Nicole Roder

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Nicole Roder

Nicole is a freelance writer specializing in health, mental health, and parenting issues. Her work has appeared in Today's Parent, Crixeo, Grok Nation, Chesapeake Family LIFE, and the Baltimore Sun, among others.

September 20, 2018

So You Want to Change Your Vacation Policy

Many small businesses offer paid time off for vacations, sick leave, and other reasons. PTO is a popular benefit. In fact, you may have a hard time attracting qualified workers if you don’t have a vacation policy that incorporates at least some PTO and sick leave in your compensation package. But perhaps you already know […]

sunscreen is an FSA eligible expense

September 17, 2018

49 Surprisingly Eligible FSA Expenses

If your employer offers a flexible spending account (FSA) as a fringe benefit, you probably already know that it is an easy way to save a little money on healthcare. An FSA is a special account in which employees can deposit pre-tax dollars. You can then use that money to pay for certain out-of-pocket healthcare […]

do millennials expect 401k programs?

September 6, 2018

Do millennials Expect 401k Programs?

An astonishing two-thirds of millennials have no retirement savings, according to a recent study by the National Institute on Retirement Security. What’s more, even though 66 percent of millennials work for employers who offer 401k programs, only 34.3 percent participate in the plan. Of those who are contributing to a plan, most millennial employees aren’t saving enough. […]

nonprofits can offer employee benefits too!

September 5, 2018

Why Nonprofit Doesn’t Have to Mean No Employee Benefits

Nonprofit managers have a long list of jobs to do. You have clients to serve, administrative tasks to perform, and funds to raise. For all these tasks, you need talented workers who can devote time and attention to your agency. Perhaps you’ve heard that nonprofits can operate solely on the efforts of good-willed volunteers with […]

a woman practicing good communication in the workplace

August 14, 2018

How to Improve Communication in Your Workplace

When was the last time you opened your email inbox at work and found nothing but clear, useful messages? If you’re like most people, you probably can’t remember. Research shows that most people spend 13 hours of their workweek dealing with emails. But only 38% of the emails that end up in their inboxes are […]