Customizing your benefits packages is a great start. But to truly achieve benefits success, you have to customize how you communicate them as well.
One of the greatest obstacles to an employee’s workday (and so things like business continuity and productivity) is a child with sniffles. The CDC says about 22 million school days are lost annually to such occasions. So workplaces have good incentive to ask the question: what should parents do?
A recent article says “Americans Are Choosing Paid Jobs Over Family Caregiving.” Trouble is, it’s not exactly true.
Eldercare tends to be expressed in big numbers. But the seven-figure statistics can make the people behind them seem theoretical – as if they don’t represent real people. But they do.
Employee vacation is a high-ROI benefit. But too often it’s treated by organizations as a gift rather than a strategy. And doing so negates its value. Organizations need to fix that.
In this competitive talent market, we need women’s contributions. And to get them, we, as employers, coaches, and managers, need to listen to what they want and need.
Financial challenges are known to negatively impact productivity. A lot of the worst financial decisions are education related, and many come down to information – or lack thereof. And college debt and financing are areas where employers can have real impact.
As leaders, we need to embrace multiple cultures within our organization, all while still retaining and championing a solid core. But if the friend of productivity is culture, yet the enemy of diversity is homogeny, what exactly is the answer? In a word (or two): values statements.
On July 1st, our neighbors to the north celebrated Canada Day. Among the facts we learned: Canadians are doing a much better job keeping women in the workforce than we are. Here’s what we can learn from them.
Financial wellness programs are one of the fastest-growing areas of employer benefits – yet are also one of the broadest categories. What counts as a financial wellness program, and why are employers doubling down on their investments?