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How to design wellness benefits that your workforce actually uses and appreciates
As an increasing number of employees experience stress and burnout, many organizations determined that investing in wellness is a top priority for improving their overall compensation and retention strategies. Unfortunately, some well-intentioned People Teams have been frustrated by trying to design a generous and inclusive wellness...
How to budget and calculate the ROI for wellness benefits
People Teams seeking to budget for and invest in wellness benefits must know how to make a compelling case internally. Fortunately, there’s now overwhelming evidence for the ROI of wellness benefits along with a number of other initiatives that can be safely scaled back for cost-savings due to remote work. Salary isn’t enough...
Spot bonuses or wellness benefits? How to create better compensation and win the war for talent
People Teams frequently ask us for recommendations for attracting and retaining top talent. Should they initiate Summer Fridays or a #kudos channel on Slack? How about spot bonuses and wellness benefits? A record number of employees are quitting their jobs. Combine that with the long-term “skills mismatch” problem and it’s no...
Optimizing your company’s wellness benefits program on JOON
At JOON, we frequently work with forward-thinking People Teams administering wellness benefits programs that lead to better workplaces and increased workforce engagement and retention. As the account manager for many of these companies, I have a front row seat to what works and what doesn’t. Below are tips and...
Customizing and optimizing smart benefits categories and merchants on JOON
One of the benefits of using a card-connected wellness benefits solution like JOON is that People Teams can give their workforces much more freedom and flexibility. “Choose your own benefit” is a refreshing and flexible alternative to restrictive bundles that are only appealing to a small segment of any workforce. Instead of...
The key to a successful wellness benefit is a card-connected experience
One of the most frustrating challenges for People Teams creating great employee experiences is when initiatives fail despite being exactly what employees asked for. Employees criticize their employer for not prioritizing their wellbeing, but then no one uses the generous wellness benefits offered (okay, 24% of employees according to...
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