What are the most unique jobs found in the U.S., from sea to shining sea? Earlier this week, we showed you half of the 50 states individual and very unique jobs: ranging from soil scientists in Iowa to motor boat operators in Florida. Mentalfloss and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. calculated the location quotient (LQ), the percentage share of each states workforce in very specific local job categories. On the heels of the midterm elections, learn a little bit more about the types of employees you can find all across the land.
In a decision thats being hailed as a victory for employer-sponsored wellness programs, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota yesterday denied the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Honeywell International Inc.
Retail, health care and local government are typical jobs found all across the entire country. But what are the most unique jobs a state can call its own? Using a measurement called location quotient (LQ) the percentage share of a states workforce in a given occupation versus the percentage share of the nationwide workforce in that occupation Mentalfloss and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., a CareerBuilder company, have determined which jobs are most unique in each state.
In an age where employee retention is as critical a goal as keeping customers happy, isnt it worth the effort to make sure employees feel a passion for your product like your loyal customers do?
Commentary: There is more to Aetnas announcement that it will acquire exchange provider bswift than meets the eye, says health technology consultant Joe Markland. In fact, its another signal that brokers need to recognize the benefits world is changing around them, he says.
Aetna announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire private health insurance exchange operator bswift for $400 million.
A companys culture and value system, which can include its employee benefit offerings and other perks, can make or break an employees job satisfaction. Here are the top companies for culture and values according to career site Glassdoor.com, based on employee reviews.
An onslaught of Dec. 1 renewal dates means premium rates remain steady for now, but advisers need to prepare for heavy 4th quarter workloads.
In a new series, EBA goes one-on-one with the heads of private exchanges. What makes one exchange different from the rest, and how do brokers fit in the mix? First up: Don Garlitz, bswift's executive director of exchange solutions.
Commentary: Why group benefit brokers are behind the curve when it comes to voluntary benefit sales and how to fix it.
For employers who have done their due diligence on private exchanges, now is the time to make the jump, says HUB Internationals Sibyl Bogardus. The chief compliance officer shares what employees appreciate about the private HIX platform.
After Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely by the National Football League for violating his employers personal conduct policy, the issue of domestic violence has garnered much more attention from employers. Along the way, new laws are ensuring that victims are able to take time off work to deal with these issues.
Employers inability to provide clear and effective career management tracks may be forcing their more goal-oriented workers the very employees they need to retain to jump ship.
Commentary: Columnist John Ludwig asks, with all the effort put into fee disclosures and the money to produce them; does it really help the participant in the end?
EBAs first-ever technology survey reveals where benefit agencies plan to invest their IT dollars.