Rhonda Marcucci, VP of HR & Benefits Technology Consulting, writes, “The field of human capital management (HCM) approaches employee staffing by viewing employees as assets (i.e., human capital), whose value can be measured and enhanced through investment. To understand the role of benefits administration within an HCM model…” Read more about this topic.
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Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting operations of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The May 2015 issue includes healthcare reform updates, a technical bulletin, webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news.
Bloodborne pathogens (BBP) are microorganisms that can cause disease when transferred from an infected person to another person through blood or other potentially infected body fluids. The microorganisms are capable of causing serious illness and death. The most common diseases spread in this manner are Hepatitis B (HBV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Examples of other bloodborne diseases include malaria, Hepatitis C and syphilis. Workers in health care and public safety jobs could be potentially exposed to these disease pathogens. These workers include, but are not limited to, doctors, dentists, nurses, paramedics, police, laboratory workers and housekeeping workers in the health care industry.
The April jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics was just right – bouncing back but not too strong. But as analysts try to predict the Fed moves, have they lost sight of the true employment picture? The Weekly Market Update explores the lead market stories of the past week.
Are prepared to comply with the new safety data sheet (SDS) requirements beginning June 1, 2015? Failure to properly provide or respond to new SDS information by then could open the door to an OSHA inspection, enforcement activities or citations and penalties for violating the Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (HCS 2012). This Risk Management Safety Insight: Hazard Communication Standard newsletter addresses these topics and potential ramifications.
Stay informed on the latest healthcare reform news. Gallagher's Healthcare Reform Update newsletters provide timely, easy-to-understand information about new and revised regulations. Download this month's latest release.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 4,000 people are treated in emergency rooms each year because they were injured while using extension cords. Injuries include fractures, lacerations, contusions, or sprains from people tripping over cords. The Gallagher PEP Talk: Safety Tips for Extension Cords newsletter offers insights for public entities to help them avoid related injuries.
Robert D. Sloan, Area Vice President, Registered Representative, Retirement Plan Consulting, writes, “Ever since the first retirement plan was developed in the United States back in 1889 by the American Express Company, employers have tried to determine the optimal approach…” Read more about creating an impactful retirement strategy.
This Gallagher Risk Management Safety Insight newsletter is part of the newsletter's Great Supervisor series. This edition offers suggestions on how a supervisor can enhance employee productivity by maintaining a vested interest the success of others - and supporting an employee's long-term career objectives.
Health & Welfare Consulting: Critical Thinking- From Employee to Stakeholder: The Unsustainable Status Quo in Compensation and Benefits
In this whitepaper on the topic of sustainability in compensation and benefits programs, Health & Welfare Consulting’s Joe Milano poses the question, “At what point will both employers and employees commit to shifting the paradigm? Compensation and benefits costs cannot simply increase year over year without corresponding growth to the bottom line.” Read more on what employers can do to help align their employees’ and organizational objectives to achieve a sustainable and successful future.