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August 07, 2014

Report Examines Impact of Teacher Absences on District Budgets, Student Learning

What does teacher attendance data look like nationally and what does it mean for student learning? What does research say about practices that make a difference in teacher attendance?

January 14, 2014

FSA "Use-It-Or-Lose-It" Rules Modified

Many organizations offer Flexible Spending Accounts, commonly known as FSA's, in addition to employee health insurance as a way to attract and retain staff. Recent changes to FSA rules impact spending, healthcare, patient wellbeing, taxes, and the management of benefits. Are you up-to-date?

January 10, 2014

Changing Healthcare Costs Will Be Major HR Issue in 2014

Over the past five years, healthcare costs have increased nationally. Do you know what portion of your healthcare costs are your responsibility and what portion your employer covers?

November 20, 2013

$278 Billion Up In Smoke

Between rising health insurance costs, lost productivity, and overall employee health and well-being, more and more talent managers have been tasked with working to alleviate the financial and physical impact of smoking on their organizations.

July 20, 2013

Survey Provides Insight into National Salary Trends

According to a recent survey conducted by the large consulting firm Mercer, employers are planning to increase salaries by an average of 2.9 percent in 2014. The survey targeted 1,500 mid and large size companies from 14 industries which employ approximately 10 percent of the U.S. civilian workforce...

June 27, 2013

AMA Classification on Obesity Could Impact Talent Managers

On June 18, the American Medical Association (AMA) classified obesity as a disease that could receive medical treatment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 18 percent of children age two through nineteen and 35.7 percent of adults are "obese." As obesity rates have r...

June 15, 2013

Employer Sponsored Insurance Dramatically Changing

While flipping through the latest HR Magazine, an infographic caught my eye. It related to a conversation I was having only yesterday on rising health insurance costs and the decline in the number of organizations offering employer sponsored insurance (known in the industry as ESI). According to a ...

October 12, 2012

Performance-Based Compensation is Nothing New in Higher Ed

Performance-based compensation has been a hot topic in K-12 education as hundreds of districts across the country explore the strategy through Race to the Top, the Teacher Incentive Fund, and other federal, state, and local initiatives. However, some in the higher education community are also receiv...

September 06, 2012

Why Are You Still In Your Job?

According to a recent American Psychological Association (APA) Workforce Retention Survey of more than 1,200 Americans with full-time and part-time jobs, "despite uncertainty in the job market, the top reasons working Americans say they stay with their current employers are work-life fit and enjoyin...

August 23, 2012

Is Your HR Department on the Leading- or Bleeding-edge?

I received an email earlier this week that immediately caught my eye. The tag line said, "Why it's time for HR to quit being so wimpy." I am always interested in new, innovate, and strategic ways to approach HR, so I had to check it out. The link took me to a blog, by the business and HR thought le...

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