Kathryn Mayer

Kathryn Mayer is HRE’s benefits editor and chair of the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference. She has covered benefits for the better part of a decade, and her stories have won multiple awards, including a Jesse H. Neal Award and honors from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the National Federation of Press Women. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Denver. She can be reached at kmayer@lrp.com.

Number of the day: inflation’s effect on emergency savings

Soaring cost-of-living is eating away at workers’ ability to save money, further proof employer help is needed.

Here’s how inflation is taking a toll on retirement

New research finds employees are cutting 401(k) contributions and delaying retirement, evidence that employers may want to boost support.

Number of the day: lack of retirement savings

Employees aren’t saving enough for their post-work years, data that indicates a call to action for employers.

Employers exploring expansion of covered abortion services

New data sheds light on employers' benefit plans after Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court.

Employees’ latest mental health challenge? Rising inflation

Employers cannot ignore the emotional toll that the soaring cost-of-living is having on some workers, one expert says.

Inside EY’s $22 million strategy to get workers back into the office

A temporary fund set up by the firm reimbursed all commuting costs, dependent care costs, and pet care costs for its U.S. workers so that the barriers would be removed for office visits.

Number of the day: inflation-driven paycheck concerns

A growing number of employees say they are looking for new, better-paying jobs because of the rising cost of living—data that signals important implications for HR leaders.

Employers budgeting big pay raises for 2023

The hot job market and inflation are both driving factors.

Number of the day: employees looking for new jobs

More data further proves the Great Resignation is far from over—and indicates what HR leaders can do to help sway workers to stay put.

Among the top 2023 benefits trends: affordability and family support

The vast majority of companies say they are looking to enhance their health and benefit offerings next year in order to attract and retain talent.

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