Human Resources (HR)

From Parental to Bereavement: The Latest Paid Leave Policy Trends 

Anne Patterson
 

A new survey report from the International Foundation reveals current paid leave trends in workplaces throughout the U.S. The Paid Leave in the Workplace 2024 Survey Report provides a glimpse into what organizations are offering for vacation, sick leave, parental leave and […]

Dispelling Cybersecurity Myths for Benefit Plans

Guest Contributor
 

As the rate of digital transformation continues to accelerate across all industries, poor cybersecurity remains a pressing threat to employers and benefit plan sponsors. Awareness of nine common cybersecurity myths can help employee benefit plan stakeholders better understand their plan’s risk posture […]

Employer Considerations to Support Menopause in the Workplace

Jenny Gartman, CEBS
 

Destigmatizing menopause has been a hot topic in 2023 and is a trend that will continue in the years ahead. Within recent years, it’s involved increasing awareness in the workplace about the menopause transition, the symptoms and the effects those symptoms can […]

Five Tips for a Successful Benefits Open Enrollment

Kathy Bergstrom, CEBS
 

The arrival of fall signals the start of benefits open enrollment season for many organizations. A 2020 International Foundation survey found that benefits open enrollment periods most often begin in October and November—which means open enrollment starts in just a few weeks […]

New Data Released on Four-Day Workweeks

Cara McMullin
 

A new survey report from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans reveals the flexible work arrangements offered by companies across the United States. Key findings from Four-Day Workweek: 2023 Survey Results include the type of non-traditional schedules offered, and reasons for and challenges of […]

Companies Outsource 40% of Their Benefits Functions

New Survey Results—Companies Outsource 40% of Their Benefits Functions

Cara McMullin
 

A new survey report from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans reveals the operations and staffing practices of corporate benefits departments across the United States. Key findings from Corporate Benefits Departments: Staffing include outsourcing strategies, the greatest challenges facing benefits departments, […]