The Source: Weekly Roundup – February 4th, 2019

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Rethinking The Employee Experience In Human-Centric Workplaces

Employees are settling for nothing less than positive work experience. And HR professionals have taken note: 83 percent of HR leaders agree that the employee experience is very important to their organization’s success.However, “employee experience” is a dangerously broad term, one easily misconstrued as meaning expensive perks and flashy offices. Learn the true meaning of ‘employee experience’ and how you can make strategic changes to truly connect with your workforce in this HR Technologist breakdown.

Breaking Down Benefit Costs: 6 Charts That Show Where The Money Goes

A new analysis of the cost of employee benefits to employers provides some interesting insights on the differences that size, geographic location, and industry can bring to the value of benefits that workers receive. Are you curious about how organizations are spending money on employee benefits? See the breakdown in this BenefitsPRO summary.

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The Baby Health Insurance Playbook: How To Help Employees Plan For A Newborn

Pregnancy, childbirth and making the best benefits decisions around the new addition to the family can be overwhelming experiences. But employers can help make the process a little easier with the right communication tools. Employee Benefit News has a few tips on how employers can help employees plan for a new arrival. Check out the ‘baby health insurance playbook’.

Wellness Programs Retain Talent—Event If Workers Don’t Use Them

In an economy with more jobs available than workers to fill them, it’s crucial for organizations to offer benefits that will secure and retain talent. Companies providing access to more than seven employee health and wellness programs are nearly twice as likely to retain current employees. Get the full scoop in this Benefit News report.

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These are the 4 smartest financial benefits for employees

Employees are worried about money. Roughly half are stressed about their finances, and nearly two-thirds either say their retirement plans and Social Security won’t be sufficient to support them in retirement or they aren’t sure. The good news? Employers are answering the call for help. Find out how in this Fast Company review.

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

What benefits communication strategies did you/your employer try this year? What worked and what didn’t?

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