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

What You Need to Know About Diabetes | Virginia Benefits Team

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

What Is Human Resources in the Modern Workplace? | Virginia Employee Benefits Partners

Human Resources management is always evolving. Over the years, it has become a more prominent part of every business because it is principally responsible for recruiting and retaining the talent that allows the organization to achieve goals and flourish. No longer merely an administrative department, Human Resources professionals align talent management and hiring decisions with … Continued

Workplace Wellbeing: 5 Recommendations from the U.S. Surgeon General | Virginia Benefits Consultants

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 | Virginia Employee Benefits Agency

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 | VA Employee Benefits Advisors

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

8 Tips for Effective 2023 Open Enrollment Communication | VA Employee Benefits Group

Now more than ever, employees are looking to their employers for guidance on navigating their available benefits and how to stretch their dollars further. As such, effective open enrollment communication is critical this year. According to a Voya Financial survey, nearly one-third of American workers (31%) eligible for benefits admitted they don’t fully understand any … Continued

How to Make the Most Out of Open Enrollment | Virginia Benefits Team

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