Direct access: Employees prefer instant benefits and pay info
A recent survey conducted by the American Payroll Association shows that many employees want a quick way to access their payroll and benefits information. Within the “Getting Paid in America” survey, technologies such as employee self-service portals were cited as major sources of empowerment to employees around the country. The survey collected information from over 34,800 employees to explore the role of technology when it comes to payroll and benefits in 2015. Organizations should be focusing on getting this information to employees as fast as possible using technology.
All in the details? Prospective employees want more info, interaction during the hiring process
One out of every three prospective employees wants more details when it comes to job opportunities and companies during the hiring process, according to a new insights paper “Making the Connection: Best Practices in Candidate Experience” surveying more than 200 US job seekers. In addition to more details and information throughout the process, the survey shows that prospective employees would like to have more human interaction and more frequent conversations at key stages of the hiring process, along with more feedback if they are not hired. Who would’ve thought?
Small law: New measure revises definition of small businesses in ACA
On October 1, the Senate passed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act (HR 1624) which will amend the definition of small businesses and also protect them from possible jumps in health care premiums moving forward. Currently, the definition is scheduled to change in 2016 from 50 to include employers that have up to 100 employees. This will require different small and midsized businesses to stay aware of the different rating rules and requirements based on their headcount. Yet another reason to put your focus on ACA moving forward.