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April 7, 2014

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Is your retirement plan in compliance with federal law?

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Is your retirement plan in compliance with federal law?

In February, BenefitsPro reported that the U.S. Department of Labor “collected $1.69 billion in fines, voluntary fiduciary corrections and informal complaint resolutions, a 33 percent increase over 2012’s $1.27 billion tab.”

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March 27, 2014

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Why companies offer sabbaticals to long-term employees

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Why companies offer sabbaticals to long-term employees

The concept of a sabbatical may call up an image of an academic taking a long break from lecturing to conduct research or write a book, but sabbaticals aren’t unheard of in the business world, either.

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February 27, 2014

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5 tips for designing a corporate wellness program

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5 tips for designing a corporate wellness program

As the president of a corporate wellness company, Kinema Fitness, I have noticed a recent trend in the way companies are approaching employee-based wellness programs.

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February 19, 2014

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3 new ways companies are rewarding employees

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3 new ways companies are rewarding employees

The workplace is evolving and so are employees’ ideas of how they want to be rewarded for the work they do. For example, a recent Monster poll found the emerging workforce is more receptive to flexible schedules and more interested in work-life balance.

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February 17, 2014

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What you should be doing now to prepare for open enrollment

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What you should be doing now to prepare for open enrollment

Open enrollment: the term can strike despair into HR’s heart.

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December 7, 2012

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5 for Friday: Employee Benefits Edition

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This week’s 5 for Friday rounds up five stories about the latest trends in employee benefits.  Small Employers Weigh Impact of Providing Health Insurance. New York Times: Almost half of retail and hospitality employers do not offer coverage to all their full-time employees, according to a recent survey by Mercer, a benefits consultant. “They’re all [...]

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November 26, 2012

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In Case You Missed It

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In Case You Missed It

SmartBrief on Workforce is a daily e-newsletter for HR professionals, curating essential articles on finding the best talent, motivating top performers and increasing team productivity. Here are the top HR news stories as selected by SmartBrief on Workforce readers last week. Study: Lack of women in critical positions hurts pay equality (The Washington Post) Why job [...]

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October 29, 2012

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In Case You Missed It

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In Case You Missed It

SmartBrief on Workforce is a daily e-newsletter for HR professionals, curating essential articles on finding the best talent, motivating top performers and increasing team productivity. Here are the top HR news stories as selected by SmartBrief on Workforce readers last week. Hiring the smartest people may be a dumb move (Harvard Business Review online) Evernote covers [...]

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October 19, 2012

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5 for Friday: Benefits and Compensation Edition

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This week’s 5 for Friday rounds up five stories about the latest trends in employee benefits and compensation. 5. More Fortune 100 Companies Offering 401(k) Plans to New Hires. Benefits Pro: “The ongoing shift from DB to DC plans due to cost and cost volatility is helping to create a next generation of retirement-age workers [...]

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