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The Pandemic, Mental Health and Employee Benefits

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Not everyone has had COVID-19, but the nasty little bug has affected everyone. Economic shut downs, job losses, fear of social interaction – while craving social interaction – and swinging between horror and numbness over climbing death tolls create high levels of stress.

Employee Benefits: How the Pandemic Is Changing Benefits Offerings

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In the midst of this pandemic, employers and employees alike are feeling the uncertainty of the future. With many working remotely to maintain personal and family safety, medical benefits and financial security are necessary to press on.

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The Role of Benefits Decision Support in the New Normal

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Benefits decision support has come a long way since employees had to fill out endless forms while reading nearly inscrutable jargon explaining what their benefit options were. Health insurance is still difficult for employees to understand and use efficiently.

Finding the Right Digital Open Enrollment Option

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Over the last few years, many companies have been revising annual benefits enrollment to keep pace with the digital world. The pandemic, however, is forcing those who’ve been hesitant about migrating to a new enrollment model to confront the transition all at once.

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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

HR Leaders Can Help Workers Feel Safer About Returning to the Office

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For better or worse, the US is working to reopen for business now that the initial shelter-in-place orders are expiring. Even New York City, where 20,000 people have died from COVID-19, is in phase two of a four-phase plan.

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From Perk to Necessity: Telehealth and Mental Health During the Pandemic

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Telehealth has crept up here and there over the last few years, mostly as a flashy perk of certain benefits packages. But during times like these, telehealth has become a lifeline. COVID-19 has made it difficult or, in some cases, impossible to schedule some medical appointments.

Flimp Featured: CPO Heather Smith’s Thoughts for Forbes on Crisis Communications

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Our Chief People Officer, Heather Smith , helps to share her experience and insight as a member of the Forbes Human Resources Council.

Upcoming Virtual Events for HR and Employee Benefits

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In the era of the New Normal, children aren’t the only ones who’ve had to embrace digital learning. With so many annual conferences cancelled in the wake of the COVID crisis, we’re embracing virtual events and streaming alternatives.

Six Ways HR Can Help Boost Morale

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“According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , only 29 percent of Americans can work from home” – The Atlantic. While COVID-19 continues to affect people around the world, all we can do is keep our distance and work (if able) to maintain a sense of normalcy.

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Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Change Management: Five Tips to Welcome Employees Back Successfully

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Is your team returning to the office in the near future? Are you developing a change management plan to help employees adapt to the new normal while taking the necessary safety precautions? You’re not alone! Unfortunately, COVID-19 isn’t going away any time soon.

Employee Recognition: Five Ways to Show Worker Appreciation During COVID-19

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While we continue to work through these challenging times – many of us, from the safety of home – it’s important to feel appreciated and recognized for our hard work. Unfortunately, Gallup has found that employees don’t feel adequately recognized.

Provide Ongoing Employee Communications to Engage and Reassure

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The COVID-19 crisis is emphasizing how important it is to stay connected with your workforce, while simultaneously making it harder to do so. The speed at which the situation is changing and the localized nature of many regulations requires targeted messaging with a quick turnaround.

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Flimp Featured: CEO Wayne Wall Shares Insight on Virtual Enrollment Communications

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Responding to the pandemic, many companies are planning for an annual enrollment that looks nothing like last year. Flimp Communications CEO, Wayne Wall , shared his professional insights with EBN in, “Virtual Communications Planning for Open Enrollment.”.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Financial Wellness: How to Stretch Your Healthcare Dollars

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Before this whole COVID thing, I went to the doctor for a regular check-up. It was my first visit with a new insurance policy, which means different costs and new rules to learn for maintaining my financial wellness.

In It Together: Improving the Employee Experience of Working from Home

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Working from home used to be considered a perk but now it’s a blessing that’s keeping businesses afloat and putting food on the table for more than half of our population. According to a study by Clutch , “66% of employees in the U.S. are working from home.”

Workplace Wellness Trends for HR Managers in 2020

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There are plenty of new ways HR managers are thinking about workplace wellness in 2020. This is leading to new products, new technologies and new ways of thinking about employee benefits.

Complimentary COVID-19 Video and Digital Postcard for Employee Communications

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Have you communicated with employees about coronavirus? It’s important that they hear from employers about what’s expected of them during this difficult time. Our creative team at Flimp has developed this informative COVID-19 video and digital postcard to help.

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How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

Retrain to Retain: Employee Engagement in Uncertain Times

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It’s an old conundrum in business. What if we train them and they leave?” versus “What if we don’t train them and they stay?” In my experience (and you should always be suspicious of anecdotal evidence), companies that train their people, tend to retain their people.

Flimp Featured: CPO Heather Smith Writes for Forbes About Taking Time Off

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Chief People Officer, Heather Smith , continues to turn her experience into advice for the Forbes Human Resources Council. This month she’s examining another challenge HR leaders face that the pandemic is making worse: time off.

Not Enough: Diversity and Inclusion and Why It’s Falling Short Right Now

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We thought we were getting our feet under us and settling into the new normal the pandemic pushed us into. But the protests and unrest of the last few weeks are forcing further self-assessment. They are highlighting additional changes that need to happen.

Using Video for Year-Round (and Crisis) Employee Communication

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Robust employee communication beyond open enrollment craziness is the key to improving employee engagement and ensuring workers stay informed. But outside of annual enrollment, it can be more difficult to capture and hold workers’ attention on benefits issues.

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Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Crisis Management in Action: Employee Communications and the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Every time you change the channel or open your phone, there’s another breaking-news update about the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be difficult to distinguish misinformation and hyperbole from what actually applies to individuals’ situations.

Women in the Workplace vs. COVID-19: A Pandemic’s Impact on Equality

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The New York Times concluded, from data and analysis cultivated by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention , that men are more at risk than women when it comes to the current pandemic. But their conclusions are based strictly on the medical implications of COVID-19.

Don’t Lose Sleep Over It: Employee Wellness and Daylight Savings

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Every year, the United States and 69 countries in Europe and Asia turn the clocks forward by an hour for Daylight Savings Time (DST). The same group turns the clocks backward by one hour for Standard Time months later, impacting sleep cycles again.

Commit to Year-Round Employee Communications Initiatives

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As HR personnel, we know the importance of clear, open and transparent employee communications. Messages from management and executives down through the ranks of employees need to convey useful information in ways that resonate.

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COVID-19: Returning to the Workplace in a New Reality

COVID-19 has created a new set of risks that require a new way of working. Download Gallagher’s latest COVID-19 report for insights into encouraging resiliency in your people, building confidence in your organization, and preparing for the future of work.

Common Change Management Mistakes of Digital Transformation

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Most digital transformations at an organizational level come only when it’s absolutely necessary, and change management tactics often reflect this.

Employee Compensation: Hazard Pay, Leave and Employee Satisfaction

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While many companies are feeling the pinch and letting people go, those in essential industries are feeling the strain in other ways. Employee satisfaction is an area taking a bit of a hit.

Flimp CPO Joins Forbes Human Resource Council

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Our Chief People Officer, Heather Smith, recently joined the Forbes Human Resource Council and she’s wasting no time sharing her years of experience. She was featured as part of their expert panel in their article, “ 15 Surprising Ways HR Can Contribute in Times of Crisis.”

What New Leave, Stimulus Legislation Mean for HR and Employee Communications

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To date, the US government has passed three pieces of legislation to address various problems the coronavirus pandemic has caused. The first was a small funding bill (only in Washington is $8 billion small) that was designed to meet immediate needs in terms of testing and lowering treatment costs.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Strength Through Financial Wellness

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There are several types of wellness. Physical wellness is the one people are most familiar with, focused on making sure the body functions at optimal levels. People also have some familiarity with mental wellness, though it often (incorrectly) gets equated with mental health.

Tech Trends for HR Managers: The Year Ahead

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HR managers are in the midst of a global revolution for the better. We’re currently experiencing the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The first of these revolutions saw the introduction of mechanization with both steam and water power. The second featured mass production made possible by electricity.

Financial Wellness in a Health and Economic Crisis

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This year’s federal tax season has been extended to July 15th due to the COVID-19 health crisis. With everyone under unique and often financial strains, many are examining their finances, searching for ways to save money.

How to Talk about Diversity and Inclusion at Work

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In 2019, diversity and inclusion has been a hot topic – one which can be delicate and, therefore, difficult to discuss. These issues require more than employee communications technology to be effectively addressed. What’s the most appropriate way to approach these topics within the workplace?

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.