Human Resources News & Insights

Case study: Putting more money in employees’ pockets

Periodically, we like to offer success stories from HR pros from across the U.S. This account of how one employer improved morale and retention comes courtesy of Beth Lordi, manager and part owner of Loccisano’s Golden Dawn in Ellwood City, PA. 

How drastic will health cost increases be in 2013?

It’s no surprise healthcare costs will increase in 2013. They increase every year. But what may surprise you is the extent to which they’ll increase.

Steal these ideas: 3 ways Chrysler keeps healthcare costs flat

While everyone else’s healthcare costs are rising, Chrysler’s managed to avoid those increases. The best part: You can steal the automaker’s cost control tactics for use in your organization.

Smoking or obesity: Which costs health plans more?

When it comes to wellness programs, the two biggest goals have always been: a) Get employees to lose weight, and b) get them to stop smoking. But a recent study gives employers a better idea of what their No. 1 wellness focus should be.

Top 6 ROI-producing wellness initiatives

The most effective way to control rising healthcare costs is still to implement a wellness program. But what is it specifically your program should be doing?

Study: 3 reasons mandatory paid sick days are a good idea

One organization is trying to sell employers in New York City on the idea of mandatory paid sick days for workers. Its reasoning?

The future of controlling health costs? Employer teams up with hospital

To keep healthcare costs under control, you may want to steal this company’s idea.

Can ‘sugar tax’ actually lower healthcare costs?

It’s no secret American’s don’t take very good care of themselves. Well, researchers suggest a new tax may help change that.

2 New Places To Uncover Health Savings

Separate studies have uncovered two new things employers should be doing that can start saving them big bucks on healthcare costs.

Rising health costs have wiped out wage increases – for the past 12 years!

Median household income (adjusted for inflation) has fallen from around $55K to roughly $50K since 1999, says the U.S. Census Bureau. There are two big reasons for the drop.