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  • Is it Time for Unlimited Time Off? May 21, 2019
    While more and more perks are about employee health, wellness, and happiness, they ultimately are also designed to keep workers at work. A recent article in Quartz at Work points out that more than anything, employees want more time off and out of the office. Unlimited time off, to be exact.
  • PTO for When the Wind Blows November 29, 2017
    This year, much of the United States had some form of major natural disaster—hurricanes, wildfires, floods, tornados—and millions of people were either directly affected, or had a family member or close friend who was affected. This life-changing disruption often meant that people couldn’t, or weren’t able to, go to work.
  • Stop Handing Out Your SSN Like Candy November 15, 2017
    Social Security numbers (or SSNs) used to be tied just to your Social Security benefits. Now, that number is tied to just about everything used to identify you.
  • Get Moving… To Live! November 1, 2017
    The phrase: “If I’m lying, I’m dying” should be changed to: “If I’m sitting, I’m dying” even though it doesn’t rhyme.
  • Shhhhhh! October 18, 2017
    There are places where you expect things to be noisy, such as a rock concert, and places where you expect it to be quiet, like an office.
  • Moments of Clarity: Being Transparent October 4, 2017
    Aristotle was right when he said, “Nature abhors a vacuum.” Companies and politicians like to say that they’re transparent, when in fact, they’re often the opposite. And, as in nature, in the absence of facts, people will often fill their minds with what is perceived.
  • About That Inheritance… Don’t Count on It September 20, 2017
    Not too long ago, it was assumed that Social Security would pay for most people’s retirement needs. Now, we know better and most employees, regardless of their age, are aware that they need to save additional funds for their retirement.
  • Coffee is the Nectar of the Gods September 6, 2017
    Ah, coffee, is there any better beverage? Speaking as a lover of coffee, but not a coffee snob, I always look forward to that first morning cup.
  • VR for HR August 23, 2017
    No matter how well traveled you are, or how busy your lifestyle may be, you likely haven’t been everywhere in the world, or done everything there is to do. There is technology out there, however, that can bring the world to you.
  • The Perk of Pets August 9, 2017
    Does your company offer health care? Check. Does it offer a 401(k) program? Check. How about paid time off and tuition reimbursement? Check and check. Now, does it offer pet-friendly perks? Huh?

RSS HR Elements News

  • Mentorship Matters July 8, 2019
    Imagine highly tailored, expert advice for both professional and personal life goals and transitions being readily available.
  • Is it Time for Unlimited Time Off? May 21, 2019
    While more and more perks are about employee health, wellness, and happiness, they ultimately are also designed to keep workers at work. A recent article in Quartz at Work points out that more than anything, employees want more time off and out of the office. Unlimited time off, to be exact.
  • HHS Releases Bulletin that Extends Grandmothered Plans Through 2020 April 26, 2019
    As background, in the fall of 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a transitional relief program that allowed state insurance departments to permit early renewal at the end of 2013 of individual and small group policies that do not meet the “market reform” requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care […]
  • Ready to Spark Joy in Your Office? April 18, 2019
    The hit Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” has set off a wave of house organization, purging, and general tidying. Many thrift stores and donation centers report being overwhelmed with bags and boxes of items recently filling American’s homes. What, though, of the workplace? Should a similar wave of de-cluttering and cleaning be happening […]
  • In Pursuit of a Better Meeting February 27, 2019
    Groans and sighs often greet the ping of a meeting invite hitting an inbox. While it may be impossible to make meetings more fun than the office holiday party, it is possible to lessen the dread, increase morale, and improve the results of a meeting.
  • 4 Ways to Help Employees Keep Their Resolution January 23, 2019
    As we ring in 2019, there are plenty of resolutions being made and likely already broken. Inc. Magazine’s list of the ten most common resolutions doesn't contain too many surprises.
  • Gen Z is Coming. Is Your Workplace Ready? January 15, 2019
    While it may feel like businesses are still reeling from adapting to the working millennial, the next generation is already knocking on the HR door. The Society for Human Resource Management went straight to a 16-year old source to see what is on the workplace horizon.
  • Some Companies Going Above and Beyond to Support Mothers and Fathers January 8, 2019
    Many companies are opting to create innovative and forward-thinking ways to support working parents and, in some cases, companies are blazing the trail ahead of state or federal legislation. There's no mandated federal parental-leave policy to follow, many employers are opting to craft their own.
  • Are Employers Smart to Deal with Student Debt? December 18, 2018
    In recent decades, a college education has become accessible to more Americans than ever before. Since most families or individuals can’t write a check for a full year’s tuition, student loans are one way to finance that attractive education. Students loans are often touted as “good debt,” worthwhile money spent that, with low interest rates […]
  • Make Your Employer Brand More Purposeful December 13, 2018
    Branding is big news. Beyond hoping to boost sales and profits through consumer-facing brands, branding is also a critical component for companies in their roles as employers. As budgets are being made and communications planned for 2019, there are steps big and small you can take to make employer branding a priority for your team […]