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Webinars and events

How employers can mitigate a looming mental health crisis

October 7, 2020
In this popular SHRM webinar, thought leaders from Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital and Unum explore key findings from our recent survey showing how U.S. employers are reacting to complexities caused by school closures, rising mental health challenges and the potential impacts to benefits enrollment season. They also share best practices for how organizations can support employees during this fall and into 2021.

Leave management in a post-pandemic world

August 27, 2020
As employers update or expand their leave benefits for the new future formed by the coronavirus pandemic, what key best practices should they keep in mind? 

Latest podcasts

Ep. 21: Paid leave during a pandemic: The state response

HR compliance is more complex than ever, particularly with leave and absence management.

Ep. 20: How employers can support employee mental health this fall

A new survey shows that with the ongoing pandemic and complexities caused by school closures this fall, employers are expecting a rise in mental health challenges for their employees.

Ep. 19: The uncertain future of FFCRA leave

A New York federal court recently struck down key parts of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). How will this impact employers?

Guides and reports

Integrated benefits: A game changer for Workday® users

Companies that integrate benefits management into Workday can experience a dramatic increase in HR productivity. 

Guide: The FMLA Handbook

Download our popular overview of the Family and Medical Leave Act with guidance for employers and their HR professionals.

How the pandemic has revolutionized benefits — and the workplace

June 25, 2020
Results from the Unum employer survey