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  • Seven signs your rockstar employee is eyeing the door

    July 24, 2014

    Time and money have gone into hiring the perfect employee for your business, but you may be missing the clues that they are “looking for new opportunities.” Mindflash notes several signs that might be noticeable at first, although it’s imperative not to miss them, because “even if they're looking around, it's not a sure thing that they're ready to leave you just yet.” Talking to your employee before the decision is made can give you a higher advantage of retention.


  • 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.


  • The Secret Wellness Motivator: Friends & Family

    July 17, 2014

    Most traditional wellness programs dangle carrots, but can’t really move the dial when it comes to lasting employee engagement. We've uncovered the secret motivator that leads to sustained healthy behavior changes. In this webinar, you’ll learn simple tricks to incorporate peer influence into your wellness program and inspire your employees to get involved. Implement this strategy and not only will your employees thank you, their friends and families will too.

    View this webinar on demand to learn how to:

    • Transform your program from a top-down mandate (employees tune out) to employee-driven (employees feel empowered)
    • Create simple social networks that increase engagement
    • Drive 2X more engagement by involving friends and family

    ***There is a Q&A Session at the end of the presentation.

    PRESENTER:

    Brian Berchtold
    Vice President, Sales and Marketing
    hubbub health
    Brian’s passion for health and wellness goes beyond 9 to 5 – Brian is also board chair for the Pacific Northwest branch of Playworks, a national nonprofit dedicated to creating a positive, empowering experience for every kid on the school playground.


    Sponsored By: hubbub health
    An online and mobile wellness solution for employers. Using gamification, social circles and behavior change science, hubbub motivates employees to adopt healthier lifestyles, one rewarding challenge at a time.


  • Cost-benefit of retirement plans split between age groups

    July 7, 2014

    More than two-thirds of state and local public employees feel confident that they will have enough money to live comfortably in retirement.


  • New cancer treatment program benefits self-funded employers

    July 7, 2014

    Over the next decade, the number of cancer survivors is expected to increase by 30%, and improvements in both detection and treatment have led cancer to become, in some cases, more of a chronic condition than a terminal illness.


  • Employers adjusting benefits spending habits to focus on health care

    July 3, 2014

    Employers are spending more money to keep their employees healthy, even if it means sacrificing other benefits.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Seek financial advice before tapping into 401(k) nest egg

    June 20, 2014

    In contradictory fashion, paying off debt was cited as the top reason for taking out a loan from retirement plan savings (46%), yet only 26% of respondents said paying off debt was a good reason to take out a loan.


  • Preventive measures can help U.S. workforce, save billions

    June 19, 2014

    As business leaders and government officials cope with surging health care costs, one global think tank is estimating that up to $303 billion can be saved through a healthier workforce should chronic disease prevention efforts in the workplace become the norm.



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