Hiring and fast turnover are on the rise in offices around the world, including in the U.S., and experts say employers need to look at what it is their employees value most if they want to retain their current talent.
A new national bipartisan legislative effort is using an incentivized approach to push more employers to offer paid family and medical leave to their employees.
Globally, defined-benefit retirement plans are becoming a thing of the past and defined-contribution plans more widely accepted as the preferred alternative, a trend that could spur inquiries from international employer clients.
Road to Workplace Benefits Mania: Ahead of next weeks conference, speaker Reid Rasmussen talks about new employee needs that are likely to erupt in the coming years and how brokers might be able to create an opportunity out of them.
Time and money have gone into hiring the perfect employee for your business, but you may be missing the clues that they are looking for new opportunities. Mindflash notes several signs that might be noticeable at first, although its imperative not to miss them, because even if they're looking around, it's not a sure thing that they're ready to leave you just yet. Talking to your employee before the decision is made can give you a higher advantage of retention.
In another blow to the health laws federal subsidies this week, the GAO says fake application information successfully yielded subsidy payouts in an undercover investigation. One broker says if consumers are able to obtain subsidies in circumstances where they shouldnt, theyre not going to trust brokers who tell them the truth.
Commentary: Blogger Sam Fleet says that in addition to offering new services to current clients to expand your business, brokers can prospect through new mediums and social networking platforms.
As some brokers continue to wait for their payments, it seems no one carrier is better or worse at this issue across the U.S. What is clear is that advisers who previously worked in group need to learn a new system to track and monitor commissions.
TopTenOnlineColleges.org shows which capabilities employers will find most valuable by 2020.
While theres a great deal of industry hype about the rise in voluntary sales, some experts say that benefit brokers and advisers are still hesitant to sell it. Heres a way in that one expert views as a way to free up money for voluntary.
Employees across the country can expect to see an average increase of 3% in base salaries in the coming year, and some experts are advising employers to remember that if budgets are tight, there are other means to keep employees happy.
Commentary: Columnist Jerry Kalish discusses the ins and outs of cafeteria plans, which may be seeing a rise in interest due to the ACA.
More than half of Americans are worried that they will not have enough money when they retire, while others are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Without a focused workforce, employee productivity takes a nosedive and absenteeism increases, according to a new FinFit survey. And the epidemic is not going away anytime soon, signaling a red flag for employers to embrace financial wellness solutions. Here are five indicators on how bad it has become and where to begin.
With cloud computing and mobile devices making remote work more convenient than ever, employers are increasingly offering telecommuting or work-from-home hours as part of their benefits package. The number of employees that telecommute multiple days per week increased almost 80% from 2005 to 2012, according to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com. Here are the top 25 employers listing at-home positions for hire on FlexJobs.
The bill that would establish a federal clearinghouse for state-by-state broker and agent licensing has successfully passed the U.S. Senate as an amendment to the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, known as TRIA. It was previously left off another insurance industry bill at this point in the process.