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2 benefits never to put on the chopping block

With healthcare costs continuing to skyrocket — along with fears of triggering the “Cadillac” tax in 2018 — employers are looking into what kinds of benefits they can cut. 
 
But there are two benefits that should remain a last resort for cuts: dental and vision benefits. ...




San Francisco votes not to do business with companies in homophobic states

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced the legislation
 

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors yesterday voted unanimously for the city to not enter into any more contracts with companies headquartered in states that bar civil-rights protections for LGBT people. ...




Cultural Diversity in the Work Place

Definition: Cultural diversity is when differences in race, ethnicity, language, nationality, religion, and sexual orientation are represented within a community. A community is said to be culturally diverse if its residents include members of different groups. ...




Work-Hard, Play-Hard Types Are Real: 3 Ways to Recruit and Keep Them

Work hard, play hard; it’s not just a cliché. A report published in May in The Open Psychology Journal studied the relationship between the desire to achieve and the desire for leisure, and found a significant relationship. Participants were asked a series of questions to determine their attraction to religion, parenthood, accomplishment or fame and recreation. ...




NFL to hold January careers forum for women in Orlando

Buffalo Bills special teams and quality control coach Kathryn Smith works from the sideline during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Orchard Park, N.Y. In its report released Wednesday, Sept. 28,2 016, The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport gave the NFL its seventh consecutive A on racial hiring practices and a combined grade of B for hiring minorities and women. ...




What Happened to the Human Side of Your Recruiting?

A negative candidate experience can be costly because job-seekers are prone to share how they feel about their experience with others. CareerArc’s 2016 State of the Candidate Experience survey found that nearly 60 percent of its 826 respondents said they had had a poor candidate experience, and 72 percent had shared that experience online or with someone directly. ...




How Employers Nudge Workers to Save More for Retirement

Many companies are automatically enrolling workers in a 401(k) plan at a higher savings rate.
 
When they are properly funded, 401(k) plans can help you build a nest egg for retirement. But employees often fail to take action and start saving in the account. ...




Should You Open a 401(k) at a Short-Term Job?

There are many reasons you might consider a job to be temporary. Perhaps the position is not in your desired field, and you plan to move on as soon as you find a job that is a better match for your abilities. Or maybe you know you're planning to move to a new city within a few months. ...




5 Things to Have in Place Before Hiring Freelancers

Businesses are increasingly embracing freelancers, realizing the many benefits of using contract workers for their projects. With more than 20 million people expected to leave the workforce to become freelancers in the next five years, businesses will find themselves dealing with a talent shortage. ...




Avoid These 10 Email Mistakes!

Avoid These 10 Email Mistakes!
 
 
            Reading and replying to emails is a common part of every career professional’s day. Email is a quick and convenient way to stay connected with team members, coworkers, clients, bosses, and supervisors throughout the work day that helps you avoid face-to-face conversations or phone calls. ...