How do you get employees to go the extra mile and perform at the peak of their capacity? Some say job satisfaction and happiness are key elements of exceptional employee commitment. I don’t disagree with that. But I would argue that employee satisfaction and happiness are not enough. After all, I could love my work, yet still only perform at 50% of my potential.
A new Labor Department rule would make it easier for small businesses to offer 401(k) plans, part of an effort to close a retirement-plan coverage gap that affects millions of employees.
Training and compliance programs are vital to the success of your business and employees. There are many employee training programs that companies incorporate into their culture to boost employee communications, productivity, and engagement.
This article explores how a video onboarding strategy helps organizations realize tangible ROI from its talent acquisition function. Learn how video onboarding impacts employee experience, productivity, loyalty, and the five essentials of an effective video onboarding strategy.
Kathy Gallo, senior vice president and CLO of Northwell Health, says her learning delivery strategy changes as the organization changes. She expects learning delivery methods to continue changing and improving in the next five to 10 years with increasing knowledge about the science of learning.
Transamerica announced today the availability of "Impact of Employee Health on Business Success," a research paper that provides analysis and recommendations for creating effective workplace wellness programs. The white paper alerts employers to risk factors and mitigation of chronic health conditions.
Above-average employer contributions to 401(k)s are a key feature of retirement plans most likely to help employees amass the savings they need to live comfortably in retirement, according to a new report from Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust.
Video communications add a level of authenticity and transparency to employee communications, especially in a distributed workplace.
Heftier pieces have distinct benefits, but there are potential pitfalls, too. Here’s what to weigh before commissioning more substantive campaigns.
We all spend an inordinate amount of time at work communicating with others. And we each have our little tricks. Some of us respond so fast it’s like a real-time system; others wait and do it when they have time. Some need “nudges” to respond, while others respond on their own.
According to a recent survey conducted by Adobe, 58% of people feel that performance reviews “are a needless HR requirement.” Adobe, in fact, no longer has an annual performance review process and instead has adopted an approach involving ongoing discussions between managers and employees that emphasize talent development and future productivity instead of formal ratings and rankings based on past performance.
Overall open enrollment readiness for employers with 2019 Q1 start dates rose to 48 in August, a full 9 points above where employers stood in July, according to the latest data collected by Employee Benefit Adviser in its monthly Open Enrollment Readiness Benchmark (OERB) survey.
Let’s face it, a digital call-to-action is needed if you want your audience to take the next step. Traditional content can certainly have a call-to-action (and often does). However, a digital call-to-action is arguably the most important factor when it comes to your online messaging. Your social media posts, online content, and digital forms must see some action to be successful. Here are several examples to perfect your call-to-action copy.
When we talk about branding and content and its relationship with employee communication, we’re really talking about emotions and perceptions. What your employees feel about the company they work for determines everything from their performance to their willingness to participate in your workplace community.
The conversation around financial wellness isn’t new, but it’s definitely ramping up. According to a recent survey by Prudential, the percentage of employers offering financial wellness programs rose to 83%, up from just 20% in the survey two years ago.
With 68% of employees preferring to learn at work, companies have a responsibility to cultivate workplace learning. As they explore the best way to implement an environment of self-improvement, the concept of creating a centralized, comprehensive learning and development (L&D) program is gaining traction.
A thorough familiarization with health insurance practices and terms will allow employers to make the most knowledgeable decisions for their employees and business.
Tools and Apps. Everyone knows what the word “app” means. It hasn’t been around since the beginning of time as we know it, but it’s been in use far longer than many realize. According to an article by Thom Holwerda for OS News, the term was initially used in job postings for programmers starting in 1981. The abbreviated form of “applications” was utilized in employee communication and recruiting simply because job postings cost money. The higher the word count, the more expensive the ad. And programmers knew what “apps” stood for.
Everyone’s heard the mantra that the most effective managers, coaches, administrators, etc. are those who lead by example. Establishing and maintaining the relationship between leaders and those they lead ultimately comes down to communication—how that example is conveyed, received and understood. Can you think of a single list of “leadership qualities” that doesn’t reference communication skills somewhere in the mix? With the two so obviously linked, it makes sense to think of internal and employee communications as leadership opportunities.
Beware! Brainstorm vampires. Spirit-spoiling werewolves. Home-haunting honchos. They’re all creeping from the corporate graveyard as Halloween looms, so grab your torches and pitchforks.
It’s been one year since the #MeToo movement began with The New York Times reporting the first allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein. So how have workplaces changed? The long and short of it: There have been positive changes, but there’s still more work to be done — and a lot of that is HR’s responsibility.
It seems pretty obvious that health and financial wellness benefits ought to be very popular and should enjoy high levels of employee engagement. Some are popular and do enjoy high levels of engagement, but many don't. To figure out what doesn't work is easiest if we ask which benefits get the most engagement and work backwards from there.
Historically, many companies failed to create and implement anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and sexual harassment compliance and training programs.