Benefits

Delivering a Benefits Experience for the Whole Employee

Organizations are increasingly embracing benefits that support their employees’ physical, mental, financial, and social well-being. By Tierney McAfee The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique opportunity for employers to rethink…

A Holistic Approach

An employee-led wellbeing programme that addresses mental, physical, social, and financial issues can provide the support the workforce needs to thrive. By Simon Kent Looking after employee wellbeing has become…

Seeking Flexibility

Employees in India are demanding more flexibility post-pandemic, but three considerations should be top of mind.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered flexibility into the workplace like never before, with employers adapting to meet the needs of their employees as they transitioned to a new remote reality. Now, many companies are finding that flexibility is no longer a nice to have—it is an expectation.

Adapting to Digital Natives

Young employees demand greater choice, flexibility, and autonomy from their employers.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Millennials and Generation Z workers, aged between 18 and 40, currently make up most of the global workforce. By 2035, these digital natives will be at the helm of many leadership teams, so understanding and investing in this cohort is critical to future business success.

Maintaining a Healthy Program

Three strategies can help employers navigate the changes to employee benefits caused by COVID-19.

By Sally Prather

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic placed most employers in crisis mode, focusing on employee health and safety and the transition to remote work. As companies now begin to focus on recovery and the “new normal,” it’s essential to evaluate longterm workforce strategy to ensure sustainability and growth. A good starting point is assessing health and wellness benefits, a long-standing pain point for many organizations.

Embracing Wellness

2020 has tested employee well-being like never before. Here’s how employers can help.

By Cynthia Coverson

As employers begin to see the “light at the end of the tunnel” one year into COVID-19 amid vaccination rollouts and reopening plans, many are beginning to reflect on just how drastically employees’ needs and desires have evolved during the pandemic. For example, MetLife’s 19th annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study found that this year, more employees than ever have stated employers have a responsibility for the well-being of their workforce. That’s why this is an opportune time to prioritize employee well-being, particularly as many employers begin to make important decisions about the future of the workplace.

Taking on the Year Ahead

Making wellness a priority in 2021 will enable organizations to boost employee engagement, productivity, and company culture.

By Michelle Sedlacek

Every new year come the typical conversations among business leaders on goal-setting and objectives for the year ahead, but after such a tumultuous and unprecedented time for individuals and business alike, the next 12 months provides a unique opportunity to prioritize and put a spotlight on employee wellness.

The Way to Wellness

As employees struggle to cope with the effects of the pandemic, employers should rethink their well-being strategies.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Whether it’s the stress of juggling childcare and work or the pain of loneliness, COVID’s impact has taken a toll on employees’ mental health as well as physical health. Westfield Health’s Coping with COVID study set out to quantify that impact and how it affects the workplace. Results show many disruptions to employee well-being.

Wellness

Extreme Challenges, Extreme Opportunities

Four shifts that have the potential to become norms in 2021.

By Sabrina Williams

2020 was an extremely challenging year for the HR industry. From rapidly adjusting and supporting employees through the transition to remote work to responding to country-wide calls for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace as police brutality and the resulting protests took center stage over the summer, HR departments have had to step up and completely re-envision the futures of their organizations.

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