The Source: Weekly Roundup – June 10th, 2019

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In this week's edition, we discuss the case for using humor in the workplace, financial wellness survey findings, strategies for building a successful remote workforce and more! Click To Tweet

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Five Myths About Returning to Work After a Disability

Employers should be on board with return to work strategies. Instead, a surprising number of employers, human resources professionals, and even benefits experts have misperceptions about return-to-work & the accommodations that can make it successful. This is hitting them and their employees hard on the bottom line. Here are five myths employers believe about returning to the workplace after a disability.

Three Reasons We Need Humor in the Workplace

Using humor at work can help people who are looking for better success, or more happiness. It can also help to increase efficiency, reduce stress, improve creative thinking, get people to listen, help people understand things better, build better work relationships, and even strengthen leadership skills. HR Technologist explains three reasons why humor is a must-have in today’s work environment.

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The Case for Cross-Generated Benefits Selling

A desirable benefits package can look very different to members of the five generations that make up today’s workforce. Brokers are perfectly positioned to help their clients determine and define what a competitive benefits plan looks like, not only for their current employees but for those they are hoping to attract. Employee Benefit Adviser presents a case for cross-generated benefits selling.

How Financially Savvy Are You? Three Questions Can Measure Your Money Smarts

How well do people understand financial matters when it comes to planning for retirement? According to the new global retirement readiness survey from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies and the Aegon Center for Retirement and Longevity, “The New Social Contract: Empowering Individuals in a transitioning World,” people are sadly lacking in financial literacy. 


One of the major problems that confront them in trying to make sure they have enough money on hand to retire. Read more about how to measure your money smarts on BenefitsPro.

Hiring a Distributed Team? Here is How You Can Tackle the Hiring Challenges

Distributed workforces present an interesting challenge when it comes to their Human Resources needs and challenges. When a business employs workers in several locations or provides employees with a variety of work options, such as telecommuting, it is operating with a distributed workforce. Digital HR Tech has a few tips on how you can tackle the hiring challenges.

Three Reasons Why Your Broker and HR Tech Provider Should be the Same

HR reps, and especially one-person HR shops, wear multiple hats that can change depending on the hour, week, and time of year. The functions of the department range from accounting, communications, and employee relations to recruiting, advising, and compliance. Not only are they juggling multiple employees with multiple issues, but multiple providers specializing in each facet of HR. Read the full BenefitNews article here.

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This Week At PlanSource: Spotlight on Eclipse

Time is running out to snag your ticket to the HR and employee benefits event of the year! The event is 90% sold out–so don’t miss your chance to meet and mingle with some of the industry’s brightest. This year’s event features Aron Ralston as the guest keynote and speakers from Ultimate Software, Jellyvision, Guardian and more! Check out the full agenda and grab your ticket below!

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Thought Of The Week

Only 37% of millennials and Gen Z employees with access to workplace health benefits feel their plan fully meets their needs. – Sun Life 2018

How do your benefits address the needs of a diverse workforce?

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