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Category Archives for "Savings"

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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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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5 Family-Friendly Perks That Working Parents Love

Last week, we talked about how seven different companies help employees balance work and family. Now we’ve got some tips on how you can make your workplace a haven for working parents. Companies offer family-friendly perks because they know that a stressed employee is a distracted employee and a happy employee is loyal and productive. Steps as inexpensive and simple as offering telecommuting options or rethinking meeting schedules can make a huge difference to the […]

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The 7 Best Companies for Working Parents in 2019

Hosting 8:30 a.m. meetings after zero hours of sleep, telling I.T. you need a new work laptop because someone spilled apple juice all over the old one, buying a new tie after a vomiting child ruined your favorite: These are just a few of the joyful moments working parents get to experience every day. Luckily, more employers have recognized that happy workers equal good workers, and by offering tools and benefits to help employees with […]

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5 Ways to Help Employees Deal with Tax Season

Tax season is not the most wonderful time of the year. Nobody wishes anyone a happy Tax Day, and families don’t come together on Tax-Day morning to celebrate standard deductions. Taxes are a pain in the neck, and we all know it. Tax season can also bring up all sorts of stressful issues that most people would prefer to avoid: math, personal finance, even marital problems. You have to sort out all these issues and […]

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