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Startup Health Insurance: Choose Your Own Adventure

Veer Gidwaney | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Veer Gidwaney

For you startup founders and benefits administrators, here's the good news: you have options. In this brave new world of defined contributions, private exchanges and the individual mandate, there are plenty of ways for you and your employees to get good coverage at an affordable price.

Let's Celebrate Working Families and Put Partisan Bickering in a Timeout

Cara Woodson Welch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Cara Woodson Welch

How do we get elected leaders and business leaders to work together towards supporting workplace policies that empower employees to succeed at work and at home?

Work-Life Effectiveness Could Use a Common Definition

Rose Stanley | Posted 12.17.2013 | Business
Rose Stanley

We're moving into open enrollment season for many organizations. What better time than right now when there is already a lot of communication going on regarding the benefits the organization will be offering in the new year.

Newlywed? How To Maximize Your Insurance For Every Stage of Life (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

Getting married, having kids and buying a house are a few of the major milestones that you may experience in your life. And while many of these life s...

Stop Looking for the Best Employees

Dan Henry | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Dan Henry

Progressive organizations and their HR people spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to attract "the best" employees. Here's the secret: you can't.

Financial Planner Q&A: How Do I Maximize My Employee Benefits?

SaveUp | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business
SaveUp

To get the most out of what your employer offers, start by asking human resources for a benefit plan summary. They usually have a document they can email you or can provide you a company benefits website with personal login information.

Walmart and the Mayoral Field Give D.C. the Bait-and-Switch

Sam Jewler | Posted 10.06.2013 | DC
Sam Jewler

The real bait-and-switch is happening right now, as politicians who once called for city-wide agreements and reasonable wages at local Walmart stores -- including the mayor and two mayoral candidates -- switch their rhetoric and their votes.

38 Percent Of U.S. Workers Have No Paid Sick Leave

CNBC | Mark Koba | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business

CNBC: Just last month, New York joined the short list of cities—Portland, San Francisco, Washington and Seattle—and the state of Connecticut...

9 Job Perks That Pay Off Big

Posted 05.09.2013 | OWN

By Amy Shearn Just because your company has a salary freeze doesn't mean you can't score some lucrative employee perks....

What's Behind the Momentum for Paid Sick Days?

Ellen Bravo | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Ellen Bravo

In just two weeks, the movement for paid sick days has seen three victories -- in Portland, Ore., Philadelphia, and most recently, New York City. Local coalitions in each place encountered fierce opposition, and yet the wave of wins continues. Why now?

5 Employee Costs Founders Often Forget

Bryce Maddock | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business
Bryce Maddock

Major acquisitions aside, startups are often blind to the actual costs associated with full-time employees. As you celebrate and toast to your latest round of funding, please take heed of five employee costs often forgotten by founders.

When Family Leave Crosses the Aisle

Jodie Levin-Epstein | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Jodie Levin-Epstein

It's time to expand unpaid leave to cover the 40 percent of all workers who are currently ineligible and to establish national family and medical leave insurance to meet 21st century workforce needs.

Motivation in the Workplace for Optimal Results Is Not a 'One Size Fits All' Implementation

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Business leaders and manager at all levels usually agree on one thing: It's a constant challenge to keep others in the work environment motivated and productive.

Woman Claims She Was Fired For Missing Work For Cancer Treatment

AP | By AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio woman who says she was fired after missing three months of work during treatment for breast cancer has sued her former emp...

What Makes a Company a Great Place to Work?

Robin Hardman | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Robin Hardman

No company has 100 percent satisfied employees. Nonetheless, employees of companies on 'best places to work' lists often do seem happier with their jobs than those at other companies.

The Only Thing Worse Than Spending A Night In Jail

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.15.2012 | Business

What's worse than going to jail? Losing your employer-sponsored benefits, apparently. Given the choice of losing employee benefits or spending a n...

What Does Annual Enrollment and National Work and Family Month Have In Common?

Rose Stanley | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
Rose Stanley

As October melts into November, many organizations begin to gear up for their annual enrollment period and in many organizations, to put on an employee benefits fair.

Tech Company Perks Make the Rest of Employers Look Bad

Jessica Miller-Merrell | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Jessica Miller-Merrell

Work at a technology company in Silicon Valley, Austin, Texas, or another tech-savvy city, and as an employee you are sitting pretty.

Company PAYS You To Go On Vacation...A Nice Sum Too

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 07.13.2012 | Small Business

How would you like to get paid extra to go on vacation? That's what one company in Denver is doing for its employees. As CEO of FullContact Bart Lo...

Why More Employees Are Saying No To Company Health Insurance

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.24.2012 | Small Business

A primary factor driving employees towards being uninsured might not be that they aren't being offered health benefits by their company, but that the ...

10 Companies That Will Help Pay Your Tuition

Posted 05.16.2012 | College

Here's one easy way to get a degree without going deep in debt: have someone else pay for it. What if you could go to college with a job lined up a...

Moving From Wellness to Well-Being

Rose Stanley | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Rose Stanley

The state of many employees' emotional health is sub-optimal, but organizations are giving them the tools they need to make behavioral changes that ultimately drive health care costs down, creating more productive and engaged employees.

No Phones, Unlimited Vacation and They Clean Your House

Josh Sawislak | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business
Josh Sawislak

If you have ever been interested in the idea of pure outcome-based management, you should watch this company. Phil Libin has instituted some very interesting and unusual policies at Evernote.

FedEx fails to deliver for drivers

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business
The Center for Public Integrity

By Amy Biegelsen, iWatch NewsGary Terrio used to work for himself driving lost luggage from the airport in Manchester, N.H., out to the owners' home...

10 Awesome Office Perks

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 03.30.2012 | Small Business

Great companies, even when they get big, still manage to hold onto their entrepreneurial roots. For many, that means carrying over some pretty awesome...