Supporting Employees with Caregiving Responsibilities
Caregiving for a family member is common in the U.S. Nearly 1 in 5 workers in the U.S. are caregivers for ill, elderly, or special-needs adults, according to Caregiving in the U.S., a 2020 AARP report. Juggling the competing demands of caregiving and work is forcing many out of the workplace. So how does offering caregiver benefits help combat the labor shortage? In this article, Jennifer Benz discusses what these benefits mean to employees and how properly educating managers and leaders about the programs can increase retention and improve recruitment.
Joining a Company Remotely? Here’s How to Bond with Your Colleagues
Recent hires already have a lot on their plates when it comes to making a good impression. Forging relationships with new co-workers should also be a high priority, even if they’ve never met them in person. In this article, Jen Benz shares how to build personal connections while working remotely.
Combatting Participants’ Misperceptions About TDFs
Many participants don’t understand how target-date funds work, so they have a false sense of security about their retirement readiness. In this PLANSPONSOR article, Megan Yost, SVP and Engagement Strategist, shares her insights on best practices to educate participants about target-date funds.
Segal Benz is excited to share that Megan Yost, SVP and Engagement Strategist, has been appointed to DCIIA’s 2022 Executive Committee. DCIIA is a nonprofit association that’s dedicated to improving retirement security for America’s workers. As a member of the committee, Megan will serve as the Communications Chair.
The arrival of COVID-19 forced many workers to quickly learn how to work remotely, but for many, the transition hasn’t been easy. In this Workspan article, Megan Yost, SVP and Engagement Strategist, shares her insight into helping people stay connected from any location, finding ways to allow small talk as part of meetings, and making meetings more interactive to help you get and keep people engaged.
For employees to truly understand their benefits, the typical once-a-year open enrollment communications need to become a yearlong conversation in the workplace. In this special report from Employee Benefit News, Catharine Hamrick, Senior Consultant, Segal Benz, discusses why more employers are communicating with employees year-round.
Opening the Digital Front Door: Building an Effective Digital Health and Communication Strategy
COVID-19 has shifted consumer expectations regarding how they access health care. As virtual health care evolves, organizations have an opportunity to make the most of their digital tools and services. In this article, Josh Meyer, Senior Consultant, explains how opening your digital front door to participants expands access to care, improves productivity, and drives engagement.
What Participants Want from Employers’ Retirement Plan Websites
More employers are now using websites to communicate and educate their people, and that includes retirement plan participants. Research finds that when applying certain strategies, you can make your websites more appealing. In this article, Jen Benz, SVP Communications Leader, and Joey Allen, Website Implementation Manager, explain how employers can create more effective websites that are easier for employees to use.
Overworked and overwhelmed, employees are dealing more and more with the growing mental health issue of burnout. Jen Benz, SVP Communications Leader, appeared on CNBC with Sharon Epperson to discuss the ongoing epidemic of worker burnout and how employer-provided resources and programs can help.