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The Benefits of Personalizing Total Rewards Statements

No one wants to feel like a number. In fact, people are evaluating their careers and overall job satisfaction by a new set of metrics. This is especially true of up-and-coming generations. Employers are facing a paradox: how can they create a unique and personalized employee experience while also making it scalable and affordable to manage? To solve this unique challenge, many employers are turning to the power of a personalized total rewards statement.

As the demographic of today’s workforce continues to change, new motivators affect how a company attracts employees. In addition, the appeal of the nomadic gig economy poses a serious threat for companies trying to retain top performers who value the freedom of a freelance lifestyle. Despite these fundamental changes in the job market, a study conducted by MetLife finds that customized total rewards statements are a useful tool in both attracting and retaining employees in today’s job-seeker market.

Personalization Matters to the Team

In the past, total rewards statements were a once-a-year occurrence. With the rise in “on-demand” everything from banking to shopping, people have become accustomed to being able to login and manage their lives via a customizable, online system. Employees value the ability to check their total rewards statements anytime, anywhere. Providing access to personalized statements whenever needed serves a dual purpose: it provides an opportunity to deliver a personalized experience that employees have come to expect and it allows employees to validate their value within an organization on-demand.

Competing for Talent in an Employee Market

There’s little doubt that today’s job market is driven by the job-seeker. As candidates grow more sophisticated with the way they receive information, attracting today’s tech-savvy candidates requires understanding their motivators and appealing to them. Similar to static total rewards statements, job offer letters have become forgettable. Today’s candidates want to feel great about a possible job offer. They want to feel like they’re working for a forward-thinking company that truly cares about employees as people, instead of cogs in a machine. Offering customized, digital job offers complete with a flushed-out compensation statement can be an essential component to establishing an attractive company culture, increasing the chances of landing top talent.

Whether your challenge is employee retention or it’s attracting talented job candidates for hard-to-fill positions, it’s possible that the level of personalization in a total rewards statement can make a huge impact on how your company is portrayed in the minds of today’s on-demand, tech-savvy workforce.

See You at the 2017 Total Rewards Conference


If you want to learn more about the current tech-savvy workforce and how to attract them to your organization meet up with us at “On Their Terms: Engaging Millennials (and Your Entire Workforce)” at the #WorldatWork 2017 Total Rewards Conference in #WashingtonDC. See you there!

On Their Terms: Engaging Millennials (and Your Entire Workforce) – Tuesday, May 9, 9:45 AM

Session Leaders:

  • Amy Stern, Director of Employee Engagement Research, BI Worldwide
  • Christy Thompson, Vice President of Humans, Sunglass Hut

TotalRewards Software Exhibiting at the WorldatWork 2017 Conference

 

TotalRewards Software will be one of many leading HR companies attending the WorldatWork 2017 Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition May 7-10 in Washington, D.C. Tagged as the place “Where Big Ideas Begin”, the event will host over 1,200 human resource professionals seeking ideas and solutions around total rewards, compensation, benefits and work-life effectiveness. Attendees can pick and choose from more than 90 sessions with 200 speakers.

Learn more about the WorldatWork 2017 Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition and how to get involved here.

Representatives from TotalRewards will be at the event to discuss the TotalRewards Builder and CandidateRewards solutions as well as weigh in on the importance of total compensation statements and recruitment tools in today’s evolving workforce landscape. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate has been dropping over the last six years and is now at a record low of 4.8%. As a result, there is a smaller pool of people looking for jobs, putting more pressure on HR teams to find and retain the right candidates and often extending already expensive, time-consuming recruiting and onboarding processes.

TotalRewards Software is leading the way to help companies recruit and retain valuable employees by offering software solutions that provide on-demand access and clear messaging around employees’ total rewards beyond monetary compensation, including career path information, vacation time, work-life balance and more. Access to this information can spearhead employee engagement and improve employee retention.

To learn more about the importance of retaining top talent and ways to do this, download the white paper, “Making a High Impact Case for Total Rewards Software.

Do Your Employees Understand the Benefits Playbook?

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As revealed by 30 for 30’s “Broke” and HBO’s new show Ballers, many professional athletes “go broke” after their playing days are over. They just don’t know what to do with all that money – and sometimes owning a car wash just isn’t a great investment. That’s why Jeff Fisher, head coach of the St. Louis Rams, requires mandatory financial counselling before his NFL draft picks are allowed to sign their contracts. And there’s an HR lesson to be learned from it.

Today, competitive companies offer strong retirement and health care plans. But they’ll go to waste if employees don’t understand the benefits they’re receiving or how they’re a reflection of the way you value their services. Taking steps to explain the ins and outs of the 401ks and health care plans can make all the difference.

Your Position: Strong Savings

Like a rookie NFL player that’s trying to earn a spot in the league, it can be hard for young employees to care about retirement. Age 67 is just so far away, and they may not realize that $10 per month just doesn’t add up to a comfortable life after work. And if they don’t understand the options, they’ll never be able to put them to full use. Bring in a financial advisor to brief the team on the following items:

  • Pre-tax and Roth 401(k)s
  • The difference between a mutual fund and an index fund
  • Targeted retirement funds
  • Social security’s future
  • The importance of saving early and often
  • Employer match (and why your number is competitive)