Category Archives: Employee Benefits

A New Concept for Dealing With Workplace Injuries

As a business leader you recognize that, despite all the precautions your company can take, accidents happen. In their training, supervisors and employees are all made aware of the routines to follow when an injury occurs. Now experts are taking an enhanced look at the transition between the moment of an injury and an employee’s return to the work floor. New concepts are making the process work better for all involved.

Finding Better Ways to Deal With Job-Related Health Issues

One productive new idea to deal with jobsite health concerns is a Telephonic Nurse Triage Program. In a nutshell, when an injury occurs, rather than sending an employee home or to a clinic, the injured person phones the triage nurse who can assess the situation and immediately determine the best treatment options. The program has proven to have several benefits:

  • It cuts down on lost workdays as well a worker’s comp claims
  • It automatically steers employees to the proper medical provider
  • It offers prompt, proper medical advice for clinic or in-home care

Keeping Your Workforce Healthy Is a Necessity

For the sake of productivity and worker morale, maintaining good healthcare practices is always essential. Considering the incredibly tight labor market, which is forecast to continue throughout the remainder of the decade, it is all the more important to keep employees healthy.


Parental Leave Basics

If you’re expecting and gainfully employed, you need to educate yourself about parental leave laws and policies. You may think you know everything, but both company guidelines and employee expectations are reshaping this type of benefit. There can be vast differences between maternity leave in the staffing industry and paternity leave in the tech sector. Over the last few years, many employers have been extending parental leave benefits to attract and retain a younger pool of talent. Let’s take a quick look.

Staffing Industry Basics

If you work in the staffing industry as a temporary worker you may or may not be entitled to job protection under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Ask specific questions of both your temp agency and the company with which you’ve been placed. It depends on how many people both the company and the temp agency employ, as well as the number of staff the temp agency has placed with the company to which you’ve been assigned.

Full-Time Trends

If you’re a full-time employee somewhere and considering parenthood, look closely at the benefits your employer is offering as compared to their competitors. Many companies are increasing paid time off for:

  • Expectant mothers
  • Expectant fathers
  • Prospective adoptive parents
  • Surrogate mothers
  • Foster parental leave.

Your benefits may extend beyond what FMLA dictates you get. Be sure to know how much time off your employer offers.