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Unlimited Time Off Trending, But Benefits Unclear

Although still rare, a growing number of companies with a broad array of workplace cultures are offering unlimited paid vacation with varying degrees of success.


Emerging Flex Time Policies Aim to Boost Productivity, Creativity

The competition to find, hire and retain quality employees is increasingly stiff, and enterprising employers continually find new ways to attract the best and brightest candidates.


Showing Employees Gratitude Isn't Just a Year-End Activity Anymore

It’s well known in corporate circles that employee retention and job-hopping have created challenges for organizations in the post-Recession economy. So reports CommPro.


Gravity Payments CEO Talks Reasons for $70k Minimum Salary

Seattle-based credit card company Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price made national headlines when he announced he was raising the minimum salary at his company to $70,000 a year at the expense of his own salary. He recently discussed how he came to the decision and his new understanding of what it means to be successful. So reports Today.


Financial Wellness Becoming a Popular Employee Benefit

By this point in the 21st century, many employers have left their employees on their own when it comes to managing their retirement and savings. Now, some big companies apparently feel a tinge of guilt for switching defined-benefit pensions to mainly self-managed defined-contribution plans. Or else they’re just realizing that better financial planning makes for a more contented work force. So reports Forbes.


Health Insurance Changes in Store for 2016

Now in its third year of implementation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to evolve. Even as healthcare costs nationwide have fallen overall in recent years, and nearly 10 million individuals have purchased health insurance through the ACA as of last June (with another 1.1 million signing up during this fall’s open-enrollment period), the ACA is not without its challenges.


Top Perks to Take the Sting Out of Small or Non-existant Raises

Even though jobs have been more plentiful in the last year or two, many companies are still feeling the pinch and are tight with their budgets. So, while productive employees may be denied a pay raise, they can be recognized for their achievements in other ways that don’t take a big bite out of employers’ budgets. So reports Fox Business.


The New Face of Office Holiday Parties

The balance between hosting a fun and entertaining holiday party, while also ensuring the safety and comfort of the guests is one many companies grapple with each season.


Adoption Benefits Not on Par with 'Traditional' Family Perks

Amid the clamor for more generous maternity/paternity leave and more opportunities for new parents to have greater flexibility in their jobs, employees who plan to (or might) adopt children appear to fare more poorly than their “traditional family” counterparts. So reports the Huffington Post.


Slow Wage Growth: Income Inequality or a Shift Toward Benefits?

It’s no secret that wages for millions of Americans have been stagnant, or growing slowly at best. Some economists see it as a continuation of a decades-long widening in income equality due to changes in the global economy, innovation brought on by technology, or even the decline of unionized labor. So reports The Wall Street Journal.


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