Benefits, Take the Wheel! Six Ways Your Benefits Can Drive Employee Engagement (and Retention)

May 31, 2016 by

employee benefits communicationEver feel like your company is in a high-speed chase towards the elusive goal of employee engagement? Take a wrong turn and your competitors will beat you (and lure your top talent away). Go too slow and your employees will be bored, unhappy, and unproductive at work. So what’s a savvy benefits pro to do? Turns out, putting the pedal to the metal on your benefits communication strategy can help keep employees engaged and happy at work so they stick around longer.

I recently presented another well-attended webinar for SHRM, sponsored by Jellyvision, called Benefits, Take the Wheel! Six Ways Your Benefits Can Drive Employee Engagement (and Retention). If you missed the webinar, you can watch the archive here. (If you don’t have a SHRM membership, you can sign up for free.) Attendees were interested to learn simple and actionable steps for improving benefits communication to help employees understand all of the great things their company provides. This type of knowledge sets a strong foundation for employee engagement and retention.

I’d also like to share complimentary access to the Ultimate Benefits and Open Enrollment Communication Playbook.

Enjoy and please feel free to forward these resources to the people responsible for benefits at your company.



Kevin Sheridan is an internationally-recognized Keynote Speaker, a New York Times Best Selling Author, and one of the most sought-after voices in the world on the topic of Employee Engagement. For five years running, he has been honored on Inc. Magazine’s top 100 Leadership Speakers in the world, as well as Inc.’s top 100 experts on Employee Engagement. He was also honored to be named to The Employee Engagement Award’s Top 101 Global Influencers on Employee Engagement of 2017.

Having spent thirty years as a high-level Human Capital Management consultant, Kevin has helped some of the world’s largest corporations rebuild a culture that fosters productive engagement, earning him several distinctive awards and honors. Kevin’s premier creation, PEER®, has been consistently recognized as a long-overdue, industry-changing innovation in the field of Employee Engagement. His first book, Building a Magnetic Culture, made six of the best seller lists including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. He is also the author of The Virtual Manager, which explores how to most effectively manage remote workers.

Kevin received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School in 1988, concentrating his degree in Strategy, Human Resources Management, and Organizational Behavior. He is also a serial entrepreneur, having founded and sold three different companies.