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Corporate Wellness Programs in the Spotlight at SHRM Conference

One of the 200 or so concurrent sessions at the upcoming SHRM annual conference in Las Vegas is entitled “20 Characteristics of a Successful Worksite Wellness Program.”


Employee Wellness Programs: Perk or Punishment?

It’s become a popular catch-phrase in corporate America this year: Wellness Programs. It’s why staffers are seen walking around the office wearing Fitbit devices that measure their vital statistics. So reports U.S. News & World Report.


Does a 'Traditional Retirement Age' Still Exist?

It’s rapidly becoming a quaint image of post-World War II, 20th-century life. A professional man (mainly) works for the same company for 25 or 30 years until age 60 or 65; retires with a gold watch, a farewell party and a pension; and spends the rest of his days fishing or playing golf.


Employers Set to Make Big Changes in 401(k) Retirement Plans

In a move designed to reduce costs and raise the level of efficiency in their 401(k) plans, many employers are planning changes to their retirement programs. The move is partly a response to higher plan administration and recordkeeping fees, but also an effort to raise the level of employee savings. So reports U.S. News & World Report.


Strategies to Find Talent, Keep Talent, Grow Talent

A company is only as good as the people populating the payroll. A never ending quest to attract the most qualified candidates, ensure they are in a mutually beneficial relationship with the company they work for and are constantly improving is one of the most complex challenges that a business, company or organization will face.


Starbucks’ Tuition Cup Overflowing

Having long been known as a progressive employer for providing benefits, including health insurance and stock options, to its baristas and other employees (even part-timers), Starbucks recently announced that it would expand the college tuition assistance program it offers to its workforce, known as “partners.” So reports CNBC.


Employee Benefits Programs a Work in Progress

One of the most consistent aspect of benefits management in companies is change. Employee benefits programs are in constant transition.


401(k) Plans Face Court Scrutiny Over Fiduciary Responsibility

The nation’s High Court is hearing a challenge to one California utility’s 401(k) retirement plan that could have far-reaching consequences for employer-sponsored defined contribution plans. So reports MSN.


Paid Family Leave: Potential Employee Perq or Parent Trap?

There’s been a lot of buzz lately around the subject of paid family leave – for new parents, especially – and President Obama even touched on it in last month’s State of the Union address. Perhaps it’s because the U.S. lags way behind most industrialized nations in providing paid time off for maternity or paternity leave, and for providing child- or elder care. So reports


Obamacare Rolls Grow As 2015 Open Enrollment Winds Down

With open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, scheduled to end on February 15, Year 2 of sign-up for health insurance plans under the ACA is progressing much more smoothly than Year 1. So reports


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