Category Archives: Employee Engagement

Behavioral economics: A powerful way to influence employee health and wellbeing

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Gaining a deeper understanding of human behavior – and using that understanding effectively – will help us influence people to make better decisions about their health. Professor Richard Thaler, a recent recipient of the Nobel Prize, sought to prove this … Continue reading →

Is pay transparency more than just a trend?

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If you’re of a certain age, asking about someone’s salary would be considered taboo – or even offensive. With a different attitude toward privacy in general, millennials, though, are far more open to compensation discussions than previous generations. And, according … Continue reading →

Embracing change management: Building trust so others will follow you into the unknown – Part 5

Willis Towers Watson Associate Gaby Joyner

Final part in a five-part blog series Building trust and influencing others through your own behavior is the final building block of leading organizational change, and it underpins the other components we’ve discussed throughout this series. Although communication and knowledge … Continue reading →

How to use your HR portal to personalize the employee experience

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Have you ever received a personalized gift? One that has your monogram? This means someone put a lot of time and thought into giving you something you’d really like — and even went a step further by putting your name … Continue reading →

Embracing change management: Enabling sustainable change – Part 4

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Part 4 in a five-part blog series Ultimately, organizations don’t change — people do. So, when organizational transformation fails, it’s often because leaders haven’t acted as role models for change, or because people within the organization are comfortable with status … Continue reading →

Embracing change management: Engaging employees for sustainable change – Part 3

Phil Merrell Embracing Change Management

Part 3 in a five-part blog series One reason companies are so challenged by change management is because many of them operate differently than they did even a decade ago. The tall hierarchies through which leaders pushed directives are being … Continue reading →

Embracing change management: Informing your workforce to inspire shared vision – Part 2

Willis Towers Watson Associate Gaby Joyner

Part 2 in a five-part blog series Amid company change, employees are often unclear about what their jobs will become. Many fear the worst: uncertainty, loss of control, job redundancy or unwanted moves. But consistent messaging and clear leadership can … Continue reading →

4 reasons to take a critical look at the latest HR technologies

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If you’ve read my blog posts on employee listening, design thinking and culture, you know I’m all for creating unique employee experiences that support business and talent strategies and foster high performance. Take the latest in human resources technologies: There’s … Continue reading →

7 principles disrupting the status quo in employee benefits

Earlier this month, I attended the 9th Annual Employer Health Care and Benefits Congress in Los Angeles where the buzz was all about employee engagement – especially in the context of online benefit marketplaces. But I think if we’re going … Continue reading →

Is ‘good enough’ really good enough when communicating your Total Rewards programs?

My dad always said, “If you’re going to do something, do it right the first time.” I think that lesson holds true on just about everything I do. Well, except for my handyman skills. Sometimes I know my limits and … Continue reading →