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Best Practices for Employee Appreciation | Chicago Employee Benefits Agency

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

What Employees Want: Hybrid Work and Flexibility | Chicago Employee Benefits Agency

2021 was quittin’ time in America.  Last year alone over 47.4 million Americans quit their jobs. This year, employees seemingly have the upper hand against employers.  The Turnover Tsunami, a.k.a. The Great Resignation, has forced a reckoning with the workplace and few employers have come away unscathed.  Organizations are now shifting priorities to make employee … Continued

Generational Myths Part 2: Millennials | IL Employee Benefits Advisors

Today’s offices potentially span five full generations ranging from Generation Z to the Silent Generation. A coworker could just as easily be raised with a smart phone in hand as they could have used a typewriter at their first job. Some see differences between generational colleagues as an annoyance (“kids these days!”) and many rely … Continued

Say Hello to Generation Z | Chicago Employee Benefits Firm

In the last few years, members of Generation Z—those born between 1995 and 2010—have begun to enter the workforce. They are remarkably different than their millennial predecessors and their arrival should force businesses to change their marketing strategies and rethink recruitment and retention techniques. The following article examines the typical characteristics of Generation Z and … Continued

Pros and Cons of the Gig Economy | Chicago Benefits Firm

Since the start of the pandemic, the gig economy has become more ubiquitous. Human Resources leaders need to understand the new kind of worker attracted to the world of gigs, and learn how to make that kind of non-traditional worker fit into their teams. Some mistakenly believe that the gig economy, also known as the … Continued

HR Trends to Watch in 2022 | Chicago Benefits Group

Human Resources leaders are always being asked to look into a crystal ball and predict the future. You probably don’t have any super powers. But your Spidey sense might be telling you that a few trends that are surfacing are likely to stick around through the new year, 2022. The coronavirus pandemic has changed your … Continued

How Health Insurance Can Win the War for Talent | Chicago Employee Benefits Agency

The COVID-19 pandemic shined a spotlight on the importance of employer-provided health benefits. Not only have employees been requesting an expansion of their benefits for months, but report after report has indicated that comprehensive plans that also cover mental health or include paid parental leave, for example, are the key to getting people back to … Continued

The Great Resignation | Chicago Employee Benefits Agents

The employment market has taken the American worker on a roller coaster ride over the last year and a half. Unemployment rates hit record highs in 2020 with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Nearly a year later, the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey reports new jobs have increased to “a record 9.3 … Continued

Data Drop: D&I Appetite, Mental Health Struggles and the Expanding Gig Economy | Chicago Employee Benefits Agents

There are certain issues that have taken center stage in the collective conscious when talking about the workplace, the future of work and how the current workforce is faring under the current conditions. Naturally, as those things enter the collective conscious, researchers find themselves asking what exactly holds true and what can we learn from … Continued

How to Improve Your Job Postings | IL Employee Benefits Consultants

A job posting is often the first impression a prospective job applicant has with your organization. It’s important for that impression to be an informative one. Your job postings should convey why someone would want to work for your company, what distinguishes your workplace from others, what’s exciting about your mission and vision, what you … Continued