While organizations increasingly champion diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), their time, energy, enthusiasm, and even the tangible benefits that result from these efforts don’t always translate to immediate business results. When this disconnect occurs, DEI programs face the risk of losing their importance in the organizational pecking order. So how do you ensure that your DEI programs are driving the kind of measurable increases in attracting and retaining employees, while satisfying the outcomes that leadership seeks?
Tools like ChatGPT and other generative AI systems will transform the way we work. While it’s easy to get caught up in brainstorming the possibilities of this amazing technology, it’s also important to remember that, as a tool with limitations and blind spots, ChatGPT should be used mindfully, with common sense.
Promoting mental health resources has been a top priority for our clients for the past several years. Yet recent research suggests that despite attention on this topic, workers’ mental health continues to decline, with inflation and economic uncertainty contributing to already elevated feelings of stress lingering from the pandemic. Here’s how to promote your behavioral health benefits during Mental Health Awareness Month and throughout the year.
Since the University of California (UC) began offering new hires a choice between their defined benefit (DB) pension plan and defined contribution (DC) plan, they began considering the implications of employees choosing the DC plan—and not having a predictable income stream in retirement. This was the genesis and driving force behind a new feature, designed to help employees convert a portion of their DC savings into income in later retirement years. Here's UC's story.
We’re so proud to announce that 2 of our clients, Johns Hopkins University and the State of Rhode Island, won 2023 Eddy Awards for communications campaigns that our talented team helped them create.
Getting employees to make decisions about benefits can be challenging. This includes selecting beneficiaries. Learn how the State of Rhode Island’s Office of Employee Benefits simplified a complicated process, making it easier for employees to take action.
There’s a lot for HR and benefits professionals to concentrate on in 2023: an ongoing war for talent, economic headwinds, delivering on DEI goals, navigating return-to-office policies, and, of course, helping people appreciate their benefits and total rewards. So, with all these significant challenges, how can you best focus your limited time and resources to support your people in the year ahead? Here are six key areas to prioritize.
Many employers and plan sponsors think of their websites as one-time, big-ticket investments that take care of themselves, but, like all technology, there comes a point where a site must evolve to stay relevant. So how do you know if it’s time to update yours?
Deferred preventive care is a reality that has only become more prominent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, it’s mission critical to create thoughtful strategies built around supporting our employees and helping them put their health first. See how one organization did just that.