When evaluating a job offer or deciding what company to work for, potential employees are generally aware that overall compensation is about more than salary and bonus. There’s vacation time, health insurance, maybe tuition reimbursement for those who want to continue their education. Many companies also offer other kinds of perks to sweeten the pot. So reports U.S. News & World Report.
Like most changes to benefits offerings in the Millennium Age, expanded time off for new fathers is starting to be offered at select companies – mainly in the technology sector, but also at some financial and professional services firms.
A healthy workforce is, at least in theory, a mutually beneficial proposition for both employees and employers. The improved health of workers will reduce time off needed and could help limit insurance premiums for companies.
When it comes to employee benefits–especially health insurance–the recent Aflac “WorkForces Report” indicates that the vast majority of U.S. workers are reluctant to change their benefits options, mainly because they don’t fully understand the range of choices open to them. So reports Workforce.com.
As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to fulfill its mission of providing health insurance for America’s uninsured and under-insured populations, it’s proving to be a mixed blessing for both employers and employees. So reports Workforce.com.