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Timely blog posts by HR and Recruiting consultants responding to every day questions, hot topics and compliance-related news as it relates to attracting, engaging and retaining talent.

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Benefits

By: Dominique Huertas
August 26th, 2022

One clear trend in employee benefits has been a collective focus on a healthier work-life balance. With that comes fertility and family planning benefits. According to the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, family planning benefits are gaining recognition among the benefits employees ask for.

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Benefits

By: Ber Leary
July 19th, 2022

The Great Resignation of 2021 was something of a wake-up call for many employers. Leaders began to appreciate that even the most settled team members could walk out in an instant—and replacements aren't easy to find in a viciously competitive recruitment market.

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Total Rewards | Benefits

By: Amy Dozier
August 18th, 2021

Leaders spend a lot of time worrying about making their salary structure competitive, and with good reason. Compensation is key to employee retention. If the guys in the opposite building are offering a 20% pay bump, then your employees are going to feel sorely tempted to cross the street.

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Total Rewards | Benefits | Employee Relations

By: Amy Dozier
August 6th, 2021

Did you know that most people consider themselves underpaid? One study shows that 64% of employees feel underpaid despite receiving the market average. A raise might not help the situation — 35% of people think they’re getting shortchanged even when they earn above average.

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Total Rewards | Benefits | Leave Administration

By: Kayla Bell
July 6th, 2021

Compliance is often the greatest challenge when administering your company's leave policy. Employees are entitled to time off in certain circumstances, such as family emergencies, jury duty, military service, or dealing with a medical issue. But the leave laws that grant these rights are a complex mish-mash of local, state, and federal legislation.

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Total Rewards | Benefits | Employee Relations

By: Kayla Bell
June 23rd, 2021

It seems like everyone I speak to these days is seeing a spike in requests for PTO leave, parental leave, FMLA, and the like. After a year of lockdown, it makes sense that people are now jumping at the urge to take some time off. And, if the requests haven’t started coming in yet, everyone on your team will need time off in the future, whether it’s planned vacation time or an unplanned absence due to personal circumstances. Yet, despite the ubiquity of this task, leave administration can be one of the most complex processes to manage in HR when you have a large employee population.