With the rise of extensive heath, savings, and wellness programs available to employees, it’s more important than ever to educate new-hires and existing staff on benefit plans. Because of technical terminology and overwhelming options, the process of choosing the right enrollment plan can create frustration and confusion, which means it’s more important than ever before to provide a personalized communication strategy for benefit plans.
The following is a guest post by Rachel Summers. Rachel is a social media manager of seven years who has worked for a wide array of companies of all sizes, including the leading custom writing service Revieweal.
Motivation is a strong tool in the business world. If you manage to find good ways to motivate your employees to work better and harder, you can easily achieve the best results. However, it's sometimes hard to find a single way to motivate everyone. Not all employees care for the same things. Luckily, there are always some things that you can do to improve your business environment and encourage your employees to do their best.
Workplace productivity is a top concern for employers across all industries. It’s a constant challenge to find new ways to improve monthly or quarterly goals and equally upsetting when managers notice a downtick in motivation and commitment. One serious factor contributing to office distraction is financial stress. According to a report by Personal Finance Employee Education Foundation, nearly 1 in 4 employees are suffering from persistent financial woes. These millions of stressed individuals find it difficult to leave their problems at the door as it’s estimated that 30 to 80 percent of employees with serious financial problems focus on their personal situation rather than workplace objectives.
Did you know that 83% of employers have changed their benefits strategy within the last three years? At Dominion, we believe it’s never a bad time to reevaluate your processes. Worst case scenario, you reaffirm that you’re running your business as efficiently as possible. However, many times you’ll find a new software or product that will improve your processes and save you time and money in the long run. So when was the last time you reevaluated your benefits administration process? If the answer to that question is anything along the lines of “too long,” you know it’s time to shop around. But what are you looking for, exactly?
As hiring becomes a more competitive process, companies have been forced to think outside the box and offer benefits that will not only attract top talent but also retain it. When people look for jobs, one of the main things they focus on is the benefits a company offers. Other than a good and fair pay, the perks and benefits are what attract people to apply for jobs at certain companies. For example, a person is more likely to a apply at a company that offers unlimited paid time off than to a company that only offers 2 weeks of PTO. It’s understandable that the industry may determine the benefits and perks the company is able to offer. Typically, a good benefits package includes an employee’s pay, plus a number of perks such as health insurance, 401k, paid time off, free snacks, flexible schedules, tuition assistance, and so on.
At the ripe age of 27, I’ve had nearly a dozen jobs in as many years. If you discount a couple of the early jobs, before the internet was fundamental for nearly any business to run successfully, every single one of these jobs had an Employee Self Service (ESS) portal of some sort. During my high school and college days I was working two or sometimes three jobs at a time, so having online access to all my schedules, pay stubs and important documents was a lifesaver. Not only did these features help me keep my sanity as an employee, they also reduce the workload for the HR staff at each respective organization. Depending on what specific software you’re using, an ESS portal can do anything from supplying employees with their W-2s to allowing them to request time off electronically. The more features your ESS portal has, the less work your HR staff will have to do.
In the latest product release, the following updates will be made to our software:
There have been a number of minor changes to the layout of the Job Post screen within the Applicant Tracking System. Nothing has been added or removed, there have simply been a few minor tweaks to the page in order to begin the process of sharing job posts with Indeed.com.
You will also notice that you have the ability to record the number of open positions for each Job Post. The Job Post Listing will reflect any extra information based on the remaining positions that need to be filled.
Any successful business has an employee handbook, as it is an essential asset to offer your employees. Outlining policies and procedures in a written form provides employees with answers to common questions and lets them know what is expected of them while at work. As an HR professional, I am sure you get bombarded with random questions from your employees on a daily basis. This is why having an employee handbook and making it mandatory for all employees to read and sign during their onboarding process is imperative. It is important for an organization to have an employee handbook in order to prevent and avoid problems from occurring, as well as being provided with legal protection in case something does happen. So what does an employee handbook look like? Read on to find out what 4 elements you should include in yours.
No matter how vigilant you are about maintaining safety in the workplace, you can’t always avoid accidents. It’s important to know how to respond when one of your employees suffers an injury on the job.
Properly training staff on workplace safety is important. As one Philadelphia workers compensation lawyer points out, these injuries can be costly, “as most injuries or illnesses that…have been caused by an accident or condition at the workplace” will be covered by your worker's compensation plan.
There are a number of factors that contribute to a truly successful business, which is why it’s important to re-evaluate your processes from time to time. You know all too well how important it is to keep paperwork organized, track your employee’s time and attendance, maintain constant communication, and measure the success of your organization, all the while ensuring your clients are happy and satisfied with the product or services they receive. However, you don’t have to do this all on your own.