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Flimp Communications Launches BENEFITchoice, Personalized Employee Benefits-Assessment Tool

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Helps employees prioritize and assess voluntary and supplemental benefits offered by their employer.

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Financial Ambiguity and Well-Being: Effects and Challenges of COVID-19

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Financial strife, uncertainty, social isolation – COVID-19 has affected the lives of more than just those infected, and it goes beyond fear of contracting the virus. As we enter our seventh month of pandemic living, the societal changes haven’t gotten easier.

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Embrace the Digital Postcard for Virtual Open Enrollment 2020

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This year presents a new reason to take a second look at how digital postcards improve the open enrollment process. The disruption caused by the pandemic brought an end to in-person enrollment meetings and benefits-onboarding presentations for HR and benefits providers.

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Flimp Featured: Wayne Wall on Better Benefits Education and Decision-Support Tools

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Many companies canceled in-person meetings as a precaution during the pandemic. That means no benefits vendor fairs in the cafeteria or HR-lead seminars in the conference room ahead of annual enrollment. Some are moving those one-on-one interactions to Zoom and other video-conferencing platforms.

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Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

Diversity and Inclusion: Adding Equity to the Equation

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In 2020, the concept of diversity and inclusion is starting to look a little different than it did five or even ten years ago. As we’ve witnessed recently, issues of racial justice have again risen in public awareness around the world.

The Question of Childcare and Women in the Workplace During COVID

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The pandemic has created an economic disaster for every nation. By many measures, it’s worse than the Great Depression. One of the main measures is Gross Domestic Product (which has plummeted), but the metric that means more to a majority of people is the jobless rate.

Voluntary Benefits to Highlight During Open Enrollment

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General benefits literacy has long been lacking among America’s workforce. The pandemic has been a wakeup call for many. It’s encouraging workers to pay closer attention and employers to take greater steps in providing supplemental education.

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.

How Decision-Support Tools Can Replace Benefits Fairs

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Human resources teams are adapting annual benefits enrollment practices to meet the needs of employees impacted by the pandemic. For most companies, this means switching to digital solutions to reduce in-person interaction.

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Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

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.

Financial Ambiguity and Well-Being: Affects and Challenges of COVID-19

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Financial strife, uncertainty, social isolation – COVID-19 has affected the lives of more than just those infected, and it goes beyond fear of contracting the virus. As we enter our seventh month of pandemic living, the societal changes haven’t gotten easier.

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.

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.”.

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

Lessons Learned: HR, Employee Communications and COVID-19

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Well, things are certainly different, aren’t they? The plans everyone had a few months ago have gone right out the window. What do we do about it? For those of us in HR and employee communications, these are the times we’ve been training for all our careers. The stakes are never going to be higher (I hope not anyway), and we’re uniquely positioned to act. Our professionalism is being tested in life-and-death ways.

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. Even if you’re among the 29% of Americans who, thankfully, can still work from the safety of your home, you’re probably still feeling the stress of this pandemic.

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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. Then there are those who are losing many of their health benefits, like employees who have been laid off. The solution many have turned to is a virtual, on-screen option for non-emergency medical appointments.

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. We’re proud to be a sponsor for the HR Summer School event this week. Hosted by Ben Eubanks of Lighthouse Research, the event is streaming on LinkedIn Live.

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!

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. It’s also thrown a curveball at those who’ve been planning for a more gradual change. Finding the right digital open enrollment option for your company doesn’t have to be the nightmare you imagine.

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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. Meanwhile, many medical experts warn that a second wave of the pandemic could be on its way and, as the number of new cases rises again, more are saying the first wave hasn’t truly crested.

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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. Social distancing and stay-at-home orders mean furloughs or working from home for many.

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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. Initially writing about the chaos of the pandemic, her recent article “Four Pillars of Communication in Times of Chaos” published by Forbes on May 29th includes advice that applies to other recent events as well. When uncertainty in the world begins to affect the workplace, employees turn to HR for reassurance and guidance.

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

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. Younger generations of workers are entering the job market and replacing retiring baby boomers, causing a shift in the demand for certain workplace wellness benefits and perks. HR managers face the challenge of adapting and finding new ways to keep employees happy, engaged and in the building.

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. There’s no cost or work required to access and deploy this content for internal communications, so you can access and share them right away. We want to help ensure you have the tools you need in a timely manner.

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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.” ” Despite the sheer gratitude for being able to continue working from the safety of our homes right now, there are some challenges. For many, it’s far from the ideal employee experience.

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. In 2004 , Gallup’s polls showed 65% of employees received no recognition.

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. It’s a measure of employee engagement that the training happens. Or, put another way, “Employee engagement is an outcome driven by the quality of employee experiences.”

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. That is, with the exception of major world events like the current health crisis keeping benefits top of mind.

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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. I’m kind of lucky in that my first real writing job was as an editor at Lloyd’s of London Press. I got an education in all kinds of insurance that most master’s degree programs can’t match. Insurers receive a bad reputation and only some of it is deserved.

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. Companies all over the country are working to get employees back to the workplace, masks and all.

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. One of the biggest concerns employees have is something the news can’t tell them: what does this outbreak mean for how, where, and when they’re expected to work and/or get paid.

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. When it comes to the larger impact of the pandemic, women are more at risk in other areas.

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. It’s a disruptor to employee sleep patterns worldwide, which means it’s impacting employee wellness worldwide. More and more, business organizations are using employee wellness programs to boost productivity and improve the employee experience.

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. Many take proactive measures to gradually enact practices like employees working from home or using video and decision-support tools in benefits communications. But, for the most part, organizations aren’t incentivized to invest in things like video communications unless existing systems stop working.

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.