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Posted October 01, 2015 by

Revising Employee Benefits in Light of Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

Employers should avoid discriminating against LGBT candidates and employees in same-sex relationships. The Supreme Court ruling in June of 2015 recognizes same-sex marriages across the United States and grants benefits that opposite-sex married couples receive. As a result of the ruling, employers must review their policies concerning employee benefits.

To help explore these issues, College Recruiter recently hosted a College Recruiting Bootcamp on LGBT and other diversity hiring issues on Tuesday, September 29, at the Twilio headquarters in San Francisco.

College Recruiter has been publishing the opinions from a number of talent acquisition and recruiting leaders about why and how employers should diversify their workforces. Beth Zoller, Legal Editor for XpertHR, explains how the Supreme Court ruling affects employee benefits of same-sex married couples. (more…)

Posted July 29, 2015 by

Employee Benefits of Video Conferencing

Boris Dzhingarov 2

Boris Dzhingarov

Video conferencing is rapidly changing the way business is done worldwide. Once an expensive and unwieldy network to set up and run, advances like cloud based conferencing have made installing video conferencing a streamlined and hassle-free experience.

You may have heard about the myriad of benefits video conferencing can bring to your business and your customers, but there’s another incredibly important group that benefits from video conferencing: your employees.

How can adopting video conferences create a better work environment for your most important resource? Take a look at some of the benefits. (more…)

Posted November 17, 2014 by

6 Perks of Part-Time Job While Studying

Portrait of a teenage girl working part time in a stationery shop

Portrait of a teenage girl working part time in a stationery shop. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Getting on the road of becoming adults is the most exciting phase for the children. But to their surprise, the age of adolescence is not only about having fun and chill, but it also brings many responsibilities to own. This is the time when you start taking the responsibilities at a more mature and productive level.

According to some stats, it is recorded that around 80% of the students are involved in part time job activities. But it is a fact that getting hands on a part time job during academic years is often difficult for the students to get. But in order to get a job, a student must also understand the benefits and the perks of getting to work as a part timer during the educational years. (more…)

Posted February 26, 2013 by

Make College More Affordable with these Five Great Tips

Piggy bank for college fund

Piggy bank for college fund. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When you begin researching colleges and degree programs, it’s easy to get caught up with the cost – specifically the cost per credit hour. But before choosing a college, it’s also important to look inside the cost of tuition because it often includes a number of hidden fees – everything from books to parking and living expenses. No one wants to pay for things they don’t need, but students often do without even realizing it. (more…)

Posted December 24, 2012 by

Why Cash Is Not Always King For Rewarding Employees

CollegeRecruiter.comFor employers who believe that money is the only reward that employees value, they may want to think again.  The following post offers more information.

Employers may think giving their workers cash rewards is the best way to keep them happy, but it turns out, its those non-financial awards that lead to loyalty and productivity among employees.

“Cash rewards don’t have a long lasting effect,” says Susan Heathfield, About.com Guide to Human Resources. “Most people fritter it away and don’t spend it on something tangible or significant in their lives and as a consequence its impact doesn’t last.”

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Why Cash Is Not Always King For Rewarding Employees

Posted November 28, 2012 by

Most Employers Offering Voluntary Benefits and Employee Perks

Amy Kaminski of Compdata Surveys

Amy Kaminski of Compdata Surveys

With slow economic growth and minimal pay increase budgets to work with, it’s no wonder companies continue to count every dollar when it comes to benefits planning. Human resources professionals, who are also dealing with the demands of employees to offer more comprehensive coverage, have found that offering voluntary benefits may be the key to boosting the value of their company’s benefits plan.

Voluntary benefits are benefits offered by employers, in which the entire premium cost to receive the benefit is paid for by the employees choosing to enroll in them. The Compdata SurveysBenefits USA 2012/2013 survey results found 49.6 percent of organizations offer accident insurance to employees as a voluntary benefit. More than a third of employers offer cancer care as a voluntary benefit, while 28.4 percent offer legal assistance. Universal life insurance is offered at 25.2 percent of companies surveyed. Parking perks and pet insurance are offered at a rate of 11.3 percent and 9.4 percent, respectively. (more…)