Week in Review – Popular Content
White House Increases Overtime Eligibility by Millions – NYT
The Obama administration, in a far-reaching effort to improve the lot of workers that has ignited criticism from business groups, announced last week that it was making millions more employees eligible for overtime pay. Read more.
Tags: Overtime Rules
401(k) Fees, Already Low, Are Heading Lower – WSJ
Companies are stepping up efforts to offer lower-cost 401(k) retirement plans, a trend that has already sharply driven down average fees and is likely to continue. Read more.
Tags: 401k, Retirement, Benefits
Trending Topics (Software Provides Honest Employee Feedback, Career Advice for New Grads)
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The Software That Airbnb And Kickstarter Have Used To Get Honest Employee Feedback
“Know Your Company” helps CEOs find out the honest answers to questions that employees are otherwise too shy to answer. Over 200 companies in more than 15 countries now pay $100 per employee to use the software. Read more.
Tags: Employee Feedback
Best career advice for new grads – Business Insider
If clichés like “Follow your passion,” “Give 110%,” and “Be true to yourself” just aren’t cutting it for you, then we’ve got some fresh takes on how to get a head start on your career. From “Don’t work too hard” to “Relax,” here’s some of the best — and often unconventional — advice for you from some really successful people. Read more.
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This Week’s Featured Event
TATech Event Conference and Expo, September 19 – 21, Las Vegas, #TAtechVegas
Special Announcement: The RecruiterCon discount code will now give employers, recruiters and solution providers a $100 discount – that’s in addition to the 2 free hotel nights, if attendees register by July 15th. Learn more.
Did You Know
Supported by the American Lung Association, Clean Air Month – May 2016 – educates people about the impact clean air can have on their lives. This observance also encourages people to take positive steps to help improve air quality. Clean Air Month is recognized in many states across America. Events are held throughout the month of May to promote awareness. These have included ‘Bike To Work Days’ and ‘Share A Car Days’. Read more.
Term of the Week
401(k) Plan: An employer-sponsored retirement plan that has become an expected benefit and is therefore important in attracting and retaining employees. A 401(k) plan allows employees to defer taxes as they save for retirement by placing before-tax dollars directly into an investment account. Employers also contribute to the plan tax-free, for instance by matching contributions. Some plans enable employees to direct their own investments. These plans can be expensive and complex to manage. It is common for companies to outsource all or part of their plan.
Vendor M&A And Partnership News
A sampling of this week’s mergers and acquisitions announcements from around the human resource marketplace – and other partnerships. Latest news here.
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