The Source: Weekly Roundup – September 9th, 2019

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CVS Wins Court Approval for Antitrust Accord on Aetna Deal

CVS Health won court approval for its $68 billion takeover of Aetna, removing the final barrier to a deal that adds a major health insurance business to a nationwide network of pharmacies and prescription-drug benefit programs. See what’s next for the merger in this Benefit News review.

HR Presentation Tips You Need to Know

HR professionals are kind of a big deal. They have the knowledge to transform culture and kickstart engagement; they have the power to unite departments and empower people to do their best work.

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However, if the knowledge and power you have as an HR professional are obscured by poor communication and dull HR presentations, they won’t do anyone any good. Learn how to make your HR presentations informative and engaging with these tips form BambooHR.

3 Unique Recruiting Strategies: Examples from Amazon, McDonald’s, and Singapore’s IDA

Despite rising spends on recruitment, only a third of employers are monitoring its impacts says the Harvard Business Review. That’s why leading companies are taking a different route, adopting unique recruiting strategies to acquire talent effectively. In this article, HR technologist explores how three companies are thinking outside of the box for effective recruiting.

3 Tips to Help Remote Employees Beat the Post-Summer Productivity Slump

As your workforce returns from the holidays and other summertime activities, employee productivity could take a hit. In a conversation with Eric Hanson, VP of Market Intelligence at Fuze, HR Technologist explores why seasonal factors influence employee productivity, how to ensure your remote workers stay productive post-summer, and innovative methods to boost employee productivity. Get the scoop

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Steps to Help Employees Become Better Healthcare Consumers

Employers can end up spending more than $230 billion a year in excess healthcare costs as result of improper education on how to make the most of their medical coverage. Only 7% of consumers can correctly define the terms premium, deductible, coinsurance and out-of-pocket maximum, according to United Healthcare research. Yet 50% of employees aren’t sure what they pay in healthcare costs each month, and 55% of employees estimate that they waste $750 per year because of errors they make with their benefits. Learn how to coach employees on health care consumerism in this Benefit Adviser review.

6 Classifications of Workers, Based on Burnout Risk

Some workers are better equipped to deal with stress in their lives, and others may need a little help. Knowing an employees’ ability to recover from stress can help an employer identify the right resources and strategies to support that individual. Check out six different employee categories and how to recognize and support each group, via BenefitsPro.

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The Week at PlanSource: Workplace Wellness

‘Wellness’ gets thrown around a lot in the world of human resources, but what does this generic buzzword actually mean when it comes to building benefits programs, engaging employees and meeting organizational goals? In this quick guide, we’ll explore the three pillars of wellness in the workplace and share quick, actionable tips on how to create a culture of wellness and drive measurable results.

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Thought Of The Week

83% of employers offer financial wellness programs, up from 20% two years earlier. – Prudential 2018

How are you planning to implement a financial wellness program this OE?

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