Anyone interested in the activity of mountain climbing knows that a successful mountaineer doesn't just wake up one morning and decide to climb the same day. It requires doing research, assessing your mental strength, getting fit, acquiring the right gear, preparing for the trip and getting a good guide to help you successfully navigate your climb.
Working with Gallagher Benefit Services (Canada) Group Inc. provides our clients with an abundance of relevant, timely, industry-related data needed to make well-informed HR, benefits and compensation decisions.
From January to March 2017, Gallagher surveyed 400 Canadian organizations in order to highlight how industry trends, the use of data integration as well as strategic planning help make organizations known for being a destination employer or a company at the top of its game. A similar survey was conducted in the U.S. with over 4,000 participating organizations. The results from both reports reveal valuable insights that companies are looking for in order to make smart, informed benefit decisions necessary for today's diverse and multi-generational workforce.
Those seeking to successfully reach the summit understand the value of using a Sherpa, or an elite mountaineer and highly skillful guide who is good at dealing with extreme altitudes. Working with a trusted advisor is akin to engaging your very own Sherpa, someone who has access to and helps you use relevant data wisely. A trusted advisor knows the industry terrain and can help you analyze the right data needed to design a holistic strategy. Making the right choice in terms of who you work with as a guide might prove to be the difference between reaching your HR, benefits and compensation goals or falling short.
Just as mountain climbing isn't something one does in isolation, taking a holistic approach to mapping out a strategic, measurable and customized plan is the game-changer for organizations looking to attract and retain the best talent. They understand that data can be effectively used to guide their ascent and that it can help them reach productivity and engagement goals targeted at surpassing even their toughest competition.
We're excited about the tools and resources we have at our fingertips. We're ready to put them to work for you. We know how to leverage industry data as well as information you have available in order to:
1) Assess the terrain and determine your state of readiness, your pain points and the distance from where you are today versus your goal;
2) Map out the path using data to navigate the best route from base camp to the summit. We'll work with you to build a plan tailored to meet your goals and based on an assessment of your organizational data as well as industry trends and insights;
3) Climb, while taking attainable and measurable steps, in clear pursuit of your goals. Whether your target involves changes to benefit plan design or enhancing employee retirement readiness, we have the data, tools and proven strategic approach to successfully guide and support your efforts.
You're not in this alone. We want to be there to help so that you can focus on what you do best. Contact us to learn more about our approach to data integration and strategic HR, benefits and compensation planning or to discuss the 2017 CNBS Executive Summary & Strategic Insights report.
Dave Dickinson, B.Comm, CFP, CLU, CHFC
Experienced Benefits Specialist ready to optimize your group benefits and pension plans.