- Skills, The New Currency For Workforce Transformation
Over 50% of organizations embarking on transformation are targeting workforce upskilling/reskilling toward critical talent pools
Skills have become the new currency of workforce and talent strategies, as more than half of organizations that responded to the 2021 Mercer Global Talent Trends survey are targeting upskilling and reskilling of critical talent pools to drive workforce transformation. In response, Mercer has launched its Skills-Edge Suite, an integrated service offering of consulting, technology… read more
- Employers Look To Digital Tools To Help Administer Voluntary Benefits & Lower Costs
Managing the costs implementation and administration
Healthcare costs have been on the rise over the past decade. In response, some employers have scaled back on their health insurance offerings, at times leaving gaps in coverage. As a result, the voluntary benefits market, where employees pay the premiums, has become more popular among employers read more
- Did The Crisis Of 2020 Accelerate Financial Fraud?
How those tasked with prevention were thwarted by work-from-home protocols
As cases of fraud and money laundering rose during the pandemic last year, banks in the UK faced unforeseen challenges. In a new study by global analytics software provider FICO and independent research firm OMDIA, 79 percent of respondents from UK banks said that working from home had a high or major impact on the… read more
- Pandemic Reveals Demand For Virtual & Self-Serve 401(k) Education
Workers prefer holistic personal finance help over plan-specific topics
New data from Schwab Retirement Plan Services reveals worker preferences in retirement education that can help employers more effectively support their employees’ financial health in post-pandemic times. read more
- Effective Networking In A Virtual World
What are the new rules for client-engagement?
by Jill J. Johnson, MBA
With the shift to our new virtual world, you have probably found it more difficult to build and sustain professional relationships. Yet, the virtual technologies we are all using have actually expanded our opportunities to network and build connections. We are no longer limited to connecting with those in our local community as we now… read more
- Five Skills Workers Need As The Economy Reopens
Online assessments reveal which crucial skills workers are missing
A list of the top-five skills workers will need as the global economy recovers has been unveiled by Questionmark, the online assessment provider. read more
- For Higher-Ed Institutions, Has Financial Readiness Been Impaired?
87% of higher education institutions believe COVID-19 will have a significant impact on their employees’ plans
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), in collaboration with Greenwald Research, recently conducted its first survey of retirement plans in public and private higher education. Approximately 300 key retirement plan decision-makers were surveyed regarding key issues impacting the structure and management of their defined contribution retirement plans. read more
- Is Making The Crypto Space Legally Compliant Paving The Road To Mass (Blockchain) Adoption?
What differentiates the success or failure of these currencies?
The rise of blockchain has pushed cryptocurrencies to the forefront and enabled them to reach more and more people every day. read more
- Managing The Emerging Realities Of ‘Remote’
The next great disruption is hybrid work -- Are we ready?
Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced findings from its first-annual Work Trend Index. Titled "The Next Great Disruption Is Hybrid Work — Are We Ready?" the report uncovers seven hybrid work trends every business leader must know as we enter a new era of work. read more
- Insurance Leaders Are Using Digital For [Insert Anything Here]
Finding and filling gaps in your strategy
By Denise Garth
It might be an oversimplification, but insurance company growth lately is more about filling in gaps and blanks — capturing new or open opportunities with new products, partners and channels . Because risk management is the core of insurance, most insurers are very adept at managing risk to ensure underwriting profitability and customer satisfaction. Digital… read more
- The Coming Consumer Boom: Three Ways Firms Can Get Ready For Growth
New opportunities require new working arrangements
A forthcoming economic boom will create growth opportunities for firms. Questionmark, the online assessment provider, is urging employers to ask three crucial questions to ensure they have the right post-pandemic working arrangements in place to take advantage of the surge. read more
- Top Security & Risk Management Trends For 2021
Eight top trends to enable rapid reinvention
Security and risk management leaders must address eight top trends to enable rapid reinvention in their organization, as COVID-19 accelerates digital business transformation and challenges traditional cybersecurity practices, according to Gartner, Inc. In the opening keynote at the March 23, 2021 Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit taking, Peter Firstbrook, research vice president at Gartner,… read more
- Have We Reached A Tipping Point In The Minimum Wage Debate?
As the minimum wage debate continues, leaders in business and government may be changing their thinking
The controversy over raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour is coming to a head and revealing a wide range of perspectives. Many Americans support the proposed increase. Some businesses support an increase, just not one as large as $15. And others are firmly, vehemently against it. read more