Choosing benefits today puts HR in prickly position; top hires are weighing company’s benefits against what they could get from a competitor; leadership wants ROI. There’s too much at stake for HR to just make a guess. So how are today’s trailblazers creating their programs? Like the answer to the old joke about porcupines: very carefully.
For working parents, as back-to-school nears, flexibility at work is essential. Learn how to help your employees keep up with their many responsibilities.
Employee wellbeing sounds great for them – your employees. But if you decide to implement benefits that support it, what’s in it for you?
As the big yellow bus makes off with both the lazy days of summer and our progeny (not to mention the days of pleading with friends for playdates while we work), we nod to a few news items in education news that are getting the new school year off to an energetic start.
The talent landscape is about to make some sharp shifts that will require employers to get creative with how they recruit, retain, and engage their people. Keeping tabs on your education assistance program and strategically and regularly fine-tuning it can help you keep up with five big talent challenges ahead.
Back-up care for the back-to-school time is becoming a go-to solution, filling in when kids are out of school, or when regular care isn’t available.
“Men certainly aren’t shy about saying what’s on their minds,” writes Bright Horizons CFO Elizabeth Boland on FORTUNE.com, “and we shouldn’t be either. Rather than waiting until you’ve reviewed all of the information to offer up your voice, take a cue from men and throw out your opinion.”
Boston.com profiled our company chief – his history at the company, how he’s helped us become one of Massachusetts’ top places to work, and his hard work keeping up the positive culture we’re so proud of — and provided insight into what makes our company tick.
Last night at the Olympics, swimmer Dana Vollmer scored a bronze medal in the Butterfly. What makes this achievement especially awesome is the fact that Dana is 28 and just 17 months ago, she gave birth to a baby boy.
Today’s workforce is like a giant sponge – everyone, especially Millennials, wants to absorb as much knowledge as possible. That presents a question for employers. Can you use that information – employees’ desire to learn – to your advantage in terms of talent strategies? And if so, how? A well designed tuition assistance program can do far more than develop specific functional skills, says the new EdAssist® report, In Demand: Tuition Assistance. “By creating employee growth opportunities that tightly align with organizational goals, employers can offer the long-term career development employees want, while delivering on the strategic talent goals the organization…