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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Why You Should Consider Implementing An Employee Recognition Program

With the current state of the economy, and unemployment figures stubbornly refusing to budge, many companies see little need to put a great deal of effort into making sure that employees are happy and satisfied in their jobs. After all, the thinking goes, employees have few options these days when it comes to finding new jobs, so they’re unlikely to leave whether or not they love their jobs. And so, is there any point to implementing anything like an employee recognition program? [read more...]

June 28th, 2011 • 0 Comments

Why curbing benefits should not be the first cost-cutting action taken…

With the economy continuing to be in a precarious position, and unemployment figures equally pessimistic, many companies are looking for ways to cut costs in order to shelter themselves from these difficult economic impacts. And in many cases, the low-hanging fruit appears to revolve around employee benefits. It can be far easier to slash bonuses and raises, for example, than it is to take a cold hard look at expenditures and determine where money can be saved. Yet is this really the best first option for companies, this knee-jerk action by Human Resources to take away employee benefits? [read more...]

June 20th, 2011 • 0 Comments

TaxFreePremiums Announce Website, Blog Redesign, Social Networking Launch

TaxFreePremiums launches new social efforts connecting with human resources professionals and small business owners to offer time and cost saving products and resources and additional employee benefits. [read more...]

June 17th, 2011 • 0 Comments

Section 125 POP Plans are Required to Perform Non Discrimination Testing Each Year

If you read the IRS regulations on Section 125 POP Plans, also known as cafeteria plans, one thing becomes clear:  the IRS wants all employees to have equal access to the plan and its benefits.  That’s why the regulations include nondiscrimination rules and require regular testing of the plan. [read more...]

June 3rd, 2011 • 0 Comments

Employers May See Productivity Backlash as Economy Improves

The American worker has spent the last few years being more productive than ever.  Thanks to the recession and a dismal job market, employers could easily mandate that workers “do more with less” without having to worry about a mass exodus.  It worked for a while, but new research suggests that employees are tired…and looking to work elsewhere. [read more...]

June 1st, 2011 • 0 Comments