The Influential Extremes

6 Ways to Improve Open Enrollment

As fully remote workforces, hybrid models, and traditional in-office structures continue to evolve, open enrollment, whether done virtually or in person, has endured as an effective way to meet the needs of your workforce.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

Embracing diversity in the workplace strengthens creativity, productivity, retention, and engagement. A Gartner survey found that when companies support D&I initiatives, an overwhelming 83 percent of millennials are actively engaged in their work.

How Fringe Benefits Are Evolving After COVID-19

Fringe benefits plans are vital in building an appealing company culture that attracts the right workforce. Employees who feel comfortable and influential in their work environment have a higher motivation to achieve.

New Mexico Healthy Workplaces Act

Beginning July 1, 2022, workers in the state of New Mexico will be covered by a new Safe and Sick Time statute under the Healthy Workplaces Act.

Updated Guidance: COBRA Subsidies Under the ARPA

Yesterday, the IRS issued Notice 2021-46 (“Notice”), an additional set of Q&As providing guidance on the application of COBRA premium assistance under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).

Reducing Your Medical Plan Spend

Implementing strategies to reduce costs while maintaining benefits is common amongst companies. However, the inverse often happens. Read our recent case study on how Hays assisted an automotive dealer to defy trends by reducing costs while enhancing benefits:

New Hampshire – Paid Family Leave Legislation Takes Effect January 2023

In late June 2021, the New Hampshire State Legislature passed the Granite State Paid Family Leave Plan (PFL) as part of the state budget legislation, making New Hampshire the 10th state (after CA, NJ, RI, NY, WA, DC, MA, CT and OR) to enact a paid leave law to be financed through payroll taxes.

Recorded Webinar: The Evolving Employee Experience

As the unemployment rate continues to decline and many employees, current or potential, are examining their career choices, employers are engaging with a renewed focus to improve their overall employee experience.