Tag Archives: benefits beyond engagement

3 Steps for Using Benefits to Create the Workforce You Want

HR leaders know it can be all too easy to take a simplistic view of benefits, only offering basic choices that allow them to “check that box.” But the reality is benefits can be so much more than that—they can be used as a strategic tool to reach those business goals you’re after. Our Forrester-conducted […]

Blazing a New Incentives Trail with Intrinsic Motivation

Employers: Here’s a scenario you’ll find all too familiar. You want an employee to take action—say, to complete a health assessment. The employee might ask themselves, “What’s in it for me?” The answer is usually a small reward, like money, points, or even a savings on their premium. This is the current state of how […]

Examining Well-Being Through the Lens of VOI

Something interesting caught our eye in Mercer’s 2018 National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans. It wasn’t a surprising outcome or unexplainable trend; it was how large employers are measuring the success of their employee well-being programs.  The new lens through which employers are viewing that success? VOI, or value of investment. It’s a different set […]

Evive Book Club Report: Contagious

Our 2019 summer read was The New York Times Best Seller, Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger. An interesting take on why certain types of content become popular (and why others don’t), this book sparked a fun discussion in the Evive Book Club. Whether crafting messages rooted in behavioral science or sharing stories […]

Introducing the Benefits Value Index

Over the years, we’ve observed three major priorities for HR/benefits leaders: Improve experiences Contain costs Reduce risk We’ve written about the ways our platform, EviveOS, solves problems in each of these realms (experience, cost, and risk)—and how it ultimately helps employers get the most from their benefits investment in every way possible. But then what? […]

Want to Connect People with Benefits? Connect with Them First

Hoping people use their benefits is one thing; inspiring genuine action is another.  This mindset has helped propel the personalized benefits movement as employers contend with a tight labor market. At a time when nearly 38% of the average U.S. worker’s pay comes in the form of benefits, it’s no wonder employers want people to […]

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 […]

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 […]

This Year, Prioritize Financial Wellness for Your Employees

Despite rising employment and hiring, the average American worker is still struggling (and for many, the great recession of 2008 never really ended). Recent reports suggest more than a third of Americans cannot pay their bills on time and have related signs of financial vulnerability, to the point where some full-time employees are working second […]