Beneplace https://bp.beneplace.com The Best Savings Marketplace Wed, 08 May 2019 22:04:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2 https://bp.beneplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/cropped-Beneplace_Favicon-1-32x32.png Beneplace https://bp.beneplace.com 32 32 What Do I Do with These New Hires? https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/what-do-i-do-with-these-new-hires/ https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/what-do-i-do-with-these-new-hires/#respond Fri, 17 May 2019 15:11:42 +0000 https://bp.beneplace.com/?p=1712 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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Your Guide to Reducing and Improving Meetings (Infographic) https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/improve-meetings/ https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/improve-meetings/#respond Thu, 16 May 2019 15:46:45 +0000 https://bp.beneplace.com/?p=1982 Last week, we talked about how meetings hurt engagement and cost crazy amounts of money. Now that we’ve confirmed meetings are usually terrible, let’s talk about when to avoid them and how to run meetings when they are necessary. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: Beneplace, LLC.Last week, we talked about how meetings hurt engagement and cost crazy amounts of money. Now that we’ve confirmed meetings are usually terrible, let’s […]

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Guest Post: Employee Engagement is Broken (How to Fix it) https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/fix-employee-engagement/ https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/fix-employee-engagement/#respond Tue, 14 May 2019 17:56:04 +0000 https://bp.beneplace.com/?p=1994  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 https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/heres-why-your-employees-dont-love-their-benefits/ https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/heres-why-your-employees-dont-love-their-benefits/#respond Fri, 10 May 2019 19:03:14 +0000 https://bp.beneplace.com/?p=1710 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) https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/employees-hate-meetings/ https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/employees-hate-meetings/#respond Thu, 09 May 2019 15:12:54 +0000 https://bp.beneplace.com/?p=1829 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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How 10 Companies Built Thriving Corporate Cultures https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/how-10-companies-built-thriving-corporate-cultures/ https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/how-10-companies-built-thriving-corporate-cultures/#respond Mon, 06 May 2019 15:46:57 +0000 https://bp.beneplace.com/?p=1735 For organizations to succeed, they need to foster a healthy office culture for their employees. To get that healthy culture to take root, HR leaders have to do more than hang a poster of their employer’s stated values. They need to turn those values into action. In other words, employees need to see their company put their money where their mouth is. The 10 companies we’ve listed below have done just that. These organizations, all […]

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Why More Companies Have Embraced the Dog-Friendly Office https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/the-dog-friendly-office/ https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/the-dog-friendly-office/#respond Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:54:04 +0000 https://bp.beneplace.com/?p=1681 Every morning, millions of dog-owning Americans experience grief and guilt as they leave for their morning commute. Every morning, millions of dogs give their owners those sad puppy-dog eyes, begging them not to leave for work. For some puppy parents, this is starting to change. Organizations from Glassdoor and Etsy to SalesForce and Google are letting their employees bring their pet dogs to work with them. About 9% of American organizations have dog-friendly policies, but […]

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Guest Post: Turning Values into Culture https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/turning-values-into-culture/ https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/turning-values-into-culture/#respond Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:59:46 +0000 https://bp.beneplace.com/?p=1689 People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.–Samuel Johnson Culture exists in every company whether you create it or not! The focus of so many lectures, industry articles, and board meetings is often around culture, but what is culture, and how do you create a culture you want as an organization instead of letting one materialize by default? The simple answer is culture is what your organization honestly and intentionally […]

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Does Your Company’s Work Culture Stink? Here’s What to Do. https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/fixing-work-culture/ https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/fixing-work-culture/#respond Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:46:55 +0000 https://bp.beneplace.com/?p=1632 Sheila told herself that it was just a case of the Mondays. It was only 1 p.m., and Sheila, an HR leader at Bobtopolis Industries, had already spotted two people crying in the hallway at work. “Well, nobody likes Mondays,” she thought. At 2, Sheila received three resignation emails, one from an employee who had started just a few months ago. Then, Sheila discovered a new batch of Glassdoor reviews of Bobtopolis, which was even […]

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The Value of Effective Leadership (Infographic) https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/the-value-of-effective-leadership/ https://bp.beneplace.com/blog/the-value-of-effective-leadership/#respond Thu, 11 Apr 2019 15:00:57 +0000 https://bp.beneplace.com/?p=1573 It seems that every other day, someone comes out with a new book or podcast about the five or so new ways to be the best manager ever. But no matter the leadership trend du jour, skills like communication, humility, and positivity are still the foundation of good leadership. The post below covers why it’s so important to lead well and how you can improve your leadership skills today. Embed This Image On Your Site […]

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