4 Proven Tactics to Ramp Up Employee Engagement in 2019

Employers often experience the same challenges of employee engagement year after year— from overcoming disinterest in benefits, to enhancing the onboarding process and boosting employee participation. These concerns are valid, as the industry grapples with higher turnover rates and waning employee satisfaction, but they can no longer be solved by traditional means. As technology advances, [...]

5 Strategies to Stay Competitive as a Benefits Broker

Seismic shifts in the employee benefits space — especially with regards to how employees engage with benefits — show a strong demand for a seamless benefits package, one with personalized enhanced benefits tailored to the unique needs of employers and their employees. To meet that demand and remain relevant, brokers must become partners. They must [...]

Drafting Atlanta’s Future Leaders, Helping Build Their Path to Success

The summer is over, and the kids are back in school. While summer doesn’t change much here at Hodges-Mace, its conclusion does seem to bring a routine back into our schedule. August is typically a time to fall back into place around the office. However, at Hodges-Mace we know that it won’t be too long [...]

4 Ways An Employee Benefits App Can Help Your Organization

With rising healthcare costs and increased competition for top employees, staying ahead of the curve is more important than ever in today’s business climate. Benefits play a key role in determining your organization’s bottom line and competitiveness, but the innovative technologies used to improve other business functions are often woefully underutilized in this area. Are [...]

Announcing New Avatars

http://www.hodgesmace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/avatar-promo_15.mp4   There are several ways an employee benefits app can help your organization and we believe that utilizing artificial intelligence as an engagement platform has been able to provide clients with a personalized communication experience. Employees have come to know our avatar, Ben', and rely on Ben during enrollment to provide them with the information, [...]

9 Eye-Opening Facts about Benefits and Employee Retention

Employee Retention If those two words caught your attention, then I’m sure you are currently facing or have faced the challenges and cost of employee turnover. Don’t be alarmed or feel alone in this issue, as it is challenging companies of all sizes and industries. The question now is, what can you do to minimize [...]

5 Tips to Keep Your Employees Engaged

http://www.hodgesmace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/HM_-How-To-Keep-Your-Employees-Engaged.mp4 It’s startling to look at the statistics surrounding employee engagement. According to Gallup, only 33 percent of US employees are engaged in their work, and this percentage has barely increased over the last five years. This low level of employee engagement has company leaders looking for strategies to increase workforce engagement. Why Is Employee [...]

Announcing New Storyboards in SmartBen!

  http://www.hodgesmace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/master_1.mp4 An exciting announcement for all of our SmartBen clients - newly enhanced storyboards! Our Plans and Policies section within SmartBen Essentials has always been a game changer for clients. In addition to including all valuable benefits information, our storyboards have been a great way to deliver educational content to employees. By giving brief [...]

Benefits Administration Outsourcing – When to Outsource

Should my company outsource benefits administration? It’s a legitimate question to ask when considering ways to streamline your business operations. Human Resources departments are often considered overhead, so outsourcing one or more responsibilities in this area can open up that highly valuable department and improve ROI. Outsourcing Benefits – A Definition Before considering whether or [...]

Are You Ready to Execute the ACA?

Co-authored by Jenny Riley The U.S. Senate tried their best to kill it. At first it was repeal and replace the ACA (or “Obamacare” if you prefer). Next came repeal, followed closely by “skinny repeal” (whatever that means). Despite their efforts, the Senate failed to execute the ACA. With the ACA still alive, where does [...]