Up until now, employers had but one statistic to keep them up at night: the unemployment rate. The Bureau of Labor Statistics just added a new one: people are quitting. A lot.
Is now the time to act? According to a new survey, that’s the question many employers have been asking themselves since tax reform came to town.
The healthcare industry has a serious problem. The number of retirement-age nurses is on the rise and there aren’t enough new hires to replace them. What’s at stake is a nursing shortage estimated in the millions. Understandably, hospitals are asking – where will tomorrow’s nurses come from?
The surprising effect of flat-rate tuition programs: the more classes you allow employees to take, the more cost effective your program can become.
After a week of worry over what would become of tax benefits for dependent care and employer tuition assistance, word got out recently that neither would see alterations under the new tax law: the rules would remain unchanged.
As at any good conference, some of the most insightful comments from ASHHRA 2017 were shared at breaks, over meals, and in the exhibit hall. Here’s what stood out.
No two adult learners are alike. So programs tied exclusively to one school or learning model have a distinct disadvantage.
No matter what the job, there’s a lot to be said for letting the experts do what they do best. In our work at EdAssist, I hear people say often that they thought running an education assistance program would mean a rubber stamp and a checkbook. Then they tried it out.
Dads are no longer automatically putting work first. This new order has been playing out in organizations everywhere: dads rethinking employment choices and choosing jobs based on how they will affect their ability to spend time with children.
Financial challenges are known to negatively impact productivity. A lot of the worst financial decisions are education related, and many come down to information – or lack thereof. And college debt and financing are areas where employers can have real impact.