Small businesses and enterprises alike are competing for not only market share, but also for the best employees to move their businesses forward. Competitive salary and benefits packages are the foundation of high employee satisfaction. Join this community to keep up with changing regulations and learn how to optimize workforce costs with competitive yet cost-effective employee benefits and compensation plans.
More Than “Likes”: Using Social to Improve Benefits Enrollment, Employee Engagement & Recruiting
As technology advances, more companies are seeing social media as a powerful tool in today’s HR industry. It is necessary to stay ahead in a competitive job market and even more so in keeping current employees satisfied. Therefore, it is increasingly important that HR managers familiarize themselves with the social media options available to them, understand how to choose the most appropriate platforms for their company, and keep abreast of the future trends.
In this session we will explore ways in which HR managers can ensure that they are using any given social media platform successfully to improve:
1) Current employee engagement,
2) Improve benefits enrollment
3) Continue to recruit top talent.
Presenter Info: Neil Mammele is the Director of Digital Strategy. His background includes creating and optimizing marketing initiatives that drive awareness and help teams increase employee engagement. His day-to-day includes managing all of PlanSource’s digital strategy and advising customers on best practices regarding social media, digital marketing, email and more. He is also a thought leader in the benefits and HR industry and is passionate about employee engagement, helping employers improve recruitment and creating happier employees.
Great workplace cultures provide a critical competitive advantage for organizations. Yet amid external and internal disruptions, many companies struggle with creating engaging employee experiences and inspiring cultures. With so many ways to improve workplace culture, what should companies focus on first?
Brand new research from our 2018 Global Culture Study shows four underutilized tools can make a powerful impact on the employee experience and workplace culture: special projects, continuous performance feedback, appreciation, and purpose messaging. By taking advantage of these easy strategies, companies can significantly improve six areas that influence culture the most: purpose, opportunity, success, appreciation, wellbeing, and leadership.
Join us to learn:
-Why workplace culture is crucial to a company’s success
-The current state of workplace culture around the 6 talent magnets
-The power of connecting the employee value proposition and customer value proposition around a meaningful purpose
-The unique influence of special projects, continuous performance feedback, and appreciation on building peak employee experiences and a strong workplace culture
Tune in to listen one of the Perkbox co-founders discuss his experience in retaining top talent. He will go into detail about the impact purpose and mission has on retaining staff, as well as flexible working, millennials and perks at work.
Perkbox are the UK’s fastest growing employee engagement platform. We believe that happy and engaged employees perform better and stick around for longer. To that end, we’ve created a platform that offers teams financial, emotional and physical wellness perks to help build happier, more productive company cultures. To find out more information, visit our website www.perkbox.com
In the competition for talent, doing something to smooth your peoples' transition to parenthood has become almost a hygiene factor. And legislative, economic and cultural factors keep gender diversity at the top of most organisations' agendas.
Employers benchmarking against their sector find that maternity coaching, or - more inclusively - a parental leave programme, is now an expected provision in sectors such as banking, legal and professional services firms, and increasingly tech, insurance, media, fast-moving consumer goods and retail sectors.
Many now provide blended (online and real world) programmes, whilst others have moved to purely digital solutions.
Maternity coaching was first introduced on a wide scale in the early 2000s. Two decades on, the world and the way we work has changed enormously.
In this lively webinar, James Marsh will be discussing the latest trends and developments and the drivers behind them, with Jennifer Liston-Smith, Director, Head of Coaching and Consultancy at My Family Care, and a recognised innovator in the Parental Leave Coaching field. We will also be joined by Diversity and inclusion specialists form leading employers, Citi and AIG. They'll be sharing their insights and experiences of the changing parental leave challenges in their organisations.
The link between financial security and physical and mental wellbeing has long since been established.
Employees have to deal with busy lives and the complexities of major financial decisions, as well as key life events such as bereavement, buying a home or nearing retirement. It is not straightforward.
With nearly half of the UK showing one or more signs of financial vulnerability and 46% of UK adults saying that their knowledge of financial matters is low, it is more important than ever for employees to manage and keep on top of their daily finances.
50% of UK employees say that they feel their employers care about their financial wellbeing. But is there more UK employers can be doing to help and educate their employees on financial matters?
In this webinar our expert panel will look at the importance of teaching employees good financial habits, budgeting and creating a 'savings buffer' to help them cope with the pressures of personal finance and economic uncertainty.
Robert Branagh, Past President of the PMI, discusses the key characteristics of professionalism, and how it is developed, the current state of professionalism in the UK, what millennials bring to the mix and what PMI can do to help going forwards.
Tom Cowley, Associate at Barnett Waddingham, discusses why pensions administrations have recently been brought to focus, how trustees can engage with pensions administration providers, and exercises that can be done to improve the pensions admin service.
DB pension failures have been making headlines recently casting into the spotlight the support that members receive. Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director, WEALTH at work, discusses DB transfers and the best ways to protect members.
Michelle Cracknell, CEO at TPAS, discusses what's currently on offer for pensions communication, what developments and implementations there may be for technology in this sector, minimizing data protection and cyber security risk, and explains the do's and don'ts of scams.
Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director, WEALTH at work, discusses the background behind recommendations to offer default decumulation pathways, what impact this could have on individuals and what the alternative could be.
Pretty Sagoo, Head of Pricing and Execution in Legal & General’s Pension Risk Transfer business, discusses how investments affect buy-in and buyout pricing and what that means for trustees looking to de-risk schemes.
We are pleased to be holding our fourth Annual Lecture on 12 September 2018. This year's speaker is Tim Harford, a world-renowned behavioural economist, award-winning FT columnist and BBC broadcaster. Register to attend here https://pensions-pmi.co.uk/p/1TJ9-9AP/pmi-annual-lecture-2018
View the highlights from our 2017 lecture with Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE here.
By 2025, the biggest age group of employees is likely to be the over 50’s. People over 50 now make up nearly one-third (31%) of the entire UK workforce (up from 21% in the early 1990s*) and if growth continues at the current rate, will be the dominant group by 2025.
Now, more than ever, employers need to consider how we can address the issues and opportunities for older workers and the wider workforce. Just as enabling work+parenting has become a hygiene factor for employers, it’s now imperative to address work+carers.
The 50+ group often includes your senior talent and keepers of core knowledge and relationships. There are many further factors combining to make this a group worthy of some forward-planning: the baby boomer population bulge, increased longevity, more fluid retirement ages, more involved grandparents and changes to pensions (particularly for women). But whatever the reasons, the burning platform for employers is clear.
In this webinar, we’ll be sharing our experts’ experiences and opinions and showcasing best practice for employers.
Host and HR professional James Marsh will be joined by a range of employers, commentators and experts including Jennifer Liston-Smith, Director, Head of Coaching and Consultancy of My Family Care, and Deborah Richards, Diversity and Inclusion Leader at IBM. Deborah will share insights into how multiple diversity award winner, IBM approaches supporting carers in the workplace. Jennifer will be bringing a very broad perspective on the challenges for employers, and insights gained through her work with employers of different sizes and sectors.
Also joining the discussion will be Daniel Pike, Co-Founder of Supercarers and Caroline Waters OBE, Vice President of Carers UK. They will provide an overview of the changing landscape of care and do some future-gazing on the work and care front.
The workplace is changing fast and new radical developments are just around the corner, This webinar will explore the future of the workforce and how HR professionals can prepare their organisations for this brave new world.
We will be looking at workforce automation, the impacts of new technologies, innovations in the use of data, the rise of AI and how tech can be used to enhance the employee experience. We will also explore the future skills market including what will be in demand, how to motivate and retain complex groups of employees, the future of the gig economy, flexible working contacts, changes to pension structures and more.
We hear over and over again that employee engagement is low. A 2017 Gallup report shows 51% of the workforce is not engaged, and 16% are actively disengaged. What’s missing in our workplace cultures that has led to such low engagement?
Connection. Connection between people - between employees and their leaders. Between teams. Between people and their companies. We have so much technology at hand to bring us together, but it may actually cause us to drift apart. Think of the email or text you send to a coworker sitting right across from you. The instant message you send instead of picking up the phone.
This lack of connection leads to less collaboration, innovation, trust, and engagement. But companies can take active steps to build more interaction and relationships between their people, and use practices, like appreciation, to create a more integrated culture.
Join Mindi Cox, Senior Vice President of People and Great Work at O.C. Tanner, as she shares insights and best practices on how to create a more connected workforce in today’s increasingly disconnected environment.
During the webinar you’ll learn:
- The importance of human connection in the workplace today
- How to foster high-quality interactions among employees and teams
- The impact of having a connected workforce on company culture and employee performance
As Senior Vice President of People and Great Work at O.C. Tanner, Mindi Cox works to connect people with purpose. Her goal is to help cultivate workplace cultures where people feel connected to the greater purpose and impact of their work. Mindi believes it’s this connection, this soul spark, that inspires people to seek personal and professional progress, inspiring the most powerful business breakthroughs. Mindi has 17 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, and as a Human Resource Executive focused on practices that contribute to strengthening the workforce through culture.
Imagine leading a team that is highly multicultural or multigenerational. Or a team that is largely offline, remote, or working in diverse locations—perhaps where the opportunity for raises and promotions seem slim due to company structure or the economy, or where employees don’t feel inspired by the company’s underlying purpose or reason for being?
Is it possible to build a workplace culture where every employee feels inspired by and connected to the company’s purpose? Where each team member is actively working to improve the company because they feel a sense of belonging and feed off all the possibilities to make a difference that the company’s strategy represents?
It is, if you can build trust, provide opportunities to grow and develop skills, and empower employees to do great work and be successful in their own unique ways. It starts by aligning employees’ work to company goals and giving purpose to their work. Then make sure employees have a voice, empower them to lead the way, and encourage them to be innovative.
When companies take steps toward thriving workplace cultures, they see dramatic improvements in employee engagement, innovation, retention and business performance. Just ask Gary Peterson, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain and Production, at O.C. Tanner. He was able to transform a manufacturing workforce that struggled with engagement and collaboration into a culture where employees innovate, succeed, and celebrate together.
Join Gary as he shares best practices and strategies on using purpose and opportunity to create a great place to work.
During the webinar, you’ll:
- Learn how to provide employees with purpose and opportunities to grow and develop even when promotions and pay raises aren’t available.
- Gain best practices in empowering employees to innovate and do great work.
- See a case study and results of these efforts on employee engagement, retention, and innovation.
The value created by employees in a healthy organisation is vital to achieving long-term sustainable business success. How healthy is your organisation? It could be time for a check-up.
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On top of every organization’s to-do list is improving culture. Companies want to create workplace cultures that retain, engage, and attract employees, and they want to see the results of their efforts. But they also struggle with defining their culture and measuring it. It can be difficult to measure something that seems so intangible, but you can’t improve something that you can’t measure.
Companies often default to only using the metrics they can easily track: usage and satisfaction of company benefits and perks, retention, employee engagement, etc. But are these really metrics of company culture? How do you measure the true influences on your culture?
Join Gary Beckstrand, VP, and Alex Lovell, Manager of Research and Development, at the O.C. Tanner Institute as they share best practices in measuring the effectiveness of a company culture. Gary and Alex will walk through different methods for measuring your culture, which specific factors are most important to look at, and what types of questions you should be asking. They’ll also discuss the challenges of measuring culture and share stories of what successful companies have done to measure, and improve, their company cultures for maximum results.
Join Gary and Alex to:
- Learn the methods for measuring culture, both quantitative and qualitative
- See the most important culture factors to look at
- Discover the types of questions you should be asking about culture
- Understand the challenges and complexity of measuring culture
61% of the UK’s workforce is disengaged. This combination of absenteeism, employee turnover and retraining costs our economy £340 billion a year.
But what does that mean to your business?
Listen to the recording to learn:
- How much disengagement could be costing your business.
- How to justify your employee investment decisions to the senior leadership team (SLT).
- The '5 cultural keys' to boosting your staff's engagement and morale.
Earlier this year, Milkround investigated the minds of over 5,700 students and graduates, to find out how they feel about taking their first steps into the world of work.
The research found out much about what graduates expect in from their early careers, with interesting insight into predicted salary expectations and the disparities between males and female graduates. Other points reveal the uncertainty around internships and the pressure respondents feel against those who have more work experience or are less in need of a high salary.
Milkround will also present further interesting research around retaining employee’s and what graduates expect in the workplace, with practical advice and tips on how to introduce methods such as reverse mentoring into graduate training programmes.
The webinar will present an opportunity for you to address your own thoughts and challenges around hiring and retaining graduates to discourage job-hopping and ensuring you are developing and shaping graduates in the workplace, and our expert panel will offer recommendations around these themes.