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Simply having a health insurance plan available to your employees is no longer enough to ensure that they actually enroll. This can be incredibly frustrating for any business, as healthcare is part of any reputable company’s employee benefits package.

Recent revelations about poor leadership behaviour powered by the #metoo movement are highlighting that despite policies, procedures and culture, employees still do not feel totally safe to share their observations, concerns and stories of unacceptable or downright abusive treatment without fear of reprisal. That is not acceptable.

Approximately half, or 49%, of Singapore’s financial employers have had an employee resign during their probation period due to poor onboarding processes, with 27% losing the employee during their first month because of it, according to survey data from Robert Half.

An IRS decision allowing an unnamed company to offer a student loan repayment benefit as an element of its 401(k) plan could help clear the way for other employers to offer similar benefits.

Employee communication is all about getting the same messages out to the people who need information. It’s also about personalizing communications so that each employee gets the information they need to do their jobs well and make good decisions. Video communications is great, but what features separate some communications platforms from others?

The Blindspot in Employee Engagement

Life is everywhere and everything we experience is life. Work is just one place where life happens. Remember, work for employees is a relationship. The test of a good relationship is how you show up when things aren’t so good.

The longer people live, the more likely they are to face illnesses that necessitate custodial care either at home, in an assisted-living facility, or in a nursing home. So it stands to reason that there’s a resurgence of interest in long-term care and long-term disability insurance.

What you Need to Know about Knowing your Stuff

Drucker found many professionals failed because they spent more time on office politics than they did on knowing what they were supposed to know. It is unfortunately true that some otherwise skilled professionals don’t “know their stuff” to the extent that they should, and don’t seem much to care.

HR's Summer Reading List: 14 Must-Read Books

While summer is the ideal time to kick back and take a minute to recharge, it’s also a great time to back away from the daily grind and take a more comprehensive view of your job: Why do you do it? How could you do it better? What would make it more fulfilling?

Thanks to the efforts of plan sponsors, advisors, HR, and executives, companies can improve their 401(k) plans. Here are 5 industries where efforts succeeded.

A journalist from The Oregonian newspaper offers tips on how to report visually on complicated or hard-to-shoot subjects.

Information is key to the success of your business. It keeps your customers, partnerships, vendors, employees, and everyone else involved in your bottom line informed of events and happening within your company. The way you deliver your information will determine how it is perceived and received. Your company thrives on delivering information, and you want to ensure it is distributed in an effective manner that garners results. That’s where video communication comes in.

According to the Employment Law Alliance, almost half of American workers have experienced bullying at work. Common bullying tactics range from humiliation and sabotage, to threats and intimidation, all of which interfere with productivity and may create a toxic work environment for one or more employees. Many managers may be tempted to simply tell employees to work out their own differences and put their personal issues aside, but ignoring that bad apple can actually cost the company much more than minor inconvenience.

G&A Partners HR Advisor and Client Advocate Michelle Beck-Howard recently shared her tips on developing a succession plan strategy in an article for Upsize Magazine.

As a small business owner, you have plenty of tasks on your to-do list. Going to the post office to mail packages is not one you should add to that list.

Questions you should ask as you’re measuring your sales training program’s return on expectations (ROE) and return on investment (ROI).

Advertising on the photo sharing platform can influence buying decisions, but you must partner with the right people and define your audience. Consider these insights.

As in comedy, great timing in public relations is essential. Rather than leaving your messaging to chance, plan to distribute your content—themed and evergreen alike—around specific dates.

Cultivate a thriving environment where your workers can flourish by embracing transparency, flexibility and empathy.

The American worker is stressed out about work, finances and debt like never before, according to a new Fidelity Investments survey.

Communication is at the heart of leadership at every level of an organization, but solving problems and handling workplace emotions can be challenging.

10 Worst States for Healthcare

For employers, both large and small, being knowledgeable about regional health challenges —such as high costs or poor quality — can give them an edge when it comes to crafting the best benefit policies to attract and retain talent.

Employee Communications and video communications are becoming more intertwined every day in the Human Resources world. Even with technology changing employee engagement, the name of the game is still communication. That’s why I had used that word twice in my title.

Each year, organizations develop strategies designed to improve the way they communicate with their employees. Part of the focus is on building more personalized content that will be shared across teams and, often, dispersed office locations. Organizations that empower employees to take action and own the important decisions they’ll make in the coming year are the most successful.

An Essential Cog in the HR Machinery

Managerial efficiency is one of the most overlooked areas where technology can play a role. Aditi Sharma Kalra explores the experiences of HR leaders who have dabbled in HRIS decisions, integrated talent management, predictive analytics, and more.

Making HR analytics a leadership priority is not just about encouraging HR to present the latest analytics innovations, but rather a true partnership to drive pivotal decisions.

Americans are worried, some more than others. The source of worry? Money. And as we are reminded in the lyrics to a song from Cabaret, “Money makes the world go ‘round.” It does. Money buys more than things, it buys choices. And there’s an unhappy percentage of Americans that correctly perceive they have no choices at all. This is why Human Resources departments and companies need to provide health and financial wellness options for employees.

Is HR Obsolete?

It’s been more than two years since Japan’s SoftBank announced it would staff one of its mobile phone stores entirely by Pepper, a humanoid robot taking over pretty much all customer care functions. If humans are no longer needed to manage something like this, what role will human resources have in this new future and will it even be necessary?

How Bosses Waste Their Employees’ Time

Managers are often oblivious to the impact of their words and actions. Here’s how they can open their eyes.

When we talk about video communications from a human resources standpoint, we understand that the end result should be an on-brand, informative, useful product for employees. But if your employees never use these resources, what good are they? Here’s how you can draw eyeballs to your videos.

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