Promote Healthy Habits & Overall Well-Being

There’s more to investing in your employees’ well-being than doctor visits and co-pays. Intoday’s tough labor market, employers need to show prospective employees that their benefitspackage focuses on the whole person, not just the standard fare. One great way of showing you care about your employees is by offering Lifestyle SpendingAccounts (LSAs). These are fully […]

The 4 Ps of Communications

What is the number one skill employees feel lacks in their manager?  It’s communication.  And 97% of workers believe that communication impacts tasks every day.  Internal communications is about giving your staff the big picture and the tools to collaborate.  It helps show employees in different departments they are all part of the same endeavor, […]

The Thing About Employee Appreciation Day

Friday, March 4 was designated National Employee Appreciation Day.  Did this catch you by surprise? Did you scramble to get your social media post up? Don’t fret! The thing about Employee Appreciation Day is that, as leaders, we know it’s important to show our gratitude throughout the year. However, we do 100% support the sentiment […]

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 […]

Should You Rethink the Annual Performance Review

According to management research firm CEB, 42 percent of employees consider annual reviews ineffective, mainly due to the feedback coming at the end of the year when it has almost no relevance.   The primary purpose of annual reviews is to hold employees up to, typically, a quantitative standard, rather than to assess granular performance and […]

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 […]