HR Insights


10 Employee Engagement Questions Companies Should Ask

Posted by Gretchen Knurr on September 19, 2017

Conducting employee engagement surveys is a great way for you to assess your employees’ mental state regarding their commitment to the organization, their coworkers, and their own development within the company. By guaranteeing employees anonymity within their survey responses, you can glean useful information that you can use to make your organization stronger.

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Benefits Millennials Really Care About

Posted by Gretchen Knurr on September 12, 2017

The benefit packages that companies offer employees are not one-size-fits-all. Now that the majority of the workforce is comprised of millennials, it’s time to look at what benefits millennials value most and how they may differ from their professional colleagues’. Studies show that millennials understand less about their benefits and, therefore, are less engaged in what their benefits actually cover. It's critical to provide millennial employees with accessible, understandable options and allow them to personalize their benefits.

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5 Awesome Benefits of Employee Engagement

Posted by Gretchen Knurr on September 5, 2017

Companies want to see efficiency and top results from every department and every employee, which means employee engagement is more important than ever. What is employee engagement? Here’s the simple definition: People want to come to work, understand their jobs, and know how their work contributes to the success of the organization. But how do you know if your employees are engaged? And is it really that important? Yes, it is! Let’s take a look at five of the most awesome benefits that come along with having engaged employees at your company.

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5 Practical Ways to Save on Employee Benefit Costs

Posted by Paul Banuski on April 25, 2017

Top companies know that a competitive benefits package is foundational to a strong talent management strategy.

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10 Questions to Ask Before Launching a Workplace Wellness Program

Posted by Paul Banuski on April 13, 2017

The decision to start an employee wellness program requires a substantial commitment of both time and resources. Workplace wellness programs that start for the right reasons can transform your company culture and have a positive impact on the lives of employees and their families. To get you started on the right track - here is a list of questions every HR professional should ask before launching a wellness program. 

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Post Topics Workplace Wellness

Are You Missing This Required Benefit Document?

Posted by Paul Banuski on March 24, 2017

With the exception of government and faith-based organizational plans, most employers that offer employee welfare benefit plans are required to provide a Summary Plan Description (or SPD) to plan participants and beneficiaries, yet many organizations either don’t provide one or have one that contains outdated information.

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5 Things Employers Want from Their Benefits Broker

Posted by Paul Banuski on March 16, 2017

When it comes to selecting the best benefits broker for your organization, there are several factors to consider. It’s no secret that cost drives much of the decision-making. After all, you need to be able to afford the benefits you’re offering your employees. But there are additional factors that human resource professionals should consider when making the decision. These factors can be the difference between having a transactional relationship with the broker to a productive partnership that can prove valuable to both your bottom-line and your organization’s ability to attract and retain top talent.

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Bringing an Employee Back to Work After an Injury or Illness

Posted by Paul Banuski on March 9, 2017

It can be one of the most challenging scenarios a human resources department can face: Bringing an employee back to work after an injury or illness. Before getting your employee back on board, it’s important to make you’re following these simple steps.

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Post Topics Health & Safety

When Expats are in the Mix, Consistent Benefits are a Must

Posted by Wendy White on October 4, 2016

If you have employees who travel between the U.S. and other countries, it can be tough to meet regulatory obligations for both nations.

Similar problems arise when hiring a foreign employee in the U.S. on work visa, or an employee who telecommutes from another nation.

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The Benefits of Financial Wellness – For Yourself and Your Employees

Posted by Ginger Sullivan on September 21, 2016

We're all aware that Americans tend to be unprepared for retirement. But this conversation usually centers on the needs of employees — not their bosses.

Turns out, about half of small business owners feel that they do not have enough money to retire on.

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