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thank you notes can show simple but sincere appreciation
Employee Communications

Employee Recognition: Five Ways to Show Worker Appreciation During COVID-19

While we continue to work through these challenging times – many of us, from the safety of home – it’s important to feel appreciated and recognized for our hard work. Unfortunately, Gallup has found that employees don’t feel adequately recognized. In 2004, Gallup’s polls showed

workplace wellness trends for 2020
Employee Benefits Communication

Workplace Wellness Trends for HR Managers in 2020

There are plenty of new ways HR managers are thinking about workplace wellness in 2020. This is leading to new products, new technologies and new ways of thinking about employee benefits. Younger generations of workers are entering the job market and replacing retiring baby boomers,

millennials at work should start planning for retirement now
Employee Benefits Communication

Help Millennials at Work Prepare for Retirement

Preparing for retirement in your twenties? Is that jumping the gun? Nope. Putting a savings system in place for the future is never a bad idea. To some millennials, retirement may not even seem real because it’s so far away. But there are major benefits

employee offboarding processes can help you fill the new labor gap
Change Management

Employee Offboarding: How to Communicate with Departing Employees

Employee offboarding rarely gets the attention employee onboarding does, and that’s a huge mistake. A documented, formal offboarding process, even for remote employees, prevents legal and security issues. It can provide feedback for improving processes and leaves the door open for some employees to return

decision-support tools improve benefits enrollment for employees
Benefits Decision Support

Use Benefits Enrollment Communications to Educate and Prepare

Over the years, I’ve learned that there are two things people really hate. The first is change. The second (which is related to the first) is an unwelcome surprise. For most people, healthcare and benefits are something they don’t pay much attention to. At least,

gym memberships and other non-medical employee benefits
Employee Benefits Communication

How Non-Medical and Niche Employee Benefits Promote Productivity

When you stop and think about it, it’s not a big surprise that non-medical employee benefits keep employees happy. Nonetheless, some businesses have been slow to accept the idea. It’s usually the initial investment that scares them away. But slowly, more companies are realizing they

change management needs to be top down
Change Management

Common Change Management Mistakes of Digital Transformation

Most digital transformations at an organizational level come only when it’s absolutely necessary, and change management tactics often reflect this. Many take proactive measures to gradually enact practices like employees working from home or using video and decision-support tools in benefits communications. But, for the

engage employees even during passive enrollment
Employee Benefits Communication

Why You Should Get Aggressive About Passive Enrollment Communications

Annual enrollment is a stressful time for human resources and employees alike. Making few changes and leaning into a passive enrollment can seem like the easiest solution for all involved. It’s more time consuming for HR as it falls on them to roll over workers’

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