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10 HR Trends for 2023 | VA Employee Benefits Consultants

The new year is on the horizon, and everyone is predicting what 2023 HR trends to anticipate. Recently, HR Exchange Network posted a question on Terkel.io to discover what Human Resources and business leaders will be navigating, challenging, and experiencing in the year ahead. Here are the answers: Bring It with Gamification “Gamification is one of the … Continued

Emotional Compensation: An Employee Engagement and Retention Tool | VA Employee Benefits Agents

First came the pandemic, which was followed by The Great Resignation and the labor shortage, and now quiet quitting. Employers are challenged to attract and retain employees among all these upheavals, keep them engaged, and maintain a psychologically safe work environment. Higher wages, hiring bonuses, increased benefits packages all sound like possible solutions. If your current retention strategy is not having … Continued

What Employees Want: Financial Wellness | VA Employee Benefits Agents

“Financial Wellness” is getting a lot of buzz these days — and for good reason!  After all, today’s workforce is overwhelmed by mounting student debt and other rising expenses. Financial wellness refers to a person’s overall financial health and is one of many factors that makes up employee wellbeing.  We often think of wellbeing as … Continued

4 Ways to Recession-Proof HR | Virginia Benefits Team

By all accounts, the United States is likely heading into a recession. Already, the country experienced two consecutive quarters of declining gross domestic product (GDP), which is a red flag. Other signs include inflation, the cooling down of venture capitalist’s investment, a declining stock market, and varying interest rates. However, a strong job market persists, which … Continued

Benefits Education 101 for Employees | Virginia Employee Benefits Agency

Companies spend a large amount of time and money creating valuable benefits plans for employees.  But after all that work, they often get low participation.  Good benefit choices require an effort from employers to ensure that employees have help in understanding their benefits options.  To make things even more complex, employers are having to consider … Continued

Best Practices for Employee Appreciation | Virginia Benefits Team

As HR leaders work hard to retain talent during a historic labor shortage, they are trying to show employee appreciation. At the HR Exchange Network Employee Engagement and Experience online event, Mary Shelley, Chief People Officer at Tango Card, shared best practices for rewarding employees to inform them of their value to the organization. In the session, 5 … Continued

As Cybercriminals Act More Like Businesses, Insurers Must Think More Like Criminals | Virginia Benefits Agents

Cybersecurity is no longer an emerging risk but a clear and present one for organizations of all sizes, panelists on a panel at Triple-I’s Joint Industry Forum (JIF) said. This is due in large part to the fact that cybercriminals are increasingly thinking and behaving like businesspeople. “We’ve seen a large increase in ransomware attacks for the … Continued

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