What Is Empathy in Human Resources Management? | VA Employee Benefits Group

Empathy in Human Resources Management is something that comes up often. The idea of a stern leader, who rules with an iron fist, is outdated. Today’s leaders are expected to build relationships and trust to ensure they get the most out of employees. HR has the double burden of demonstrating empathy and teaching executives to model this kind of … Continued

Financial Fitness for the New Year| VA Employee Benefits Partners

It’s often thought that having money leads to happiness.  While that’s not necessarily true, being financially secure does create a sense of well-being which impacts your mental and physical health.  To address our whole health in 2023, we need to understand the relationship between financial and physical wellness. Inflation, at 7.1%, has made financial stress … Continued

10 Top HR Trends for 2023 | Virginia Benefits Team

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

Top Benefit Trends for 2023 | Virginia Employee Benefits Partners

A hot labor market that has seen scores of employees leave their jobs for new and better opportunities has HR and benefits leaders planning to up the ante when it comes to benefits that sway workers to stay. But at the same time, employers also are aware of soaring costs and inflation concerns and are … Continued

10 Unforgettable Quotes on Employee Engagement and Experience| Virginia Benefits Consultants

Employee engagement and experience is at the core of what most Human Resources professionals do on a daily basis. From hiring to succession planning, HR is first and foremost focused on recruiting and retaining top talent. Keeping those talented people engaged in their work is key to achieving positive business outcomes. Recently, speakers at the 2022 HR … Continued

5 Lessons to Learn about Learning and Development | Virginia Employee Benefits Agency

Learning and development is a necessary part of life, and it is required for mobility and succession planning at work. Yet, many HR departments fail to implement a complete L&D strategy or they do not even know where to begin. The good news is that most leaders have great intentions. Of the respondents to the … Continued

Tis the Season for Holiday Wellness | VA Employee Benefits Advisors

The holidays are often the busiest time of the year for a lot of people which can make it hard to stay mentally and physically healthy.  With a little intentionality and understanding, you can fully enjoy the holidays while keeping your health in mind. 6 Tips to Make Your Holidays Brighter: Get Enough Sleep Sleep … Continued

Achieving Healthy HR: Thoughtful Compensation | VA Employee Benefits Group

The pandemic and job market have made it difficult for employers to attract and retain talent, negatively impacting operations and profitability. Mineral’s Healthy HR framework shows you what companies with high productivity, morale, and engagement have in common. The Healthy HR framework is built on performing well on all four of the following pillars: thoughtful compensation and benefits, … Continued

What Employees Want: Praise and Recognition | Virginia Benefits Team

“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 | VA Employee Benefits Partners

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