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Sharing views and making news: November 22, 2016

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Over the past week, our consultants have provided insight into wellness, financial literacy, and FLSA overtime rules.


CA., Benefits Canada, My Take: Personal finance should be a mandatory course in high school

“…a recent survey … showed 91 per cent of employers offer financial literacy and skills programs due to increasing demand from employees. It’s clear, then, that employers are also dealing with the results of low levels of financial knowledge.”

Our Global Wellbeing survey report was also cited in Working@Office (Germany: “In the case of well-being programs for employees, it is mainly about their productivity”), Workforce (U.S.: “The Whole World Wants to Work Well”), Computerworld (Italy: “Well-being in the company? Staff productivity is critical”), Think.Work. Different. (Germany: “Feel good at the service of productivity”), and SmallBizAdvisor (Canada: “How to bring financial literacy into the workplace”).


U.S., T-Sheets, Your Workforce Is About to Revolt

“Millions of employees across the United States are waiting anxiously to learn how they’ll be affected by the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations. And the way business owners approach their fears and questions can mean the difference between a smooth transition and sinking morale, attrition, and even lawsuits.” (Article by Tom Burke and Leah Reynolds )


U.S., CIO 4 employee benefits that will improve retention

“Dean Aloise, global HR consulting leader, says that businesses are looking for more “value” in their benefits beyond flashy perks that get people in the door. But what employees value is going to vary depending on factors like age, demographic and personal view point. Aloise says the only way to understand what most your employees want from their benefits package, is to ask them and then communicate those benefits regularly to the workforce.”

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Earlier this year, the Department of Labor released a new rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act that is expected to make more than four million white-collar workers eligible for overtime pay when it takes effect. Dramatic changes in the overtime regulations, currently scheduled for December 1st, will impact employers from coast to coast. Are you ready? And how will the changes affect your organization?

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