What Employees Want: Praise and Recognition | PA Employee Benefits Group

“What gets recognized gets reinforced, and what gets reinforced gets repeated.” -Unknown In today’s ultra-competitive work environment, the companies with the winning edge are the ones that have the best-trained and well-skilled staff. However, even the best employees cannot perform well (or may even jump ship) when they are not motivated enough. Praise and recognition … Continued

Emotional Compensation: An Employee Engagement and Retention Tool | Pennsylvania 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 You Need to Know About Diabetes | Pennsylvania Benefits Group

Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate in the United States. According to the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control) National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2020 cases of diabetes have risen to an estimated 37 million (or 1 in 10 people in the U.S.).  November is National Diabetes Month and is a great time to bring attention to this … Continued

Workplace Culture: Bringing Purpose to Your People | PA Employee Benefits Agency

Your individual purpose is a driving force that brings value to your life. It may influence your decisions and motivate you in certain situations. McKinsey research shows that 70% of employees believe their jobs express their individual purpose. This is good news because employees with a clear purpose are happier, healthier, and stay at their … Continued

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: How to Navigate Polarizing Conversations | Pennsylvania Benefits Agency

Polarizing topics are difficult to navigate. There are an endless number of topics that incite strong opinions, including politics, religion, gun control, and abortion laws, to name just a few. A Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) poll reported that 56% of respondents observed an uptick in political discussions at work over the last four … Continued

Workplace Wellbeing: 5 Recommendations from the U.S. Surgeon General | FAIRMOUNT BENEFITS

The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, recently released the Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Wellness to set a new standard for expectations of employers. In this new normal, Human Resources leaders must take some responsibility for the wellbeing of those who work in their organization. The report is comprehensive and includes research and data supporting the … Continued

Why Data Privacy is Necessary in Today’s World | PA Benefits Group

An unfathomable excess of online data is generated every day as the global economy churns; individuals take to social media; and modern life strives to keep pace with advancing technology. Securing that data is rapidly becoming a necessity as companies recognize it as an asset and realize the potential value in collecting, using, and sharing … Continued

Effective Leadership Begins with You | PA Employee Benefits Group

There may not be an “I” in team, but there is an “I” in disengaged. What does this have to do with leadership? Well, regardless of what, why and where you lead, you — as the leader — are directly responsible for the engagement of those who follow you.  It’s up to you to decide … Continued

Leveling Up Your Open Enrollment Game: Tips for Success | PA Benefits Team

For most employers, employee benefits represent a significant portion of their overall budget and a critical part of their employee recruitment and retention strategy. Benefits vary from employer to employer but can range from medical or dental insurance to flexible spending accounts, life and disability insurance, and more. The annual process of renewing those benefits … Continued

How to Make the Most Out of Open Enrollment| PA Employee Benefits Group

Choosing the right benefits during open-enrollment season is so important and can help save money. It can also give individuals and families broader support with their health. Benefits like medical coverage are particularly important with high inflation having such a big impact on people’s budgets. A survey by UnitedHealthcare found that nearly 40% of employees … Continued

 

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