It’s that time of year again— time for HR to prep for a successful open enrollment! Starting to plan for your company’s open enrollment now, can result in a smoother process. As employee satisfaction becomes an increasingly large factor to attract talent and maintain retention, employers are looking for more ways to exceed their benefit expectations. As you start planning, it is important to consider how you can make the open enrollment period more successful. Let’s dive in! Reflect The first step to success is looking back on last year’s efforts and evaluate what worked and what didn’t work for you and your employees. Each
Employee benefits is a wide-ranging topic that can boost engagement, productivity and your business’ bottom line, so it is very important to carefully consider your employee benefits management. This can be a challenging task for many businesses with each employee having a unique situation, questions they want answered and doctors they want to see. As part of our services, we help manage all aspects of the employee benefit onboarding and enrollment for you— making your job a little less stressful. In today’s job market, employers are tasked with structuring employee benefit programs that keep the business competitive and employees motivated. Here are 5 ways to
A health insurance provider network is a list of doctors, health care providers, and hospitals that are contracted to a specific health insurance plan (PPO, POS, HMO or EPO). In these plans, the insurance company creates an entire list of doctors and facilities from which you have to choose. When you go to the doctor, you want to stay within your provider network to keep medical costs down. Health plans work to ensure that consumers have access to high-quality, effective care. Consumers benefit from peace of mind when receiving in-network care because it assures the provider meets quality care standards and has lower cost sharing and
You’ve probably heard the terms, exempt and non-exempt, but do you know how to classify the two? The differences between exempt employees and non-exempt employees can cause a lot of confusion for both workers and employers. Whether or not you are entitled to minimum wage and/or overtime pay for working more than 40 hours per week depends on your exemption status, as governed by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In order to adhere to FLSA, it’s important to correctly classify your employees as exempt vs. non-exempt. What’s the difference between these types of workers and the jobs they hold? Let’s take a look!
Managers often find disciplining employees and making termination decisions challenging. Most HR professionals must deal with these sensitive matters from time to time, while ensuring the business complies with a host of employment laws to prevent the risk of a lawsuit. By implementing a clear plan of action, you can prevent making costly mistakes. Here are a few tips for effectively managing employee discipline and terminations to prevent future problems in the workplace and improve your management skills. Most employees want to be productive and succeed in their jobs, so the proper use of discipline and guidance is important. Each disciplinary and discharge situation is