Investing in employee education works. This is why large companies across nearly all industries commit revenues to employee tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment benefits, in-house education and certification programs and other corporate education initiatives. Each year, Fortune 1000 companies commit over $20 billion to various kinds of employee education programs. In all, 71 percent of […]

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  As much as we all enjoy reading about developing the soft skills and the exciting new human resources technologies coming out, being in this business still means hitting your HR deadlines. Fire up your Outlook calendar and wipe off that white board — here are some of the critical HR deadlines coming up over […]

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Health insurance giant Aetna is the latest major employer to join the growing list of companies to offer student loan repayment assistance as an employee benefit. Beginning in 2017, the company’s 50,000 full-time workers will be eligible for matching student loan payments of up to $2,000 per year, up to a cap of $10,000 per […]

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Competition for talent is getting more intense. Last month’s positive jobs report was great news, but it also means that employers are going to have to step up to the plate and offer a compelling value proposition in order to recruit and retain the best talent. Fall behind and it will be your competitors, not […]

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Not all of us are fortunate enough to have access to Roth 401(k) accounts. Only a fraction of employers who offer 401(k) plans make Roth accounts available to their employees. But recent surveys indicate that even when Roth accounts are offered, employees have yet to embrace them. Fewer than 10 percent of plan participants who […]

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  The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently released a new set of rules governing the administration of employee wellness programs, and all employers sponsoring or considering sponsoring such plans should take note.  Here are some of the main takeaways. There’s No ADA Safe Harbor. The new regulations make clear that the EEOC does not consider […]

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Chances are at least some of your employees – possibly many – are struggling financially. Seven out of ten Americans say that finances are their most common source of stress. Half say they find their current financial situation stressful, and fewer than 40 percent of households have three months of savings put away. Those numbers […]

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Last month, Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche made national headlines when he told the White Sox that he was leaving his $13 million baseball career so he could spend more quality time with his son. Moments after he announced his decision to leave on Twitter accompanied by the hashtag #FamilyFirst, an important and […]

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USA Today’s Jefferson Graham recently hosted Tuition.io’s CEO Brendon McQueen on his #1 podcast show, Talking Tech. Brendon joined a few others in USA Today’s Tech Roundtable. In the article recapping the roundtable, Jefferson Graham wrote: Brendon McQueen has a pitch to employers–work with his company to pay off student loans for his employees, and they’ll have […]

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