Human Resources News & Insights

Using forms and templates saves small HR shops’ time and sanity

As a one- or two-person shop wearing multiple hats in addition to HR — payroll and workplace safety are probably under your wing as well — protecting your time is a constant challenge. That includes not reinventing the wheel when it comes to the hundreds of forms you work with during a year. The good […] [MORE]

Top 5 most popular employee perks: How does your company stack up?

What are your employees’ favorite perks? If your workforce is anything like the 1,227 participants in a recent Unum survey, the answer is time away from the workplace.

A 2020 vision: Is your benefits package ready for the future?

Benefits play a pivotal role these days, and pros know how tough it is to keep good people, so many employers are upping their game when it comes to offering their employees a comprehensive benefits package. 

Pay student loan or join 401(k)? Help millennials do both

What if there was a way to help your employees repay their student loans and increase your company’s retention rates?

Win the war for talent: 7 perks job candidates say they want

Every HR pro’s been here before: You find a candidate with all the right qualifications, only to have them slip away right before closing the deal. 

Motivating millennials: What benefits are must-haves?

A war for talent is being waged in this tight job market.

3 tactics to let employees know it’s OK to use flex time

Schedule flexibility is a great benefit that a lot of companies are offering. Many employees now have the opportunity to work from home or leave early to pick up their kids. 

This may be the key to increasing employee productivity: Financial education at work

Many companies do not realize this, but many of their employees struggle with an escalating epidemic that is affecting today’s workforce. 

5 ways to make open enrollment easier on employees

Open enrollment is an important time of year, and it can also be confusing and a source of stress for employees. 

Microsoft ups ante on paid leave benefits: Will other firms follow its lead?

An increasing number of companies are offering generous paid parental leave benefits to employees, and Microsoft is certainly no exception. But the tech giant recently made headlines when it unveiled a different type of paid leave benefit.