Looking for additional ways to communicate with your employees? Before you roll out video, a blog, text messaging, or any other new communication channel, plan for how it will fit into your overall communication strategy.
When the name of the game is employee engagement, it’s time to stop thinking about your benefits as programs and start thinking of them as products—and design them accordingly. Design thinking can help you create programs that attract and retain employees—and delight them along the way, too.
As many employers are starting to recognize, managing stress is an important part of leading a healthy life and key to being a productive employee. Intuit is facing this challenge head-on by expanding its new Well Minds program.
If you’re having a hard time getting employees to take notice of their benefits and engage with the programs you provide, you’re not alone. It’s a story we hear a lot from our new clients. In fact, it’s often the No.1 problem we’re asked to solve.
With an improving labor market and increasingly diverse workforce, organizations are pulling out all the stops, looking for ways to attract, retain, and engage their employees. And they’ve realized that engagement starts—and ends— with employee benefits. We’ve outlined why benefits are an important part of the employee engagement equation, and some of the ways your benefits program can help improve engagement at your company.
The world is changing in more ways than we can count. For benefits professionals, this means adapting to three big, new realities and factoring them into your employee benefits strategy to help your organization thrive.
How many times have you spoken of your employees in generalities? “Our average age is 42,” or “Our average income is $72,000 a year.” What do those generalities tell you about Paul in Accounting’s current sources of stress, or which programs he might be open to or need? Learn why thinking of your employees as individuals, instead of averages, will increase the effectiveness of your benefits communication.
When it comes to communicating new programs, it’s tempting to take the path of least resistance and let your program vendor handle the communication—especially if it’s included in their implementation fees. But unless it is fully aligned with your brand and your overall strategy, that standard communication can lead to lackluster results that could cost you in the long run.