Category Archives: Thinking

Tips for Continuous Learning in the Benefits Field

It’s no mystery why large employers seek consultants in the benefits space. The industry is complex and ever-evolving, and it’s hard to know where everyone fits in. Even those of us living and breathing this industry every day know the work it takes to stay on top of the latest trends and changes, so it’s […]

Evive Book Club Report: The Art of Gathering

We kicked off this year’s Evive Book Club with a favorite pick from one of our group’s co-founders. The highly recommended selection was The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters by Priya Parker. In the book, Parker taps into her many years of hosting, facilitating, and investigating gatherings of all kinds. […]

How to Keep Company Alumni Engaged—and Why You Should

In 2009, the only business that seemed to be growing sharply was outplacement. That year, the nation’s unemployment rate skyrocketed and hiring barely budged. Fast-forward to present day with unemployment at around 4%, following a record-breaking 2018 in which national job turnover figures were the highest they’d been in 17 years. What a difference a […]

What Does the Client Experience Mean to Us?

My entry to Evive came with a unique transition: going from the client side to the vendor side. Among many things I learned, our approach to client relationships was something I found particularly compelling. As our CEO Prashant Srivastava mentioned in a recent blog post of his, our clients bring true partnership to our organization. […]

Motivate Action with Smart Rewards

Study after study shows that incentives, even tiny ones, can successfully motivate people and trigger behavior change. Large companies are investing time and resources in administering incentive programs. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2018 Employer Health Benefits Survey, 61% of large companies ask their employees to complete a health assessment, and half of them […]

eOS: The System of Intelligence for Benefits

Over the past year, we listened to our clients at Insight Summits and other events, and consistently heard that benefits professionals were ultimately in a quest for three main goals: Delivering a better experience Containing cost Reducing risk In order to reach these goals, employers have many different systems that need to work together: various […]

The Philosophy Behind Our Data Security: Methodical Paranoia

When handling sensitive PHI (protected health information) and PII (personally identifiable information), the number-one priority needs to be safeguarding the data across its entire journey. That means protecting that information across all possible paths through which it can be created, processed, accessed, and communicated. According to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, the healthcare […]

Personalized from the Start: The Future of Benefits

We’ve been on this journey of employee benefits for a long time—more than 100 years, in fact. An important milestone that started it all was when American Express Co. created the nation’s first private pension plan in 1875. At that time, benefits were one-size-fits-all, which made sense. The concept of adding pension plans was a […]

What Listening Looks Like: A Product Perspective

Listening takes on many forms in a workplace. Last month, Evive’s Director of Human Resources, Elisabeth Duncan, described how our senior leadership engages in intentional listening as a method of staying attuned to an evolving company culture. This method of survey and response is critical in tailoring benefits to an employee population and fostering a […]