Benefits

A key part of attracting and retaining quality employees is offering a valuable employee benefits package that meets their wants and needs. For small to medium-sized businesses, however, offering a robust benefits package that rivals that of a much larger corporation can be a challenge. These blog posts delve into how employers can identify what benefits employees want and need, and how those needs can be met. Topics range from new regulations that affect health benefits to ways to get more employees to participate in a 401k. At Navigate, we know just how challenging employee benefits can be, which is why we help to give smaller companies the leverage of a big business with access to more robust and competitive benefits offerings. Read on for tips on how to make the most of your benefits offerings, and to ensure that you are staying on top of all the latest tips and trends in employee benefits.

5 Benefits Trends to Look Out For in 2019

5 Benefits Trends to Look Out For in 2019

In our last blog post, we highlighted 5 HR trends to look out for in 2019. As the overall workplace environment is shifting, so are employee benefits. Employee benefit offerings are becoming more important than ever, with 80% of workers reporting that they would keep...

The Year End Bonus: Things to Consider

The Year End Bonus: Things to Consider

As we approach the end of the year, many employers are preoccupied with planning holiday parties and managing employees’ requests for time off. The holidays are an exciting busy time, but one thing that employers should not forget to think about is the year end bonus....

The Push For Phased Retirement

The Push For Phased Retirement

Traditionally, the Social Security’s full benefit retirement age has been 65 years old, but that number is slowly increasing. Currently, the full benefit age is 66 for people born between 1943-1954, and will gradually rise to 67 for those born in 1960 and later. That...

The Race for Talent: Employee Benefits

The Race for Talent: Employee Benefits

Is your company winning the race for talent? Unfortunately, many are not, according to a recent Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey. In it, more than two-thirds of employers reported “challenging recruiting conditions in the current talent market”—and...

How to Offer Big Benefits at Your New England Small Business

How to Offer Big Benefits at Your New England Small Business

No one ever said running a company was easy. New England small-business owners embrace the challenge, taking on the difficult work of staying afloat in a crowded sea of larger competitors. Just because a business is small doesn’t mean it can’t enjoy some of the...

Why Wellness Programs Are on The Rise & How to Start One

Why Wellness Programs Are on The Rise & How to Start One

How far does your company’s wellness program go? Does it offer health insurance? How about dental? Vision? Now, what about voluntary biometric screenings or on-site fitness centers? Are smoking cessation programs and outdoor stress-reduction sessions company...

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