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Category Archives for "HR Issues"

7 Great Companies for Veterans in 2019

It’s easy to hang yellow ribbons in the break room or post a patriotic Facebook photo on Memorial Day, but how can HR leaders and their organizations offer real support to veterans entering the civilian workforce? We found seven companies that do just that every day. While these companies vary in size, history, and industry, they all share the same commitment to helping veteran employees thrive in their professional and personal lives. 1. Boeing Not […]

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Technology, Communication, and Enrollment, Oh My!

Recently, we visited with the Benefit Educators for a conversation on a wide range of topics: The state of employee education on benefits The role of technology for HR leaders and the employees in their organization Challenges and limitations of traditional communication methods Methods of enrollment that work We didn’t get to the bottom of every issue, but we did learn quite a bit. We want to share more of those with you here.        

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What Do I Do with These New Hires?

We recently visited with The Orientation Company about onboarding new hires. What we heard was shocking but also informative. Some of the questions we asked: Any idea of how much time benefits get during a new hire’s orientation period? What are best practices for onboarding new hires? What can we be doing to make it a great experience? How can we build a relationship with an employee early and quickly? We worked so hard to recruit and […]

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Guest Post: Employee Engagement Is Broken (How to Fix It)

 Stephen Huerta from Workify shares his thoughts on fixing employee engagement. We’ve all been there. You are working toward the end of a company-wide initiative, and your star project manager, Sarah, pings you via Slack late-night on a Sunday and asks for a one-on-one the next day. She isn’t one to chat on Sunday nights. Immediately, your stomach drops. “I’ve received an offer I can’t turn down,“ she starts. “I love working here, but I am still […]

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Here’s Why Your Employees Don’t Love Their Benefits

Could it be that they don’t understand them? Are they overwhelmed with the acronyms and options? Are they confusing deductibles with premiums? Do they get why one plan offers a health savings account and another does not? We get it. Benefits are confusing for most people. As an HR leader, you spend all day in that world: medical, dental, vision, and more. But employees? They think about them once a year, during open enrollment. They […]

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Your Employees Hate Meetings (Here’s Why)

Top 4 Reasons Why We Hate Meetings I hate meetings, you hate meetings, everyone hates meetings. In fact, 46% of employed Americans would rather do any number of troublesome activities rather than attend a status meeting, according to a Harris Poll survey. 12% would rather commute four hours one way for work each day. 8% would rather undergo a root canal. An astonishing 18% would rather go to the DMV. If nearly a quarter of […]

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