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How Do We Get Employees to Unplug?

August 1, 2014
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We want our salaried employees to truly unplug while on vacation. Many of them seem to feel they are required to "check in" (voice mails, emails) during scheduled vacation time away from the office. I guess this means they're productive, but what about burnout?

— Worried About the Consequences, HR administrator, automotive, Irvine, California


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What Kind of Retirement Guidance Should Be Offered?

July 31, 2014
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What is the trend among large corporations to offer retiring leaders some guidance or preparation for both the financial and emotional impact of retirement? Why do they do it and what types of services do they offer?

— Fact-finding Mission, president, consulting/legal, Los Gatos, California


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Wellness Investments Rise but Results Remain in Question

June 25, 2014
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More employers are deploying wellness programs but implementation and effectiveness remain elusive.


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Making the Most of Mobile

June 1, 2014
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Years after HR departments first started using mobile to find and recruit potential employees, more are integrating it into internal workforce management functions as well.
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Employees Making the Most of Mobile for Benefits Information: Survey

March 18, 2014
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Employee with access to personnel data from a mobile device view it more often than those who can only look up the same data from a Web portal, according to an ADP study.
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Special Report: Life, Disability & the Pursuit of Benefits

March 6, 2014
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With health care and retirement taking priority in company benefit budgets, group life and disability plans are slowly shrinking from employer offerings.
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The Cynic’s Guide to Creating a Great Place to Work in Five Easy Steps

January 17, 2014
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My rationalization for feeling jaded and cynical every time I see a list like this is simple: I know how hard business is today.
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Finding Ways to Avoid Year-End Payroll Pain Points

December 20, 2013
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Making adjustments to payroll can also come with additional fees and penalties, which can be avoided with a little planning.


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It’s a Benefits Bonanza at Principal Financial’s 10 Best List

December 19, 2013
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Competitive salaries with specialty perks translate into low turnover rates, according to Principal Financial Group’s 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security.
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How Do You Stress Accountability Among Employees Without Sounding Threatening?

December 17, 2013
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Q: We have been stressing accountability as a cultural value. What is a good way for us to take the concept of accountability beyond the performance appraisal? We want employees to embrace accountability but not feel threatened by it (i.e., no raises, discipline etc).

—Performance Is the Thing, education, Pune, India


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