Tag Archives: employee engagement

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 →

With FLSA rules changed, should you pay your summer interns?

Three young people sitting on benches in an office building

In January, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) eliminated its six-factor test for determining whether workers should be classified as unpaid interns or employees entitled to compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In its place, DOL implemented a … Continue reading →

Why meaning and purpose should be central to the employee experience (Part 1 in series)

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Increasingly we’re seeing it’s not enough to do a good sales job promoting the employer brand to current and prospective employees. Employees can now evaluate employers more on their own terms and not just on the image that employers want … Continue reading →

Relationship goals: Are you ready to engage your people network?

Employee sitting at a desk with two monitors video conferencing with other colleageus

Creating a differentiated Talent Value Proposition for all the people helping you get work done When I’m having dinner with friends I like to play a game called “Side Hustle.” I ask people what they would do outside their normal … 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 →

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 →

10 tips for improving your employee town halls

man standing up holding a microphone speaking to a group of seated colleagues

Town halls date back to New England colonies in the 1620s, where there was likely much discussion and even brash outbursts. Newspapers, and later on, radio and television, diminished the need for these open forums, but in the 1900s, they … Continue reading →

Manager’s guide to annual salary reviews: 5 key steps

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It’s salary review time. So, how can you help managers use their limited pay budgets to make meaningful base pay recommendations? Take these five factors into consideration: 1. The job’s worth (externally and internally): Managers should have a clear idea … Continue reading →

The painful truth about your well-being programs

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

Employers seem to be aware of the need to tackle employees’ health and well-being, and are investing more in the programs to do so. U.S. companies have been leading the way by adding programs for much of the last two … Continue reading →

3 steps for making employee benefits a year-round conversation

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If you’re like most HR professionals, you breathed a sigh of relief when annual enrollment ended. No more meetings, no more reviewing communication materials for nine months. Not so fast! Effective communication (that engages employees and helps them see the … Continue reading →