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What Employees Want: Praise and Recognition | MD Employee Benefits Group

“What gets recognized gets reinforced, and what gets reinforced gets repeated.” -Unknown In today’s ultra-competitive work environment, the companies with the winning edge are the ones that have the best-trained and well-skilled staff. However, even the best employees cannot perform well (or may even jump ship) when they are not motivated enough. Praise and recognition … Continued

Emotional Compensation: An Employee Engagement and Retention Tool | MD Employee Benefits Leaders

First came the pandemic, which was followed by The Great Resignation and the labor shortage, and now quiet quitting. Employers are challenged to attract and retain employees among all these upheavals, keep them engaged, and maintain a psychologically safe work environment. Higher wages, hiring bonuses, increased benefits packages all sound like possible solutions. If your current retention strategy is not having … Continued

What Is Human Resources in the Modern Workplace? | Maryland Benefits Agency

Human Resources management is always evolving. Over the years, it has become a more prominent part of every business because it is principally responsible for recruiting and retaining the talent that allows the organization to achieve goals and flourish. No longer merely an administrative department, Human Resources professionals align talent management and hiring decisions with … Continued

Workplace Wellbeing: 5 Recommendations from the U.S. Surgeon General | MD Employee Benefits

The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, recently released the Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Wellness to set a new standard for expectations of employers. In this new normal, Human Resources leaders must take some responsibility for the wellbeing of those who work in their organization. The report is comprehensive and includes research and data supporting the need … Continued

Leveling Up Your Open Enrollment Game: Tips for Success | Maryland Employee Benefits Team

For most employers, employee benefits represent a significant portion of their overall budget and a critical part of their employee recruitment and retention strategy. Benefits vary from employer to employer but can range from medical or dental insurance to flexible spending accounts, life and disability insurance, and more. The annual process of renewing those benefits … Continued

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