Nick Otto

Nick Otto is HRE’s senior digital editor. He is a professional communicator with more than a decade of demonstrated accomplishments in newspaper and trade publishing. He has spent the past five years covering the employee benefits space and holds bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. He can be reached at or follow him on twitter @Ottografs.

Why infrastructure policy could affect your benefit plans

Public policy and benefits are connecting 'in ways that we've never seen before,' Health & Benefits Leadership Conference keynoter Jim Klein said.

Final day of benefits conference looks to industry future

From strategic benefits to what’s happening in D.C., the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference closes with a look at what’s to come.

The $400 problem: Improving employee financial wellness

Before employees can achieve financial freedom, they need a secure foundation. HBLC speaker Melissa Gopnik shares tips for building a successful program.

Improving workplace mental health must be a strategic imperative

Before COVID, a mental health pandemic already existed. And while employers got out front early, employees still need a lot of help.

How emergency savings can strengthen workers’ bonds with employers

Personal finance guru Suze Orman shares how these benefits can support employee stability.

Can 200 employers spark a federal leave mandate?

Employers from Etsy to Pinterest are urging U.S. lawmakers to put permanent paid family and medical leave into Biden’s COVID relief plan.

Workplace diversity: Is HR doing enough?

Here are the takeaways from the final day of Spring HR Tech, where diversity, equity and inclusion took center stage.

How bias in ‘moments that matter’ hurts DEI recruiting efforts

It’s time for recruiters to get comfortable feeling uncomfortable in their DEI work, Spring HR Tech speaker says.

6 HR tech start-ups changing the company culture, EX market

New tools on display at Spring HR Tech show HR leaders how to harness innovation to improve talent acquisition and DEI amid COVID-19.

The true cost of racial inequality in the workplace

Spring HR Tech keynote speaker Torin Ellis says DEI standards are inadequate and have come with a high price tag.