Daily Diversion, the Employee Benefit News blog, featured our 5 last-minute tips for enrollment communication yesterday as their “Tip of the Day.”
I’m always looking for good ways to illustrate big numbers. Health care costs for any company are a huge factor, but it is really hard to make any number with more than 5 zeros meaningful for employees.
MetLife has launched a free consumer tool in response to their 2008 Open Enrollment survey. No surprise that the survey found ”...employees are indicating that they would like greater access to benefits information, guidance and personalized support, which could allow them to conduct thorough research as they do before they purchase other products and services.”
I was doing a pretty good job not paying attention to the presidential election until the conventions. Since then, I’m admittedly completely addicted to the news and campaign emails and internet rumors.
The Benz Communications Website is up! Check it out to learn about our services, our team and our recent client work.
Health care consumerism and the move from pensions to 401(k)’s have a lot in common and this research from the Employee Benefit Research Institute should be required reading for anyone in the employee benefits space.
I went to the South Bay Organizational Development Network’s monthly meeting last night in San Jose. The topic was Accessible Dashboards and Employee Recognition and the speaker, Lynn Hunsaker, talked quite a bit about how social media and new media tools are having an impact on employees’ expectations around their own performance evaluations—both in terms of process and communication mediums.
Everyone who knows me knows that I am a huge huge fan of the Taproot Foundation. They exist to ensure that all nonprofits have the infrastructure they need to thrive—enabling them to support our communities. Taproot links professionals who volunteer their expertise with the small community-based nonprofits who need their services.
We’ve been cooking up a new benefits communication solution at Benz Communications and are looking for a small (but amazing!) group of companies to pilot the product this fall.
If you were born after 1980, 62% of the content you read is created by someone you know. Yes, seriously!