Focus Group Check In

Compensation Cafe

Historically, Human Resources have had an on-again, off-again relationship with focus groups. If the methodologies are understood, funded and staffed well, we are producing statistical reports on correlation and causation. Focus groups are considered descriptive research.

Well-being, a Pandemic Trend?

HRO Today

Employees in the UK fear that the recent focus on well-being is shifting, making way for a possible return to a pre-pandemic workplace that wasn’t employee-centred. Just one year ago, well-being was at the top of the list of COVID-driven concerns for both employers and employees.


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Stacy Parker, The Heart, Soul and Managing Director of Blu Ivy Group

Blu Ivy Group

In honour of Bosses’ Day, we are showcasing the boss of all bosses’ Stacy Parker, the heart, soul and Managing Director of Blu Ivy Group. We got to talk with Stacy on something you don’t normally get to hear about: her life outside of Blu Ivy Group. .

Human Resources LinkedIn Groups


We are often asked for a listing of the best human resources LinkedIn Groups. Well, “best” is somewhat subjective but here is a list of HR LinkedIn Groups we like. If you do choose to participate be sure to follow the group’s rules, don’t “auto-post” your content, don’t be promotional, and engage with other group members (e.g., Linked:HR (#1 Human Resources Group) 971k members.

The Missing Piece of your Employee Engagement Efforts

Speaker: Jason Lauritsen, HR Keynote speaker, author and consultant

When organizations work to improve employee engagement, the focus tends to be on the day to day work experience. Feedback is sought from employees through surveys and focus groups. Recognition programs are created. And career development programs are rolled out. Join Jason Lauritsen, a former Human Resources executive, as he takes a look at one critically important element of a successful engagement effort that almost always gets overlooked: wellness.

Wellness Week at Blu Ivy Group

Blu Ivy Group

With a remote work mandate until further notice, even here at Blu Ivy, we’re open to admitting some of us are feeling the effects of social isolation, and coping with anxieties that have affected our wellness and mental health. . Really grateful for this team and for wellness week. .

Group Coaching Enhances Opportunities

Center for Coaching

In addition to group or team coaching serving clients well, it is a smart business move because it adds to the options and grows your client base as a coach. Group coaching is an amazing opportunity based on the niche of the coach. Build a group around what they want to explore.

Group coverage vs. individual health insurance cost


Deciding whether to enroll in a group health insurance plan through your employer or to purchase your own individual health insurance plan can be a confusing decision to make. How exactly do individual health insurance premiums compare to group health insurance premiums?

Fostering Wellness In The Workplace: 5 Wellness Activities For Groups

Tandem HR

For employees, value is greater than an excellent salary and job title—it’s based on an organization’s inclusive approach to each of their employees’ overall well-being. Here are five great inclusive wellness activities for the workplace that are accessible for all.

James Lloyd-Townshend Of Frank Recruitment Group: “Employee wellbeing”

Thrive Global

To address this open question, we reached out to successful leaders in business, government, and labor, as well as thought leaders about the future of work to glean their insights and predictions on the future of work and the workplace. Employee wellbeing.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Gaining Traction with Employee Resource Groups

HR Daily Advisor

One of the biggest trends in HR today is the development of employee resource groups (ERGs). Through these groups, employees form deeper connections with one another and the workplace itself, as they’re helping to build its culture. For HR administrators already bogged down with other tasks, managing ERGs can become overwhelming, especially with the workflow requirements of implementing these important programs: Initiating or approving the groups.

Sonia Jackson Myles of The Accord Group: “Diverse staff helps retain diverse staff”

Thrive Global

One of the groups SWAB connected with, which already existed, was the Ford African ancestry group. Now, put that all together in a group whose expertise is buying and it’s far more powerful. And, after a while, other people created additional employee resources groups.

Expedia Group

Stories Incorporated

rebranded to Expedia Group, Inc. They wanted to communicate specific elements of their culture—especially through the Expedia Group kununu page—to attract the right candidates. Because kununu profiles have great spaces to show universal culture content as well as job specific content, we created short videos for each purpose. We interviewed five Expedia Group team members in their Seattle headquarters. Expedia Group – Culture. Reading Time: 3 minutes.

McDonald’s Achieves Pay Equity for Women and Underrepresented Groups


The fast-food giant announced last month that it effectively achieved pay equity for women and other historically underrepresented groups across its workforce of 180,000 U.S. Employees belonging to underrepresented groups are now paid the same as their white counterparts for equal work.

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How much do group benefit plans cost? Here’s what matters


If you’re coming up to a renewal or just exploring your benefit options, understanding what influences group benefit plans cost can help you also understand premiums and assist you in budgeting. There are two main categories of group benefits: pooled and experience-rated.

Plan for COVID-19 Workplace Response

Affinity HR Group

Contact Affinity HR Group ( ) for assistance. Affinity HR Group ( ) can help you research options allowed under federal and state law and/or draft a form for you to use. Affinity HR Group is a national HR consulting firm.

What to do when your group health insurance premiums go up


As renewal season comes around each year, employers everywhere brace themselves for what their new group health insurance premiums will look like in the new year—because chances are, they’ll be higher. Switch to a high deductible health plan with a group coverage HRA as a supplement.

7 Best Workplace Wellness Programs

Best Of HR

What Is One Workplace Wellness Program That Has Worked Well At Your Company? . To help you know which wellness programs to introduce at your workplace, we asked CEOs and HR managers this question for their best insights. Personalized Health and Wellness Stipend.

Think Strategically About Your Talent

Affinity HR Group

There is one silver lining to this as well: with new-found experience managing a remote workforce, many companies now have the tools and mindset to be able to identify, hire, and manage remote employees. John, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President – Affinity HR Group, Inc.

Contact Tracing for #COVID19: What HR Needs to Know

HR Bartender

Kronos and Ultimate Software have announced the formation of the Equity at Work Council (EWC) , a group of innovators and practitioners working together to understand diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. You can get involved by joining the EWC LinkedIn group.

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How Organizations and Employees Can Start Focusing on Wellness

HR Bartender

An increasing number of companies are offering employee wellness programs. employers offer wellness benefits (up from 58 percent in 2008). A RAND Corporation study found that every $1 invested in wellness yields a return on investment (ROI) of $1.50. But the reality is wellness programs can be hard for both the company and the individual. For employees, it’s hard to incorporate wellness activities into our daily routine. Focus on Wellness One Cycle at a Time.

How Technology Fuels the Worst Elements of Group Psychology

Thrive Global

Mobs, and the surrender of reason and judgment to group outrage, have always been with us. Fitting in with the group doesn’t just feel good — it fulfills an evolutionary need. We all have a need to belong to a group. Well-Being

Ep 82 – Why I Joined the Advanced Group as the VP of Talent


Earlier today, you might have read or heard about a press release that went live announcing that I’ve joined the Advanced Group as their newly appointed Vice President of Strategies. Episode 82: Why I Joined the Advanced Group as the VP of Talent Strategies. I’ll discuss a little bit about my return and answer some questions I’ve been asked from friends, family and colleagues and then later you’ll hear from Leo Sheridan, the Advanced Group’s CEO. Who is the Advanced Group?

Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Even When You Are in a Majority Group


To try and break the ice, I half-heartedly joked, “Well no one wants to hear from a white male about diversity.” A female colleague immediately stopped me and said, “No, you are precisely the group that needs to talk more about diversity.”.

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Sonic Boom Wellness Partners with Wellness IQ to Bring Engaging Solutions to Small Employer Groups

Sonic Boom

Sonic Boom Wellness Partners with Wellness IQ to Bring Engaging Solutions to Small Employer Groups. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The world of corporate wellness tends to scoff at small employer groupsgroups of 200 or fewer – but at Sonic Boom Wellness , we think they’re just as important as the big ones. Admittedly, they have to be managed differently than larger groups – they have different needs and expectations.

Adopting Continuous Conversations at Newport Group


Newport Group helps companies offer their employees a more secure financial future through retirement plans, insurance, and consulting services. The process is well received and we average a 97% completion for our quarterly check-ins.

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Staffmark Group Joins Staffing Industry Leaders in Offering On-Demand Pay


Partner: Staffmark Group US Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio Industry: Staffing Number of Employees: 45,000 Payroll Provider: PeopleSoft Paycard Provider: Netspend Timekeeping System: PeopleSoft/PeopleNet.

Minimum contribution requirements: Group health insurance vs. HRAs


With all of the regulations and restrictions surrounding group health insurance plans, it can be frustrating for small and midsize business owners (SMBs) to find a plan that works for their employees. Group Health Insurance Health Reimbursement Arrangement Qualified Small Employer HRA

Pros and cons of group health insurance


Group health insurance is a well-known, popular health benefit option. Most full-time workers have heard of group health insurance if not having been directly enrolled in a policy. In this post, we’ll discuss what group insurance is, how it works, and it’s pros and cons.

Embracing Wellness

HRO Today

2020 has tested employee well-being like never before. Employee Benefit Trends Study found that this year, more employees than ever have stated employers have a responsibility for the well-being of their workforce. Cynthia Coverson is senior vice president of group benefits at MetLife.

Press Release: DailyPay Announces Partnership with Maxwell Group


NEW YORK (July 24, 2018) – DailyPay, an on-demand pay platform that reduces employee turnover through instant access to income, today announced a national partnership with Maxwell Group — a manager and operator of senior communities—and their 2,000 employees across six states.

The Power of Group Coaching

Center for Coaching

Increasingly, more people are finding that group coaching fulfills the desire for cost-effective coaching. Group coaching creates a win-win financial situation for coaches and the clients as well as in organizations. Instead of clients or their organization paying for one-on-one sessions, session costs are split between the group members. Group coaching also provides a safe space to experience coaching and then consider more in-depth individual sessions.

What is Group Coaching versus 1-on-1?

Thrive Global

You get the confidence and belief that anything is possible because you have an outside objective well-trained coach helping you see beyond your mind’s fallacies. GROUP COACHING. Community alcohol de alcohol-free coaching for women group coaching lifecoaching

Striking a Balance in Staffing a Successful Project Team


With this approach, you can identify different tiers, like a Core Project Team, a Collaboration Group, and a User Acceptance Group. This approach ensures you get the help and input you need, while still having a core group driving the project that is small enough to manage. This can mean the difference between HCM technology that is a well-oiled machine, versus an old clunker that you have to tow. Written by: Elisabeth Jordan.

10 Employee Wellness Program Ideas to Build a Healthy Workforce


Employee wellness is more important in our new normal than ever before. In a changing world, disconnection and stress are significant risks your organization needs to address — because when employee wellness suffers, so does your company’s bottom line. Creating wellness programs.

The Meruelo Group – Customer Success Story


The Meruelo Group. helped Meruelo Group enhance efficiency of benefits administration.???. The Meruelo Group provides strategic consulting and business support services for companies across a wide range of industries, including construction, engineering, hospitality, gaming, and more.

Bringing Recognition to Real Estate: Minto Group’s Story


We recently spoke to Dave Bond, director of talent management and total rewards at the Minto Group, to discuss how the home building and property management company modernized its approach to social recognition and saw immediate results in terms of employee reach. Can you share a bit about your background and your role at Minto Group? . My group is also responsible for our HRIS and producing HR analytics. How would you describe Minto Group’s culture and employee base?

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Five employee wellness program ideas for your remote team


Creating an employee wellness program will bring a range of benefits to your business. However, remote working comes with challenges related to employee wellness. You need to know the kind of virtual wellness programs you can offer your employees to handle this situation.

The Illuminati of Wellness

CoreHealth Wellness Technologies

Okay, maybe Illuminati is a bit much but there has been a very successful, mysterious group called the Wellness Underground ticking away for three years. It has met each January in the happiest place on earth to bring together the greatest minds in the wellness industry. Wellness Rockstar Tools & Tips