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Four Reasons Interactive Conversations Beat Videos

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If you’re thinking about investing in a newer, more engaging way to communicate benefits to your employees, you’ve probably come across two types of solutions to the problem: customized benefits videos and interactive benefits conversations…yep, like ALEX.

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7 More Memes About Open Enrollment That’ll Make You Smile

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If you liked the open enrollment memes we shared a few weeks ago, hold onto your hat: we made you seven more! Hope you and your benefits pals get a kick out of these. And if you have any ideas for OE memes we’ve missed, email Amy Stroup at astroup (at) jellyvision.com.

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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.

7 Weird Vacation-Related Ailments HR Pros Should Warn Employees About

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Now that summer vacation season is going full-tilt, we’d recommend you do your employees two favors: 1) Send out a quick email reminding them how to use their out-of-network insurance in case they need medical care while they’re away.

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Turbocharge Your Talent with Real-time Feedback & Drive Tangible Results

Download the eBook “Real-time Feedback, Tangible Results” to learn 8 awesome tips designed to help you tap into the power of “anytime/anywhere feedback” and the benefits it can bring to your organization.

My Toughest Leave of Absence Situations, Part 2: A Lesson In Action

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I’m so glad to be writing my second post for ALEX’s “My Toughest Leave Of Absence Situations” series. As I stated in part one of the series ( My Toughest Leave Of Absence Situations: A Lesson In Generosity ) , there are some exceptional benefits-related experiences we aren’t quite prepared for.

Jellyvision is a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace for 3rd Consecutive Year

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We have some nifty news to announce! Last week, the Chicago Tribune recognized Jellyvision as one of its Top Places to Work in Chicago, for the 3rd consecutive year. People. Read more. The post Jellyvision is a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace for 3rd Consecutive Year appeared first on Jellyvision.

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My Toughest Leave of Absence Situations: A Lesson In Humility

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Hello, ALEX friends! As I stated in parts one and two of the series ( My Toughest Leave Of Absence Situations: A Lesson In Generosity , My Toughest Leave Of Absence Situations: A Lesson in Action ) , there are some exceptional benefits-related experiences we aren’t quite prepared for.

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I Know What I Did This Summer (Worked at Jellyvision as the Demand Marketing Intern!)

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Having an internship is about learning what work is like. Having a Jellyvision internship is about learning what work should be like. During my eleven. Read more. The post I Know What I Did This Summer (Worked at Jellyvision as the Demand Marketing Intern!) appeared first on Jellyvision.

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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 Tips on Conducting a Not-Scary Open Enrollment Post-Mortem

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It’s Halloween month, so I’ve been thinking lately about scary stuff. Y’know, like that girl from The Ring , “the dark,” cockroaches, and, perhaps scariest of all, the prospect of making the same mistakes next Open Enrollment (OE) that you did this OE.

Jellyvision Is Now Hiring Smart, Fun People to Be Customer Success Gurus

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So here’s the deal, friendly reader: due to Jellyvision growing like crazy, we’re aggressively looking to hire a few awesome people (at all levels of experience) to become. Read more.

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I Know What I Did This Summer (Worked at Jellyvision as the Marketing Analytics Intern!)

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In my 10 or so years of being an orderly citizen of the Internet, I’ve never felt passionate enough about something to actually go out. Read more. The post I Know What I Did This Summer (Worked at Jellyvision as the Marketing Analytics Intern!) appeared first on Jellyvision.

Jellyvision Wins the CTO Lottery

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What’s it like to win the CTO lottery? We found out last month, when Brian Walker became the first-ever Chief Technology Officer in Jellyvision history. Read more. The post Jellyvision Wins the CTO Lottery appeared first on Jellyvision. Behind the Scenes Tech Brian Walker chicago tech chief technology officer CTO

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Tech in Chicago Podcast with Amanda Lannert

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Tech in Chicago, a podcast dedicated to telling stories of Windy City startups and tech, recently visited Jellyvision and interviewed Amanda for its latest podcast episode. Read more. The post Tech in Chicago Podcast with Amanda Lannert appeared first on Jellyvision.

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The Path To Creating A High-Performing Resilient Organization

Leaders who practice 'active listening' across the organization will tap into a wealth of actionable insight that would otherwise be difficult to access. Enabling and encouraging people to communicate inclusively and transparently helps to cultivate a 'listening culture'.

Four Ways I’ve Changed My Thinking About Being a Benefits Broker

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I’ve been a benefits broker for 19 years. And in those 19 years, as the landscape changed, and changed, and then changed again, I’ve come to change my own thinking about what it is I do for a living…and what’s really important.

7 Must-Read Beach Books for Benefits Pros: Fun Friday Edition

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Hello! So today I thought I’d recommend some summer beach reading guaranteed to be a hit with benefits pros like yourself. Amazon doesn’t seem to have any of these in stock at the moment, but maybe try your local used bookstore or something?). Hope you enjoy! #1.

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Millennials Are SO Entitled…to Work For Employers Who Understand that the Employer-Employee Relationship Has Changed

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This article, written by Amanda Lannert, originally appeared on LinkedIn’s Pulse: The notion that people under the age of 34 are immature, coddled, and self-obsessed? Read more. The post Millennials Are SO Entitled…to Work For Employers Who Understand that the Employer-Employee Relationship Has Changed appeared first on Jellyvision. Behind the Scenes Amanda Lannert culture jellyvision millennials millennials in the workplace

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Damn Good Communication: A Clever Way to Say “We Goofed Up”

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Work mistakes happen. You make a typo in an important document, you accidentally hit reply all, you put decaf coffee into the regular coffee pot—we’ve all been there. And life goes on.

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The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.

Joining Jellyvision: A Production Specialist’s Story

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Ever wonder what the Jellyvision hiring and onboarding process feels like from the POV of a candidate? Wonder no longer! In our series, Joining Jellyvision, Read more. The post Joining Jellyvision: A Production Specialist’s Story appeared first on Jellyvision. Behind the Scenes jellyvision job opening recruiting

5 Savvy Strategies for Getting Your Employees to Contribute More to Their 401(k)s

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It’s a dance as old as time itself. Your company works hard to provide a set of benefits that not only satisfy the needs of your employees, but provides for them as well. You’ve seen your leadership team fight hard to minimize cutting benefits in face of escalating costs in areas like healthcare.

Why We Love Our Job: A Short Q&A With 3 ALEX Strategic Account Managers

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As our CEO Amanda Lannert talked about in a recent LinkedIn post,Mantras and Elbow Grease: How We’re Intentionally Maintaining Our Culture As We Grow (and. Read more. The post Why We Love Our Job: A Short Q&A With 3 ALEX Strategic Account Managers appeared first on Jellyvision. Behind the Scenes account managers customer success recruiting

Mary Beth Wynn Named Finalist in 50 on Fire Awards

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Our recruiting process gets noticed for its uniqueness: we read every cover letter and ask all qualified candidates to do auditions (simulations of real work) before coming into. Read more. The post Mary Beth Wynn Named Finalist in 50 on Fire Awards appeared first on Jellyvision. Behind the Scenes Tech 50 on Fire Awards Mary Beth Wynn

Why Classic Organizational Design Fails to Support a Culture of Innovation

Corporate America’s iconic brands are struggling to retain market share and improve collaboration against a rising tide of more agile competitors. But companies will continue to lose these battles unless they upgrade their vastly outdated operating systems based on command-and-control structures. It’s time to build your team of teams.

Joining Jellyvision: A Production Apprentice’s Story

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Ever wonder what the Jellyvision hiring and onboarding process feels like from the POV of a candidate? Wonder no longer! In our series, Joining Jellyvision, Read more. The post Joining Jellyvision: A Production Apprentice’s Story appeared first on Jellyvision. Behind the Scenes job opening joining Jellyvision

Damn Good Communication: A Library Receipt That Cleverly Shows Savings

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If you’re like me, you don’t pay much attention to receipts. And, like me, you might have a purse full of crumpled-up, gum-covered evidence to prove it. But, as the Wichita Public Library has recently made clear, receipts can be so much more than just scrap paper.

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Damn Good Communication: The Benefits of Being Surprisingly Transparent

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Government road works projects aren’t known for being especially delightful to the general public (especially when they center around construction, and especially, especially when that construction interferes with your commute and/or scenic view and/or sleep).

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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.

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.

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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It’s Time to Play Open Enrollment Bingo (Download Your Free Card Now!)

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Looking for a way to make your open enrollment prep time 10% more fun? We invite you to play some Open Enrollment Bingo! Here’s how it works: Print out a PDF of your bingo card here (it looks exactly like the image below) and cut it out.

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.

The Meaning Behind Mustache Day

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If you’re on the street in Lincoln Park on a Mid-September Friday, chances are you’ll see a boatload of people donning costumes and mustaches (both real. Read more. The post The Meaning Behind Mustache Day appeared first on Jellyvision.

Getting the Org Chart to Deliver Your Strategy (Hint: No Restructuring Involved)

Driving your strategy isn't a matter of moving your org chart around (i.e. restructuring); it involves shifting the way your employees and leaders think and collaborate—so you can harness the power of a startling and dramatic new way of doing business.

11 Tips to Make Your Small Benefits Team Scrappier

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Looking for ways your small (but mighty) benefits team can snag more deals, steal back free time, and make a stronger case for a bigger budget? Download this new eBook to help yourself do just that…during open enrollment and all year round!

Your Employees Are Going to Laugh at You: Five Thoughts on Using Humor in Benefits Communication

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Your Employees Are Going to Laugh at You: Five Thoughts on Using Humor in Benefits Communication.

Curing Benefits Bewilderment

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It’s pretty simple: when your employees don’t fully understand their benefits, they make unwise choices about their health care that can affect their quality of care and their pocketbook.

ALEX Helps Non-Profits

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See how ALEX has helped non-profit companies communicate about their benefits better. Includes industry statistics and client and employee testimonials. The post ALEX Helps Non-Profits appeared first on ALEX. Benefits Communication

Guide to Lean Hiring

It's undeniable: over the years, hiring processes have become more complex. In many ways, this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, the work that most of us do has become more sophisticated But does complexity really lead to better, faster hires? Of course not. In fact, many smart organizations have started a trend, a return to simplicity, that allows them to compete for talent more efficiently. This trend is called lean hiring. Download the Guide to Lean Hiring and develop a systematic approach to recruiting that increases productivity while eliminating waste.