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More employees than ever before are looking for employers who take their financial wellness and health into account. How can you help your employees stay healthy and manage their financial futures?


4 Alternative Employee Benefit Ideas

Working in an office can be hard work and can be hard on your body. Sitting in front of computer screens for the majority of a 40-hour workweek can cause health problems of many varieties if these problems aren’t in some way mitigated. The good news is there are plenty of things that employees can do for themselves in their offices to head off some of the common health risks, some off their own initiative and some at the suggestion or urging of management.

It’s no secret that healthcare costs are soaring in America, but what will it take to get a nation’s workforce moving?

To get a sense of what to expect on the employee health and wellness front in 2018, it’s useful to look back on the trends that were gaining momentum last year.

As January raced away from us, so too did those noble plans for healthy eating, more exercise and trimming down the weight. It’s a perfect time for employers to lend a hand and offer their employees support to stick to their new year’s resolutions, to help them stay healthy and happy in 2017 and every year.

While the number of women taking on jobs and motherhood worldwide increases, becoming a new mother while climbing the corporate ladder is difficult even in modern times. Many new moms are millennial women who were raised as dreamers — led to believe they can be and do anything. These women grew up trusting they could have it all.

Wellness programs may be more about brand building than employee health, but that’s OK.

The health of your employees plays a significant role in the overall health of your company. If employees are sick and out of the office, it will reduce productivity, which will affect your bottom line. That’s where employee benefits come in.

More HR managers and corporate leaders are turning to the concept of mindfulness, along with the tradition of meditation, as a way to improve overall employee wellness and health. Is this approach a simpler, less expensive alternative to hit-or-miss employee health initiatives or smoke and mirrors?

Chris Sullens, BDM at Lifeworks explains how organizations can boost employee well-being through personalized wellness communications strategies.

Physical science is a continuum of breakthroughs that create new paradigms and possibilities. These advances enable new technologies, which enable new business models, which disrupt the status quo.

Mobile banking startup Varo Money recently debuted “Money Diaries,” a series of videos that looks at the lives and financial issues of its core customers—ambitious, professional millennials.

Amidst the cascade of sexual harassment claims and scandals emerge ways a culture of harassment can carry on in any workplace.

David Litteken, Vice President-Asia Pacific Region for BI WORLDWIDE talks to BW Businessworld around enagagement solutions, importance of feedback and challenges for HR leaders. Edited excerpts:

If your employer rewards you if you sign up to get screened for brewing health problems, count your steps, or quit smoking, you're far from alone: Workplace wellness programs are a huge business, encompassing over 50 million American workers and a nearly $8 billion industry.

Educate HR and payroll staff about scam e-mails requesting W-2 data

For office workers, the danger isn’t lifting heavy objects or working hard in the sun all day, it’s conditions like carpal tunnel and computer vision syndrome. While workers are far less likely to throw a back out or herniate a disk at their desks, they’re still vulnerable to a wide array of health issues and injury risks.

There has been a shift of considerable proportion in the workforce, as millennials are eclipsing Baby Boomers and Gen X. Many things are changing in the workplace, including benefits packages and incentives. As every one person out of three currently working is a millennial, their wants – especially relating to the “goodies” beyond standard employee compensation that an employee reaps from a company – must be considered.

There is a growing recognition from employers in the Philippines that benefits matter and can be used to drive attraction, retention and engagement of employees, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company. However, currently, only 48% of employees say their benefits package meet their needs.

More than two-fifths (42%) of respondents believe that winter has a negative effect on their mental wellbeing, according to research by Peldon Rose.

New Year’s Resolutions- A Set Up for Failure

Tis the Season—for New Year’s Resolutions. So many goals—so much frustration.

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