Tag Archives: human capital

Evolving the benefit mindset: Mapping out a blueprint for the health plan of the future (Part 7 in series)

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When it comes to health care benefits and overall wellbeing, it’s time for greater value in the form of better outcomes, better cost and a better experience employers and employees alike. Continue reading →

Evolving the benefit mindset: Responding to the pace of change (Part 1 in series)

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Louis Pasteur famously observed that “fortune favors the prepared mind.” This seems particularly appropriate as we reflect on the pace of change in business and the challenge of designing and delivering a competitive and differentiated employer-sponsored benefits portfolio. Today, HR … Continue reading →

Employer options for health insurance may expand with new rules on health reimbursement arrangements

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If employers could give employees tax free money to buy health insurance on their own, how many would do so? We’re about to find out. Late last month, the Trump Administration proposed regulations expanding health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). The new rule … Continue reading →

Make the shift toward digital enablement: Start with human capital

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I rented a car last week and interacted with a customer service agent miles away – through a kiosk. The experience got me thinking about the shift in skills needed to conduct business today. In the past, the rental company … Continue reading →

6 tips for using social media for employee benefits

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Despite recent media scrutiny of social networking sites over privacy concerns, social media remains one of the most effective channels for reaching employees and building trust. You may already be using social media to engage employees in other areas, so … 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 →

Want to turn an HR software implementation emergency into an opportunity? Consider the four A’s

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When your project suffers a last-minute loss of personnel, it can look like a project-ending crisis. But if you keep your head and ask four key questions, the team you end up with can be better than ever. It’s Friday. … Continue reading →

8 health care and benefits stats every employer should know about

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Have you ever heard someone present a stat that you just couldn’t stop thinking about? That happened to me last month at The Conference Board’s annual Employee Health Care Conference and it felt like it happened in every session I … 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 →

Building diversity and inclusion in the construction industry

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Why is diversity and inclusion so important to my business? For many executives, the question is increasingly top of mind. It’s also one that’s not easily answered. Companies are navigating the issue and while expectations of diverse workforces is not … Continue reading →