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.
What Participants Want from Employers’ Retirement Plan Websites
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.
How Employers Are Educating Employees About Getting Vaccinated
This SHRM article explores how employers are taking steps to make vaccines more accessible to their employees and encouraging them to get vaccinated. It also cites our very own Elena Charleston and her recommendations for talking about the vaccine in employee communications.
Jennifer Schuster of Segal Benz: 5 Things You Need to Know to Successfully Manage a Remote Team
Managing a team remotely can be very different than managing a team that’s right in front of you. So, what does it take to make this work? Find out in this article where Jennifer Schuster shares 5 tips on how to create a successful remote environment that works for both your people and your organization.
Finding the Right Balance of On-Site and At-Home IT Workers
Some IT staffers don't want to come back to the office, while others can't wait to return. So, IT leaders should begin considering their return-to-work options and plans now, continuously reviewing and adjusting their strategies as local conditions evolve. In this article, Jennifer Schuster talks about how the organizations she works with are tackling this issue.
Eddy Winners Recognized for Communications Excellence
Pensions & Investments will recognize 68 winning communication campaigns with Eddy Awards at its Defined Contribution Spring Virtual Series. And in the financial wellness category, two of our clients received a first-place award: RELX placed first among corporate plans with more than 5,000 participants, and Seagate tied for first place among corporate plans with 1,000 to 5,000 participants.
Q&A with HR Tech Influencer: Jen Benz
The role of HR leaders has never been more important, as organizations struggle to keep up with near-daily changes to the world of work ushered in by the coronavirus pandemic and other global challenges. In this article, Jen talks about how leadership and communication are among the most important themes for HR leaders heading into 2021, including the five trends that are dominating many of her recent conversations.