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3 Tips for Securing a Backup Care Budget

One of HR’s biggest challenges each year is deciding how to spend its employee benefits budget. While traditional benefits remain a good investment, emerging benefits like backup care programs are increasingly important to attracting and retaining talent.

To Thrive, Employers Must Support Workers Inside and Outside of the Workplace

Why the focus on helping employees thrive? Because thriving, happy employees are better employees. They are more engaged in their work, are more loyal to their employers, and more meaningfully contribute to their organizations’ goals.

Why You’ll Lose Talent Without Caregiving Benefits

If you don’t have strong caregiving support programs in place, plan to lose valuable talent to employers who do. Providing your employees with these valuable benefits has a clear upshot, they will significantly impact talent acquisition and retention, and companies that offer these benefits have a distinct advantage in the escalating war for talent.

The Causes and Costs of Workplace Stress, and What You Can Do About Them

Work-related stress is rising, but that doesn’t mean your organization has to be a victim to it. There are ways to lower your employees’ stress levels—and strengthen your employment brand in the process. Here's what you can do to combat the costs and causes of workplace stress.

Put These 5 Financial Wellness Trends to Use in 2019

Do employers have a responsibility for the financial well-being of their employees? Remarkably, employers and employees are saying yes to this question. In light of this growing focus on employees’ financial wellness, here are five voluntary benefits set to trend upward in 2019 and beyond.

4 Strategies for Managing Your Company’s Caregiving Costs

To gain control over turnover and productivity losses, a recent Harvard Business School study recommends that employers shift their perspective on caregiving to view it as a talent management challenge rather than merely a potential benefit expense. Here are four strategies to consider.

Caregiving Crisis: Are U.S. Employers Looking the Other Way?

Caregiving is laced with “hidden costs,” including major turnover and productivity losses, which are already undermining the wellbeing of American companies and their workforces. And the future looks even more troubling. Here we examine a recent Harvard Business School study on the caregiving crisis employers are facing.

Quantifying the ROI of Backup Care

It's clear that offering a backup care benefit to your employees with help you attract and retain talent. Still not sure about backup care as an investment? Here's how you can expect to reap both hard and soft ROI from a backup care program—and they can really add up.

The Secrets to Better Benefits Utilization & ROI

There's no question that benefits matter to employees—a lot. But this raises a question that continually vexes employers: if benefits matter so much, why do employees rarely utilize them to their full advantage? The sad fact is many employees simply don’t understand their benefits or even know about all of the programs employers offer them.

2019 Top Recruiting Trends: Benefits To Attract and Retain Multi-Gen Talent

Organizations that take a strategic approach to their benefits program, leveraging benefits to recruit and retain employees, are nearly twice as likely to have more satisfied employees and to report better business performance compared with organizations that are not strategic with benefits.