What is Human Resources in the Modern Workplace? | Virginia Employee Benefits Agency

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

Emotional Compensation: An Employee Engagement and Retention Tool | Virginia Employee Benefits Team

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 Employees Want: On-Demand Pay | VA Employee Benefits Group

Payroll works the same way in almost every full-time job.  Employees earn money by working, and they all receive their earnings on a set date: payday.  However, in an era of same-day shipping, on-demand movies, and unlimited mobile access, individuals are increasingly expecting prompt access to nearly anything they need. For employees, this also means … Continued

Best Practices for Employee Appreciation | VA Benefits Team

As HR leaders work hard to retain talent during a historic labor shortage, they are trying to show employee appreciation. At the HR Exchange Network Employee Engagement and Experience online event, Mary Shelley, Chief People Officer at Tango Card, shared best practices for rewarding employees to inform them of their value to the organization. In the session, 5 … Continued

Millennials Want Better Pay and Benefits, Not Perks | Virginia Employee Benefits Agency

As a Millennial business consultant who helps companies create people-first company cultures, one of the most frequent questions I’m seeing pop up among employers during the pandemic’s labor shortages is: “What perks can my company offer to attract and retain top Millennial talent?” Then, they’re inevitably disappointed when I tell them that perks like nap pods, … Continued

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