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Keeping you informed of the latest trends in engagement, retention, and workforce support

Helping Employees with Taxes Puts Money in their Pocket

Posted on May 7, 2019

Tax season can be one of the most stressful times for your employees—or it can be a major boost. It all depends what they owe, or what they receive. And while personal finances may be just that—personal—those worries don’t disappear when employees come to work.

Topics: employers, sustainable workforce model, employee engagement, resource navigator, innovative workplace benefits, workforce support, financial stability, good jobs

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Topics: employers, sustainable workforce model, employee engagement, resource navigator, innovative workplace benefits, workforce support, financial stability, good jobs

Playing for Keeps: Strategies that Benefit Business and Workers

Posted on November 15, 2018

When the competition for talent is fierce and monopolizes headlines in business publications, it sends a signal to employers to think through current workplace policies and practices to ensure they are competitive—that they are attracting the talent that best aligns with their workforce needs.

Topics: employers, employee engagement, employee retention

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Topics: employers, employee engagement, employee retention

Training and Development in Search of a Competitive Edge

Posted on August 3, 2018

$365 billion dollars. That’s how much organizations are spending worldwide on training and development. That number continues to grow each year as more organizations invest in learning solutions to improve performance, adapt to changing technologies and provide professional development opportunities for their teams.

Topics: employers

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Topics: employers

Making the Case to Employer Partners: A Relationship Sales Model

Posted on February 6, 2018

In 2009, an employee named Carla* walked into Jennifer Beckman’s HR office at KONG looking for advice about buying a wig. Recently diagnosed with cancer, Carla needed help with a variety of issues, from finding a doctor close to her home, to understanding the benefits she could access, to the issue of hair loss. English was not her first language, and she was struggling to navigate all the complex issues she faced, and find solutions while continuing to work, and care for herself and her family.

Topics: employers, sustainable workforce model

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Topics: employers, sustainable workforce model

Creating a Community Win-Win-Win-Win Through Collaboration

Posted on November 15, 2017

Child care. Elder care. Paying the bills. Health problems. Depression. Substance abuse. Family issues. Divorce. These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cataloging the myriad of issues that today’s workers face—issues that may occur outside the workplace but, inevitably, affect on-the-job performance, productivity and tenure.

Topics: employers, sustainable workforce model, employee engagement, employee retention

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Topics: employers, sustainable workforce model, employee engagement, employee retention