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.

As offices reopen, employees still want masks; what can HR do?

New data about preferences on masks at on-site work locations has implications for employers.

HRE’s number of the day: remote job salary demands

A majority of workers say they would leave their jobs if compensated less for working remotely. Here’s what that means to HR leaders.

How optimism about worker finances is presenting HR a ‘great opportunity’

Employees are focusing more on saving and retirement–and are leaning on their employer for help, a new report finds.

Benefits news you may have missed: June 21-25

From extra paid time off to fight burnout to how pandemic-fueled trauma is affecting workers, here are some of this week’s top stories.

How Bumble, others are fighting burnout with collective time off

The dating app is the latest to turn to time off for its workers to help them recover from pandemic-related stress, longer work hours.

Pandemic-fueled PTSD is hijacking worker focus; Can HR help?

Here's what experts recommend for organizations trying to combat the trend.

Number of the day: employee wellbeing

More than a year later, employee wellbeing hasn’t rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. Here’s what that means for HR leaders.

HRE’s number of the day: women leaving the workforce

A majority of working moms are planning to remain at home as full-time caregivers. Here’s what that means to HR leaders.

Juneteenth holiday gaining traction among employers

Recognizing the day as a paid holiday is 'well overdue,' says one HR leader.

Walmart’s new workforce app provides a look into the future

This kind of employee experience app is 'where work software is headed,' says one analyst.