A suite of helpful benefits can help your employees manage their personal and family lives while also increasing employee retention at your organization.
Working mothers are as committed to their jobs as they were pre-pregnancy. So what’s the real reason why women leave work?
It’s estimated that today’s college students leave campus with nearly $40,000 in student debt. And it’s affecting more than just their own budgets. “For employers, this is a major concern,” writes EdAssist’s Chris Duchesne in October’s Workspan magazine.
All the attention on Millennials is understandably leaving Gen X and Boomers feeling a little, dare we say it, Jan Brady-esque. Gen X is already pleading for employers’ attention like main characters in a Dr. Seuss book. But Boomers – particularly newly launched empty nesters — need some attention, too.
Last year, a study out of the University of Georgia said that saying “thank you” was the key to happy marriages. Turns out, the same might be said for happy workplaces.
Choosing benefits today puts HR in prickly position; top hires are weighing company’s benefits against what they could get from a competitor; leadership wants ROI. There’s too much at stake for HR to just make a guess. So how are today’s trailblazers creating their programs? Like the answer to the old joke about porcupines: very carefully.
Today’s workforce is like a giant sponge – everyone, especially Millennials, wants to absorb as much knowledge as possible. That presents a question for employers. Can you use that information – employees’ desire to learn – to your advantage in terms of talent strategies? And if so, how? A well designed tuition assistance program can do far more than develop specific functional skills, says the new EdAssist® report, In Demand: Tuition Assistance. “By creating employee growth opportunities that tightly align with organizational goals, employers can offer the long-term career development employees want, while delivering on the strategic talent goals the organization…
It may come as a surprise to some, but the very things that attract Millennials to dream companies are the same elements that appeal to older generations.
Satisfying work is known to have a substantial impact on how well people do their jobs. But those same satisfying jobs can have converse effects on the work/life equation. At Biogen, that’s mean creating an evolving benefits strategy that’s gone from “need to play” to “need to win.”
A Dream Company supports people as a company rather than individuals, and so lays the groundwork for longer lasting results than a dream job. So if the answer to giving employees their dream job is in reality to become their Dream Company, how do you become one?