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A hologram is only as important as what it has to say. The writers of science fiction seemed to know that fact, and if you’re a fan of Star Trek or Star Wars you’ll know that holograms weren’t used for social chatting, they delivered important information.

Many companies now promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace in order to attract candidates to their roles.

Faced with crippling insurance premium hikes, the city of Arvada, Colorado, made a big decision to restructure its benefit offerings to be self-insured.

The good news is, U.S. consumers may be taking wellness more seriously. The bad news: Advisors might be competing for consumers’ attention with people who have a strong opinion about whether spaghetti is suitable for people who need to lose weight.

Change management is a necessary and sometimes messy part of HR’s job within any organization. These days, workplaces and companies have to change quickly or be left behind. Employee communications initiatives and software tools can help, but studies show that the best way to engage your employees and move them through transition is with coaching.

In 1977, Dr. Bill Hettler co-founded the National Wellness Institute, Inc. (NWI), and shared his “Six Dimensions of Wellness Model” with the masses.

Why B2B Video Marketing Strategies Are Evolving in 2018

B2B video marketing is getting an upgrade in 2018. This is not just because of the latest high-tech video trends – like projection mapping, 360 degree videos and virtual reality-based videos – which provide marketing professionals today with an unprecedented number of visual mediums to work with. It is also because the landscape of creating, publishing and sharing videos is changing.

Social Capital: The Next Frontier for HR

In today’s rapidly changing world, it is essential that organization’s hire the smartest, most capable people possible. There should be little doubt that human capital is a firm’s greatest asset.

Open enrollment is over, but your responsibility to provide competitive employee compensation and benefits doesn’t end. Throughout the year, you’ve worked with employees scrambling to sign up for health insurance, using their benefits, and you’ve dealt with questions and unforeseen issues that came up.

More companies than ever before are trying to find the best talent they can before that talent even goes to college. It’s an effort to get a leg up in an increasingly competitive recruitment and retention battlefield for many industries.

When employees aren’t happy at work, they aren’t productive. Happiness at work is about feeling engaged and fulfilled—being confident, challenged and comfortable. When an onboarding process at a company is strategic, flexible and user-driven employees are more engaged and thus stay longer, allowing a business to save money.

You’d love to have a modern platform that boosts productivity and engagement. Here’s how to make the case for it.

The Twisted HR / Employee Relationship

I am not a psychologist or psychiatrist, but I have stayed at many Holiday Inns in my time. That, and a bit of my own historical references allow me to have the following opinion. My premise is this: the HR/Employee relationship is dysfunctional and almost surely codependent.

The New Year is approaching and benefits professionals are continuing to make career moves. The winter months have brought with them new hires and promotions for Willis Towers Watson, Transamerica, ZipRecruiter and others.

Nearly half of corporate trainers say they modify their training practices to cater to GenZ.

Every employee values workplace perks but does its importance outweigh being paid more?

If you’re a small business looking to invest in video conferencing, all your worries have disappeared up into the clouds.

High levels of employee engagement can have an extremely positive impact on a work environment. Productivity rises, communication flows more openly and projects move from idea to actuation faster. However, whether from dissatisfaction with work or disruptive events in their personal lives, employees occasionally become disengaged. This can not only have negative effects on their work, but can also spread to other team members.

Have you ever noticed how Amazon sends you an email for something, you click, and then 10 minutes later you’re looking for one more item—just so you can get free shipping? What the heck just happened?! Amazon and companies like it have huge teams of marketing experts who know how to drive your behavior and get you to make that extra purchase. We apply these same techniques to drive employee behaviors, and you can, too.

Open Enrollment is in full swing and if you’re a small business owner with the ability to offer employees benefits and compensation packages, you’re probably already hearing all about it. Your employees are making the best decisions they can right now to make sure they’re enrolled in health insurance plans that make sense for them. Even as Open Enrollment progresses, there are still several considerations small business owners and leaders need to have.

To inspire constant improvement, a Pittsburgh children’s hospital urged its employees to act like they ‘own the zone.’ Then it made sure to act on their ideas.

"It's Not Personal, It's Only Business..."

Some may say no truer words have ever been spoken. I would contend, no words could be further from the truth!

Do you know how to show your appreciation to your employees? Here are some out-of-the-box gift ideas to consider.

Let's start this blog post by saying that I have no idea what 2019 specifically holds for HR Training and Compliance Programs – nor does anyone else. If I were that prescient, I'd invest in lottery tickets and hit the beach. However, there are some general trends and corporate realities that give us an idea of where to look for successful start-ups affecting Human Resources and where start-ups are facing trouble.

In November 1888, Willard Le Grand Bundy invented a device that changed the world: The mechanical clock in out machine for workers. The machine was big and heavy, and each worker had their own unique key to punch their time in and out.

Nearly half of Hong Kong’s financial employers have had an employee resign during their probation period due to poor onboarding processes.

The Timer’s Going Off

My elementary-aged children didn’t have school on Election Day. As a working parent, random school holidays require me to figure out alternative childcare or use a vacation day. Fortunately, I currently work from home so my son, daughter, and nephew can pile up the blankets and pillows, build a fort, and play video games. I’m able to work on work projects while caring for (and yet ignoring) the kids.

Jason Tzau has worked as a pharmacist and pharmacy consultant for the past 19 years, most recently serving as associate director of the health and benefits practice at Willis Towers Waton’s Seattle office.

Employee Training Programs: Why Video Is Ideal

Employee training is both the great panacea and the scapegoat for underperformance and workplace problems like harassment, bullying and incivility.

Millennials have come of age in a layoff culture, so their understanding of loyalty isn’t based on a sense of job security. They crave a clear career path, mentoring, training, and other learning opportunities.

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