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14 11, 2018

How To Introduce Voluntary Benefits for the First Time

By |2018-11-10T05:02:28+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Employee Benefits|

To appear more attractive to a highly-competitive labor market, you may want to consider voluntary benefits. This can give you a competitive edge in the market and help recruit the best candidates.

Some employees look for flexibility and adaptability in an employee benefit program. They want control over perks and benefits, and spend their income on benefits they believe are useful. […]

13 11, 2018

Why Offering Employee Benefits Can Give You A Competitive Advantage

By |2018-11-10T04:58:09+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Employee Benefits|

In today’s competitive business environment, it’s imperative for employers to undertake adequate measures to attract and retain top talent and achieve their business targets. Companies are now placing increasing emphasis on providing employee benefits to their staff. […]

29 10, 2018

6 Simple Ways for Creating an Employee Handbook

By |2018-11-01T02:32:33+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: HR|

“Treat employees like they make a difference and they will.” – Jim Goodnight.

Imagine working in an organization where every employee is happy, satisfied, and absolutely in love with the work they do.

While that probably seems like a far-fetched dream, it’s not impossible to create a professional environment that’s stress-free and encourages employees to explore their creative endeavors. […]

26 10, 2018

Ineffective Employee Benefits Companies Should Watch Out for

By |2018-11-01T02:44:08+00:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Employee Benefits|

It’s important for companies to provide their employees with added benefits to keep them motivated and productive.

However, when these benefits are just gimmicks they fail to trigger the sort of response managers hope for and can be a waste of time and money. They leave employees questioning whether or not their hard work is actually appreciated. […]

25 10, 2018

What’s The Role of Social Media in Employee Benefits Communication?

By |2018-10-13T03:16:59+00:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Employee Benefits|

Workplace demographics has experienced a shift in paradigm, which has made communication a big challenge for employers. Companies can’t rely on traditional channels of communication; they’re dealing with 4 different generations.

Passing out brochures or sending mass emails might not be an effective communication strategy to reach out to the younger workforce. You’re dealing with text-savvy and digitally-connected generations (Millennials or Generation Z).

Here is how you can communicate employee benefits program via social media platforms. […]

24 10, 2018

Enrolment Season Pitfalls to Avoid At All Costs

By |2018-10-13T03:13:34+00:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Group Health|

Open enrollment season is generally challenging for employees as well as HR professionals. This is the time of year where employers are evaluated for their healthcare programs.

Is your enrollment system simple and accessible for your employees? If employee benefits are not communicated well, employees may feel under-valued and unappreciated. Avoid these common mistakes to manage the enrolment season without any setback. […]

23 10, 2018

Making the Most of Your Employee Handbook: Dos and Don’t

By |2018-10-13T03:09:08+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: HR|

The Employee Handbook plays a crucial role in providing direction and support to your Human Resource function. It’s the first document your HR needs to draft and distribute across the organization. Employee handbook is the guiding light that navigates workers, managers and owners through different workplace scenario.

This handbook outlines rules, business processes and procedures, workplace behavior, norms, and standard reporting procedures. Your handbook should be easy-to-comprehend and accessible to everyone within the organization.

But are you making certain mistakes that are […]

22 10, 2018

The Search for the Millennials: What Work Benefits attract them most?

By |2018-11-01T02:45:29+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Employee Benefits|

Just ask any Baby Boomer and they’ll tell you that Millennials are the worst generation to exist!

After all, they’re the ones responsible for killing the 9 to 5, 40-hour work week, the real estate industry and even diamonds!

But the most misunderstood generation of our time is reeling from the aftereffects of severe inflation, global change and crushing student loans debts and perhaps it is no wonder that their interests have changed! […]

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