The Source: Weekly Roundup – March 11th, 2019

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In this week's edition, we discuss how brokers' roles have changed in recent years, trends in the gig economy and wage growth, employee wellness dos and don'ts and much more! Click To Tweet

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In Honor of International Women’s Day

We celebrate, salute and stand with all of the brilliant women in our industry and across the globe, in all walks of life. The tech industry is at the helm of innovation, but women make up just 28% of proprietary software jobs – and about half of these women leave at the peak of their careers. We are loving this powerful video from Ultimate Software where women in leadership positions share the often discouraging messages that they received throughout their careers and bring light to issue of female representation in tech. Check it out here.

Gig Workers’ Importance to Grow over Next 5 Years

“Gig workers” are growing in popularity as companies strive to adapt to disruption in the business environment, taking advantage of the greater flexibility and cost savings offered by a temporary workforce. But the challenge is figuring out the best way to manage these workers and manage the inherent risk that comes along with temporary employees. Get the scoop from BenefitsPro.

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What Clients Really Want From Their Benefits Broker

Brokers’ roles have changed in recent years; their true value in 2019 lies in their ability to be strategic advisors and optimize the ROI of their clients’ health care investments. They are less like benefits salespeople and more like an extension of clients’ HR teams, tasked with delivering superior customer service as a differentiator along with innovative services that help control the rise of health care costs. Read more from Employee Benefit Adviser.

Quiz: Employee Wellness Dos and Don’ts

Employee wellness has been on top of a lot of benefits and HR professionals’ minds recently in a surge to control health care costs by creating a healthier, happier workforce. 


If you’re one of those who has been working to update your employee wellness initiatives at your company, you probably know the language around employee health regulations and practices like the back of your hand. Test your knowledge with this quiz from BenefitsPro.

Wage Growth is Still Stagnant Despite Tight Labor Market

Only 18% of workers are “comfortable” at their current salary level, according to a new report from Indeed. Even though competition for talent is hotter than ever, wages are still not rising. Many experts have varied opinions on the reasons why wage growth is still stagnant, whether it’s economic volatility and the fear of a recession or the growth of temporary or “gig” work. Money is still the main driving factor in applicants choosing one job over another. Get the full report from HR Dive.

10 Reasons You Can’t Miss Eclipse 2019

PlanSource Eclipse is an annual summit that brings together the benefits and HR industry’s top thought leaders under one roof for an action-packed three day event. This year we’re returning to the Montage Deer Valley, a majestic alpine retreat in beautiful Park City, Utah, and we’ve got some amazing content planned with top-notch speakers that promise to inspire, provoke and disrupt. Read the blog here.

This Week At PlanSource: It’s Your Lucky Day!

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Thought Of The Week

62% of participants in wellness programs say their productivity has improved, 56% have had fewer sick days and 30% say they had a disease detected thanks to these programs. United Healthcare 2018

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