In this week’s Best Money Moves roundup, we take a look at news stories and new research studies that may impact employee benefits and HR issues. We hope you find this news roundup helpful, and we’d love your feedback.

American workaholics have given rise to a new employee benefit: paid paid vacation.

In 2015, Project: Time Off found that 55 percent of Americans had a collective 658 million days of unused vacation time. That works out to about two weeks for every person. In response to this so-called “work martyrdom,” many U.S. companies have introduced “paid paid vacation” perks to encourage their employees to take time off. It’s not just to attract talent, either. These significant vacation bonuses, stipends and other time-off perks are geared toward helping employees reduce stress and improve their mental health. Would this work for your company? Learn more.

Millennial employees are new to financial adulthood. One of the first steps toward financial independence is building a budget, but many workers – young and old – don’t know where to start. Here’s how to answer their questions.

What’s the trick to keeping loyal employees? People want to work for companies with inspiring missions. Develop a shared vision.

Poor mental health is costing your company money. Sixty percent of employees diagnosed with a mental illness don’t seek treatment, which leads to high turnover, burnout, exhaustion and decreased motivation at work. Understand what you can do to help.

Generation Z just joined the workforce, and they’re already changing the benefits landscape. Their biggest financial concern? Student loan debt. Get ready for Gen Z workers.

Some job perks appeal to workers of every generation. Not everyone has student debt or wants to work from home, but there are some benefits everyone agrees are essential. Here are the top three.

More employers than ever are seeking wellness solutions. They recognize that employee health doesn’t just save money; it leads to increased productivity and satisfaction as well. Check out these key trends.

Not all millennials are the same. The needs of a 23-year-old are different from those of a 35-year-old, but both get lumped together by generation. Craft a benefits package that meets workers where they are.

Are you comfortable at work? Removing distractions and improving your office’s creature comforts boosts productivity. Learn how to get started.

It’s no surprise that the American workplace is changing. The majority of U.S. employees are hourly workers, and technology is having a profound effect on the way many jobs are done. Look out for these four shifts.


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