COVID-19 means HR professionals aren’t attending HRE’s Health & Benefits Leadership Conference where they would have learned about the hottest benefits communication trends this year. In this article, Jen talks about what employers are getting wrong—and right—about benefits communications.
Talking Points to Help Participants Navigate Market Volatility
With all the volatility surrounding the stock market these days, understanding market concepts can be more overwhelming than ever for retirement plan participants. In this article, Megan explains why it’s important for employers to communicate early with participants and to educate them about market concepts, so they don’t make decisions that could hurt their financial futures.
Help Alleviate the Anxieties of Employees Working from Home
With so many Americans working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, employers are being asked to provide support that can help their people through this transition. In this article, Megan talks about how online tools can help employees stay connected and work collaboratively from home.
Coronavirus Will Be Catalyst for “Monumental Changes” in U.S. Workforce
The coronavirus has become a catalyst for many industries that have been reluctant to adapt flexible work arrangements, ranging from work-from-home policies to flex hours for day care. In this article, Jen talks about providing tactical plans for employers to get the word out to staff on upcoming travel restrictions, remote work options, and prevention techniques on proper hygiene.
In many organizations, benefits communication only takes place when onboarding new employees and during annual enrollment—and many of these communications don’t engage employees, address their needs and concerns, or motivate action. In this article, Jen talks about the importance of benefits communication and the role of technology.
Reasons to Communicate Regularly with Employees About Retirement
Many plan sponsors have made saving for retirement easier than ever before with features such as auto-enrollment and auto-escalation. But it takes more than a set-it-and-forget-it approach to help your employees feel more confident about their financial well-being. In this article, Megan outlines 5 reasons why communicating with your employees year-round will help them get the most from your plan.
What Employers Are Getting Wrong—and Right—About Benefits Communication
There are more benefits offerings today than ever before, not to mention a plethora of digital tools, personalization, and plenty of benefits communications options. Yet employers are still falling short in properly communicating about benefits to employees. In this article, Jen explains how to drive benefits engagement by not only connecting employees with their benefits, but informing them about their value.
Next #HBLChat to explore importance of employee benefits, communication
Benefits communication must be more than just checking off a box in HR’s open enrollment strategy. It’s a year-long dialogue if you want your employees to be engaged and make informed decisions during open enrollment. Learn more at our next live Twitter chat, February 26 at noon Eastern Time, with Jennifer Benz, senior vice president and communication leader of employee benefits at Segal Benz. She’ll share communication strategies to deploy all year long and discuss the importance of educating employees about benefits.
Creating deeper connections among employees is vital to the success of organizations. But it’s hard to do if we don’t examine why work has become a place that often creates the opposite of connection—loneliness and isolation. In this article, Jen looks at some of the unintended consequences we’ve created and gives us a path forward for solving them.