Category Archives: Employee Wellbeing

Is the ‘Attention Economy’ hindering performance at work?

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Against the backdrop of the Attention Economy and the "over supply" of information, how do organizations deliver a compelling employee experience while maximizing the benefits that technology offers? The answer starts with a deeper examination of the attentional requirements for performance and peak human experiences. Continue reading →

Connecting emotional wellbeing and the employee experience

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A one-size-fits-all” approach toward benefits has long been on the way out. Tailored emotional wellbeing benefits and engaging individuals at points of need in their lives that could be significant sources of stress is imperative for increasing benefit value, workforce productivity and a meaningful employee experience. Continue reading →

Evolving the benefit mindset: Mapping out a blueprint for the health plan of the future (Part 7 in series)

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When it comes to health care benefits and overall wellbeing, it’s time for greater value in the form of better outcomes, better cost and a better experience employers and employees alike. Continue reading →

3 steps to start closing the gender pay gap

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In a high-stakes race for talent, a gender pay gap can leave you sidelined. Understanding this gap requires a little sleuthing, and named executive officer pay is a good place to start. Continue reading →

Evolving the benefit mindset: Optimizing and aligning the benefits experience (Part 6 in series)

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It’s important to go beyond programs alone to ensure that your employee experience is aligned with the organization's purpose and values. An optimal benefits experience delivers an employee experience that "meets them were they are" and helps them need make the best decisions for themselves and their families. Continue reading →

Why now is an opportune time to revisit your employee assistance program

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Despite their potential, EAPs have historically been under-used by employees, with observed utilization rates of about 3%-5% reported by some Willis Towers Watson clients. But employers can use the programs to enhance overall employee wellbeing. Continue reading →

Evolving the benefit mindset: Creating an intentional subsidy strategy (Part 5 in series)

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Many companies are spending significant sums each year to provide employee benefits that may not be needed or valued by their employees. How can employers help ensure that their benefits contribute to the attraction, retention, wellbeing and engagement of employees? Continue reading →

Why your employee wellbeing program needs to include a focus on financial wellbeing

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I’ve spent my entire career in benefits – first with a medical carrier, then with ancillary benefits carriers, and now by helping clients design and implement programs for their employees. While I have learned to quote deductibles, coinsurance, and explain … Continue reading →

Evolving the benefit mindset: Responding to employee expectations for choice and personalization (Part 4 in a series)

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Part 4 in a 7-part series: Evolving the Benefit Mindset In this series, experts from Willis Towers Watson identify areas of focus critical for the successful implementation of a benefits strategy in a time of increased automation, uncertainty and changing … Continue reading →

Evolving the benefit mindset: Using inclusion and diversity programs to attract and sustain human capital (Part 3 in series)

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Think you have the perfect formula for attracting, retaining and engaging a diverse and inclusive workforce? If you said yes, I’m likely to disagree. You may have a focus on pay equity, performance management and employee resource groups (or ERGs). … Continue reading →