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The latest tools and apps for employee communication, video messaging, employee engagement, recruiting, onboarding, retention, and more.


The Five Biggest Headaches of Open Enrollment Communications

Some years are easier than others when it comes to updating the employee benefits your company offers but creating an effective open enrollment communications strategy is never easy. You need to weigh employee engagement and the impact that has on enrollment in the different plans, which impact costs to the company in myriad ways, and the snowball just keeps rolling and building until it bowls you over. So which headaches are the biggest?

3 Ways for Small Businesses to Track Employee Hours

As back-office functions go, tracking employee hours can sometimes get overlooked. This is especially true for many new businesses with small teams. But the issue of time theft, no matter how big your business, is anything but small.

According to the 2018 Millennial Benefit Trends Report, the millennial participants were asked to rank the benefit categories from most to least important. Number one on the list is “Health Insurance,” which 63.64% rated as “Extremely Important”.

HR leaders are often perceived by line managers and senior executives to deliver the most value when they are firefighting (a.k.a. dowsing “talent fires”).

You know what words very rarely come to mind when I think of a company’s video library?

Current. Fresh. Exciting. Modern.

Vacation days, time off, and generally an intuitive, positive, supportive work environment attract the best job candidates. In all industries trying to improve their millennial engagement, corporate culture is the backbone of company’s efforts. Nothing improves and builds a positive corporate culture like a fair, easy-to-use time-off system.

Canadian businesses as a whole are thriving. But even though your organization may be doing well, you'll still need to adhere to the compensation management policies you've established. In the modern age, compensation management systems allow you to distribute and keep track of wages, benefits, overtime pay, bonuses, and more given to employees while allowing your business to continue to grow.

The HR Daily Advisor recently sat down with Erick Mott, Head of Communications of Reflektive at #Shrm2018 in Chicago. We discussed the future of the performance review in light of new research done at the behest of Reflektive.

5 Tried and Tested Tips to Keep Your Remote Team Engaged

The huge advantage of traditional in-office work is that employees are engaged. How do you promote shared interest and motivation when people are thousands of miles away from each other? There are five actionable tips on how to increase employee engagement that you can adopt starting today.

In this free downloadable guide, you’ll learn practical and affordable ways to use artificial intelligence to deliver messages and more to boost your own productivity and efficiency.

Mediacorp today (23 May) launched Young Creators Project, a talent development initiative to nurture and grow Singapore’s creative talent pool.

Your employees might be confused when they walk into the office for the first time and are handed an employee benefits and compensation packet showing the various options and benefits of a 401(b) retirement plan rather than the standard 401(k).

Whether you are examining your sales pipeline, the success of a marketing campaign, or employee retention, data and analytics are essential for business decision-making. Despite this, many companies still overlook people analytics when it comes to solving complex business problems.

Screening candidates via text messaging expedites the hiring process and enables recruiters to align their outreach with the communication preferences of today’s on-the-go workforce.

For the average person, data without a narrative is like a trip into the wilderness without a compass: overwhelming and disorienting. But when the facts are tied together by a good story, an otherwise intimidating journey turns into an enriching experience.

Every state in the Union now has some type of law in place requiring companies to notify affected individuals of a data breach involving their information. South Dakota and Alabama, the final holdouts, enacted such measures in March.

As more and more young people join the workforce, companies must be prepared to adapt to the changing times. A new study has revealed that companies who are more technologically inclined have a better chance at retaining and attracting younger workers.

The term “office environment” can often be an alternative way of saying frustration and angst, and that is exactly what you don't want it to be. In fact, there is probably a mathematical formula somewhere that shows success going down as these go up. And vice versa.

Organizations are investing in talent development now more than ever. According to LinkedIn's 2017 Workplace Learning Report, talent is the top priority for 69 percent of learning and development (L&D) professionals. And despite the rise of new learning technologies, a majority of L&D professionals—78 percent—say in-house, instructor-led classes are still the primary way they teach employees.

On the surface, recruitment and retention seems straightforward. You find the best people for your organization, you hire them, you make them happy, and in return, you get great results, happy clients, and more money for everyone. What makes it complicated is that everyone is trying to do the same thing, and your rivals are looking for the same candidates as you are.

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