The Source: Weekly Roundup – March 18th, 2019

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In this week's edition, we discuss top questions employees have about 401(k)s, the top causes of workplace stress, Facebook for benefits education and more! Click To Tweet

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5 Assumptions That Lead To Hiring Fails

Hiring ought to be simple because everyone wants the same thing. Executives always want to hire the very best people—passionate, committed top performers who will fit their culture and deliver results over many years. Everyone wants their recruiting process to be rigorous, highly selective, and completely predictable, resulting in a consistent flow of demonstrably outstanding candidates. Hiring is very easy to do badly, and very hard to do well. So what causes most failures? Find out in this HR Examiner review.

Is Facebook The Right Platform For Explaining Benefits?

Social media has become an omnipresent part of American culture, but is it an effective means of communicating benefits to employee populations? The answer isn’t always cut and dried. PlanSource’s own Director of Digital Strategy, Neil Mammele, discusses in this Employee Benefit Adviser report.

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The ‘Best Companies to Work For’: HR’s Catch-22

Is your company a ‘best place to work’? And what does that really mean? These lists are an annual tradition and you might wonder if the grass is really greener at a “best” company. Or if you’re in HR, you might still be recovering from the months-long campaign to get employees to take the survey for your own company — more on that later. Explore the good and the bad of these coveted lists with Mark Stelzner from IA HR.

7 questions your employees have about 401(k)s

As the job market gets tighter and tighter, you may find that prospective new hires, as well as current employees, are asking questions about their benefits—in particular, their 401(k)s. 

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With one of the top employee worries these days being whether they’ll be financially prepared to retire, they’re liable to have a lot of questions about just how beneficial their retirement plans are—and there are plenty of websites offering suggestions on what they should be asking. Get ahead of the game with these top 401(k) questions from BenefitsPro.

5 Assumptions That Lead To Hiring Fails

Hiring ought to be simple because everyone wants the same thing. Executives always want to hire the very best people—passionate, committed top performers who will fit their culture and deliver results over many years. Everyone wants their recruiting process to be rigorous, highly selective, and completely predictable, resulting in a consistent flow of demonstrably outstanding candidates. Hiring is very easy to do badly, and very hard to do well. So what causes most failures? Find out in this HR Examiner review.

What Your Employees Worry About Most In The Workplace

Ever wanted to know what’s really on your employees’ minds? In 2018, Business.org partnered with Lux to conduct a study on workplace fears. The study surveyed 100 people from each state—for a total of 5,000 participants—about what work-related issues concern them most. The findings might surprise you—and they might reveal ways that your own workplace can improve. See the top workplace fears in this HR Daily Advisor report.

This Week At PlanSource: Why Your Employees’ Financial Stability Deserves Your Attention

Did you know that 4 out of 10 Americans can’t pay a $400 emergency expense? Join us for a free HRCI- and SHRM-approved webinar with Doug Rooker of TrueConnect to learn about why employees’ financial stability should matter to employers. 

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You’ll hear some success stories from big companies like Comcast as well as from Chris Mini, HR Manager at PlanSource, who made financial wellness a priority for their employees and saw great improvements in engagement, productivity and performance as a result.

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Thought Of The Week

74% of employees agree that having insurance and benefits provides peace of mind for unexpected life events. – MetLife 2018

How well do your benefit plans address these needs? 

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