Category Archives: Health and Group Benefits

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 →

Horizon 2017: What are the biggest concerns and opportunities for retirement plan sponsors in the coming year?

With the ringing of the New Year now well past, it’s not too early for retirement plan sponsors to understand current opportunities and begin to watch for other priority issues that lie ahead in 2017. Concerns: Risk management, effectiveness and … Continue reading →

Time to rethink our traditions: Skill-based evaluation and pay

Have you ever found yourself saying any of these: “I know they are essentially doing the same job but their levels of mastery in what they do are so different and we’d like to differentiate their pay in a systematic … Continue reading →

A communicator’s guide to an HR portal. If you build it, will they come?

I’ll let you in on a little secret. The answer is “No”. Even if you build the most state-of-the-art human resources website with videos, employee testimonials, gamification, Pokémon Go, and sharks with laser beams attached to their heads, employees still … Continue reading →