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How to Create an Employee Benefits Communication Strategy for Short Attention Spans

Tango Health

An effective employee benefits communication strategy strikes the right balance between providing ample information and keeping employees engaged. As a benefits professional, you face the age-old question… How much communication is too much?

Cross-training staff: A guide to effective implementation


Cross-training staff has long been viewed as a way to groom future managers. Today, the practice has moved beyond managerial candidates to all levels, and there are good reasons behind this change. Recently, the practice has been applied to the rank and file.

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How employee resource groups can help employees and your business


If you’re looking for new ways to better engage your team and improve camaraderie , employee resource groups can be a great option. They’re groups of employees who share some trait or life circumstance. Think of them as clubs within the workplace. Value for employees.

5 Insanely Great Company Perks That Will Draw Top Talent


Life would be simple if hiring the best people were only a matter of offering competitive pay. In today’s tight talent market, employers have to claim a unique position for their brand if they want to snag the top-tier candidates. Unbeatable employee referral programs.

Should your company offer severance pay?


It comes with the territory. If you’re fortunate enough to hold a management position, then you might be unfortunate enough to understand the difficulty of telling an employee that they’re being laid off. The reason to not offer severance pay is usually financial.

#HotInHR: Arbitration Fight Isn’t Over, Are Your Employees Ready for GDPR?


Every week we send a summary of funding announcements, M&A and partnership news from the HR marketplace. The Supreme Court dealt an initial blow to millions of workers in the first of two major disputes this term pitting corporations against labor unions. Related : SCOTUS decision on class action waivers is not the epic win for employers it may seem to be (Ohio Employer Law Blog). Related : The Arbitration Fight Isn’t Over (Slate Magazine).

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals and Trending #HotInHR News


Our weekly recap of fundings, mergers & acquisition, partnership and other interesting news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. million USD) Series B to fix corporate health care benefits. Learn more. ” Learn more.

Conference Twitter Primer #SHRM18


And now, once again using HRmarketer software, we analyzed the #SHRM18 conference website and tweets to come up with the following Conference Twitter Primer — all the information you need to socially prepare for the world’s largest HR conference! The Basics.

Regulatory Compliance Dictates HR Best Practices

Compensation Today

How well HR can keep up with these changes will dictate the future of compensation planning across all organizations. What are some of the more recent rules impacting compensation? In 2014, the AFL-CIO reported that CEO salaries were 373 times higher than those of the average worker.

Mandatory vacation time for employees: 6 pros and 6 cons


Paid time off (PTO), where vacation and sick time are all lumped into one bucket, is a standard employee benefit in many companies today. But some firms are taking the idea a step further with mandatory vacation. Many forward-thinking organizations impose minimum time off for their employees to curb burnout, while improving productivity, quality of work and employee retention. Helps rejuvenate employees. Encourages cross-training.

How to hire and manage freelancers: 12 tips


America’s growing gig economy may have you wondering how to hire and manage freelancers to benefit your business. Even those with full-time jobs often freelance on the side. Freelancers can benefit your company. Freelancers are not full-time employees.

The Source: Weekly Roundup – May 13th, 2019


Welcome to The Source, your one-stop-shop for the latest and greatest HR and benefits news. Start off your week on a high note with The Source! Get ‘The Source’ sent directly to your inbox! Get the full scoop from CEO Magazine.

How to deliver high-value workplace perks that employees love


Employers that offer the right set of workplace perks can realize benefits to their business and their workforce. Flexible work schedules reap benefits for both the employee and employer, such as: Productivity increases. Employees can become less stressed.

Unleash the power of shared decision-making


Shared decision-making is a process that draws on the combined knowledge of many stakeholders to make smarter, more effective decisions. However, the goals for shared decision-making and collaboration are subtly different. Shared decision-making delivers multiple benefits.

#HotInHR: Will Work For No Benefits: The Challenges Of Being In The New Contract Workforce


Every week we send a summary of funding announcements, M&A and partnership news from the HR marketplace. Will Work For No Benefits: The Challenges Of Being In The New Contract Workforce – NPR. Within a decade, contractors and freelancers could make up half of the American workforce. This is part of an NPR weeklong series on the rise of the contact workers. This signifies that the end of winter is near. Learn more.

Pros and cons of “pawternity” leave: 5 must-ask questions


If “pawternity” leave isn’t included in your employee benefits, brace yourself. Pets enrich our lives and are treated as part of the family by many. This reality is driving one of the newest trends in company benefits. Also known as “furternity” leave, pawternity leave acknowledges the growing role pets play in employees’ lives by giving them time off specifically to care for their fur friends, or for bereavement after a beloved pet dies.

Mental health in the workplace: 5 things you need to know


adults expected to experience mental illness in a given year, according to the Society of Human Resource Management , it’s a safe assumption that someone you know will be affected. And that includes in the workplace. The stigma associated with mental health issues can be challenging to deal with in the workplace. But the truth is that mental illness is no different than any other illness and should be treated as such. Don’t sweep it under the rug.

7 surprising ways an EAP promotes work-life balance


Do you know the extent of what an EAP can do for your employees – and, ultimately, your business? As a business leader, you’re probably aware that an employee assistance program (EAP) helps employees with personal problems. They typically offer support to employees dealing with issues ranging from marriage and family challenges to emotional problems, such as stress, anxiety and substance abuse. But, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Workplace wellness programs: Worth the investment?


Happier, healthier employees? The benefits of helping employees achieve better health can seem nebulous, and much of the research following such programs doesn’t show a profoundly positive return on investment. Still, employee wellness programs remain popular with businesses and employees alike. Before you launch a new program or redesign an existing employee health management initiative at your company, here’s what you need to know.

An employer’s guide: How to discuss compensation with job candidates


To keep from wasting your time or the candidate’s, you need to make sure you’re both in the same ballpark when it comes to compensation. You want to put a best foot forward and be honest, but it’s not the time to reveal everything. Staff members involved in the screening and hiring process need to know what to say about compensation, and how to say it. Otherwise, you risk turning off potential candidates. When to discuss benefits.

Employee bonus programs: What’s right for your company?


If you think your business is too small for an employee bonus program, consider these two questions: Have you noticed less productivity or a decline in employee morale? Are employees underperforming, or have they stopped meeting their goals altogether? So, how can you show employees just how much you appreciate and value them? A meaty bonus program could do the trick. This way, you can feel confident you’re choosing the program that’s right for your company.

3 lessons from Google’s HR policies


Have you ever looked in envy at an article online and seen the incredible, bright, and colourful workspaces Google’s 70,000+ employees enjoy on a daily basis? I have too…Creating innovative workspaces is only scratching the surface when it comes to Google’s revolution of Human Resources, or People Operations, as it now known. First, some background; based in Mountain View, California, Google is the largest and most popular search engine in the world.

100 Fun Office Games and Activities That Make Work Awesome


The Top Office Games and Activities: Eat Poop, You Cat. The monthly “Mix & Mingle” Hungry Hungry Ninjas. Companies around the world are making their offices a place where people get lots done while also having fun too. You can find the rules here.

Conference Twitter Primer #HRtechConf 2018


Once again using HRmarketer software, we analyzed the #HRTechConf conference website and tweets to come up with the following Conference Twitter Primer — all the information you need to socially prepare for the world’s largest HR technology conference and exposition hall!

Episode 1: How to drive inclusive hiring in tech ft. Orange Is the New Black

Hacker Earth

Welcome to #NetflixandHire where we learn some great tech hiring lessons from popular TV shows. Over the course of the next 4 episodes, you’ll learn 4 ways in which you can successfully screen and hire developers in 2020. The show embraces ethnicity like no other.