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Video communication is paramount to any kind of millennial engagement effort your company can perform. The written word is not dead, but video should enhance and supplement your written internal communications.

Financial Wellness Engagement Remains Low

There is no doubt, employers and employees both say financial wellness programs are proving successful in engaging workers and providing ROI, however, a disconnect on what matters most in fiscal health could create a few hiccups in crafting a winning strategy.

In yesterday’s Advisor we began to explore five training tips for getting your employees up to speed with the Internet of Things (IoT). Today we’ll look at a few more tips.

Your internal information hub requires support—including ample funding—from top-tier bosses. It also demands clear protocols and content that employees need and want.

Every HR professional understands that employee benefits are one of the biggest reasons employees choose one job over another, and your company provides great benefits—a quality health insurance plan, for example. In fact, Open Enrollment is coming up, so naturally your employees should all be lining up to take part in your health insurance plan.

Security Should be Part of Your Company’s Culture

Technology has historically moved the dial on where, how and when work is done. In the past, smartphones brought on a new level of mobility and flexibility. Now, voice technology, artificial intelligence and blockchain are revolutionizing the modern workplace. But as digital innovation progresses, the cultural shift around digital security must evolve equally as fast.

Do You Know Your Accrued PTO Liability?

In the last decade, companies of all sizes have transitioned to PTO banks, which combine vacation days, personal days, and even holidays into one lump of time that employees can use for any reason.

When Joanna Stein Weiner joined Pure Insurance as director of compensation and benefits last year, one of her immediate goals was to examine the property insurance company’s benefits and understand what offerings were most important to the company’s 600 employees.

If you’re tapped out of ideas, find fresh, relevant topics by diving into Google Trends, Feedly, Quora, and Answer the Public.

Here's how to create a highly engaged employee experience and thus retain the best employees.

This dirty half-dozen utterances can undermine staffers’ trust in the process—and in you as a leader. Along with these taboos are alternatives to help foster dialogue and ease the transition.

From credit card debt to saving for retirement and paying for children’s education expenses, stress over finances is taking a major toll on employees — and it’s also taking a major toll on the workplace as a result.

WhatsApp teased that its messaging app would add a long-awaited group video calling feature several weeks ago, and it's finally here.

According to U.S. Census data, the average size of medical debt fell nearly 40 percent from patients age 27 to 64 in 2016.

There’s no question worker engagement in benefits remains a struggle for employers. As the market expands and options increase, employees are shutting down when it comes to benefit understanding and usage.

Fun fact: the average business today uses over 300 applications to run the enterprise. Employees shift between these apps every two to three minutes, and according to McKinsey, spend almost 50 percent of their time searching for information and managing communications.

Your ‘big idea’ is a home run, but how can you turn that into a touchdown or a hole-in-one for a new batch of spectators? Follow these tips for tweaking and repurposing your core message.

Ethics Training in the #MeToo Era

The #MeToo movement underscores how ethics and compliance traning is evolving.

You know what Decision Support Tools can do for your organization and your HR department, but from an employee’s perspective, how do these complex digital tools help them?

You are trying to win the talent war but can barely keep your head above water. In your last ditch effort to win just the latest battle you offer a resigning employee a higher salary to keep them from leaving. They agree and you breathe a sigh of relief – phewww no CVs, interviews, training and more importantly that unicorn that took you months to find isn’t leaving you.

Last week, we addressed the shifting workforce skills needed as we approach 2030, outlined in the recent McKinsey study The Shifting Future of the Workforce Part 1 .

A permalancer is a freelancer whose position has turned into a full-time one but without benefits typical for full-time employees. This happens when a freelancer works with just one employer that provides them with significant amounts of work. Governmental agencies and private companies are often offering permalancing positions to their independent contractors.

Decision-support tools are great at helping employees find the right health insurance and other benefits options for them, but how do they work? Different tools use different algorithms to determine the best options for their users. Understand how they work, and you’ll know what to expect from yours.

Technology is a vast space -- it moves incredibly fast and it is incredibly important to identify, engage and onboard top talent. Bringing top talent into your technology team is a key differentiator in the output process. How do you create a better product? How do you bring it to market faster? How do you positively affect and deepen your impact in the technology revolution?

The convergence of health and wealth isn’t just a megatrend; it’s also an opportunity for employee benefit professionals to engage workforces in better benefits decision-making.

Google is slowly but surely tying together its vast and somewhat complicated web of mobile communication apps with an integration between its Google Assistant software and its Duo video calling app. As reported by Android Police today, you can now ask Google Assistant to initiate a video call for you with someone in your contact list, and it will do so by automatically kicking you over to Duo. If you don’t have Duo installed, Android Police notes that Assistant will use Hangouts instead.

Open enrollment is sneaking up on us faster than you might think. When you consider how much hand-wringing and decision making will occur in the next four or five months, especially when everyone returns from their summer vacations, the importance of having your decision-support tools and information together for your employees should be emphasized.

Open enrollment and choosing the right health insurance options can be one of the most stressful and daunting tasks for many employees. Open enrollment happens every year, and some employees still do not understand the process and experience lots of confusion during the process.

Developer Rich Geldreich shares what it's really like to work at companies like Valve.

HealthyCapital, a joint venture between HealthView Services and Mercy Health System, wants employers and employees to recognize that controlling health care costs can lead to bigger retirement savings.

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