5 02, 2019

The Dos Of Introducing Voluntary Benefits For the First Time

By |2019-01-30T07:14:22+00:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Voluntary Benefits|

Voluntary benefits are great because they’re not just advantageous to employees, but also to employers. They’re flexible, easily customizable, and cost-effective for businesses.

The wide range of options available makes them popular amongst employees.

But if you’re planning to introduce voluntary benefits to your organization, here are a few things you should consider: […]

6 06, 2018

Workplace Gamification: The Good and the Bad

By |2018-05-01T06:22:50+00:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Voluntary Benefits|

There was a recent study which revealed that since the number of students that engage in playing video games has exponentially increased, teachers are more likely to engage students when using educational video games. An elaborate example was the Assassins’ Creed videogames which proved more than a bankable tool in aiding history teachers in getting students to remember and understand several key historical events. […]

4 06, 2018

The Negative Consequences of Workplace Politics

By |2018-05-09T00:51:52+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Voluntary Benefits|

With the idea of the workplace changing and managers looking for a more diverse workforce, the phenomenon of workplace politics is at an increase. Since people from different backgrounds now work under one roof, there is the odd chance of office politics becoming a routine thing inside the workplace. […]

29 05, 2018

Fostering creativity in the workplace

By |2018-05-09T00:50:35+00:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Voluntary Benefits|

The normal work environment, characterized by manic and restless hours, can easily result in very high stress levels that can quite easily suppress the inspiration and focus of even the most workaholic of people, taking a toll on their knack for creative ideas. It is a well known fact that creativity is extremely important to businesses, especially now, more so than ever before, given how competitive businesses have become. It is important for HR staff to get their workers into […]

1 02, 2018

Identity Theft Protection

By |2018-01-17T06:51:36+00:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Voluntary Benefits|

Companies all over the world have a huge bulls eye painted behind their backs, serving as honeypots for hackers and other cyber criminals. While internet security has somehow managed to keep up with brute force attacks because of their solid defense mechanisms, the general lack of knowledge displayed by employees opens numerous loopholes through which a company becomes open to successful data breach attacks. […]

5 01, 2018

Desired employee benefits versus redundant benefits

By |2018-01-04T16:39:31+00:00January 5th, 2018|Categories: Voluntary Benefits|

Employees value their benefits almost as much as their salaries. There are a host of employee benefits offered by businesses and they’re not all equally valued. Once businesses are able to gauge the kinds of benefits most valued by their employees, it would definitely help with them with designing a suitable benefits package.

The most important dilemma concerning many businesses is how to recruit and retain their workforce, since employee turnover is a real plague which has affected many businesses and […]

28 12, 2017

Helping employees get along

By |2018-01-04T16:39:33+00:00December 28th, 2017|Categories: Voluntary Benefits|

Who says that everyone has to get along at the office? You don’t. But not getting along should not necessarily transcend into workplace chaos, the likes of which can result in widespread conflict and office disagreements resonating throughout all levels of the organization.

Small disputes, (and sometimes even full scale brawls) can lead to a toxic environment which end up in decreased productivity, inefficient allocation of time, reduction in employee motivation and eventually may serve to increase employee turnover. All of […]

27 12, 2017

Ethics and the role of HR

By |2018-01-04T16:39:33+00:00December 27th, 2017|Categories: Voluntary Benefits|

It is the job of the HR department to understand human behaviors and emotions in the office. It is their job to deal with the ethical conundrum which usually tends to run wild in the workplace. The importance of ethics is never lost on a business regardless of its size. It doesn’t matter if the company is a small sole proprietorship or a giant multinational conglomerate – they can all make the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Legal hiccups

A disgruntled employee […]

25 12, 2017

Closing the gender gap

By |2018-01-04T16:39:33+00:00December 25th, 2017|Categories: Non Traditional Group Health Plans, Voluntary Benefits|

While substantial progress has been made to address the wide gender gap that exists for jobs between men and women, it continues to pose a threat towards creating equality between both genders insofar as equal pay is concerned.

Despite what most media pundits will have you believe, women continue to earn less than what their male counterpart earns – to be precise, women earn 79 cents for every dollar a man earns – and the annual earnings for women are $10,000 […]

27 10, 2017

Why Should You Offer Voluntary Benefits?

By |2018-01-04T16:39:45+00:00October 27th, 2017|Categories: Voluntary Benefits|

Most modern organizations rely on benefits packages to attract and retain talented individuals, and enhance employee motivation.

Raising the bar on wellness programs, some benefits-conscious employers are now catering to a diverse workforce. The key to this is personalizing their benefits plans. […]

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