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.

Why employees aren’t taking vacations now, and how HR can help

Experts suggest that HR leaders address workers' financial worries and watch for burnout in response.

Employers prepare for significant jump in healthcare costs

Seven in 10 employers expect moderate to significant increases in the cost of health benefits over the next three years, according to Willis Towers Watson.

2023 looks to be a ‘banner year’ for salary increases

About half of employers are planning raises next year, according to a new survey.

EX is becoming central to the CHRO role. Here’s why that matters

Amid attraction and retention challenges, HR leaders are rethinking the employee experience.

Boosting wages for new hires? What that means to your current employees

Tenured workers aren’t happy about employers’ focus on new hires, a new survey finds. Here’s how employers can manage pay discrepancies.

Employees want financial help; why aren’t employers providing it?

Organizations are largely ignoring employees’ financial worries, i4cp data finds.

In a job market paradox, why HR leaders should focus on communication

Lessons from the past few years hold true as the labor market sends mixed signals, including low unemployment, high turnover, layoffs in some sectors and fears of a recession.

Will Biden’s forgiveness plan spark interest in student loan benefits?

The announcement might spur further interest and demand in employer assistance as the government help, for many, is a ‘drop in the bucket.’

How employers are rethinking salary, benefits as turnover continues

Companies are turning to pay increases and more diverse benefits to keep workers at their jobs, Gallagher data finds.

How many employees are looking for workplaces with mental health support?

Want to keep workers? Step up mental health benefits, data implies.

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