When augmenting the benefits package for your organization, it’s natural to focus on traditional perks that employees have come to
expect: PTO, health insurance, and maybe a tuition assistance credit here or there. But if you’re looking for creative and effective ways to stimulate employee engagement while also driving business results, you’ll want to consider the powerful impact of offering language-learning opportunities.
Where’s the connection? And how can you reproduce these benefits within your organization? This playbook offers a deeper look at why language learning has such a positive influence on employee engagement and business performance, as well as step-by-step instructions for implementing a language-learning program in your organization.
With all the complexities of the U.S. health care system, people consuming health care services continue to find it challenging to navigate. That’s why, for the fifth year, Aon Hewitt is pleased to partner with the National Business Group on Health (The Business Group) and The Futures Company to conduct the Consumer Health Mindset Study. The study explores the health attitudes, motivators, and preferences of consumers across the U.S.— particularly employees and their dependents as they interact with their employer-sponsored health plans, wellness programs, and the broader health landscape.
Along with our findings about the consumer health mindset, we recommend practical actions you can take to meet consumers where they are and guide them in navigating health care more effectively.
Social connectedness is essential to employee health. The need for social connections in ingrained in us from the day we are born. What’s more, humans are known to be naturally social animals and need to have relationships with others, both in our personal lives and in the workplace. But where did this desire for social connectedness come from, and what does it really mean for employees’ health and wellness?
Download our white paper, “Social connectedness: The secret to employee health and happiness” to learn:
• The science behind social connectedness
• How social behaviors impact our health and the workplace
• How to incorporate social technology into your wellness program
You’ll also receive key takeaways on driving social engagement in your wellness program.
Your business is important, and so are the employees who make it great. When they're healthier, they're happier and when they're happier, they're more engaged at work. That's why having a wellness program that works is the key.
Keas surveyed more than 100 Human Resource Executives across the United States via an online survey between July 31 and August 16, 2013. This survey tracked HR executive opinions on HR topics and plans and priorities for the 2014 calendar year. The survey revealed health and wellness programs are taking center stage in employee engagement and retention. With healthcare costs and obesity-related diseases on the rise and wellness incentives baked into the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this will be the first year health will play a major role in health benefits as organizations integrate preventative care programs to manage costs.
The start of the Affordable Care Act has been delayed to January 2015 and now is the time to get educated on provisions for Corporate Wellness Programs which are critical to combatting rising healthcare costs.
Wish you could get more employees to use their benefits? (And use them wisely?) The Ultimate HR Guide to Promoting Benefits Programs, Tools, and Resources can help you get started. This handy eBook from Castlight Health and Jellyvision explains how to 1) avoid sounding like an insurance robot, 2) find incentives that work (and that don’t bust the budget) and 3) promote your benefit programs — everywhere.
The Employee Well-being Platforms Buyer’s Guide will take the guesswork out of your decision. Learn how to properly evaluate the options on today’s market and determine what features matter most to you.
Self-insured employers want to cut costs without affecting the quality of coverage available to employees. HR leaders need to provide great benefits that attract talent, but they also need to slow the rising tide of healthcare costs at the same time. In this whitepaper, you’ll see three examples of how benefit teams have cut benefits spending without cutting benefit programs.
• The potential savings available with telemedicine programs
• The surprising ROI of fertility coverage and care
• Best practices for evaluating and implementing onsite clinics
Participation in traditional employee health programs averages less than 15%, while Virgin HealthMiles participation averages 40%. What drives these higher rates and keeps employees engaged long after the program launch? Through survey results from employees and best practices from our clients, you'll discover what impacts participation from the experts.
Creating social networks helps motivate employees to participate in your health and wellness programs. And the more employees engage with your programs, the greater the impact. Download this new report to discover how social networks can improve engagement and get people on track toward improving their health together.
Getting employees to participate in prevention-based health and wellness programs remains a challenge for many human resource leaders. But you are not alone. Download this report to learn best practices in incentive planning from your peers. You'll also discover how to translate this data-rich survey into actionable tactics for your company's health care savings and long-term growth.
Looking for cost-effective benefit alternatives that increase productivity and reduce absenteeism? It’s time to look at workplace wellness programs. These programs are no longer a trend — they are here to stay. Providing employees with incentives to get healthy and stay healthy can have a positive impact on engagement and the bottom line. This white paper from TharpeRobbins shows you the advantages of an employee wellness program and how you can get started with one in your organization.
Guidebook: 4 Ways to Implement Your Best Activity Challenge Yet
Leading companies know: employees who are physically active are healthier and more productive, and wellness programs can play an enormous role in driving physical activity and health in the workplace. In this guidebook, you’ll learn:
- How to create an effective communications plan
- The right way to incorporate incentives
- Unique activity challenge ideas to get your team moving
- And more
The secret to employee health and happiness. It's a fact: positive social interactions at work have been shown to boost employee health.
Social connections are just as important in the workplace as they are in other aspects of life. Being surrounded by compassionate, friendly coworkers can boost productivity and commitment to the
Check out our white paper on social connectedness to explore:
? The science of being social.
? How social behaviors impact our health.
? Key takeaways on driving social engagement as part of your wellness program.
It’s time to rethink the role of primary care in your health benefit strategy.
Employers have invested in countless initiatives to reduce spending and improve employee health outcomes. While these programs have varying degrees of success, employers are looking for new solutions that can have substantial long-term impact.
Done the right way, primary care is uniquely positioned to be one of the strongest long-term solutions for employers. The proof is in the numbers: when patients have better access to primary care, the total cost of care is reduced by 4 to 5%. Our comprehensive eBook will show you how to lower health costs and improve employee health outcomes.
The guide covers:
The current healthcare landscape’s impact on employers
The five key attributes of high performance primary care
How to make a business case for prioritizing primary care
Questions to ask when evaluating vendors
This technical brief streamlines and simplifies the key issues in the new regulatory landscape and provides information to help inform important business decisions regarding Wellness programs. "The Legal Environment of Wellness" offers in depth information abuot wellness program requirements under the ACA, and reviews how corporate wellness programs are impacted by the rulings of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and HIPAA. In addition to the ACA, it covers information companies need to be aware of regarding how other legislation may impact their health promotion efforts. Choosing a new wellness program or bringing current programs into compliance will require a thorough understanding of new and existing laws and sometimes complex decisions and structural redesign.
Companies that offer employee wellness programs are clearly committed to the idea that a healthier workforce means a healthier bottom line. Yet, how this connection gets made is the subject of much debate. What's really known about what work? What will it mean to your company, in terms of business outcomes and healthcare costs? And, how do you show real bottom-line benefit to a skeptical CFO or CEO?
"Have you ever caught yourself assuming that all Millennials are active athletes and all Baby Boomers are more sedentary? By making generalizations about employee health goals based on age groups, you risk misunderstanding your employees and their wellness goals. View this webinar and see how you can:
* Manage your wellness program by defining your workforce according to personas
* Motivate each employee based on fitness goals - regardless of their generation
* Increase engagement with targeted communication and attractive incentives
Have you ever caught yourself assuming that all Millennials are active athletes and all Baby Boomers are more sedentary? By making generalizations about employee health goals based on age groups, you risk misunderstanding your employees and their wellness goals. Instead, try managing your wellness program by defining your workforce according to personas.
In a three-year retrospective study that analyzed health care claims and wearable device data from a self-insured employer, Springbuk looked at the potential impact of Fitbit technology as part of a wellness program.
The analysis shows that connected health and fitness interventions can close the gap between the everyday actions that change health and drive outcomes for employee health and employer cost. Some of the key findings include:
* Employees who opted into the Fitbit program demonstrated significant cost savings when compared to the control group.
* Engaged users cost less than non-engaged users.
* The opportunity for cost savings is potentially the highest with less active individuals.
Compensation—whether hourly wages or annual salaries—is a talent attraction magnet, a general employee motivator, a retention technique and a measure for the health of your business (and the economy as a whole).
But there’s often confusion around salaries, both in what today’s accurate ranges actually are, and if every department within a company truly needs to evaluate compensation. Incorporating a strategic salary program that aligns with business goals requires a comprehensive understanding of the current labor landscape, and the role employee pay plays in every department within
This guide will discuss why compensation strategies should be discussed across departments, and how your company can address employee earnings today to help you maintain the right approach tomorrow.
Let’s get started.
Game techniques - like challenges, rewards, competition and leadership - appeal to the players' emotions and provide a sense of achievement and pride. If designed properly, game mechanics can be successfully added into workplace wellness programs to amplify results and build engagement and excitement. Discover more about the role of game techniques in corporate health programs in the new research paper, Let the Games Begin!
Launching an employee health and wellness program doesn’t guarantee positive results. You may face challenges, like lack of employee awareness and engagement. Discover techniques to engage your employees in your workforce health initiative.
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