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Designing the Care Benefits That Employees Need Now

BY Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza | JULY 14, 2021

Deferred Health Care: Why Americans Are Due for a Checkup
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Deferred Health Care: Why Americans Are Due for a Checkup

It’s very likely that in the last year, you postponed a medical appointment. It’s also very likely that it had something to do with Covid-19. Putting off medical checkups is not a new phenomenon, of course, but the scale of deferred care doctors have seen in the last year is unique. The CDC estimates that […]

BY Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza | July 12, 2021

Travel Is Coming Back. Will the Workers Be There Too?
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Travel Is Coming Back. Will the Workers Be There Too?

In the post-pandemic era, leisure travel has taken off like a skyrocket. As the July 4 weekend approached this week, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), reported screening 2.15 million airline passengers on July 1, up 3% from the same day in the pre-pandemic summer of 2019. Hotels are on the comeback too. Occupancy in late […]

BY Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza | July 3, 2021

Workers Want Better Benefits. What Can Employers Deliver?
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Workers Want Better Benefits. What Can Employers Deliver?

“If people are stressed on the job, they’re unproductive and distracted,” said Lori Lucas succinctly. That cause and effect seem to be very much in play in the Summer of 2021 as workers emerge from the pandemic and venture into a new world of hybrid work. Lucas is the president and CEO of the Employee […]

BY Angelica Frey | June 30, 2021

Employee Well-being: What We Learned in the Pandemic
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Employee Well-being: What We Learned in the Pandemic

Dr. Hemalee Patel, an internal-medicine physician at One Medical, has noticed that some people take issue with the phrase “holistic approach to health,” dismissing it as slightly woo-woo. “When people hear holistic, they make light of it, but regarding holistic lifestyle practices, you can’t address one without the other,” Patel said. Taking the word holistic […]

BY Angelica Frey | June 26, 2021

For Workers Baffled by Benefits, an App Brings It All Together
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For Workers Baffled by Benefits, an App Brings It All Together

Even before the pandemic, Valmont, a company that makes infrastructure products–think irrigation equipment, steel utility poles, and windmill support structures–was looking for a better way to communicate benefits to its global workforce of more than 10,000. As health plans and retirement plans changed, Valmont’s employee-benefits team, led by Jennifer Paisley, found employees were getting lost […]

BY Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza | June 24, 2021

Inside the Transformation of Health and Wellness Benefits
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Inside the Transformation of Health and Wellness Benefits

This spring, Ovia Health released a study analyzing stress levels of parents, comparing how they felt pre- and post-pandemic. The findings: Lack of child care, financial stress, remote work and schooling, and domestic violence were taking a major toll. The most significant increases in anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation were among women age 35-39, those […]

BY Emily Nonko | June 23, 2021

Breaking Down Barriers to Build a More Diverse Tech Workforce
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Breaking Down Barriers to Build a More Diverse Tech Workforce

When working as a teacher in Pennsylvania, Maasha Kah realized that systemically, the American education system is geared towards helping people prepare to work–in factories. “We have very rote memorization systems, we ask students to sit up straight, put on a uniform, and fall in line. But we know in the tech industry and in Corporate […]

BY Angelica Frey | June 17, 2021

How Coaching Got to Be Such a Positive Thing
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How Coaching Got to Be Such a Positive Thing

Years ago, the hiring of a “coach” in a workplace evoked certain sentiments–and few of them were good. Coaches were typically reserved for high-level executives and managers, not regular employees. On top of that, they were often brought in because of a problem with a manager who needed behavioral instruction and correction. Fast-forward to 2021, […]

BY Sheila Flynn | June 10, 2021

The Employee Skills Gap: How You Can Identify It–and Close It
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The Employee Skills Gap: How You Can Identify It–and Close It

The skills gap is the difference between the skills your workforce has and the skills they need to do their jobs well now and in the future. It’s a risk for any employer. Unless that gap is closed, the business is likely to struggle to compete and grow. As an employer, you have two ways […]

BY Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza | June 9, 2021

Speaking Their Language: How to Talk About Employee Engagement With the C-Suite
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Speaking Their Language: How to Talk About Employee Engagement With the C-Suite

It’s a dilemma that’s been faced by HR professionals since the evolution of their role: As literal conduits and arbiters between the C-suite and employees, how do they get both levels to consider the advice of HR itself–and actually act upon it? Tools and tips for how to navigate this tricky balancing act were offered […]

BY Sheila Flynn | June 8, 2021

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