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February News Briefs

Towers Watson survey finds challenges with performance management

Results from their 2015 Talent Management and Rewards Pulse Survey found that less than half (45 percent) of employers say that performance management programs are effective, and 56 percent say managers lack necessary skills and time to manage performance really well. Organizations can improve the performance management experience for everyone by focusing on “core enablers of performance” noted by Towers Watson. Read more at

Retention and engagement top of mind when designing leave programs

Employers know that leave programs play an important role in retaining and engaging top performers. Companies like Netflix and Microsoft recently announced changes to their policies, which is prompting other employers to take a closer look at their own policies. However, employers should keep in mind that programs offering employees time away from work for any reason are some of the most costly benefits an employer can provide. Therefore, it’s important to design and implement leave programs strategically so they meet the needs of both employees and employers. Read more at

6 insights that drive successful employee engagement

Raising employee engagement has become one of the highest priorities for organizations all around the globe, according to a 2015 Conference Board CEO study. Yet, it’s been difficult to determine what truly drives and sustains it. Researchers from Deloitte Consulting, Sirota and the Conference Board combined efforts to determine common characteristics of highly-engaged organizations. Read the six insights at

Top benefit challenges to pay attention to in 2016

Employee Benefit News (EBN) recently released its “2016 ABCs of employee benefits” – its guide to what you need to know and do to remain legally and administratively in compliance. The ABCs include information on ACA, compliance, technology, the impact of Supreme Court rulings and more. Read more at