It’s not what workers are saying, but rather what they are not saying that sparked Businessolver to release its latest guidelines for savvy HR leaders: a whitepaper entitled “5 Things Your Employees Aren't Telling You.”
Empathy, engagement, communication and conversation serve as key elements of the company’s latest explication. By reading Businessolver’s whitepaper, stakeholders can better gauge less-tangible aspects of management, such as determining what employees are thinking but don’t actually say; crafting routine benefits information into real conversations; increasing wellness program participation; and building an atmosphere recognizing empathy in the workplace.
“[What] your employees aren’t telling you – about their health, wellness, feelings about work and benefits among other things – could be the reason for their lack of understanding of their benefits,” the company said.
The downloadable document offers common-sense advice for HR leaders, such as remember not to make assumptions; ensure that benefits language is simple and clear; practice listening for feedback and learn what kind of communication and benefits work best with individuals; and enable employees to use valuable benefits enrollment tools.
Businessolver reminds managers and benefits personnel to approach all interactions without judgment, particularly when it comes to wellness plan participation — and to participate right alongside workers to demonstrate equal commitment to exercise and healthy diet choices. Leveling the playing field also enhances empathy in the workplace.
Finally, the company touts the value of “one-wallet” benefits administration -- packaging medical and other insurance with financial planning options -- and maximizing exit interviews.
Now in its 20th year, Businessolver is a nationwide leader in SaaS-based benefits administration technology based in West Des Moines, Iowa.