For most of us across the United States, the months of August and September are “back to school” season, and that means it’s time to hit the books. Why not join the fun? Whether you manage people, take a more casual interest in Human Resources, want to learn the latest Employee Benefits trends, or are an HR decision-maker looking to expand your knowledge base, there are stacks of books you can read to gain valuable insights.
Why should you hit the books on HR and Employee Benefits Trends?
Staying up to date with the latest trends is essential if you’re an HR professional. Almost every employer Hartin Dynamics works with is challenged to recruit the best people and retain that talent. Offering a strategic and innovative Employee Benefits plan is critical to becoming an employer of choice, especially when the competition is stiff. And boy, are things changing! Employee Benefits have shifted far from traditional health insurance to much broader programs designed to support employees with all facets of life. HR leaders everywhere are talking about innovative approaches to combat rising costs while still offering top-notch benefits.
Reading Recommendations for HR Decision Makers
We’ve created a shortlist of a few of our reading recommendations to help guide your decisions when it comes to HR and Employee Benefits trends. And of course, our team is always here to help, even if it’s just to talk about local success stories.
Talent Keepers: How Top Leaders Engage and Retain Their Best Performers
by Christopher Mulligan & Craig Taylor
Managing employees and building leadership is one of the most important aspects of HR. We recommend this book to build upon your leadership skills, learn how to better manage your top performers, and how to achieve success. You’ll find six client case studies to help you put an engagement plan into action, find actionable strategies, and implement ways to retain your best employees.
If you need help with retaining your organization’s top performers, this is the perfect read for you.
The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care–and How to Fix It
by Marty Makary M.D.
Dr. Makary writes about the nation’s medical debt and the escalating costs of healthcare. He explains why society needs to focus on this dire issue and how Americans and business leaders can get a better deal on their employee benefits and healthcare. This book offers a road map for everyday Americans and business leaders to get a better deal on their healthcare.
Pick up a copy to meet the disruptors who are innovating medical care and shaking things up.
Breaking Through the Status Quo: How Innovative Companies Are Changing the Benefits Game To Help Their Employees and Boost Their Bottom Line
by Nelson L. Griswold
This book addresses the rising costs of employee benefits, and the effect this has in the workplace. This is a great read to inspire employers to take back control of their employee benefits spending.
Griswold provides innovative and effective ideas on how to break the mold and be a more successful leader. You can most definitely help your employees, and help your employer with bottom line boosting results.
The Truth About Employee Engagement: A Fable About Addressing the Three Root Causes of Job Misery
by Patrick M. Lencioni
This brings to light a topic almost everyone can relate to at some point in their career – job misery. In Lencioni fashion, he writes a story that leaves the reader with ah-ha moments and sound advice. He shows how leaders within the workplace can better engage their employees and highlights the keys of this style of management. Want to know the three root causes of job misery?
Read this to find out what they are and how they can be remedied.
Never Pay The First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win
by Marshall Allen
If your employees are overcharged and underserved by the health care industry, the cost is certainly coming back to you as the employer, one way or another. This book is a guide written by a reporter seeking answers. Allen shows how companies and individuals have successfully forced medical providers to play fair, and shows how you can too.
CEO’s are becoming more willing to stand up to the medical industry. Reading this one will equip you to fight back for the sake of your family and your organization.
CEO’S GUIDE TO RESTORING THE AMERICAN DREAM: HOW TO DELIVER WORLD CLASS HEALTH CARE TO YOUR EMPLOYEES AT HALF THE COST
by David Chase
This book provides a unique insight into the healthcare field, and how to purchase benefits at a lower cost. Chase highlights the importance of lowering your company’s bottom line while providing the best possible healthcare for employees.
Chase is also the founder of Health Rosetta, which provides the perfect blueprint for a high-performance health benefits.
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In the spirit of everyone who is heading back to school, let’s hit the books and make it the best year ever!