HR Articles

  • These Companies Are Reinventing Their Health Benefits — and Creating a Major Competitive Advantage

    April 17, 2019

    In 1942, at the height of the Second World War, U.S. employers faced a serious crisis. With so many workers engaged in military service, competition for talent was through the roof — but an executive order had frozen wages to curb inflation. Companies had to rethink their strategy for attracting great candidates. And because of that, generous health benefits...

  • Why Many Companies Are Ditching Their Holiday Parties This Year

    December 10, 2018

    Only 65% of companies are throwing a holiday party this year, the lowest number since 2009, according to a survey conducted by the outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Could this be a conspiracy of Scrooge, the Grinch, and Mr. Potter? Maybe, but it’s unlikely. “The number could be due to several factors, including potential liability following...

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  • Mandatory Paternity Leave: The Next Must-Have Benefit?

    December 6, 2018

    The most intriguing idea in corporate benefits is not onsite nap rooms, workplace yoga, or unlimited paid vacation. It’s mandatory paternity leave, a practice that means new dads don’t just have the option to take time off, they have to stay home with the new baby. This concept has gained some traction in Scandinavia but not much elsewhere. In many countries,...

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  • 5 Ways Companies Are Changing the Conversation About Mental...

    November 26, 2018

    In the UK, mental health problems are the second biggest cause of absences from work. Combined with employee turnover resulting from...

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  • These 6 Companies Made Work-Life Balance More Than a...

    November 19, 2018

    A healthy work-life balance is one of the biggest predictors of employee happiness. In fact, more than half (53%) say it’s a “very...

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  • Want to be a Great HR Professional in 5 Years? Master These...

    October 2, 2017

    There’s arguably no department that has more to gain over the next five years than human resources (and it’s many related functions,...

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