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  • Highly revered working skills to have by 2020

    July 22, 2014

    TopTenOnlineColleges.org shows which capabilities employers will find most valuable by 2020.


  • Slow-paced salary increases prompt employers to push better benefits

    July 21, 2014

    Employees across the country can expect to see an average increase of 3% in base salaries in the coming year, and some experts are advising employers to remember that if budgets are tight, there are other means to keep employees happy.


  • 5 ways financial stress is hurting American employers

    July 18, 2014

    More than half of Americans are worried that they will not have enough money when they retire, while others are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Without a focused workforce, employee productivity takes a nosedive and absenteeism increases, according to a new FinFit survey. And the epidemic is not going away anytime soon, signaling a red flag for employers to embrace financial wellness solutions. Here are five indicators on how bad it has become and where to begin.


  • Top 25 employers offering work-from-home jobs

    July 18, 2014

    With cloud computing and mobile devices making remote work more convenient than ever, employers are increasingly offering telecommuting or work-from-home hours as part of their benefits package. The number of employees that telecommute multiple days per week increased almost 80% from 2005 to 2012, according to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com. Here are the top 25 employers listing at-home positions for hire on FlexJobs.


  • Most Endangered Jobs of 2014

    July 15, 2014

    Travel agent. Meter reader. Newspaper reporter. They’re all among CareerCast’s 2014 list of the 10 most endangered jobs, with the hiring outlook for mail carriers taking the biggest hit with a projected 28% hiring decrease by 2020. Job-seekers, broaden your horizons. View CareerCast's full report at http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/most-endangered-jobs-2014


  • Same-sex families emerge as most financially prepared

    July 11, 2014

    When it comes to retirement savings, no family structure is apparently better prepared than same-sex couples without kids, who reported having $276,200 tucked away – the very model of successful workplace savers.


  • Hiring managers use data analytics to increase employee retention

    July 3, 2014

    Data analytics offers companies a better way to recruit employees and identify those who are most likely to stay. But are employers embracing it?


  • 50 best cities for employee satisfaction, Part II

    July 2, 2014

    Where in the U.S. are employees most satisfied? The online career site Glassdoor has released its annual Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City, offering a comparison of overall employee satisfaction, including with compensation and benefits, career opportunities, number of employers hiring, and business outlook expectations. We're counting them down to No. 1, we brought you 50-26 and now here are the final 25.


  • 50 best cities for employee satisfaction, Part I

    July 1, 2014

    Where in the U.S. are employees most satisfied? The online career site Glassdoor has released its annual Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City, offering a comparison of overall employee satisfaction, including with compensation and benefits, career opportunities, number of employers hiring, and business outlook expectations. We're counting them down to No. 1 — here are 50-26 and stay tuned for the final 25.


  • 5 ways to make the most of your vacation time

    June 27, 2014

    We’ve heard of buyer’s remorse, but vacation remorse? A new survey suggests one-in-three senior managers said taking too little time off was the biggest mistake they made with their last vacation.


  • Employers recognized for taking further steps in improving employee health, wellness

    June 26, 2014

    The National Business Group on Health this week recognized 63 U.S. employers for their continued efforts in promoting healthy work environments and encouraging employee wellness.


  • Using brand identity to help build more engaged employees

    June 26, 2014

    Millions of dollars have been spent to make sure consumers have an immediate, even emotional response to the logos of global brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola and Apple. So can individual employers use the same strategies to build strong “identity loyalty” among their own employees?


  • ESOP fiduciaries not entitled to presumption of prudence

    June 26, 2014

    The president of the ESOP Association calls the Supreme Court’s decision in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer a “mish-mash” and says he doesn’t consider it to be a big victory for employers.


  • Benefits pros advised to find strategy, compliance sweet spot

    June 25, 2014

    Dealing with the compliance and regulatory challenges of the Affordable Care Act and other employment legislation hasn’t left employers much time in recent years to deal with broader benefits strategy issues but the two areas – compliance and strategy – go hand-in-hand.


  • 2014 summer reading list for benefits professionals

    June 25, 2014

    Summer is the perfect time to make a dent in your reading list. As you lounge by the pool or relax beach side, EBN has you covered with a list of 2014’s must-read books.



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