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Netflix Just Made Another Huge Stride On Parental Leave

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 12.09.2015 | Business

Netflix is taking a huge step forward for the working parents it employs. The California-based tech company announced in August that it would give it...

Redefining Selfish

Laura Jack | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Jack

For so long we have valued martyrdom. The more we give, the better we are, even if it means that our own self-care goes by the wayside. We are so worried that we may seem selfish that we have almost gone too far the other direction. We have forgotten how to take care of ourselves.

5 Reasons You Should Ask Your Boss About Tuition Reimbursement

Julie Stich | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Julie Stich

Educational assistance programs continue to gain steam as a popular employee benefit offering. With several large companies (McDonald's, Starbucks, an...

Social Security's Viagra Benefit for Kids

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.19.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

It's true. If you're retired and are still raising young children, there's a little-known Social Security benefit dubbed the "Viagra benefit," that can put some extra money in your family coffers.

It's Open Enrollment: HSA vs. FSA -- What's the Difference?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

As tempting as it may be to ignore the open enrollment information that comes across your desk, I encourage you to consider it carefully. It can be a real plus for your financial health and well-being.

Compassion: The Rise of Man

Jamie Flook | Posted 11.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Flook

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." -- The Dalai Lama The Latin origi...

Imagination: Unlimited and Unfolding...

Debbie Davis | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Davis

When we stretch our imagination to think about where we are today, and where we may go: Then, and only then, do we begin to realize our true potential...

10 Charts That Prove Americans Want Companies To Do Better

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business

Americans have high expectations for corporations. As the recent Volkswagen emissions scandal shows, a firm's reputation is tied deeply to consumers' ...

Under Fire, Netflix Defends Lopsided Parental Leave Policy

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business

It may seem unfair for Netflix to give some employees 12 months of paid maternity or paternity leave while others (many of them hourly) get just 12 we...

5 Benefits of Outsourcing Your HR in Hawaii

Brandon Suyeoka | Posted 08.20.2016 | Hawaii
Brandon Suyeoka

Whether your business is growing or you simply need to contain costs, outsourcing your HR can have a positive impact on productivity and profitability. Companies of all sizes in Hawaii outsource everything from bookkeeping and computer services to call center support. Why not HR?

Dogs Can Benefit Families With Autistic Children, Study Says

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Careful research, planning and preparation are needed to select the right pet and bring him safely and successfully into a family with an autistic child. The goal should be to provide not only help for the child, but also a safe, loving forever home for the animal.

9 Company Perks Every Millennial Wants (and Expects)

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business

If companies want to retain the employees they've invested time and money into training, they'll need to adapt to the expectations of this newest generation of workers.

Will Marry for Health Insurance

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 07.23.2016 | Comedy
Karen Ann Kennedy

Forget the ring. I just want a guy who has health insurance. I don't want a ring; if that guy wants to marry me I want to see the summary of benefits from his job. I don't want to hear about his undying love for me, I want to know what investment options are available through his 401-k!

8 Tips to Control Your Staffing Costs

David Finkel | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
David Finkel

Most service and administrative departments can be cut by 1 in 4 with no impact on quality of work. Many can handle 1 in 3 cut with no significant negative impact. Remember, work expands to fill the time, and not all this expanded work creates value.

Andrew Lord

IBM Just Made Life A Little Easier For Working Mothers | Andrew Lord | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business

The company is offering an amazing new program to help nursing moms ship their breast milk back home when they're traveling for work.

When and How Social Security Checks Are Delivered

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.05.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Generally, Social Security retirement benefits (as well as disability and survivor benefits) are paid in the month after the month they are due. So, if you apply for your Social Security benefits in September, you will receive your September benefits in October.

How Will the Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage Impact Employers?

Julie Stich | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Julie Stich

The case, Obergefell v. Hodges, a composite of four lower-court cases involving four states--Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan and Kentucky--has ramifications for employers and employees in all states.

Looking for Work? Plan a Money-Smart Job Search

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.25.2016 | Business
Jason Alderman

Whether a new job opportunity is across the country or across town, it's important to track the cost and strategy of a job search as closely as you track your career objectives.

In the Good Old Summertime - or Overtime?

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 05.26.2016 | Travel
Kathleen Weldon

As the summer begins, Americans plan to enjoy their traditional summer vacations, a time for swimming, sunning, relaxing and - checking work emails? What polling tells us about vacation in America from the 1940s to today, from the Roper Center for Public Opinion archive:

Trading Flowers for Funded Family Leave Is Good for Moms, Family and Business

Michael Coates | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Michael Coates

Providing supportive parental policies benefits business as well as families. Parents, especially mothers, often leave the office for an extended period of time to care for their families.

Social Security New Rules Explained By Financial Expert

Buck Wargo | Posted 06.20.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

The Social Security Administration allowed people to repay any Social Security benefits they were paid without interest until the rules were changed in 2010. Now, people only have 12 months to change their mind and repay Social Security as part of a one-time option.

Love and Need: What's the Difference?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

In a long-term relationship in which one partner becomes chronically ill, the other person tends for the loved one in spite of having few of his own needs met. In the absence of love, a partner is more likely to abandon his mate.

Sweeping Military Pay and Benefit Changes Coming

Jeremy Hilton | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Jeremy Hilton

Senator Graham's question is about to be pondered in a way that has not happened since the draft ended 42 years ago. This will be a game changing debate.

5 Companies With Part-Time Jobs And Benefits, Too

Next Avenue | Clair Jones | Posted 12.27.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Clair Jones More and more people want to work part-time in retirement to bring in income and to remain engaged. Prob...

Dana Liebelson

Millions of Immigrants Are Asked To Pay Taxes, But Won't Receive Federal Benefits | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

On Thursday, President Barack Obama granted millions of undocumented immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have lived...