Today’s companies of all sizes are competing to win the best and brightest by providing benefit solutions to help them balance their responsibilities at home and at work. But how exactly does that happen … and where do you start? Not long ago, Joy Matthews, vice president of total rewards at insurance company QBE, was faced with that very question. “My goal was to make a stronger story for the QBE employee experience.”
Once upon a time, the idea of a working mother was positively alien. To celebrate Mother’s Day, we’re looking back at where we were and how far we’ve come.
You may think financial stability is just a personal problem, but it isn’t. Stress has a domino effect… and there are few stresses bigger than worrying about money. Counseling a family about college finance before they sign on the dotted line does everybody good.
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?
We’d like to send a loud shoutout to our learning team. Just this month, their work struck gold as they were recognized as a 2016 LearningElite winner by Chief Learning Officer magazine
Solutions at Work LIVE will gather industry leaders to talk about the things on every HR leader’s mind. Come back next week for insights and where to experience the conference via video on demand.
This April Fool’s, we salute all of the jokesters and pranksters among today’s companies. We’ll be laughing along with the junk-food perfumes and bacon-scented toys…but we’ll be quietly standing on the sidelines not eating unicorns…and not tempting the fates.
Combing through stock prices of Best Companies over the last 28 years, a London researcher found that, firms with high employee satisfaction outperform their peers by 2.3% to 3.8% per year in long-run stock returns – 89% to 184% cumulative. That should get employers thinking seriously about exactly what they can do to increase employees’ job satisfaction.
Employees like claims processors, the payroll people, the IT support, customer service employees, administrative assistants, finance, sales, marketing have critical skills, vast company knowledge bases, and key jobs. While they are your most valuable hires, they’re also some of the most likely employees to be poached.