Flock In-Formation: Virtual Benefit Fairs, Clear Communication, Holding The Pico
This week’s bird’s-eye view:
VIRTUAL BENEFIT FAIRS, CLEAR COMMUNICATION, AND HOLDING THE PICO
You know that open enrollment is one of the most stressful and critical times for HR administrators. And COVID-19 has not made the task any easier. This week, the Flock team has scoured the net to find quirky and informative tips to help you implement a smooth OE during rough times.
Virtual Benefit Fairs
Addressing employee pain points is a giant task when it comes to benefits enrollment:
According to HR Daily Advisor, a Colonial study revealed that nearly 90% of consumers confess to a lack of understanding of their benefits.
Folks on the street interviewed by Aflac said they’d rather give a speech in public or endure a colonoscopy than research their benefits.
How can we get employees engaged during OE, especially while dealing with the difficulties imposed by COVID-19?
Famed Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (perhaps) said it best: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” We found three brief articles to help you best communicate your approaching OE to your employees:
Honing good communication skills has always been important, both in and out of the office. Not everyone rises to the occasion:
For examples of some truly Machiavellian office tirades, behold the infamous Tiger Oil memos. (No, this is a different tigerguy.)
Sometimes bad writing gets the recognition it truly deserves. Behold the winners of the 2020 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction contest which, “challenges entrants to compose opening sentences to the worst of all possible novels.”
Though fellow San Franciscan Lisa Kluber took home the top entry this year, we’re also partial to the film noir detective-inspired entry which garnered runner-up status:
“As hard-nosed P.I. Dan McKinnon stepped out into the gray gritty dawn, a bone chilling gust of filth-strewn wind wrapped the loose ends of his open trench coat around him like a day-old flour tortilla around a breakfast burrito with hash browns, sausage, and scrambled eggs, hold the pico.” — Lisa Hanks, Euless TX
Now that you’re thinking about prepping for your upcoming OE…
…you should know that Flock is a fantastic HRIS and Ben Admin solution for small and mid-sized groups, especially during a remotely held open enrollment. There’s safety in numbers, and we’ve got the G2 reviews to prove it. Take a gander—we’re proud as a peacock of what we have to offer you and your business.
What are you waiting for?
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