Employee Engagement Surveys

Employee surveys focus on employee satisfaction, it’s assumed happy employees will be more productive and you’ll experience higher retention rates. However, a more telling determinant of productivity and performance is employee engagement. Employees can enjoy their work and be satisfied without being necessarily engaged. Engaged employees are more than just satisfied with their jobs; they […]

Is a self-funded benefit plan the way to go?

A growing number of U.S. employers are making the switch to self-insuring as a way to reduce costs and improve service. Self-insuring or self-funding is not right for every organization. Employers considering a switch from fully funded to self-funded health plans should analyze the advantages and disadvantages before making the switch. What is it?  According […]

What will the other side look like?

Well, we’re here.  A new year, a new normal.  COVID-19 has reshaped the workforce and in turn, reshaped the HR Department.  For the past ten months we’ve talked about how the pandemic has impacted not just where we work, but how we conduct our business and manage the employee work/life balance. Since the release of […]

Q&A With Your HR Advisor

    With a workplace that looks quite different than it did 12 months ago, Hiring Managers want to know, “What are the 3 things I should focus on right now?”  Jamie Bierman has the answer and dives right in to #1.   Jamie Bierman continues her series on what guidance Hiring Managers are looking […]

Thanking Your Employees is MORE Important Than Ever

The 3 P’s of Showing Appreciation Let’s face it – we’re happier when we’re grateful.   Showing your gratitude to employees year-round is important, even more important this year.  Employees are experiencing increased levels of stress and anxiety, anything from health concerns to childcare challenges to continuing to do a great job in a rapidly changing work […]

Successfully position your business for the gig economy – Focus on these 4 factors

America was well on its way to establishing a gig economy and the pandemic is expected to throw it into overdrive.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported in 2017 that 55 million people in the U.S. are gig workers—those that do not have an implicit or explicit contract for long-term employment.  This includes independent […]

Is this the calm before the storm?

In this topsy-turvy, up and down, what’s next kind of year, it feels kind of quiet right now.  I hope I didn’t just jinx us! At HR Elements, we’ve used the last several weeks, this relatively quiet moment, to review our 2020 plans and start planning for 2021.  Our team came to the conclusion that […]

Keep adapting in August.

We all now know this pandemic has significantly changed how – and where – we work.  The changes we have made (or are pondering on) will have a lasting impact on how we approach office and workplace planning.  It’s important your company can adapt to the changing needs and desires of your employees. Throughout this […]

Helping Dayton Recover

As a business, it’s important to consider the following while our community recovers from the tornados: Employee support for those directly affected by the tornados: The first step to supporting affected employees is to get organized and assign a point of contact. Example: Your business wishes to help employees obtain disaster relief Assign a point […]

Workplace Wellness Programs: 5 Keys to Successful Programs

Thinking about adding a Workplace Wellness Program? They are a great option for energizing your team, reducing costs, and building a more positive and healthy work environment. Workplace wellness programs come in all shapes and sizes. They can be as simple as routine check-ins and small contests and competitions and they can include onsite fitness […]