REDUCE ON-THE-JOB INJURIES

INVOLVE EMPLOYEES TO REDUCE ON-THE-JOB INJURIES Keeping employees safe and avoiding on-the-job injuries is a top priority for any business. OSHA estimates that employers pay almost $52 billion annually in worker’s compensation alone; that doesn’t even include the costs associated with lost productivity, absenteeism, hiring and training replacement employees, mitigating safety hazards, repairing damaged equipment,…

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FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS: NEW RULES MEAN NEW CHOICES There are fewer than 60 days left in 2014. Do you know where your flexible spending account is? If you don’t, you should. Medical flexible spending accounts, also known as FSAs, allow employees to put up to $2,500 per year into a dedicated account to cover certain…

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MAKING SMART DECISIONS DURING THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD

HOW HR CAN HELP EMPLOYEES MAKE SMART DECISIONS DURING THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD For most employees using their employer’s benefits plans, fall marks the beginning of the open enrollment period, during which they can make changes to their health insurance coverage and other benefits. However, according to research from Aflac, about 90 percent of all…

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THE MOST UNUSUAL EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

THE MOST UNUSUAL EMPLOYEE BENEFITS — AND HOW YOU CAN KEEP EMPLOYEES HAPPY WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK When it comes to employee benefits, most of us expect the standards: Paid vacation time, sick time, a retirement plan, and health insurance. But what about house cleaning? Or travel stipends? Or spa services? At some companies, the…

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SAYING GOODBYE TO THE 2 WEEKS OF VACATION

SHOULD YOU SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR TWO WEEKS OF VACATION? Imagine having the freedom to tell your boss that you plan to take an entire month off this winter to go skiing — and he’s okay with that. Or deciding on Thursday night that you’re going to head to Vegas for the weekend, and your…

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