Category Archives: Employee Wellbeing

Evolving the benefit mindset: Responding to the pace of change (Part 1 in series)

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Louis Pasteur famously observed that “fortune favors the prepared mind.” This seems particularly appropriate as we reflect on the pace of change in business and the challenge of designing and delivering a competitive and differentiated employer-sponsored benefits portfolio. Today, HR … Continue reading →

How to create a consumer-grade Total Rewards experience for your employees

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At home, we expect digital experiences to be simple, easy and convenient – accessible at virtually any time across a range of devices. We also expect them to be personalized, with engaging content, and goods and services tailored to fit … Continue reading →

An employer’s guide to offering identity theft protection coverage to employees

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Identity theft protection (ID theft protection) is one of the fastest-growing benefits offered to employees today. But like many offerings that are relatively new to the market, employees may not fully understand how it works or what features such as … Continue reading →

The asset manager’s guide to assessing and evolving culture

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Many people hear the word culture and shrug – it’s a vague term explained by equally ambiguous words such as “philosophy,’’ ‘’ethos,’’ ‘’values” and “DNA.” As an investment manager focused on the concrete – portfolio returns, peer performance, due diligence, … Continue reading →

How the construction industry is increasing inclusion and diversity: 3 key steps

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When considering inclusion and diversity on an industry level, some lessons can be gleaned from the construction sector. We’re seeing a number of workforce challenges being addressed through inclusion and diversity — from the industry’s talent shortage due to an aging … Continue reading →

Testing the water: How deep will organizations dive to address employees’ student loan debt?

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Some days, it feels as if I can’t read the news without seeing some statistic about student loan debt — from what the average student carries after graduation, which is now more than $37,000, to other startling national statistics with … Continue reading →

Return-to-work programs: A critical next step to help employees recover from opioid addiction

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While driving home last week, I heard radio commentary about the opioid epidemic and how it’s affecting the US workforce. I wasn’t surprised to hear about its prevalence in the construction industry. It makes sense that workers with physically demanding … Continue reading →

5 keys to modernizing employee benefits (Part 5 in a series)

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As we’ve been discussing throughout this series, several external drivers – from the changing nature of work and the workforce to digital disruption to employee expectations for transparency – necessitate a renewed focus on Total Rewards. In Part 3 of this … Continue reading →

Beyond the mission statement: Increasing inclusion and diversity in the Asia Pacific region

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There’s no standard definition or one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to inclusion and diversity (I&D). Yet increasingly, companies are realizing that having a culture that’s both inclusive and diverse is no longer a “nice to have” but a key differentiator … Continue reading →

To reduce employee stress, make sure you’re addressing the right culprit

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You might think employee stress comes from a poor sense of work-life balance and 24 hour access to email, but our research suggests that’s not the case. So what’s causing employees to feel stressed and what can employers do to … Continue reading →