines, mountains of paperwork and schedules crammed with stressful meetings can make even the best employee break a sweat. Understandable. But what do you do in situations where your employee is chronically… well, smelly? Talking to your employee about such a personal issue will arguably be one of the most awkward and dreaded conversations […]
The notice period for informing employees of their options in the Health Insurance Marketplace as part of the Affordable Care Act is October 1, 2013. You may be wondering: Are all employers subject to the notice requirement? Which employees should be getting information on the health insurance marketplace as required under the Affordable Care Act? […]
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Whilst the risks are more obvious in some work environments than in others, accidents can happen anywhere so it is therefore crucial to do everything you can to ensure that your employees are well prepared and minimize the risk of an accident happening in your workplace.
The challenging economy has had a negative impact on many businesses. Decreased cash flow is one of the most common complaints. Less cash means tighter budgets. One of the first line items companies slash are employee raises. “Freezing” salaries comes with its own set of consequences – and employee dissatisfaction tops the list. What can you do as an employer to not only retain your valuable employees, but also keep them content? Get creative.
More and more these days, leading companies offer wellness programs for their staff. Why? Because they know that employees living a healthy, balanced lives are more productive in the long run. According to recent research, there is a direct relationship between modifiable lifestyle risks and lower worker productivity…
Just in case you missed the buzz, The Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as Obamacare represents is an overhaul of the American Healthcare system. Some highlights include:
I read an interesting report today from the talent, health, and retirement and investments consultants at Mercer which said American employees, when given the choice, prefer benefits that offer immediate gratification over ones that could offer much greater value in the long term.
Employees are feeling the pinch of the double-dip recession, putting in longer hours and skipping lunches. However all of these extra hours are not making employees more productive; instead they are worn out and disillusioned by the mounting work.
Are you sending your best employees to your competitors? In the average small business, six out of every ten employees are ready to take a job somewhere else.