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Ban the Box: State-by-State

Ban the Box: State-by-State

One in Three American Adults Have a Criminal History In the past, having a criminal history prevented some potentially great job candidates from being hired, regardless of how long ago the crime took place, how minor the infraction was, or how good of a fit they might be for the role. When you consider that an estimated 70 million Americans—one in three Americans who are of working age—have some kind of criminal history, it’s not difficult to understand how requiring a squeaky-clean record could become problematic for some jobs. Even People Without Convictions Can Be Discriminated Against Many criminal background checks fail to distinguish between someone being arrested or charged and actually being convicted. Potential employees are...

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Are Domestic Partner Benefits Mandatory?

Are Domestic Partner Benefits Mandatory?

A Brief History: Only What You Need to Know The roots of domestic partner benefits stretch way back to 1982, when the City of San Francisco enacted legislation to offer health insurance coverage to the same or opposite sex partners of its unmarried employees. “Domestic partner” soon became the official legal term used by insurers and private and public employers. Also, in 1982, New York City newspaper The Village Voice became the first private employer to offer domestic partner health care benefits. Many other companies and municipalities followed suit. Fast forward to more than 30 years later when, in 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that domestic partner benefits apply to both same-sex and unmarried opposite-sex couples....

Banker

3 Reasons CFOs Should Care About Employee Benefits

3 Reasons CFOs Should Care About Employee Benefits

If you think the realm of employee benefits is strictly HR’s domain, it’s time to change your thinking. Labor costs, including employee benefits, is often the largest expense of any organization and should be closely watched by both HR and finance. More financial leaders are taking an interest in human resources and starting to expand their influence outside the traditional areas of accounting. A recent Robert Half survey showed CFOs are more likely to expand their reach into HR more than any other department. 39% of CFOs said their role expanded into HR the most Source: Robert Half If you’re hands-off when it comes to employee benefits, it’s time to get his/her attention. Here are three reasons why a CFO should care: A Healthy Workforce...

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5 Cost-Containment Strategies to Make Benefits a Competitive Advantage

5 Cost-Containment Strategies to Make Benefits a Competitive Advantage

A diverse mix of benefits are one of the most critical tools employers can offer to attract top talent—but companies can’t ignore the impact benefits have on retention. Still, some financial leaders hesitate to invest in a variety of benefits packages due to the costs involved. Paycor analyzed more than 30,000 medium and small businesses and found that as organizations offer more benefit plans, there’s a substantial improvement in turnover. Specifically, organizations offering six benefit plan types saw turnover improve 138%. Check out our infographic below which examines five cost-containment strategies CFOs should consider to avoid breaking the bank.