New research reveals the drivers and deterrents of employee productivity—and how employee benefits can help both.
By Susan Podlogar
Employee performance has been a main focus of organizations as the key ingredient for success. However, this is no longer enough. MetLife’s 17th annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study (EBTS) found that employees across all generations are looking for support from employers both in and out of the workplace. As a result, if an organization wants to hit its potential, its employees must also be set up to hit their potential—at work and at home.
A holistic benefits plan is at the top of the wish list for today’s employees—here’s how to create one that stands out.
By Marta Chmielowicz
In today’s mobile and ultra-connected world, the line between personal and professional lives is often blurred. The days of a traditional nine-to-five job are long gone. Employees across all generations are electronically tied to the office and have the ability to work outside of traditional hours. As a result, some organizations are playing an active role to ensure that their employees remain happy and healthy in all facets of their lives.
CHRO Kevin Silva has built a human capital blueprint that provides a sense of inclusion, purpose, and opportunities to grow. The result? A 95 percent retention rate of accelerated talent.
By Debbie Bolla
Research from LinkedIn finds that today’s workers feel most engaged when they are challenged and personally connected to their work. Voya Financial is one organization that is providing that type of environment. CHRO Kevin Silva has helped build a culture that is based on the philosophy that the sum of all the parts is stronger than the individual parts. In fact, the phrase “we are the we” is one of the organization’s corporate values.
Leatham Green shares his insights about the benefits of a mindful, holistic wellness approach to employee health and productivity.
By Marta Chmielowicz
Five steps organisations can take to promote employee physical and mental health in the workplace.
By Ayana Collins and Leigh Jose
Mental health—not a common topic of discussion in the office, but when nearly 450 million people across the globe live with mental illnesses, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), self-care benefits and support should become a focus of employer-provided programmes.
Today’s wellness programs benefit both employees and organizations alike.
By Lynn Herrick
HR executives understand the biggest asset to any company is its people. And the biggest asset to employees? Their health and well-being. Nowadays, employees are placing even greater value on taking care of their mental and physical health, which is why it makes good business sense for organizations to ensure that employee wellness is a top business priority. The numbers don’t lie: A study from Willis Towers Watson found that a healthy, happy workforce can reduce overall business costs by more than $1,600 per employee, driven by a decreased need for taking time off for injuries or unplanned sickness. On the other hand, not having a workplace wellness program can be incredibly costly considering the potential risk for high turnover, employee absenteeism, and decreased employee morale.
Customizable benefits are key to engaging, retaining, and motivating millennial employees.
By Bradd Chignoli
Millennials have become the largest generation in the labor force, making up more than one-third of the total workforce, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. As a result, organizations are striving to understand and meet the needs of this diverse demographic. And this is just one generation. Today’s workforce spans four—soon to be five—generations, and is comprised of various demographic and socio-economic backgrounds. So, it’s more important than ever that organizations’ benefit options are just as diverse and are designed to meet each employee’s individual goals and needs. How can this be accomplished?
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