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Decision Support: Building a Better Rudra

Today I thought I’d share a video we made with our friends down the hall at The Jellyvision Lab. The video is short—just under two minutes in length—and features two awesome things: A description of what we mean by “decision support” Rudra Banerji In case you didn’t know, decision support is kind of our bag—the whole idea behind ALEX is … Read More

Tuesday is Free Onboarding Infographic Day

Last month, we talked a bunch right here about the eye-opening findings from an onboarding survey ALEX recently released–ALEX Asks: What Employees Think About Your Onboarding. Now, to help folks keep some of that important stuff front of mind, we made the handy-dandy little infographic below. Some tips, some stats–and a motivational picture of everyone’s favorite onboarding-themed ocean liner–the S.S. Productivity. … Read More

Keep Wellness Front of Mind with Half-Year’s Resolutions

June, otherwise known as National Employee Wellness Month, has come and gone…but that doesn’t mean you can’t still make (or keep) wellness front of mind at your office the rest of the summer. In fact, as July 1 is the halfway point of 2014, I’d like to propose the invention of Half-Year’s (Wellness) Resolutions. You know, as a thing. I’m sure … Read More

What Keeps New Hires From Bailing? It Ain’t the Free Lunches

An hour ago, dozens of Jellypeople got together to enjoy this week’s catered lunch. Rib tips, BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes and greens…I might have to go back for thirds. These free meals are one of the nifty perks that come with working here, and, boy, do I look forward to them; but as a recent survey conducted by BambooHR makes … Read More

Meet Our Amazing ALEX Millennials — Volume 1

Last Tuesday, Forbes.com published an article about what millennials want out of their careers, and gave a nice little shout-out to The Jellyvision Lab for being recently named “Best Place to Work for Millennials” by Crain’s Chicago Business magazine. Naturally, we were pleased as punch to be mentioned, especially because the article talked about why so many young talented twenty- … Read More

Summer Interns: Your Benefits Communication Secret Weapons?

This summer at Jellyvision, fifteen (!) bright and wonderful interns have joined our team—and we couldn’t be happier. Of course we’re eager to discover our interns’ fresh perspective on things, and are always hopeful (for their and our sake) that a few will eventually join our ranks full-time. But maybe the most concrete benefit of having more brainpower and bandwidth … Read More

How Flexible Will Your Work Schedule Be This Summer?

Saturday marks the beginning of Will Smith’s favorite season, everybody. That’s right, I’m talking about summer, summer, summertime. The schools are emptying and the beaches (at least in Chicago) are filling up. The ice cream trucks are out in full force. And in offices all over the country, employees with big summer dreams are feeling either ornery or psyched about their … Read More

ALEX Onboarding Survey Findings V.4: Benefits Engagement

A few posts ago, we mentioned that according to the new ALEX onboarding study, of all the information new hires expect to receive before their first day, benefits enrollment information ranks #1. Well, that little tidbit was only the tip of the benefits enrollment iceberg, my friends. And today, we’re going to quickly get our scuba gear certification in a … Read More

ALEX Onboarding Survey Findings Vol. 3: The First Day

We’ve all been there. You’ve applied for a job, maybe talked salary with a recruiter, and now the day of your interview has arrived. You’ve rehearsed your spiel about your strengths and weaknesses, picked out the perfect outfit, slipped some Tic Tacs into your pocket…and as you walk towards the front desk’s smiling receptionist, weirdly aware of your posture, you … Read More