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.
Joining a Company Remotely? Here’s How to Bond with Your Colleagues
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.
DCIIA Announces 2022 Executive Committee
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 Invisible Employee
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.
Special Report: Open Enrollment Gets a Makeover
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.
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.
Dealing with Epidemic of Worker Burnout
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.
Virtual Communications: Expert Tips for Open Enrollment
Last year, the pandemic forced employers to try new types of media. In this article, Joshua Meyer and Ettore Toppi, both senior consultants at Segal Benz, discuss how communications channels should include both digital and traditional components and why virtual benefits fairs, online open enrollment, and digital media are here to stay.
To Fight Burnout, Some Employers Declare Companywide Summer Break
Companies have long monitored workplace turnover and surveyed employees about potential burnout. But the shared experience of the pandemic has pushed mental health and burnout to the forefront of executives’ minds. In this article, Jen weighs in on the severity of employee burnout as employees head back to the workplace.
How to Use Employee Benefits to Tackle—Not Perpetuate—Racism
Employee benefits are intended to support and advance your employees’ wellness. However, these same benefits can actually marginalize certain populations of the workforce. Learn how racial disparity has taken on greater importance after the unrest of 2020 and what benefits and HR leaders can do to address racial disparity in health and financial outcomes for their people.