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  • 3 tips for using workforce science to attract and retain talent

    July 11, 2014

    Workforce science uses data gleaned from a number of sources – pre-employment personality assessments, employer data (everything from how long a person’s been in the job to how many vacation days they’ve taken to where they’re located and who their manager is) and publicly available macroeconomic data from government agencies such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics – to help determine which applicants are more likely to stay on the job, which in turn lowers attrition and recruiting costs.


  • 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.


  • Skills-based recruiting 'fatally flawed'

    June 24, 2014

    At SHRM's annual conference, leaders from Disney and Western Union address creating a better company culture through better recruiting, and how to boost employee learning and development through technology.


  • Benefits managers challenged by increasingly automated future

    June 23, 2014

    SHRM’s CEO illustrates that the robotic tools once thought science fiction are now making their way into many workplaces, though the displacement of human talent will certainly require some new ways of thinking about optimizing the role people play in the workforce.


  • 3 ways the World Cup can improve workplace culture

    June 18, 2014

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is probably already distracting your employees on a day-to-day basis, with some games starting during normal business hours. But why fight the global sporting event’s appeal? Halley Bock, the president and CEO of Fierce, Inc., a leadership and development company, recommends that managers embrace the magic that is the World Cup by implementing these three workplace benefits.


  • Have you implemented a workplace anti-bullying policy?

    June 12, 2014

    As more than a quarter of American workers report that they have experienced abusive conduct at work, it’s important for employers to develop an effective anti-bullying policy that respects past decisions by the National Labor Relations Board and the courts.



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