HotSpot: Employee Communications Blog

Total Compensation Statement – Personalize It!

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Jan 31, 2019 10:20:00 AM

While Open Enrollment is the perfect opportunity to provide an overview of benefits, it’s also important to reinforce just how much value there is to all the benefits your company offers! Salary may be the big-ticket item, but there are other, often overlooked, components that add to an employee’s overall income.

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Tags: 2019, total rewards, Employee Marketing, communication strategy, internal communications, compensation statement

Post-Open Enrollment: Keep the Momentum Going

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Dec 3, 2018 10:10:00 AM

Congratulations... another Open Enrollment is in the books! As benefit communicators, we understand the time and energy it takes to complete a successful Open Enrollment campaign — and to get it just right. While you are probably ready to take a much-needed break from thinking about employee benefits communications, we encourage you to take this time to reflect and optimize your communication strategy.

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Tags: internal communications, communication strategy, Employee Communications, 2019, Open Enrollment, Employee Marketing

Print Versus Digital Case Study: Ocean Spray Cranberries

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Sep 21, 2018 11:05:00 AM

How Ocean Spray embraced its evolution to online communications.

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Tags: internal communications, communication strategy, Employee Communications, print, digital

Print Versus Digital for Employee Communications

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Aug 30, 2018 10:34:00 AM

These days, everybody wants to go “green,” so when it comes to employee communications, companies—ever mindful of wasting paper (and the perception that invites)—think that digital is the thing to do; it’s environmentally friendly, and it can often be (or at least seem) less expensive.

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Tags: effectiveness, internal communications, digital, print, communication strategy, Marketing

The Struggle of Working with Freelancers, Big-Name Consultants, or Marketing Firms for Employee Communications

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Aug 1, 2018 10:37:00 AM

You already understand the importance of communicating all the details of the benefits programs you offer to employees, including health insurance and well-being programs, as well as new hire orientation and total compensation. Employees that feel in the know are happier employees that are more likely to stay!

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Tags: HR Communications, Employee Communications

Why Your Company Should Communicate with Employees  (and How You Should Do It)

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Jul 6, 2018 10:12:00 AM

You know your company spends a lot of money on benefits. The cost of insurance alone is about $17,000 per employee, on average. And that doesn’t count well-being programs and other benefits like FSAs and HSAs, total compensation, and retirement accounts.

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Tags: internal communications, communication strategy, Employee Communications

How Much Should You Budget for Employee Benefit Communications?

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Jun 20, 2018 10:12:00 AM

You have a killer benefits package for your employees: health insurance, well-being and wellness programs, and awesome total compensation packages, amazing training and development… now what?

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Tags: internal communications, communication strategy, Employee Communications, budgeting

Executing A Successful Wellness Campaign

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Jun 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Figuring out how to get your employees excited about a wellness campaign can feel like a daunting task. However, with the right communication support and presentation, you will be able to spark interest and reach your goals.

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Tags: Wellness Campaign, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, effectiveness, 2018

Communicating a Well-being Campaign (and doing it well!)

Posted by Spitfire Communications on Mar 21, 2018 9:47:05 AM

There’s no better time to launch a well-being campaign than after annual enrollment to reinforce many of the health and financial wellness messages introduced during enrollment.

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Tags: measurement, effectiveness, internal communications, Wellness Campaign

Communicating Value

Posted by Jessica Palazzo on Dec 21, 2017 2:24:00 PM

"Our employees just don’t understand the value of their benefits," this is a common complaint from employers and those tagged with managing benefits. This is scary since benefits make up approximately 30% - 40% of an average employee’s compensation. 

There are many great ways to promote your benefits program and increase employee engagement. But, total compensation, or total reward statements may be at the top of our list when it comes to educating employees about their  compensation above and beyond their base salary.

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Tags: Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employee Marketing, total compensation, total rewards, benefit package

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