The Source: Weekly Roundup – February 11th, 2019

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In this week's edition, we explore how to make the most of telemedicine programs, preventable types of employee turnover, artificial intelligence in HR and more! Click To Tweet

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Here’s How To Make Telemedicine Work

Telemedicine is often seen by some industry insiders as the great panacea for healthcare — it’s convenient, can reduce costs and can help employees avoid long doctor wait times. But not all statistics support that notion. While roughly 70% of large companies provide telemedicine coverage, only 3% of employees use it… yikes. See what you can do to boost engagement with telehealth benefits in this EBN Review.

2019 Predictions: Tech Adoptions Will Spur Engagement In Benefits Ecosystem

Over the past several years, forward-thinking employers have been capitalizing on the trend of “digitization of business processes” to cut costs and improve service levels, and this trend recently started making its way to the HR department. However, technology will not just shape HR in 2019, it will be a driving force that fundamentally changes how HR professionals use, and increasingly embrace, technology to better their day-to-day. 

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Get the scoop in this article from BenefitsPRO.

What’s Really Driving Amazon’s Healthcare Partnership

Industry observers have been speculating about Amazon’s intentions with its Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase healthcare partnership from day one. What’s clear is that the online retailer will initially focus on taming its own rising employee healthcare costs before taking its approach to the marketplace where it hopes to mine new revenue streams. See what could be in store for Amazon in this Employee Benefit Adviser review.

5 Types of Turnover You Can (and Should) Prevent

Turnover is a natural part of every organization, and there are a variety of reasons behind it. Some turnover is outside your control, like when someone chooses to move closer to family or decides to leave the corporate world to become their own boss. Yet, there are other instances of employee turnover you can actively work to prevent. Learn strategies for turning around your turnover with these tips from BambooHR.

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The Beginner’s Guide To AI In HR

While HR is not known for pioneering nascent technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) represents a terrific opportunity. The consumerization of HR technologies has brought AI to the forefront of innovation in HR. From recruitment to employee experience, and talent management, AI has the potential to transform HR. Learn how in this beginner’s guide to AI from HR Technologist.

This Week At PlanSource: How To Build An Outstanding Employee Experience With Benefits

Join us for a free webinar with Bob Armour from Jellyvision, creators of ALEX, and Nancy Sansom from PlanSource, in which they’ll share seven ways you can leverage your benefits communications for an outstanding employee experience at your company. With unemployment at a record low and the labor market more competitive than ever, companies can’t afford not to update their communication strategies for a diverse and changing workforce.

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Thought Of The Week

Retention (72%) and recruiting (58%) were the top reasons for employers increasing benefits – SHRM 2018. Did you increase your employee benefit offerings this year? If so, what was the driving force? 

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