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Hold on, loosely: Incentives for employee retention

Let’s talk about problems with retention bonuses and overtime—as if finding qualified workers wasn’t tough enough. According to the most recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfarm employment rose by 428,000 in April 2022. However, some sectors are...

Adjusting business policies to future COVID-19 conditions

Over the past several months as the rates of new COVID-19 cases dropped, there has been a collective celebration and a return to some sense of normal. Hopefully, we will stay there. Everyone is, frankly, tired of the Pandemic and wants to stop talking about it. This...

Revisiting the HIPAA proposed rule: What group health plan sponsors need to know

By Sarah Bowen In late 2020, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed significant changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, aimed primarily at improving care...

July 1 deadline looming for health plan transparency rules

In late 2020, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury (the Departments) released Transparency in Coverage (TiC) rules that put several new compliance burdens on group health plan sponsors. The next item plan sponsors must address will be...

Website ADA Compliance: Is yours compliant with latest DOJ guidance

By Brett J. Ashton and Libby Yin Goodknight While commercial businesses are typically aware of their responsibilities under the Americans with Disability Act (the “ADA” or the “Act”) relative to the maintenance of their physical office spaces and general corporate...

Employee resource groups create sense of belonging, foster engagement

By Stephen Miller, CEBS Human resources teams that support employee resource groups (ERGs) gain partners in fostering employee engagement. These groups can also help counter the spike in employee turnover known as the Great Resignation, said Christine Michel Carter...

Survey shows priorities shift as pandemic recedes

By Stephen Miller, CEBS When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, businesses across the U.S. were forced to rapidly adapt, which included changing their benefits offerings to help employees survive the pandemic's sweeping economic effects. These shifting practices are...

Effective networking starts with self awareness

By Kathy Gurchiek Networking can open doors to career growth. But reaching out to people you don't know can be intimidating for some people. "So many of us are excited when we have the opportunity to enter into new spaces and meet new people, learn from their...

Nearly half of workers are ‘definitely looking’ to work remotely

By Matt Gonzales Many employees plan to pursue remote-work opportunities in the future, according to new findings by the SHRM Research Institute. Forty-eight percent of about 1,700 surveyed workers in the U.S. said they will "definitely" seek a remote position for...

Managers need training on the new interview process

By Allen Smith, J.D. Managers who aren't trained on how to conduct effective interviews may cause organizations to lose out on the best candidates—something they can ill afford during the Great Resignation. What's more, managers who don't receive proper training are...

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