Senior leaders and boards of directors are being asked more than ever before to justify the biggest line item on their budgets: executive payroll and compensation.
If youre bored at work, it can really be getting in your way and making it more difficult to be productive. When you have a lot to bring to a job, you want your muscles exercised. You want your brain to be busy. You want to solve hard problems yourself and with other smart people. Human Workplace, a coaching and consulting firm, has created this list of seven signs you might be too smart for your job. (Image credit: Fotolia)
Employers are expected to give an averaged 3% raise in base pay in the coming year, with top performers seeing as much as an 8% increase, thanks in part to a strengthening economy and growing job market.
Millennials, Gen Xers and single parents have different savings goals in mind that will require benefit advisers and employers hoping to increase retirement plan participation to target the needs of these differing employee populations.
In an effort to boost its profile and visibility among job candidates, gaming company Penn National Gaming is betting on a new recruiting strategy designed to actively promote job listings on social media sites.
Productivity can be a big problem, even at benefit brokerages and agencies and other types of businesses. Employers recently shared some real-life examples with the staffing company CareerBuilders of some of the more unusual things they've seen employees doing when they should have been busy working.
Minimum-wage activists seized on a decision against McDonalds by the National Labor Relations Boards general counsel Tuesday, saying the move may make it easier to unionize workers and ultimately raise wages.
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.