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  • Top 5 Cyber Monday safety tips

    November 25, 2014

    While the internet makes holiday shopping more convenient, it’s not without risks. Employees will likely squeeze Christmas, Hanukkah and holiday shopping sessions throughout Cyber Monday. Keep those company computers and laptops safe by passing along these safety suggestions to workers. Here are five tips from USA.gov on what to know before shopping online this holiday season. Help protect yourself and your finances as you search for that perfect gift. [Images: Shutterstock]

  • 6 ways to show gratitude to employees

    November 25, 2014

    This Thanksgiving, before you enjoy a few days off with family, friends, and a mountain of turkey, make sure you show one group of people just how thankful you are for them: your employees.

  • Mobile pregnancy app guides expectant moms to care

    November 24, 2014

    Prenatal and postpartum care programs are not only a benefit for employees who are expecting, they can also help employers avoid unnecessary costs related to preterm births.

  • Back to the future … of benefits technology

    November 21, 2014

    This week, EBN dove into the current trends and future of what benefit managers need to do their jobs. Many are budgeting a boost in spending to get the latest and greatest tools to increase engagement and streamline functionality. Here you can find a detailed recap, highlighting key findings from our tech week coverage.

  • Top 10 small tech companies to work for

    November 20, 2014

    Just think, five years on the job and then a 10-day vacation anywhere on the globe? That’s what one employer does, and there are many more amazing reasons why this list of small tech companies was voted by their own employees as the best places to work in the U.S.

  • Top 10 large tech companies to work for

    November 20, 2014

    From ever-present snacks to nap pods and generous 401(k) matches, these companies offer unique benefits to foster trust in the organization and help keep workers motivated.

  • CHROs tie higher health, labor costs to ACA

    November 18, 2014

    The HIX marketplace may offer Americans more choice when it comes to health insurance, particularly as public exchange options expand, but it continues to complicate life for HR professionals.

  • ‘Lack of support’ for continuation of retiree health benefits beyond length of contract

    November 12, 2014

    The Supreme Court did not appear overly supportive of the so-called Yard-Man presumption during arguments this week in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett.

  • Managers lack awareness, tools to deal with depression in the workplace

    November 12, 2014

    Depression in the workplace can affect anyone and it takes an emotional toll on those affected, and can also have a significant financial toll on employers. A new program developed by the American Psychiatric Foundation and Employers Health Coalition aims to provide both employers and employees with the tools needed to help combat depression in the workplace.

  • Gamification helps workers take wellness home

    November 12, 2014

    If employers only look at wellness from a 9-to-5 point of view, they are missing valuable opportunities to engage employees. Wellness doesn’t end at 5 p.m., said one expert at the National Business Coalition on Health’s annual conference.

  • 4 tips for easing veterans’ return to work

    November 9, 2014

    Tens of thousands of troops have returned to the U.S. in the past several years after serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. As Veterans Day approaches, it’s a good time for employers to reflect on the importance of hiring veterans and helping them adjust to the civilian workforce.

  • Microsoft unveils mobile health platform, app and smart band

    October 31, 2014

    Targeting the exploding health and wellness market, Microsoft in one fell swoop has launched a new cloud-based platform, mobile app, and wearable fitness tracking wrist band.

  • 401(k) participation up, retirement health care savings still fall short

    October 29, 2014

    The number of employees participating in employer-based retirement plans increased in 2013 for the first time in several years, pointing to a national economy slowly mending itself and an increasing employment rate in the aftermath of the recession, the Employee Benefit Research Institute says.

  • 5 things to consider before rehiring boomerang employees

    October 23, 2014

    For employers, the phenomenon of boomerang employees – those employees who leave only to return sometime later – has been reinvigorated thanks to an attitude shift in the American workplace. Here are five considerations when deciding whether to rehire a boomerang employee.

  • 5 things employees would rather do than enroll in benefits

    October 23, 2014

    Open enrollment is a stressful time for benefit managers and employees alike. More than half of U.S. employees say the traditional open enrollment process to sign up for health care benefits is a waste of time and a miserable experience. In fact, the enrollment process is so unpleasant for employees that 20% of them would rather watch a movie about the life of Lindsay Lohan than complete it.

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