Archives for June 2014

The top 7 dos and don’ts of employee benefits programs {Slideshare}

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Arbitrarily throwing benefits in the direction of employees and hoping something will stick is an approach taken by many organisations. But despite the significant investment, their employees still don’t understand their benefits scheme or fully value its worth.

Can you really blame them?

So often benefits programs are borne from good intentions, but the execution falls short, resulting in a largely irrelevant or unappealing offering that may have never been effectively communicated in the first place. On the flip side, a compelling proposition with the potential to have real impact may exist, but someone’s hidden the detail in the depths of the company intranet.

Luckily, turning around an ineffective employee benefits program is easier than most think. And when you hit the nail on the head, benefits can be the competitive edge to attract talented recruits to the door, and the point of difference that gives them more reason to stay.

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5 reasons we should all care about company values

shutterstock_155883977A week post cataract surgery a patient unexpectedly received a card from the practice with this handwritten note inside. “We understand you are paying for your treatment yourself. We have a huge respect for teachers, they give willingly and often beyond the scope of their job. You strike us as someone that continues to give to the next generation, so we have waived our fee in recognition of this.”

This incredible gesture had a profound impact on this school teacher, not just financially but in their perception of the clinic, its people and their commitment to service.

But what would drive a team or an individual to do something so above and beyond when they really didn’t have to?

The non-negotiables of a business that determine how its employees act – its core values.

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