In the quest for the optimized workforce, HR teams are perpetually on the lookout for the one single thing that will do it all. The problem: the trendy “one thing” doesn’t exist.
Communicating benefits information to employees has long been a challenge for benefits leaders and employers – whether educating employees on what benefits are available and how to utilize them, or promoting open enrollment and communicating plan changes. Luckily, social media can provide solutions to some of these biggest challenges.
The art of being responsive requires actively and continually evaluating existing benefits to make sure they continue to meet employees’ needs.
Our August roundup of HR news focuses on employee recognition, caregiving benefits, mandatory vacation time, and more.
Planning for snow days in summer may seem depressing. But a good business continuity plan can protect bottom lines from more than just snow. And the time to plan is long before you need it.
Customizing your benefits packages is a great start. But to truly achieve benefits success, you have to customize how you communicate them as well.
We all know that ROI measures how much you gain versus what you spend. So, it stands to reason that some of your biggest ROI will come from implementing strategies that don’t cost a thing. As we wade into 2017, here are ten cultural HR strategies that offer undeniably fat ROI.
There’s incredible opportunity for employers to use educational assistance programs not just to inspire people on the job, but also to improve employee retention, mobility, and bridge skill gaps. But to do so, you have to rethink the definition of educational assistance and the opportunities it offers.
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.”
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.