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Life is complicated enough. The number of investment choices in a typical 401(k) plan – about 25, according to a recent report from the Investment Company Institute – is proof.

A survey of American workers earlier this year showed that two in three were at least somewhat confident they would have enough money to retire comfortably, but only 17% said they were very confident they would be able to do so.

Not responding to pitches. Abandoning stories without notice. Spiteful online shaming. A public relations pro has her say on the worst attributes of smug reporters.

Recruitment and retention is all about finding the best candidates for your company and keeping that talent in-house. As always, employee communications is key, but identifying the best personnel before they’re hired is the best way to keep the talent pipeline open.

Make a Difference: Packing Snacks for Kids

We were excited to partner with Center for Food Action to create weekend snack packs for children at risk of weekend hunger in our community. CFA’s mission is to “prevent hunger and homelessness and improve the lives of individuals and families living in poverty.”

A study has revealed that HR teams and new employees hold disparate values about what constitutes effective onboarding.

Michael Kennedy: Path to the NBA

Michael Kennedy, associate vice president of talent and learning at the National Basketball Association, didn’t start his career in learning – or in basketball. Kennedy talks about his career path, how he became a top learning leader and what he learned along the way.

By designing experiences tailored to the learning style and goals of Generation Z, learning leaders can deliver personalized, relevant and continuous learning experiences to this generation.

Corporate Culture for All Personalities

A positive, supportive corporate culture is important in all workplaces. When workers are motivated and collaborating with each other openly and with as little conflict as possible, everyone wins—everyone makes money, and everyone’s happy.

Video conference calls are no longer a novelty, they are a reality. Video calls enable us to work from home, connect to field offices and meet with distant clients face-to-face. Here are 10 tips to ensure you have a productive, glitch-free video conference call.

Be slow to speak and quick to listen, share stories, and work to build a culture that prioritizes meaningful understanding about what makes people tick.

Recruitment and retention is all about keeping the life blood of your company healthy. Negative candidate experience can undermine your recruitment efforts before you can even focus on retention.

Why have wealth management firms struggled to simplify the advisor and investor experience?

This is How Much Money Employees Need to Retire

How much are employees targeting to save for their retirement? There is no lack of suggested targets for the amount Americans need to retire — as we can see below — but what is the right amount for employees and clients to save, taking into account their unique circumstances?

Starting next year, Medicare Advantage plans will be able to add restrictions on expensive, injectable drugs administered by doctors to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration and other serious diseases.

Conflict is a part of any office space, whether your employees are distributed in different locations or all working under the same roof. Since conflict is inevitable between humans trying to work together with high stakes, conflict resolution has to not only pacify the problem, it also has to lay the groundwork for better employee communication and engagement in the future.

[Video] Turn the Tide Towards Respect

The voyage to a more inclusive, respectful workplace starts with a great overview training film. We recommend “How Was Your Day?“ Getting Real about Bias, Inclusion, Harassment and Bullying as the place to start. Learning professionals agree: this 8-time award-winning film introduces the topics of bias and inclusion to your staff in an engaging way.

As the media landscape continues to fracture and transform, now is the perfect time to become your own publisher. However, it takes a serious commitment to do it right.

Van driving, roofing, police work - all jobs for men. At least, that’s what a cluster of job ads placed on Facebook seemed to suggest.

A cohesive corporate culture, an environment of continuous learning, committed and engaged employees—these talent triumphs are hard to come by.

E-SPORTS, once viewed as a quirky niche pastime, has grown into a multi-billion dollar business, and Singtel is serious about carving out a slice of that growing pie.

Incivility is a virus that can disrupt even the most efficient work spaces. How can change management efforts and corporate culture training defeat incivility before it spreads?

Motion graphics are a cost-effective avenue when incorporating video in your employee communications and training efforts. Perhaps the greatest challenge motion graphic videos present to development teams is choice.

It’s a company that regularly collects Best Place to Work accolades and is known for its enviable employee perks. But ask Facebook’s senior benefits director what she is most proud of, and the answer might surprise you: being at the middle of the pack when it comes to benefits.

Employees snoozing through your videos? Follow our simple tips and your audience will stand up and cheer.

With employee wellness high on employers’ to-do lists as the look to not only cut health care expenses but improve productivity and recruit and retain top talent.

Machine learning algorithms are used to cater to learners and achieve better learning outcomes. But with this new technology comes a responsibility for learning leaders to actively engage in the decision-making process and safeguard the practice.

Branding and drumming up business are accentuated by interaction, and the professional network is ideal for just that. Not sure how to make the most of the platform? Have a look.

I spent a substantial portion of my career in launching new products, services and businesses. Branding and content was always at the core of these projects – down to the part where the decision on the shape of a logo involved three meetings and two trans-Atlantic conference calls. Face it, the brand is the whole shebang most of the time: Apple, Google, Coca-Cola.

Maybe it’s a little bit of both but Adweek exclaims that 92% of businesses use social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for recruiting new employees. So, maybe social media can be used for work and not just play.

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