Benefits

Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight

Disability Inclusion

What do Facebook, Walmart, CVS Health, and Voya Financial have in common? A strong disability inclusion program.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Twenty-eight years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. Prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities and calling for reasonable accommodations for all who need them, this piece of legislation was a landmark victory in the fight for civil rights and equal opportunities.

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Here Comes Gen Z

Recruiting Gen Z

Showcasing purpose, growth, and flexibility is key to crafting an EVP that attracts younger workers.

By Marta Chmielowicz

For a long time, “millennial” has been the buzzword of the business world. HR professionals have been thinking of little else but benefits to attract them, programs to develop them, and strategies to manage and retain them. But with Generation Z about to enter the workforce, all of that will change.

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Culture Over Cool

Company Culture

Three benefits employers should prioritize over trendy perks to retain top tech talent.

By Christine Mellon

When people think of tech company culture, it often evokes images of hammocks, foosball tables, nap pods, and beer on tap. Although these workplace trends are commonplace in many technology companies, it is important for businesses to avoid getting too caught up in gimmicky office perks and confusing them with culture. When it comes to attracting and retaining top talent, office perks do not make nearly as positive of an impact as employee benefits.

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Temporary Moves

Relocation

Gig economy workers seek relocation opportunities, but job classification challenges and local regulations remain a barrier.

By Mary Stoik Dymond

The rising trend of professional gig work is shifting the boundaries on the permanent, full-time employment norm. In fact, some analysts are even predicting that more than half of workers will be contractors or gig workers in the near future, reports Nation1099. The composition of workplace talent is nearing a tipping point, and the global gig economy is only poised to grow.

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Living Well, Working Well

Mental Health in the Workplace

Five steps organisations can take to promote employee physical and mental health in the workplace.

By Ayana Collins and Leigh Jose

Mental health—not a common topic of discussion in the office, but when nearly 450 million people across the globe live with mental illnesses, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), self-care benefits and support should become a focus of employer-provided programmes.

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HR That Fits the Bill

HRO Today July August

Aflac’s CHRO Matthew Owenby explains why a customized approach to HR drives an 87 percent employee engagement rate.

By Debbie Bolla

“Most companies don’t want to customize HR, but if you want employees to feel cared for, it’s a must.” This is the philosophy behind CHRO Matthew Owenby’s unique approach to HR for Aflac. Whether it’s providing easy access to on-site healthcare services to overcome rising benefits costs or giving employees the platform to share feedback that often gets incorporated into the business strategy, the insurance provider understands the impact of employee-driven initiatives. Simply put: People are core to their success.

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Achieving Payroll Globalization

Payroll

Payroll complexity remains a major challenge for multinational companies expanding into new international markets.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Payroll today is about much more than just paying employees. It is about ensuring that their personal data remains secure while navigating ever-shifting legislation and privacy regulations, unstandardized solutions, changes in workforce structures, and rapidly advancing technologies. And when international operations are added into the mix, the complexity of payroll can seem even more overwhelming. In fact, according to NGA Human Resources’ 2017 Global Payroll Complexity Index, the only constant in global payroll is constant change.

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On a Roll

Payroll Delivery

Recent research shows the payroll market continues to grow, driven by technology and global reach.

By Gary Bragar

NelsonHall’s most recent Payroll Market Analysis shows the global payroll services market is estimated at $18.1 billon with a 4.1 percent annual growth rate. The multi-country payroll market is growing at nearly two times the rate of the overall market, representing nearly 17 percent of total standalone payroll service revenues.

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Ways Wellness Works

Wellness

Today’s wellness programs benefit both employees and organizations alike.

By Lynn Herrick

HR executives understand the biggest asset to any company is its people. And the biggest asset to employees? Their health and well-being. Nowadays, employees are placing even greater value on taking care of their mental and physical health, which is why it makes good business sense for organizations to ensure that employee wellness is a top business priority. The numbers don’t lie: A study from Willis Towers Watson found that a healthy, happy workforce can reduce overall business costs by more than $1,600 per employee, driven by a decreased need for taking time off for injuries or unplanned sickness. On the other hand, not having a workplace wellness program can be incredibly costly considering the potential risk for high turnover, employee absenteeism, and decreased employee morale.

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