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15 Low- and No-cost Employee Benefits to Offer

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Employee benefits are the cornerstone of a thriving organization. Perks and benefits are pivotal in enhancing job satisfaction, attraction and retention rates, employee well-being and overall workplace morale. While some organizations may feel constrained by budget limitations, there are numerous low- and no-cost benefits that can significantly...


Improving the Utilization of Employee Assistance Programs

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Employee assistance programs (EAPs) are employer-sponsored programs that offer services or referrals to help employees deal with personal problems. These programs can boost employee well-being, satisfaction, performance and health. Unfortunately, these programs are often heavily underutilized. According to Mental Health America, 98% of mid- to...


Understanding Health Care Price Transparency

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In a complex health care system, understanding the costs of medical services often feels like deciphering a code. Health care price transparency is an evolving concept that seeks to demystify these costs to provide patients, employers and insurers with greater visibility into the financial aspects of health care.


The Case for Considering 'Boomerang' Employees

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Employers are having a hard time finding talent right now. Talent pools that have proven successful for years have suddenly dried up, forcing workplaces to get creative. One recent approach has been to hire, seek out or re-recruit “boomerang” employees — workers who used to work at an organization, left voluntarily and now wish to return.


4 Key Trends Driving Employer Health Care Costs in 2024

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Amid ongoing inflation pressures, employees and employers alike can expect their health care costs to increase in 2024. Global professional services firm Aon reported that health care costs for employers will grow by 8.5% in 2024 (to more than $15,000per employee), nearly double 2023’s figure. In line with those findings, the Business Group on...


7 Key Employee Benefits Trends in 2024 & Why they matter

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Why is it important to pay attention to Employee Benefits trends? Attracting and retaining employees has challenged employers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2024, the labor market is expected to cool slightly; however, competition for talent will remain. As such, employers must remain agile and adapt to developing labor and market...


8 Tips for Modernizing your Hiring Strategy in 2024

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8 Tips for Modernizing Hiring in 2024 As talent acquisition continues to evolve, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for organizations aiming to attract and retain top-tier talent. Last year highlighted labor shortages, looming retirements and a demand for evolving skills. As 2024 begins, the traditional hiring approaches are being reshaped by...


Employers Plan to Offer More Compelling Benefits Options in 2024

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Report Reveals Employers Plan to Offer Compelling Benefits Options in 2024 Recent findings from Mercer’s Health and Benefits Strategies for 2024 Survey Report revealed that employers are seeking compelling benefits options to improve affordability, increase flexibility and fill perceived gaps in 2024. According to Mercer, 1 in 4 of more than 700...