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I always think of this time of year as “budget season”. You know, when organizations are thinking about what they’ve accomplished during the current year and the goals they want to achieve in the upcoming year. Not only is it great for performance, but it helps to create the budget. In my experience, I found that when putting together the HR budget and department goals, I needed to come prepared with data. It wasn’t enough for me to say, “I believe this is happening …” or “I’ve heard that our competitors are doing …”. I had to come to the meeting with internal data in the form of cost per hire, turnover, exit interview analysis, etc. AND, external data about what was happening in the talent market. This infographic from our friends at Saba is worth bookmarking for future reference.

Forty-six percent of workers in a recent survey reported feeling they were underpaid. Which of your employees are most likely to feel that way?

The Definitive Employee Handbook Checklist

The employee handbook: It sounds so routine, like something that’s been around forever and just needs a quick and easy update every year or so, a task that an HR professional like yourself can handle with ease. But, considering the rapidly changing legal landscape and the ever-growing number of ways employers are finding themselves caught up in litigation, the complexity of handbook writing becomes clear. We've created this Employee Handbook Checklist so you can rest assured that all of your bases are covered and that you can draft an Employee Handbook that keeps your employees informed and helps you avoid any devastating lawsuits.

How to Create a Culture of Health

Most employers are aware of the benefits that come from cultivating a culture of wellness among employees. But finding the right approach to encouraging wellness can be tricky.

The X Factor for Total Wellbeing (and Social Connectedness)

Discover how the right online community can power behavior change in your workforce, leading to better overall health. To effectively reach your employees and health plan members, you must invest in a range of strategies to engage them in healthy behaviors. Offering just nutrition and fitness programs isn’t enough – you must focus on all aspects of wellbeing to drive overall work performance and increase participant engagement.

In today's ever-changing economy, employees want to keep their skills up-to-date and to progress in their careers. Likewise, most employers need skilled workers in order to effectively compete in terms of quality, customer service and productivity. But how well are organizations performing in this area? To find out, HR.com produced this study in partnership with BambooHR, a leading provider of HR technology for small and medium-sized businesses. Read this exclusive HR.com research report to learn what differentiates organizations with good career development from those with poor career development, and to assess how well organizations are handling career development.

Winning top talent and managing those employees well takes a holistic approach to organizational wellbeing, structured for the changing drivers of employee engagement. That means strategically investing in your employees’ health, talent, financial security and career growth. And developing sustainable benefit and HR programs at the right cost structure to support a multigenerational workforce.

Every week, it seems like there is a shocking new #MeToo or #TimesUp controversy dominating the headlines. Amid these powerful movements, companies must be more vigilant than ever to avoid becoming the next newsworthy story. Not only will an effective sexual harassment prevention training program protect your employees, but it'll protect your business from costly lawsuits and devestating public accusations before they happen.

Recent research shows 85 percent of employers said engagement was a top priority for their organization, but 70 percent of employees’ engagement is decided by the way those employees are managed. How can you scale good management across your organization?

9 Ways to Nail an Engaging Town Hall

Even in an era of instant digital communication, the age-old town hall can still hold a special value for engaging employees.

How to Combat the Limits of Gap Plans

Gap plans, also called supplemental voluntary insurance, include hospital indemnity, cancer and critical illness. However, these types of plans only provide narrow, event-driven coverage. This leaves your clients’ employees open to high costs from everyday health expenses and other uncovered expenses. Another option, expense reimbursed insurance, can provide more valuable coverage.

Did you know that it’s 50 times easier to get a video to rank on the first page of Google than other content types? Here’s why visuals are an important part of any content strategy.

How Chatbots and AI can Transform Your Internal Comms

Discover the practical, realistic ways that communicators are using these technologies to deliver messages, streamline communication and boost efficiency.

Understand how executive medical reimbursement plans are still possible and powerful in a post-ACA landscape.

Your clients all know the struggle to find qualified, top-tier job candidates in the open market. Recruitment and retention comes down to more than just salary. It must involve a stellar benefits package. Ensuring your clients have the benefits they need to entice the best executive-level employees to come and stay is critical to your role as a broker.

The Essential IC Measurement Workbook

Why is measurement such a bugbear in IC when it’s so critical to the personal success of internal communicators and the organizations they work for?

Workers with Criminal Records

A new nationwide survey of HR professionals, managers and non-managers examines their experiences with and opinions towards workers with criminal records.

Which weekdays are best for internal emails? How long is the ideal subject line? Too often, communicators fall back on guesswork when sending email. It shouldn’t be that way with a measurable channel that’s essential to nearly every organization’s communications.

Did you know that 60% of companies currently offer some type of telecommuting benefit to their employees? And that 1/3 of employees report that they’d be willing to take a pay in exchange for telecommuting benefits?

Whether you already have a telecommuting program in place or you’re considering offering any form of an off-site benefit to your employees, this infographic will help employers to create a telecommuting/work-from-home arrangement that benefits everyone involved!

Because of its relatively recent and speedy emergence, recruitment marketing (RM) still remains a mystery to some HR professionals. Even those with a clear understanding of it have a difficult time staying current with this fast-evolving area. The rise of RM reflects a response to two broader trends in the talent acquisition field - the growing importance of employer brands and the rise of social media. RM consists of the various activities an organization uses to find, attract, engage and nurture talented prospects even before they apply for a job. To learn how the State of Recruitment Marketing 2018 industry research may apply to your organization, we invite you to read HR.com's exclusive research report with primary findings and 8 key takeaways.

The True Cost of Cutting Healthcare Coverage

Get key facts about the true cost of trying to curb health benefit costs - it’s more than meets the eye. The two biggest issues your clients often face are controlling the costs of benefits and attracting and retaining top talent. Addressing one may come at the expense of the other. For your clients, this issue may even be a larger worry than generating revenue. It is up to you to find alternative solutions to help clients solve these problems.

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