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The 3 Most Common Barriers to a Successful Workplace Wellness Program (And How to Avoid Them)

Posted by Gretchen Knurr on January 23, 2018

Do you aspire to begin a wellness program at your organization? Or do you already have one, but are having trouble keeping it afloat? Nearly 60% of employees with access to a corporate wellness program say that the wellness initiative has made a positive impact on their health and well-being, but there is still room for improvement. If you want to reap the maximum benefits of having a wellness program at your company, there are a few crucial barriers to success that you need to be aware of. Rise above these common barriers by reading the following tips for success.

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5 Reasons Why Wellness Should Be a Part of Your Company Culture

Posted by Gretchen Knurr on January 16, 2018

While some may view integrating wellness programs into your company culture as a less than impactful endeavor, research shows otherwise. Behavior modification takes time and is different from person to person. It is possible, when reinforced consistently with different programs, multiple touch points, strong leadership, and an unwavering commitment. Wellness programs provide concrete benefits to your employees and your company. Here are five compelling reasons why wellness should be a top priority in your company culture.

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Best of 2017 - HR Insights Recap

Posted by Gretchen Knurr on December 19, 2017

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is already coming to a close and what a year it’s been! On the blog, we’ve discussed a wide variety of the most important trending topics in HR. From organizational culture, to self-funded insurance options, employee engagement, and recruitment strategies there has been a lot of information covered. So, this week, I thought I would synthesize this information into some of the big ideas you should remember and bring with you into the new year:

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10 Steps to Open Enrollment Success

Posted by Gretchen Knurr on October 10, 2017

Open enrollment can be a stressful time for HR professionals, but it doesn’t have to be. A little preparation goes a long way. Putting in the time to create clear, engaging communication can work wonder for your employees. Consider the findings from “What Your Employees Think About Your Benefits Communication: Research from Jellyvision Conducted by Harris Poll”, a 2016 survey with some surprising facts:

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How to Make the Most of Email During Open Enrollment

Posted by Gretchen Knurr on October 3, 2017

It’s no secret that email is the default mode of communication in most companies. When it comes to informing your employees about open enrollment, emailing them is fast, convenient, and ideally, efficient. But how can you make sure your emails are going to actually be read? Just as emails are fast, convenient, and efficient for you to send out, they need to be the same for your employees to read. Here are some suggestions on how to make the most of emailing your employees during open enrollment.

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If You Don't Upgrade Your HR Tech, Your Employees Might Leave

Posted by Ginger Sullivan on September 20, 2016

New upgrades to your trusty old HR software might seem like a costly investment – but NOT modernizing your HR software tools could be more than you can afford!

New technology is emblematic of a company that is in step with the times. Employees who use stale tech may grow to feel that another employer might offer them more.

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SHRM: Automation Is Killing, Creating, and Transforming Jobs

Posted by Ginger Sullivan on September 6, 2016

"Robots are coming for your jobs!"  Headlines like these are sweeping the internet, and they're not entirely wrong.

Automation is transforming all industries. Algorithms and machine-learning systems are replacing many tasks, and your job will likely change as a result.

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Why 'Middle Managers' Are an Employer's Most Important Leaders

Posted by Wendy White on September 6, 2016

The term "middle manager" might not have the nicest ring to it, but these managers are actually essential for good company culture. Middle managers are the "feet on the ground," so to speak.

When HR rolls out new policies or needs to take certain kinds of action, managers are the force that implements them.

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Should A Manager Have The Power To Fire An Employee?

Posted by Ginger Sullivan on August 25, 2016

This advice column conversation asks the question: Should HR managers have the power to fire? In the story that follows, one HR manager describes a feud between one of her managerial staff and a subordinate employee.

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How to Keep Workplace Stress Down in the Run-up to the Election

Posted by Wendy White on August 17, 2016

The American Presidential election cycle: torturously long and toxically divisive. Your employees are as aware of election news (and their own deeply held opinions) as citizens all over the country.

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