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Download (and Share) ALEX’s HR-Themed Valentines!

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Hello, lovers of all things benefits! Since February 14 is right around the corner, we thought it was only right to create some HR-Themed Valentines for you to download (for FREE) and email to your fellow pals (and secret crushes) in HR! Download all 9 Valentines as a single sheet.

Were You Naughty or Nice This Year? Use Our Handy Flowchart to Find Out

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Want to know in advance how generous Santa’s going to be to you this year? We’re pretty sure we figured out how it all works. Enjoy! Happy holidays, everyone!

How to Get More HR Budget…After It’s Been Approved

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Go into the meeting with the right attitude. Remember that no matter what your CFO tells you, it’s not personal. She’s paid to be extremely careful with your company’s cash and you’ve already signed off on a smaller budget.

4 Fun Ideas for Celebrating National Employee Benefits Day…All Week Long

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As you may or may not know…April 2, 2018 is National Employee Benefits Day ! If you didn’t know, don’t worry. And if you do nothing, honestly, no one will notice. However!

Live Webinar: Recruiting 101 – How to Choose the Right ATS

Recruiting 101 – How to Choose the Right ATS. Let’s face it: Recruiting is hard. It’s nearly impossible without recruiting software or an applicant tracking system to help you automate the massive amount of daily tasks involved in hiring. Applicant tracking systems are command-central for all recruiting activities and manage everything from posting jobs, to collecting feedback, to moving candidates through the funnel and onboarding new hires. But buying an ATS can be as overwhelming as recruiting itself. As someone working in recruiting or HR, you have control of the first part of the onboarding and training process and have a large part to play in the successful onboarding of the entire company’s new hires. Join us on Thursday, June 28, 2018, Time: 11:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST, for a live webinar to learn what an applicant tracking system is, what to look for, and how to choose the right vendor.

HR Horoscopes (March Edition)

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Aries. March is your month! Manifest your power by carving the words “I’ll HDHP Wherever I HDHPlease” into a conference room table. Taurus. The stars predict the arrival of romance in an unexpected place this month: Exhibit Hall 2B at the HR West Conference in Oakland. Gemini.

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Four Misconceptions About Benefits Technology That Are Holding Brokers Back

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The biggest difference between a competent broker and a great broker isn’t work ethic, industry connections, or even a holographic business card—it’s a willingness to change with the times. And yet, many brokers resist trying new things—especially when it comes to benefits technology.

3 Benefits Reminders to Send Your Employees in May

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Adjust your W-4s. Now that tax time has finally passed it’s time to…think a little more about taxes! Sorry.

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Five Reasons Why Brokers Should Make Benefits Communication a Top Priority

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If you’re like most brokers, pitching benefits communication tools is at the very bottom of your to-do list…if it’s on that list at all. Maybe it’s not a priority for your clients. Maybe you’d love to focus more on it but get distracted during Q4.

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The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200+ offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

8 Fireworks That Would Exist If HR Teams Designed Fireworks

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Happy almost-Fourth-of-July weekend! In honor of our country’s birthday, and you, our lovely HR-pro-audience, we thought we’d share this list of benefits-themed fireworks we wish were a thing. Enjoy! #1. COBRA Poppers.

A Helpful Handout That Explains the New Withholding Tax Changes to Your Employees

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The new tax law is now officially a thing. A thing that—on a payday in the near future—will change how much money is withheld from your employees’ paychecks and very possibly lead to an outbreak of frowns and head-scratching at your company. I know: awesome!

HR Horoscopes…by Bliss P. MacIntosh

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Aries. This month, it will feel like all eyes are on you. Don’t worry, you’re not being paranoid…you’re right. Don’t make any mistakes, or they will see. Taurus. Be bold and take some risks this month. Try pyrotechnics or signing your emails with skull emojis. Gemini.

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3 Tweaks You Can Make to Your HSA Communications to Boost Enrollment and Contributions

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If your employees are barely using their HSAs, now might be the time to give your communications a swift kick in the benefits. Here at Jellyvision, we’ve seen firsthand how engaging, persuasive communication can boost tax-savings account enrollment and contributions.

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Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

6 Benefits Cocktails (and Mocktails) to Celebrate the End of Open Enrollment

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We think you and your team deserve a few fun cocktails (or mocktails) to help toast the end of OE. Enjoy (responsibly, of course)! The HDHPiña Colada. Ingredients: 1 ounce coconut cream. 3 ounces pineapple juice. 2 ounces white rum. 1 pineapple slice.

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6 Tips on Conducting an OE Post-Mortem That Gets Results (and Doesn’t End in Tears)

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I totally get it. The last thing you’re in the mood to do once open enrollment is finally over is… think a little more about open enrollment. A 10-hour nap would be nice. Maybe a large glass of champagne.

The New IRS Tax Withholding Calculator Is Out: What Your HR Team Should Be Doing About It

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On March 1, the IRS released an updated tax withholding calculator designed to help employees estimate their 2018 tax liability and—if needed—make changes to the withholding elections on their W-4.

Why 2018 Might Be the Year to Start Offering Paid Leave to Your Employees

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Like a Fairy Tax Godmother, the new tax bill lowered the corporate tax rate and has employees everywhere dreaming of paycheck bumps. But did you know it also features tax credits for wages your company pays employees who take family and medical leave—in some cases, up to 25% back?

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5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

New ALEX Drove $119 Million in Potential Tax Savings Last Year

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In 2017, we gave ALEX a makeover. We combed through user compliments and criticism, put on our stylish behavioral science hats, and rebuilt ALEX from the ground up.

It’s Time to Flip the Script: Five Reasons Brokers Should Make Benefits Communication a Top Priority

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If you’re like most brokers, pitching benefits communication tools is at the very bottom of your to-do list…if it’s on that list at all. Maybe it’s not a priority for your clients. Maybe you’d love to focus more on it but get distracted during Q4.

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Does Your State Have New Family Leave Laws for 2018?

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New York, New Jersey, and California upgraded their family leave laws this year, and many more states are heading in that direction. What might that mean for you? Read on to find out! New York State. New York now guarantees paid leave to employees, and this coverage is mandatory!

6 Tips for Capturing Amazingly Accurate and Useful Employee Benefits Feedback

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Gathering employee benefits feedback after open enrollment can be tricky if you’re not careful. Good data can help you shape your benefits strategy for the year to come, but bad data can send you spinning off in the wrong direction.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

How to Reach Generation Z Employees About Their Benefits…According to My Gen-Z Son, Cameron

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If you still think of Millennials as the fresh-faced upstarts at your company, well, believe it or not, an even younger generation has just entered the workforce: Generation Z*.

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What I’ve Learned: 5 Tips on Delivering Benefits Bad News (and Avoiding a Mutiny)

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Delivering bad news is the worst. Whether it’s telling your kid that Santa Claus isn’t real, telling your roommate you lost the cat in a bar bet, or having to tell co-workers news they don’t want to hear, nobody ever likes making people feel disappointed.

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Damn Good Communication: The Best Little Parking Spot in the World

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Sometimes, the most innovative ideas can be found in the most unlikely places. Like those parallel lines you park your car between. You know, “a parking spot.” Sometimes they’re yellow. Sometimes white. Boom, done. Except: not done: Ingenious, right?

Speaking in Human: Benefits Communication Advice from the Humans at Jellyvision to the Human Who Is You

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. Speaking in Human: Benefits Communication Advice from the Humans at Jellyvision to the Human Who Is You. Download our homegrown advice on adding clarity and personality to your benefits communications.

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Learn the Secrets of High-Performing HR Teams

Based on user groups, one-on-one interviews, surveys of thousands of HR teams and data from 30,000+ medium and small-sized businesses we serve, the guide challenges you to examine your current practices and provides detailed action plans to help your team become an industry-leading HR department.

Five Pointers for Perking Up Your 2018 Wellness Promotions

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If the thought of crafting a marketing campaign for your wellness program makes you reach for that emergency box of Thin Mints…you’re not alone. Maybe you’ve been burned by low turnout in the past. Maybe you don’t think you have the time. Maybe you just feel fresh out of ideas.

Three Free Benefits Communication Hacks to Try in 2018

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Are you stuck in a benefits communication rut? This year, throw on your HR lab goggles and experiment with these three free communication ideas. #1. Make DIY video content. Use your webcam or smartphone to record quick, fun, helpful videos, then email them to your workforce.

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My Top Three HR Tech Recommendations for 2018

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If you’re an HR pro, it’s no secret you can’t do your job without a few great software platforms to support you and your busy team. The trick is figuring out what you really need. There’s a lot of noise in the HR tech space, which can make that hard to figure out.

Your 401(k) Communications Are All Wrong. Here’s How to Fix Them.

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If you’re encouraging all your employees to put as much as they can into their 401(k), I hate to break it to you, but you may be causing more harm than good.

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Black or White: Moving Beyond the Traditional Diversity & Inclusion Box

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO of Skillscout, and Nancy Harris, CEO of Restart Consulting LLC

“But, if you're thinkin' about my baby, It don't matter if you're black or white.”. Michael Jackson’s popular song from the early 90’s only touched on one aspect of diversity. As time has progressed, we recognize that diversity extends far beyond just “black or white.” But often times, that is the focus of our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. And with this narrow focus, we can become trapped “in a box “ that inadvertently overlooks other aspects of DE&I. This can lead to employees feeling frustrated and our programs spinning in circles with no real progress. We’re here to disrupt your thinking and approach to traditional DE&I. This highly interactive session will have you seeing more than just “black or white.".

Four Benefits Upgrades to Fight For—Now That Your Company Is Paying Fewer Taxes

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As you’ve probably heard through the ol’ HR grapevine, the new tax law is saving companies a ton of money this year.

5 Signs It’s Time to Switch Your Benefits Broker in 2018

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We all hang on to things too long. We stick with our doctor even though we don’t like him. We stick with our cell phone company, even though they treat us like you-know-what.

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5 Simple Tricks for Your Last-Minute Open Enrollment Communications

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Even if your open enrollment is just a few days away, there’s plenty you can do right now to make sure your last-minute communications are as clear, engaging, and helpful as possible. Here are five simple tips: #1. Write the Way You Talk.

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3 Reasons to Add an Interactive Benefits Decision Support Tool to Your 2018 Budget NOW

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There’s never been a more urgent need for great benefits communication than right now. Health care gets more complicated every year. Employees continue to feel confused and make bad decisions.

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Attracting & Retaining Superstar Talent

Speaker: Ryan Turnbull, VP, Wellness Practices Leader at Tolman & Wiker, & Bryce Eddy, SVP Employee Benefits at Tolman & Wiker

Ever wonder how companies differentiate themselves to attract and retain superstar talent? Join us for a panel event featuring thought leaders from Tolman | Wiker, voted '2017 Best Place To Work' by the Pacific Coast Business Times, as they share insight on the strategies used by top employers to win the war for talent.