Category Archives: Health and Group Benefits

Employee surveys: To pulse or not to pulse?

Survey technology has evolved to enable companies to design and deploy simple online surveys and receive reports quickly, and because of this, there has been growing desire to conduct pulse surveys. Continue reading →

Pay equity vs. pay equality, and why it matters to business

It seems like we hear about Pay Equity and Pay Equality nearly every day. In the U.S., the terms have recently been discussed at the Women’s March on Washington, addressed in new legislation across many states, and taken up publicly … Continue reading →

Implementing an HR portal? Get your house in order.

One question I hear time and time again from organizations is, “I wish I knew what to expect going into an implementation of an HR portal. How can I better prepare?” In many ways implementing any new technology is like … Continue reading →

42 1/2 reasons to connect total rewards with annual pay/bonus discussions this year

In my freshman year of high school, one of my classes required us to think about what we wanted to do for a career and then research the important aspects of that job. As part of that research, I asked … Continue reading →

New FLSA Overtime Rules – Did the early birds get the worm or a surprise?

When a Texas judge issued an injunction delaying new FLSA guidelines, what became of companies' implementation plans? Continue reading →

8 things to keep in mind when selecting talent analytics technology

Technology is supposed to help make business decisions related to talent quick and effective. However, selecting the right technology for talent analytics can be challenging. Continue reading →

What makes communicating to employees in the healthcare industry so difficult?

Brilliant scientists. Empathetic care givers. Hundreds of support staff who keep the lights on. All of this in an environment that never has a day off. That only touches on the difficulties of connecting with employees in the healthcare industry. Continue reading →

Preparing for the Trump administration

One of the main takeaways from the election is that we live in a time of disruption, and with Obamacare a lightning-rod issue in the campaign, the U.S. health care and benefits system appears to be headed for plenty of … Continue reading →

Performance management is not dead … yet

New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for holiday revelers. HR departments are also reflecting on past accomplishments and looking for ways to ensure good health and prosperity for their organizations — especially if they are frustrated by a lack of performance … Continue reading →

Modernizing employee communications to reflect our consumer experience

Millions of employees use Facebook, Google and Amazon.com every day. Sometimes, multiple times a day. And with their user experience, they receive targeted content and data in the way of advertisements like none other. Here’s an example. A while back … Continue reading →