Chris Bruce

Chris is managing director and cofounder of Darwin and has been in the benefits industry for more than 20 years. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, Chris's main focus is on the development of new markets and engagement with global clients. He loves meeting with CHROs and reward leaders to support them in staying one step ahead of the rapidly changing benefits landscape.

Smart Tech May 14, 2021
Employee Benefits Are Evolving. Are Employers Keeping Up?

Flexibility is often cited as one of the keys to a strong employee benefits program, but exactly what kind of flexibility are workers looking for? Is it the flexibility to choose how and when benefits are used? The freedom to access them at any time and from any location? Is it the flexibility to create unique packages for each employee's individual needs? The truth is, benefits are...

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Smart Tech February 25, 2021
COVID Has HR Teams Embracing Digital Transformation — and That's Good News for Employee Benefits

Digitalization is happening rapidly in the wake of COVID-19, especially in the realm of HR. For example, more than 80 percent of HR professionals saying digital delivery systems are now critical to their health and benefits offerings, according to recent research we conducted here at Darwin. That research also found that 53 percent of employees believe they get the same benefits experience no...

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The Innovators January 12, 2021
How Do You Deliver a Consistent Benefit Experience When Your Employees Are Scattered Around the Globe?

The international working landscape, in which skills and expertise are shared across borders, has increased the need for globally consistent employee experiences. This is especially true now, in the work-from-home era, which has added another layer of complexity to recruiting and engaging talent. Benefits are often more important than job title, colleagues, or organizational culture...

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The Innovators September 30, 2020
The New World of Work: How COVID-19 Is Changing Employee Benefits

As more employers and employees embrace remote work out of necessity and convenience, employee benefits technology will only become more important. In the new normal, with so many teams working under distributed models for the foreseeable future, organizations will need ways to both strengthen employer-employee relationships and support employees through this difficult period from afar....

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Inside Recruiting June 19, 2020
It's Time to Figure Out How Remote Work Fits Into the Future of Your Organization

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, more people are working from home than ever before. While this unique situation made for a quick and sometimes uneven transition, remote work is far from a new concept. It had long been gaining steam before the pandemic, increasing by 159 percent between 2005 and 2017. Now, however, employers are seeing the power and potential of remote work in a new...

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The Innovators March 1, 2019
4 Keys to Designing an Optimum Benefits Strategy

Five generations of employees coexist in the workplace today. As a result, a one-size-fits-all approach to benefits no longer works. Millennials, baby boomers, Gen. X, Gen. Z, and the traditionalists all value different kinds of benefits, from retirement to well-being support. However, a word of caution is necessary here. While grouping employees' personal goals and concerns based on age...

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The Innovators December 10, 2018
Overcoming the Employee Perception Problem of Fitness Tracking

One of the largest life insurance providers in North America, John Hancock, announced in September it would no longer offer policies that did not include digital fitness tracking. Opponents of this approach are calling it a step too far, amounting to undue employee surveillance, a sign of a dystopian future. But could fitness tracking be the key to a healthier, happier...

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Inside Recruiting June 21, 2018
5 Ways a Great Benefits Program Can Help You Win the War for Talent

The war for talent is as fierce as it's ever been, due in part to shifting preferences among job seekers. The "job for life" mentality is practically dead, especially among younger workers. According to a Jobvite survey, 42 percent of millennials now change jobs every 1-3 years. Increasing employee turnover throughout the last two decades has caused employers to focus their attention...

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