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You Can’t Spell HERO Without HR

The workforce is buried in COVID-19 as organizations struggle to stay afloat. HR Heroes are suited up and saving their people now more than ever.


The race to acquire, engage and retain employees is as intense as ever. To help guide you through, we've put together relevant data about employee...

Looking for information on employee retention and benefits? Check out our collection of employee engagement and loyalty statistics.

Here you'll find pertinent data gathered in the area of employee benefits and perks, with links back to original sources.

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The best employee discounts are those that make a real difference. Here we break down consumer shopping habits to determine which deals matter most.

Why Some Employees Stay, And Others Leave (Infographic)

Why do some employees stay with a company for years while others leave? And what are the pros and cons of each? Check out this information-packed infographic.

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The Employee Benefits and Perks Learning Library

A collection of free eBooks, infographics, articles, and more about the topics of employee benefits and engagement, courtesy of Access Perks.

Employee Retention - 10 Reasons for Workplace Turnover and...

Find out why employees leave and how to make them stay.

The Most Common Traits Among Companies with High Employee...

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Employee Turnover: 5 Reasons Employees Are Dumping Their...

Employee turnover is the highest it's been in a decade, leaving many frustrated employers to figure out what is making their top talent walk away.

What To Do When Employees Complain About Their Benefits...

What do you say when an employee complains about how expensive their benefits are? Here's how to proactively fend off these comments, and keep costs manageable.

Seven Examples of Companies Maximizing Low Cost, High-Value...

Effective employee perks don't have to be expensive or lavish. Check out these examples any business can implement.

2020 Open Enrollment: 10 Tips for HR Professionals

Open enrollment season is one of the busiest times of the year for HR professionals. Here are 10 tips to help yours go a little smoother.

8 Simple Workplace Wellness Ideas

Mental wellness, physical wellness, wallet wellness, relationship wellness. It's all about making our workplace a happy, healthy place where employees thrive. Here are a few tips to help do just that.

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2020 Open Enrollment is just around the corner and we've got a killer deal for organizations looking to beef up their benefits.

Free Employee Discount Programs: 10 Secrets You Should Know

It's hard to deny the appeal of free employee discount programs, but these programs can ultimately prove costly for your business and employees.

Employee Benefits Trends: What to Expect in 2020

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20 Unique Corporate Perks (and Why Your Organization Needs...

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Gen X in the Workplace: Hitting the Jackpot with America’s...

Gen X is arguably the workforce's most valuable cohort. They're motivated and experienced. But too many of them might be slipping through the cracks.

Creating Better Workplaces: SHRM 2019 Expo Recap

SHRM's 2019 Expo is in the books and it was one worth remembering. Here's a quick look at what you may have missed.

Kick Off Summer With Some Disney Magic From Access Perks

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Freelancers are taking over the economy. What does that mean for HR and their hiring, retention, and engagement efforts with employees?

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Cleaning Up Your Corporate Culture (with 8 Simple Questions)

A company's culture impacts not just employee well-being but trickles all the way down to the customer experience. Ask yourself these 8 questions to determine the health of your organization's culture.

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2019 Employee Engagement & Loyalty Statistics

We're gathering the most recent data on employee engagement and loyalty as it comes out in 2019, complete with links back to original sources.

2019 Employee Benefits and Perks Statistics

2019 is sure to have some interesting things in store in the world of employers and employees. Here you'll find valuable research and data about employee benefits and perks.

Employee Benefits: Why Usage Matters

A company can have all the awesome employee benefits in the world, but it's for naught if employees aren't encouraged to utilize them.

Why Employee Discount Programs Work: From One HR...

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2018 Employee Benefits and Perks Statistics

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2018 Employee Engagement & Loyalty Statistics

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Unemployment Rate Drops to 50-Year Low

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2019 Employee Benefits Costs: 10 Ways to Combat Rising...

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2019 Employee Benefits Costs: 10 Reasons Why Rates Will...

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2019 Employee Benefits Costs: Rates Going Up... Again

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Employee Disengagement: What it Costs and How to Steer Clear

Is employee disengagement draining your bottom line? Take a look at just how costly it can be and discover strategies for avoiding it.

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2017 Employee Engagement & Loyalty Statistics

Every relevant piece of data about employee engagement and benefits released in 2017, with links back to original sources.

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Here's how to make a slam dunk pitch for a new employee benefit.

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Five Traits of an Effective Flexible Working Arrangement

Most employees want to be able to work when they want, where they want. Here's how to enable such a flexible arrangement without jeopardizing productivity.

The Five Signs of an Employee Benefit that Needs to be Cut

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How to Remove an Employee Benefit (and Avoid Mutiny)

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The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Employees (And Your...

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Why Your Workplace Isn't Just for Work

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HR shouldn't have to go it alone. Treat benefits brokers and vendors as partners to create the best possible benefits interaction for your employees.

The Customer Comes First? No, the Employee Does

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Introducing the New Access Perks Employee Engagement Blog

Introducing the new Access Perks Blog. Subscribe today for the latest news and trends impacting employee engagement, retention, benefits and more!

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Employee benefits are important to the confidence and engagement of employees - and therefore important to the bottom line.

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Employee Engagement: The Value of Face-to-Face Interaction

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Netflix made waves last week with an year-long parental leave policy. It's a bit of a mirage - but one that will make employees happier.

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Not all employee discount programs are created the same. Access Perks highlights several of the key differences HR pros need to look for.

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Less than 1/3 of employees feel valued by their organizations. Employee perks can go a long way toward engaging Millennials and every other employee.

What Millennials Want (In the Workplace): Better...

When it comes to the workplace, having a comfortable, friendly environment is important to Millennial employees.

What Millennials Want (in the Workplace): The Comforts of...

Millennials are attached to their smartphones and other modern technology. That technology can be of great benefit to your business.

What Millennials Want (in the Workplace): Something...

Millennials want their work life to feel as comfortable as their home life. That's going to require a change in office culture for most places.

What Millennials Want (In the Workplace): Opportunity

Millennials crave opportunities to succeed - a trait businesses should be harnessing.

What Millennials Want (In the Workplace): Good Business

If they want to engage Millennials, employers need socially responsible and ethical policies.

What Millennials Want (in the Workplace): More Compensation

Millennial employees are like any generation in that they want to be compensated fairly. The good news is they're open to what "compensation" means.

What Millennials Want (in the Workplace): More Flexibility

In the first of a new series of what Millennials want from an employer, we look at their desire for flexibility.

How to Help Employees Win in the New Work/Life Era

The era of work/life balance is over, and the two are now inseparable. The only way to keep employees from burning out is to help them "win."