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.
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?
This eBook provides an overview of the science behind mindfulness meditation and highlights why it’s captured the attention of top executives across the globe. It’s intended for people who are not only interested in the health and performance benefits of mindfulness, but also want the proof points... just like us.
This Best Practices Guide shares how to successfully add mindfulness training to your current wellness program to make employees happier, more focused and more productive. It also provides insights from survey results compiled over 6 months in conversations with 56 companies, including 30 Fortune 500 brands.
Download these case studies to learn how Whil was able to increase employee satisfaction and decrease employee turnover by introducing mindfulness in the below organizations:
Global fashion retailer
Global advertising agency
"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
If you’re like most wellness professionals, marketing communication is your most important “side job.” From figuring out when to send emails, identifying the right methods, to designing your communications calendar – it can be a challenge.
View this webinar to hear from a leading consumer marketer and learn how to harness best practices that you can use in your day-to-day role.
Fitbit’s Head of Lifecycle Marketing, Steven Marjon, will show you:
- Tested best practices for communications
- How to set up different communications tracks for onboarding new employees
- Tools and resources to gauge the effectiveness of your communications
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.
Fear not, it is possible to prove the return on investment (ROI) of your wellness program! But don’t take our word for it. Springbuk, a health intelligence platform, recently evaluated the health care claims and wearable device data for a self-insured employer (and Fitbit customer) over a three-year period.
View this webinar, Rod Reasen, CEO at Springbuk, walks you through their study and reveals how:
- Employees who opted into the company’s wearable program cost less than their counterparts
- Total costs for engaged wearable users dropped by 46% vs. 14% for non-engaged individuals
- Cost reductions were highest with less active members – encouraging news for all employee populations
We recently compiled several of those discussions into a guidebook to bring you up to speed, 8 awesome ideas to pump up your wellness program.
This new guidebook is full of advice from the Captivate Community, where you have access to:
* Discussion boards to get answers about activity challenges and lots more
* Tools & resources like guidebooks, tip sheets and FAQ guides
* The Captivate Blog including tips for running your next challenge and improving engagement
Curious about what’s worked in wellness for other companies? Need a couple of fresh ideas? Then check out what five different Fitbit Group Health customers have achieved, and learn how they've seen successes in:
* Creating a wellness program that works for their employees
* Incentivizing employees to keep them excited about wellness
* Creating a stand-out wellness program on a tight budget
"Creating a wellness program at your company can be difficult when you're unsure what motivates your workforce.
Whether you have a current wellness program in place, or you're just starting out, take this quiz to better understand how to motivate and engage your workforce.
Once you've completed the quiz, be sure to download a free playbook that reveals what makes your employees tick.
February may have been the official American Heart Month - but it's never too late for you and your employees to take better care of your tickers. Fitbit Group Health has designed a poster and three tip sheets, that you can share within your organization. Your employees will get the heart-healthy advice they need, and you’ll get to shine as the wellness rock star that you are.
Things to keep in mind as you download the kit:
* The posters and tip sheets can be shared any number of ways, including via print, email, or uploaded to your company intranet.
* Consider hanging the poster in well-trafficked areas like your lobby, kitchen, and hallways.
* Think about giving one tip sheet a week to keep heart health top of mind.
Enjoy the poster and tip sheets and good for you, for helping your employees love their hearts this month.
The company replaced Google Apps with the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Standard Suite, which gives employees access to a range of enterprise-class services from email to unified instant messaging.
This installment is on challenges and opportunities in learning and development, including keeping critical skill areas current; increasing and broadening your people's skills to face future change; leveraging learning and development as a key driver of engagement and retention; and developing strong leaders, including yourself.
The report reveals the companies that best satisfy the demands of their leaders are those that place heightened importance on and provide greater visibility into workforce data, delivered in a way that empowers managers to make more informed, rapid business decisions.
his study of 438 organizations examines strategies, tools, and processes designed to improve engagement and performance. Best-in-class organizations achieved a larger percentage of performance reviews that exceed expectations, higher engagement, and improved employee retention.
In collaborative spaces, people naturally share ideas, which leads to innovation and growth. But how do you design
a workplace that provides a highly collaborative atmosphere and that incorporates what people want? According
to the Cisco® 2014 Connected World Technology Report, the top five workplace trends are:
• Flexibility and coworking
• Space customization
• Employee wellness
• Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs
Employers of choice are committed to providing their employees with a rich benefits and compensation program while trying to decrease or maintain operating costs. Our 2015 survey - with over 3,000 participating organizations - covers everything from high-level questions about organizational priorities and benefit strategies, to current and future tactics related to medical and pharmacy benefits, wellness, work-life balance, retirement and employee communications.
Download Gallagher's Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey Executive Summary for a glimpse of what organizations are doing nationwide as they pursue their goals to compete, succeed and prosper in a competitive and constantly evolving market.
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