Category Archives: Health and Group Benefits

Embracing change management: How agile leadership can combat disruption – Part 1

Part 1 in a five-part blog series More often than not, change initiatives fail. In fact, the brutal truth is that over 70% of change initiatives fail and it’s because they focus solely on rational aspects such as systems, processes … Continue reading →

What does innovation really mean for the health care and benefits industry?

Steve Blumenfield, left, Director of Strategic Operations and Alliances for Willis Towers Watson’s Health and Benefits practice, talks innovation with Jonathan Edelheit, Principal & Founder, Global Healthcare Resources, at the 9th Annual Employer Health Care and Benefits Congress. Earlier this … 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 →

From a talented reward professional to all reward talent professionals: Why can’t we be friends?

I might as well start off with a confession: I’m a spreadsheet-loving compensation professional, a job evaluation geek and a sucker for structure. I can marvel about the beauty of a well-designed salary structure and have been known to get … Continue reading →

Going pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness

How often do we hear stories about a bad diagnosis that could have been prevented? October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and it’s a timely reminder that we can’t take our own health for granted. As we juggle busy … 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 →

An active year ahead for employer health plan RFP activity

Larger employers are already getting a jumpstart in thinking about continued health plan cost management for next year, with an acute focus on rethinking how health care is delivered, the employee experience and which vendors can best help them in … Continue reading →

Are sales incentive schemes really effective?

Now more than ever, companies are operating in a very competitive market. Therefore, sales and marketing strategies must adapt and evolve to become more specific and complex to help companies attain objectives; which in turn, are also becoming more detailed … Continue reading →

Design thinking for a better employee experience: Part 2, High-performing cultures

Recently, I wrote about the opportunity for HR to adopt employee- or worker-centric design, applying concepts from consumer research, product development and design thinking. Here, I provide a framework (illustrated above) for how those concepts relate to strategy, values, culture, … Continue reading →

“FR,” your workforce is changing

Or if you are not a Gen Z, for real, your workforce is changing: with critical needs that must be addressed and new opportunities for your organization to be the employer of choice. Let’s continue with a mix of Gen … Continue reading →