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Many Employers Embracing Virtual Open Enrollment Tools

As open enrollment season gears up, employers are having to rethink many of their normal practices for enrolling their employees in employer-offered benefits. In a recent XpertHR webinar, Open Enrollment 2021: How to Handle This Year’s Unique Challenges, we asked… continue
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Open Enrollment Best Practices to Address Unique Challenges for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many parts of our personal and work lives this year, and employers will face unique challenges during open enrollment for 2021 benefits. Benefits are very important to employees and usually represent a significant percentage… continue
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How to Address Rising Back to School, Childcare Leave Requests

While a new school year has started, it’s one unlike any we have ever seen before as many working parents grapple with the challenges of hybrid or 100% remote learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. Your child might be 10 feet… continue
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Addressing Financial Wellness in the Workplace Before It’s Too Late

Although financial wellness benefits have been rising in popularity for the last several years, the demand for them has grown exponentially due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting recession. Such benefits can be a vital resource for employees during… continue
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Remote Work: Temporary Fix or the New Normal?

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, employees have been working from home in unprecedented numbers. But how permanent will telework be? Will employees return to offices once the crisis has passed, or will remote work be the new normal post-pandemic?… continue
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Top Coronavirus Post-Reopening Challenges Facing Employers

While many businesses have reopened after being 100% remote, or shuttered altogether in the spring, employers continue to face significant COVID-19-related challenges. And they are grappling with them amid a daunting economic landscape. My recent XpertHR webinar for HR professionals… continue
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XpertHR’s 2020 Employee Benefits Survey Reveals Intriguing Paid Leave Findings and More

Choosing between a traditional or PTO leave system is always an important challenge for employers, but this choice has taken on added significance due to COVID-19. When setting up paid leave benefits – whether it be a traditional or PTO… continue
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Most Employers Are Conducting Temperature Checks and Asking Employees to Help Clean the Workplace, XpertHR Survey Shows

As employees begin to return to work, most employers are conducting temperature or wellness checks and asking employees to help clean and disinfect the workplace.
However, few are providing hazard pay to compensate employees for their potential increased exposure to… continue
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Returning At-Risk Employees to Work: Precautions to Take

As workplaces reopen, restrictions ease and employees reenter the workplace, they do so in an environment in which the threat of COVID-19 still looms large. Employers must comply with a myriad of state and local health orders on social distancing,… continue
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What Post-Pandemic Workplaces May Look Like

With several states easing restrictions to allow for some business reopenings, there are a host of new challenges for multi-state employers. A few states, like Georgia and Texas, are moving relatively fast. Others are taking a more gradual, phased-in approach.… continue
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