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Time Off, Pays Off: The Science Backing Vacation Days

reasons why employees don’t use their vacation days

Last week, a poignant reminder of the importance of paid time off (and its lack of use) went viral. 

Madalyn Parker, a Michigan-based web developer, emailed her team to candidly tell them she’d be taking a few mental health days. Her boss was not only understanding of the request, but praised her for putting her wellbeing first and for helping to break through the stigma surrounding mental health days and time off as a whole. 

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Digital Innovation in Banking (And What It Means to Accountholders)

Digital Innovation in Banking

Technology moves fast. We see it with major “disruptions” from both digital innovation in banking as well as in our personal lives. These changes breed new opportunities but the accompanying challenges can be difficult to overcome. With all the avenues for innovation, what’s the most profitable path for financial institutions? 

A people-centric approach with a dual-view of the digital landscape is always a smart place to start.  Continue reading

Explore EZShield’s Suite of Employee Identity Protection Plans

Selecting the right employee identity protection plan can be a challenging task, but it’s one more and more employers are taking on. 

In recent years, employers are increasingly integrating identity protection plans into their employee work-life integration initiatives, and the pay-back is impressive. 

Interestingly, these initiatives are so successful, that 70 percent of employers plan to offer ID protection by 2018. Continue reading

Going Above the “Rearview Approach” to Post-Breach ID Protection

Credit Monitoring is Not Enough Post Breach

The Pew Research Center reports 64 percent of Americans have been victims of at least one data breach. 

A data breach occurs when personal or financial information is unlawfully viewed, stolen or used. Exposure can stem from malicious sources, like hacking and theft, or can be seemingly innocent in nature, such as an employee improperly disposing of sensitive files.  Continue reading

Blurred Lines Between Business and Personal Banking Creates Opportunity

Small Business Banking

Small business banking is the new battleground for financial institutions, as many seek to ramp-up revenue by focusing on these often-under-served assets. 

The push comes as small business undergoes some major changes — from the owners themselves to the sought-after account features to the diverse set of players in the space. This small, yet mighty facet is creating major opportunities, as well as some considerable competition, for banks and credit unions.  Continue reading

Filling the Gap in Employee Financial Wellness Programs

Employee Financial Wellness Programs

With mounting research pointing employers down the path of holistic wellness, employee financial wellness programs are starting to take flight. 

The Society of Human Resource Management found that half of the Human Resources professionals they surveyed believed personal finance concerns resulted in employee stress. And nearly as many (47%) said there was a corresponding inability for employees to focus at work.   Continue reading

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