June 2016 Issue Highlights
In the Spotlight: Virginia Hughes Means, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Chairman of the Board of Directors SHRM-Atlanta
- June note from the editor
- Profile: Virginia Hughes Means, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Chairman of the Board of Directors SHRM-Atlanta
- Highlights from the 2016 MSSHRM State Conference May 16-18 in Biloxi
- Highlights from the WTSHRM 6th Annual HR & Employment Law Spring Conference in Jackson May 4
- Register for 2016 SHRM Annual Conference in Washington June 19-22
- Preview of 32nd Annual KYSHRM Conference August 30-September 1 in Louisville
- Register for 2016 TNSHRM Conference by June 30 for a Chance to Win an Apple Watch!
- Preview of 2016 SHRMGA State Conference September 18-20 in Augusta
- Register for the Wimberly Lawson 2016 Labor & Employment Law Update Conference in Knoxville November 3-4
- PHR | SPHR Online Certification Exam Prep Class Begins August 18
- Web Exclusive: 7 Ways to Look for Emotional Intelligence When Hiring by Harvey Deutschendorf
- Book Look: Think Like a Brand – A 7-Step Strategy to Increase Your Satisfaction and Success by William Carmichael
- Showdown in the Stalls – The Bathroom, The Government and Your Employees by Robert Ratton
- ACA Fees: Self-Funded Fees May Save Money by Utilizing the Proper Counting Method by Ken Bowen
- Seeking Seasonal Hires and Volunteers? Don’t Forgo Background Checks by Ann Easton
- Is Your Company’s Website Discriminating Against the Disabled? by Neemah Esmaeilpour
- The U.S. Department of Labor’s New “Persuader” Rule: Will It Be Stopped? by George Loveland II
- Ransomware Threatens Healthcare submitted by Brad Owens
- Mandatory Arbritation Agreements and the NLRB by Thomas J. Woodford
- Is Your Head in the Clouds When it Comes to Your Employees? by Kerstin Nemec and Tim Norwood
- Warning! Millennial Recruiting May Lead to Disparate-Impact Claims Under the ADEA by Gary Peeples
- How to Get More Than You Pay For by Blake Rogers, Jimmy Hinton, Ricky Reynolds, and Chris Menard
- Improving Staff Morale Through Authentic Appreciation by Paul White
- The 2016 Guide to Super Lawyers in Labor and Employment Law
- Fisher Phillips Super Lawyers in Memphis | Atlanta
- Fisher Phillips Super Lawyers in Atlanta | Louisville
- Fisher Phillips Super Lawyers in Louisville (continued)
- Ogletree Deakins Super Lawyers in Memphis | Atlanta
- Ogletree Deakins Super Lawyers in Jackson, MS
- Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs Super Lawyers in Kentucky
- Wimberly Lawson Super Lawyers in Tennessee
- Littler Memphis Super Lawyers
- Wright Lindsey Jenning Super Lawyers in Little Rock
- Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. Super Lawyers in Little Rock
- Bass Berry Sims Super Lawyers in Nashville
- Burch Porter Johnson Super Lawyers in Memphis
- Baker Donelson Super Lawyers in Tennessee | Georgia
- The Kullman Firm Super Lawyers in Mississippi
- Glankler Brown Super Lawyers in Memphis
- Next Issue – Top Education Programs for HR Professionals – Articles and Ads Due by June 10
Student Loan Payback Becoming a Popular Benefit
According to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) 2015 Employee Benefits survey report, last year:
• 56 percent of organizations offered undergraduate education assistance.
• 52 percent offered post-graduate education assistance.
• Just 3 percent offered company-provided student loan repayments.
SHRM’s survey also revealed that 11 percent of organizations offered 529 plans, which are tax-advantaged savings plans designed to encourage saving for future college costs—often used on behalf of employees’ children but also available for employees to save for their own eligible college expenses.
Other SHRM research indicates that the maximum employee reimbursement allowed for tuition/education expenses annually is, on average, $4,591.11.
SHRM’s comprehensive 2016 Employee Benefits report, which will delve into changes employers are making with their benefit mix, will be released in June at the SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition in Washington, D.C.
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