Category Archives: Employee Wellbeing

How companies can prepare for changing family leave requirements

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The current patchwork of state mandates present a challenge for employers striving to treat their multi-located workforce consistently where leave is concerned. Policies can be inconsistent from state to state, presenting a conundrum for organizations with employees in multiple states. … Continue reading →

Embracing change management: Building trust so others will follow you into the unknown – Part 5

Willis Towers Watson Associate Gaby Joyner

Final part in a five-part blog series Building trust and influencing others through your own behavior is the final building block of leading organizational change, and it underpins the other components we’ve discussed throughout this series. Although communication and knowledge … Continue reading →

How to use your HR portal to personalize the employee experience

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Have you ever received a personalized gift? One that has your monogram? This means someone put a lot of time and thought into giving you something you’d really like — and even went a step further by putting your name … Continue reading →

What could the end of DACA mean for your employees’ health and welfare benefits?

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If President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) takes effect, it’s likely that thousands of undocumented workers will lose their work permits and protected status under the program established by President Obama’s executive order. Businesses … Continue reading →

Embracing change management: Informing your workforce to inspire shared vision – Part 2

Willis Towers Watson Associate Gaby Joyner

Part 2 in a five-part blog series Amid company change, employees are often unclear about what their jobs will become. Many fear the worst: uncertainty, loss of control, job redundancy or unwanted moves. But consistent messaging and clear leadership can … Continue reading →

How to make your employees even smarter (when it comes to benefits decisions)

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Melissa Halverson, Benefits & HRIS Manager for WAXIE Sanitary Supply shares how her company modernized their benefit delivery with Rob Harkins of Willis Towers Watson at the 9th Annual Employer Health Care and Benefits Congress. In my experience interacting with … Continue reading →

What does innovation really mean for the health care and benefits industry?

Steve Blumenfield, left, Director of Strategic Operations and Alliances for Willis Towers Watson’s Health and Benefits practice, talks innovation with Jonathan Edelheit, Principal & Founder, Global Healthcare Resources, at the 9th Annual Employer Health Care and Benefits Congress. Earlier this … Continue reading →

7 principles disrupting the status quo in employee benefits

Earlier this month, I attended the 9th Annual Employer Health Care and Benefits Congress in Los Angeles where the buzz was all about employee engagement – especially in the context of online benefit marketplaces. But I think if we’re going … Continue reading →

Going pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness

How often do we hear stories about a bad diagnosis that could have been prevented? October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and it’s a timely reminder that we can’t take our own health for granted. As we juggle busy … Continue reading →

An active year ahead for employer health plan RFP activity

Larger employers are already getting a jumpstart in thinking about continued health plan cost management for next year, with an acute focus on rethinking how health care is delivered, the employee experience and which vendors can best help them in … Continue reading →