Category Archives: Employee rewards

Your workforce is changing. Have your benefits communications done the same?

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The disco era brought us many fads: leisure suits, pet rocks and his and her perms. Those are mercifully gone, but the late ‘70s also introduced the promise of a paperless society. It hasn’t happened yet (and may not in … Continue reading →

Shaping the future of talent, rewards and work

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“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker. It’s a provocative statement: instead of waiting for the future to arrive, take a role in shaping it. (After all, once it’s here, it’s no longer … Continue reading →

The HR function of the future (Part 1 in series)

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The urgent call came on a Friday night. Our CHRO client learned the agenda for their company’s executive offsite that Monday had shifted from business as usual to how the organization would transform in light of automation. Each leader must … Continue reading →

Welcome to (employee) Wellbeing 3.0 (Part 1 in series)

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  Should employers be concerned with the wellbeing of their employees? The answer, of course, is yes. A workforce that is “well” leads to increased productivity. But Willis Towers Watson research has uncovered a startling disconnect between employer and employee … Continue reading →

Decision support tools can help employees make more meaningful benefits choices

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System recommendations help guide purchasing decisions in a benefits marketplace. Employers are looking to improve the employee benefits experience by expanding choice in both plan and product offerings. According to our Best Practices in Health Care Employer Survey Report, 84% … Continue reading →

3 ways to create a Total Rewards experience

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The one constant in life is change. The way we consume information has changed. The way we deliver information has changed. The way we watch professional basketball games has changed. And the way we create, manage and deliver Total Rewards … Continue reading →

Roth 401(k) contributions are gaining popularity among those looking to increase tax diversification

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As concerns about employee financial well-being and retirement readiness continue to grow, 401(k) plan sponsors are adding a key feature to their 401(k) plans that provides some flexibility to savers: the option for Roth 401(k) contributions. Roth 401(k) contributions turn … Continue reading →

Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution: What HR can do to unlock talent and lead their workforce through digital transformation

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It’s time to radically retool human resources. Even the most visionary CHROs can struggle with how to do that. After all, the digitally and technology-driven Fourth Industrial Revolution is causing positive and powerful disruption in almost every industry across the … Continue reading →

Are you paying your employees too much – or not enough?

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A 6-step guide to using compensation data to determine pay levels Designing pay plans that fit with your budget and are also robust enough to attract the right workforce to support your business strategy is a challenging balancing act. However, … Continue reading →

Now is the time to tackle financial well-being

Steve Nyce, Ph.D., senior economist and director of the Research and Innovation Center at Willis Towers Watson

Financial well-being has become a hot topic for employers recently. And for good reason. Our research shows that employee financial satisfaction declined significantly across many countries in 2017 — after several years of improvement. And the impact is clear. Over … Continue reading →