A new trend in employee coaching and assistance programs applies the principles of neuroscience to help employees reduce stress, quit smoking and become more focused and productive.
As the debate rages on whether an increase in the U.S. minimum wage will boost or hinder hiring, one aspect is more unambiguous. It would almost surely lift consumer spending.
While the responsibilities of HR departments continue to grow, the staff allocated to them often do not, making outsourcing HR and benefits administration an appealing option for some companies.
HR professionals can benchmark their business travel expenses, such as airfare, hotel and meals, through the latest SpendSmart report by Certify, the leading cloud-based travel and expense management software provider, which highlights business spending trends from last year. Here are 2013s most expensed vendors for employers reference to plan ahead and determine which vendors are the most popular and offer the best value and the best prices.
While most employees blame occasional tardiness on traffic jams and missed alarm clocks, some people are apt to get a little more creative with their excuses. A new CareerBuilder study unveiled 12 memorably unique excuses heard by employers across the country. [photos: ThinkStock]
Often, people fall back on excuses and give up on trying to reach their goals, says business strategist Dan Waldschmidt, author of Edgy Conversations: How Ordinary People Achieve Outrageous Success. Follow these tips to trick yourself out of making excuses and to lead you down a more successful path in business and in life [Photos: Fotolia.]
While the office is increasingly where many busy singles find true love, workplace romance can have major implications for employers. Some companies have even adopted "love contracts" to help employees avoid legal issues if the relationship turns sour.
With Valentines Day upon us, a new employee survey reveals just how much your employees are feeling the love. Virgin Pulse asked 1,000 full-time employees what they love about their jobs, what motivates them and how theyd like for their employers to show they care. Here are some of the findings.
Are Americans accepting ways to cope with ever skyrocketing stress levels that can make them more productive to employers? New research finds that traditional pressures continue to rise and more needs to be done to relieve this strain.
From emerging employee benefit technologies to the ongoing pay-or-play debate, speakers at the 2014 Workplace Benefits Renaissance held Feb. 24-26 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J will address a range of timely topics.
Employee training can be a valuable benefit, yet much of the money and time companies spend on training programs is wasted, contends John Tschohl, president of Service Quality Institute, a customer service training company. Here are the main reasons group training fails: [Images: Shutterstock]
Set in Atlantic City, the 2014 Workplace Benefits Renaissance, held Feb. 24-26 at the Trump Taj Mahal, features a cant-miss presentation from the head of the Employers Association on New Jersey breaking down the impact of the ACA on employers.
An estimated 1.5 million employees call in sick the Monday after the Super Bowl, according to global survey data from Kronos, the worlds leading provider of workforce management technology. After Sundays big football face-off, workers have the Winter Olympics to watch and discuss, as well as March Madness, meaning businesses around the world are sure to see a downtick in employee attendance and productivity.
Among additional fun facts around the big games costly time out, Joyce Maroney, director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos, offers employers five tips for managing a less productive and/or thinning staff during such events. [Images: Shutterstock.com]
President Barack Obama will raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for federal contractors hired in the future, an initiative to be unveiled tonight in his State of the Union address.
Its undeniable cloud-based technologies have fundamentally changed how businesses operate. As employers transition from on- to off-premise for HRIS, they are seeing increased productivity and profitability in the obvious ways: lower up-front costs, faster innovation, easier integration, and no nasty upgrade hassles. Its quite possible, however, that a less-obvious HR cloud revolution may prove to be even more meaningful one that is more about people and culture.