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Jun18

New Tips Into Essay Producing Program Never Before Discovered

June 18th, 2018, 11:03 AM |  Posted in: Human Resources Management |
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Essay Writer Low-priced – Is it a Scam?

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The Mystery of How to Write a Personal Essay That No One Is Talking About

June 18th, 2018, 11:00 AM |  Posted in: Human Resources Management |
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Definitions of Acquire Essay Paper

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Jun15

Providing Cost of Healthcare Coverage

I recently hired a new staff member. During the interview process, I went over the types of benefits our company offer. In the Offer Letter, I designated when she would be eligible for benefits. After a week of employment, she asked to see how much would be deducted from her check should she take our healthcare benefit package. I provided her with that information. Now, she is threatening to leave because the cost of her portion of coverage. Unless asked, I have never discussed the cost of benefits until it was time to enroll. When should that conversation take place?

There are differing opinions on when the cost of healthcare coverage should be provided. Most companies provide such information after hire at the time of enrollment. This method is generally well received if the cost of benefits is on the low end of your industries’ standard. But, as you’re realizing waiting to provide the information can cause frustration if the cost is higher than what a newly hired employee expects.

In my experience, it’s proven beneficial to ask an individual if he/she would like to review the SPDs including costs at the time the job offer is made. Some companies provide this during the interview process. Doing so completely avoids the situation you find yourself in now. Unfortunately, this may lead to the applicant declining the job offer. But, it’s better the individual declines the offer then wasting your time onboarding the employee.

Consider if you can increase the employee’s salary enough to ease her concern. If not, focus on all the other benefits you offer that may make up for the additional cost.

HTH!

June 15th, 2018, 12:56 PM |  Posted in: Benefits |
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