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3 Ways to Build Loyalty with Employee Benefits Communication

THERESA DEW
HNI HR Manager

Clear, effective communication with workers is a never-ending goal for most organizations. Employees want to know that leaders are being transparent and honest with them about everything.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Wearable Technology Guide for HR: New Twist for Employee Benefits

PATTY MURPHY
HNI Health Systems Consultant

Could wearable health technology be any hotter? Everywhere you look, the person next to you has a Fitbit around her wrist, monitoring everything from calories to hours slept to steps taken in a day.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

An Employer's Guide to Affordable Health Insurance in Michigan

CARRIE FARNUM
HNI Benefits Advisor

There's a new option for affordable health insurance in Michigan for people who don't qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. The plan, Healthy Michigan, offers health care benefits without busting the budgets of your employees.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Tricks & Treats: Take the Terror Out of Employee Benefits Communication

MATT BUCHER
HNI Relationship Manager

Open enrollment. These two words likely strike terror into the hearts of many employees and leave HR and benefits pros feeling as cold as a cadaver.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

4 Winning Employee Rewards Programs for Truck Drivers

Finding rewards for an employee who works in a moving office is tricky. Truck drivers do not sit in a cubicle down the hall from their managers, easily in reach. Because these employees are not physically around all the time, it's harder to reward them for outstanding performance.

Topics: Transportation HR / Employee Benefits

Meet 'El Patron': Why He Matters to Organizational Cultural Change

DILLON MORAN
HNI Relationship Manager

Organizational cultural change — the sort of long-term change that sets a company's vision and mission — begins with one crucial step: full buy-in and ownership.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Why HR Can't Afford to Ignore Employer Branding

THERESA DEW
HNI HR Manager

Branding and HR aren’t something we often think of as going together. But as the war for talent rages on, we believe that focusing on employer branding will become more important than ever before.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Why Providing Employee Benefits Makes a Difference to Your Drivers

LISA ASPINWALL
Account Executive

In our experience, some trucking employers don't feel like their drivers care about benefits. To many transportation executives, providing employee benefits to truck drivers feels like an exercise in futility. They see low participation rates in health plans, retirement offerings, and other programs and ask, "Why bother?"

Topics: Transportation HR / Employee Benefits

Latest IRS Forms Add to Health Care Reform Requirements for Employers

BARB RAND
Compliance Advisor

There are two more health care reform requirements for employers to be aware of: IRC Section 6055 and IRC Section 6065. (IRC stands for Internal Revenue Code.) These filings aren't due until the beginning of 2016 (for coverage offered in 2015), but collecting the data you need to complete the forms will require some legwork that you can prepare for now by implementing new processes or HR technology.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Don't Get Busted with 'Guilty' Incentive Based Wellness Programs

BARB RAND
Compliance Advisor

Getting in trouble with the law is pretty much the last thing on someone’s mind when starting a wellness program, right? Of course!

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits