8 Unique Employee Perks That Don’t Require a Big Budget

Free and low-cost employee benefits are perks that don't cost you much financially. These perks are often simple to provide and help enhance an existing employee benefits package. Including non-traditional benefits in a job offer shows employees your values; they’re a promise to both current and potential employees that you’ll support them and treat them [...]

8 Unique Employee Perks That Don’t Require a Big Budget2024-04-15T10:29:48-05:00

Navigating the Future of HR: Leveraging LLMs for Advanced Skills Management

In our journey through the evolving landscape of the skills-first economy, we have uncovered the pivotal role of skills in shaping the future of work. Our initial article, "Adapting to the Skills-First Economy: An Introduction," laid the groundwork by emphasizing the significance of a skills-based organization (SBO) and the transformative power of skills taxonomies. We [...]

Navigating the Future of HR: Leveraging LLMs for Advanced Skills Management2024-04-12T09:45:20-05:00

Health Insurance Basics

Does a Health Plan Typically Pay for Services from Any Doctor? Not always. Some types of plans encourage or require consumers to get care from a specific set of doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, and other medical service providers who have entered into contracts with the plan to provide items and services at a negotiated rate. The [...]

Health Insurance Basics2024-04-01T10:44:12-05:00

Health Insurance Basics: Part 3

Insurance Costs Consumers typically pay the following types of costs when they have insurance. Premium: The premium is an amount of money a consumer pays for a health insurance plan. The consumer and/or their employer usually make this payment bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly. The premium must be paid regardless of how many services, if [...]

Health Insurance Basics: Part 32024-03-27T14:30:52-05:00

Benefits 101: Personal Leave

A better work/life balance is at the top of the list for many employees.  However, with the absence of nationwide paid leave regulations for American workers, employers typically determine the extent of paid time off for their employees.  In an increased effort to remain competitive and improve employee attraction and retention, a new survey found [...]

Benefits 101: Personal Leave2024-03-14T09:00:54-05:00

Benefits 101: Embedded vs. Non-Embedded Deductibles

Everyone needs health insurance but many people don’t fully understand it.  One important concept to understand is your deductible.  A deductible is the amount of money that must be paid for covered services before the health insurance company begins paying for expenses. For an individual plan, the deductible is straightforward.  But family plans are a [...]

Benefits 101: Embedded vs. Non-Embedded Deductibles2024-03-11T08:27:47-05:00

5 Ways to Support the Wellness of Remote Workers

Remote work brings with it a unique set of mental health and wellness concerns. For starters, many may feel isolated, especially if they work from their home for hours on end without other people around them. In addition, they may feel disconnected with their colleagues and those "water cooler" opportunities. Because many of them work from home, [...]

5 Ways to Support the Wellness of Remote Workers2024-03-05T13:32:41-06:00

Exceptional & Extraordinary Employees – Don’t Burn Them Out

Are HR professionals relying so much on top talent that they risk increasing the odds that they burnout? Every organization has employees who stand out for one reason or another. They often include your superstars or high achievers. Managers will often turn to these exceptional employees when there’s a special project or deliverable to be [...]

Exceptional & Extraordinary Employees – Don’t Burn Them Out2024-03-01T09:47:13-06:00

Benefits 101: What Is Critical Illness Insurance?

Critical illness insurance is known by many names: heart attack insurance, catastrophic illness insurance and sick insurance are just a few. No matter what it’s called, it’s designed to guard against the financial costs of a serious disease or condition. As the average life expectancy in the United States continues to increase, insurance brokers are [...]

Benefits 101: What Is Critical Illness Insurance?2024-02-21T11:46:00-06:00

Top Benefit Trends for 2024

The challenges that influenced the benefits landscape in 2023 persist—perhaps even more so. Rising costs, due to inflation and increasing health care prices, will continue to present challenges this new year.  But employers who understand the benefits landscape for 2024 can mold their approach for the upcoming year. A new year means revisiting your existing [...]

Top Benefit Trends for 20242024-02-12T09:43:21-06:00
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