In episode 48, Coffey talks with Ravi Swaminathan about engaging the “whole employee” when considering nontraditional benefits. They discuss how "the Great Resignation" has changed employee expectations and needs; the difference between “work-life balance” and “work-life integration; managing productivity in a remote or hybrid environment; using benefits to enrich work culture; the relation between flexibility and productivity; measuring the ROI of any benefits offering; and how employers can achieve loyalty that converts to attraction, retention, and engagement of high-performing talent.
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About our Guest:
Ravi Swaminathan is the founder and CEO of TaskHuman, a real-time digital coaching platform that
connects each employee 1:1 with a global network of coaches over video call in nearly 1000 topics of daily work and personal life.
Ravi Swaminathan can be reached at
About Mike Coffey:
Mike Coffey is an entrepreneur, human resources professional, licensed private investigator, and HR consultant.
In 1999, he founded Imperative, a background investigations firm helping risk-averse companies make well-informed decisions about the people they involve in their business.
Today, Imperative serves hundreds of businesses across the US and, through its PFC Caregiver & Household Screening brand, many more private estates, family offices, and personal service agencies.
Mike has been recognized as an Entrepreneur of Excellence and has twice been named HR Professional of the Year.
Additionally, Imperative is included in the prestigious Best Places to Work in Texas list and has been named the Texas Association of Business’ small business of the year.
Mike lives in Fort Worth with his very patient wife. He practices yoga and maintains a keto diet, about both of which he will gladly tell you way more than you want to know.
1. Understand how work-life integration can benefit productivity.
2. Employ flexibility as a tool to obtain better results.
3. Incorporate the four metrics for measuring benefits’ impact on an organization’s bottom line.