Category Archives: Employee Wellbeing

7 ways to integrate leave management into your human capital strategy

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How many times have you heard the term integration in the realm of leave management? We have tried to integrate our disability, wellness, condition management, workers compensation, safety and other leave programs with little success over the years. There always … Continue reading →

Unlimited paid time off: Too good to be true?

Unlimited paid time off — or taking time off whenever you want to sounds like a great idea. But is it, and how does it impact employees and their employers? Continue reading →

ROI vs. VOI and the Business Value of a Healthier Working Population

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Employers today have three key business concerns: health risks across their workforce, medical costs and lost productivity. So the debate on employer return on investment (ROI) for wellness programs is louder than ever. Continue reading →

Five Good Reasons to “Up” Your Workplace Wellness Game

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…And None of Them Are “To Decrease Medical Costs” The recent assumption that a dollar invested in wellness pays off three- to five-fold is giving way to a more enlightened (and credible) viewpoint that workplace wellness programs offer tremendous value … Continue reading →

Survey Reveals Growth and Strength in Workplace Wellness

Wellness programs appear to be more entrenched in employer strategies. The 2015 Willis Health and Productivity Study surveyed more than 700 employers across the United States to find out how broad and how deep they were going with their wellness … Continue reading →

Survey: More Employers Are Embracing Value on Investment for Wellness Programs But Medical Cost Concerns Loom Greater Than Ever

Health and Wellness Survey: ROI vs VOI

According to the recently-released 2015 Willis Health and Productivity Survey, this year will be remembered as a watershed year for employer-sponsored health and wellness programs. Organizations continue to evaluate the need to implement and/or enhance their health and wellness programs … Continue reading →

Is it Bullying or is it Harassment? A Liability Either Way

Most human resources practitioners have heard the complaint, “I am being harassed,” and are trained to know what to do when it happens. Generally, it is up to HR or legal counsel to determine if the complaint is truly a … Continue reading →

Research: 6 Guiding Principles of Motivation to Change Behavior

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Best practices around sustained motivation tell us that we need to think holistically to help employees form new habits and control their lives. There is a ton of research in this area that can be distilled into a few guiding principles. Continue reading →

Transforming Wellness Behaviors: The Buzz on Employee Engagement

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You know that moment when your favorite sports team came alive and, even though they were down in points, you just knew they were going to win? Or when your favorite band started to get popular? Whether we think it … Continue reading →

Focusing Your Wellness Program Using Data Analytics

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A large Midwest county that employed 1,400 full-time workers struggled with an internally managed health and wellness program. The county wanted to lower the health risks of its employee population and, ultimately, curb its growing medical plan costs. Continue reading →