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Elizabeth Byerly

Product Development Director, Communication, The HR Trove by Willis Towers Watson Elizabeth is a seasoned consultant now combining eCommerce, communication, change management and marketing for The HR Trove by Willis Towers Watson. With over 30 years of experience under her belt she has been helping others across industries maximize opportunities and solve problems with creativity, innovation and hard work. And, she’s had fun doing it!
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Gig economy trends and what HR can do to make it a win-win

Dec 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Elizabeth Byerly posted in workforce


The gig economy trend isn't new. It's just bigger now with more than 57 million workers in the United States freelancing. This equates to about 37% of the workforce. This is significant considering close to half of millennials are freelancing today; and a gig economy growth prediction is that by 2027, gig economy workers will make up most of the U.S. workforce. ("Freelancing in America: 2017", Upwork).

This compelling data raises some important questions about what HR professionals (or someone who has responsibility for recruitment, retention and talent) should do about the impacts of the gig economy at their organization. 

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Creating fans or disengaging employees during benefits enrollment?

Jul 11, 2018 5:12:26 PM / by Elizabeth Byerly posted in benefits enrollment


In today’s fiercely competitive job market, being “attractive” to employees means taking advantage of every opportunity to engage and highlight your organization’s value so you can retain and attract the right talent. Individuals are no longer simply looking for a job; they want to be your fans, but they have to know what’s in it for them ― WIIFMs!

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Hunger Pains, Fuzzy Brains: 4 Ways HR Pros Can Help

May 17, 2018 3:52:58 PM / by Elizabeth Byerly


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There's a saying in my family "[Name] is getting cranky. Pass the nuts." (And, yes, we have packets of nuts in purses and cars!) In today’s busy lives at work and at home, it’s easy to put off eating. But, low fuel can translate to being unproductive, potentially unsafe and simply unpleasant to be around.

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"Hush. I know Benefits Enrollment is Around the Corner!"

Mar 27, 2018 3:54:06 PM / by Elizabeth Byerly


Talking to the voice in your head again? Relax, you can quiet that pesky voice and stop stressing. Benefits season doesn’t have to take the stuffing out of you or your team. Here’s three suggestions (actually reminders) for making it successful and easier.

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Avoid employees hearing “blah, blah, blah ...” during change

Feb 7, 2018 4:17:25 PM / by Elizabeth Byerly posted in Change leadership, change management, change leadership training, leading change management, change manager, employees


giphy.gifIn our first blog post about Change Leadership, we talked about the hallmark of a great change leader as being able to navigate complex organizations, understanding what makes people tick and using that knowledge to inspire and motivate change.

Well, no matter how good you are at doing that, if all your employees are hearing is “blah, blah, blah,” they won’t get the vision for the change, grasp what success looks like for the company, nor understand what’s in it for them, how it affects them and how they can help make it happen.  

The best trick is to figure out how to strike the right balance between the serious nature of the change and conveying the details of all noted above, while avoiding corporate speak, high-level platitudes and the 'blah, blah, blah' of many change initiatives.

Another important thing to remember is that employees are people, and people like to laugh and have fun — and pay attention more when they do. I know I do! Here are some suggestions I've used on many of my change projects for making change more fun when possible. However, I would love to expand this with suggestions from all of YOUChime in to the comments below and share your tactics for overcoming the blah. 

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Employee Pay Basics Drive “Yes to the Job!”

Nov 13, 2017 10:08:27 PM / by Elizabeth Byerly posted in Base Pay, Bonus, Pay Notes, Video, Overtime, Long-term Incentives, EVP


Just as communication is critical to a happy marriage in personal relationships, having honest, frequent and pointed conversations about pay is similarly key to a successful employer-employee relationship.

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