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In Depth: The Future of Work Part 1 | New York Benefits Team

The hardest thing about the future of work is defining the concept. The chief reason has to do with change. It’s constant with new technologies coming online at an increasing pace and changing the way people complete their work. If the data is to be believed, what HR knows about work is quickly disappearing. Korn Ferry predicts … Continued

How To Make Meetings with Remote Employees Effective | NY Employee Benefits Agency

Even with video conferencing and messaging apps, fully involving remote employees in team and company meetings remains a challenge. There may be no replacing the experience of being physically in the room, but you can take steps to make meetings more productive and inclusive for remote participants. The most important thing to remember when “meeting” … Continued

Data Drop: The Latest Workforce Surveys for HR Professionals to Read | NY Benefits Consultants

It’s an interesting time for the workforce as big changes are in store for everyone across the spectrum of the professional landscape. Every industry has been impacted COVID-19 and the continuous evolution of the situation, the economy and the workplace means that data and our understanding of all these things is shifting with it. More … Continued

Ask the Advisor: Can we deny an employee’s use of accrued vacation time?| NY Benefits Partners

QUESTION: Can we deny an employee’s use of accrued vacation time? ANSWER: Yes, the decision to approve or deny the use of accrued vacation time is up to you, assuming you do so in a consistent and non-discriminatory manner. It would be acceptable, for example, to deny a vacation request because approving it would leave … Continued

Vaping in the Workplace | NY Employee Benefits Team

The health of our businesses during these uncertain times may be called “sickly” but the health of your employees and your bottom line doesn’t have to be. While we know cigarettes are a danger to your health, we are just now learning the risks associated with vaping.  This trendy new method of nicotine delivery may … Continued

Tools for the Remote Workplace | New York Benefits Agency

The traditional workplace of physical offices and desks has changed. The new normal we are all experiencing is the remote workplace. While some are adjusting to this change without any growing pains, some may find it difficult to transition. Follow these tips to help manage your time in this new space. SET UP A PHYSICAL … Continued

How to Support the Mental Health of Your Employees During COVID-19 | New York Employee Benefits Consultants

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. People have experienced financial hardship, additional challenges with childcare and school cancellations, job loss, reduced hours, sickness, and grief. The future is uncertain, and the present is extra stressful. And to make matters worse, many of the networks and practices that people use to … Continued

5 Tips for Building Trust When Employees Return to Work | New York Benefits Group

The day where people return to normal routines around work doesn’t seem as far off today as it did just a few weeks ago. As politicians itching to “re-open” the world look at ways to revive normalcy, companies now have to do the same as they consider operational needs and employee safety. As the work … Continued

CBD: Fact or Fiction? | NY Employee Benefits Advisors

The cannabidiol (CBD) market in the United States has taken off like a rocket. Some projections have this market reaching $16 billion by 2025. After years of singing its praises for treating, albeit illegally, a myriad of health issues, supporters of cannabis have seen an uptick of mainstream support in the last 2 years with … Continued

What You Need to Know: How COVID-19 Could Impact Your Clients’ Insurance | Employee Benefits Consultants

As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens and becomes increasingly widespread, you will likely be facing more and more questions from your clients regarding business continuity planning. COVID-19 has already led to huge business interruptions, supply chain issues and liability concerns—all of which can open your clients up to claims. Employers, no matter their industry or size, … Continued