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Guide for CFOs and HR Managers

Help Employees Engage with Your Company Resources: A Guide for CFOs and HR Managers

By Charu G. Raheja, PhD Companies invest thousands of dollars in employee wellbeing. How do they encourage employees to take advantage of those resources and make more informed decisions? When asked to list priorities for employee resources in 2018, respondents ranked their top three priorities as managing employee benefit costs (66%), helping employees make more informed benefits decisions (40%), and improving employee wellness and productivity (32%).[1] And these priorities make sense. As we discussed in our blog on return on investment, companies that invest in employee benefits, wellbeing, and related resources are associated with better performance. One final step after

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workplace wellbeing

Why Wellbeing is Simply Good Business

It pays to have a strategic plan for employee health and wellbeing. Studies show that the majority of workplace wellbeing program participants have lowered their healthcare costs and see that employees are making healthier lifestyle choices. Studies consistently have shown that improving employee wellbeing has positive outcomes for the employees as well as the organization. The 2016 Progress Report for the HERO Health and Well-being Best Practices Scorecard found a correlation between companies with “best practices” wellbeing programs and their stock market performance. Analysts studied the top 45 publicly traded companies that participated in the study and compared their performance

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habits that increase employee productivity

Create Habits That Increase Employee Productivity

It is no argument that we are creatures of habit. In fact, whole books have been devoted to the habits of human behavior. Habits feel good. Recent studies show that developing positive work habits can even increase productivity in the office. So managers should consider how developing positive habits can help employees get the most out of their productive week. Could your organization help employees create habits that will make them healthy and productive? If so, what would those habits be? How would you encourage employees to develop these habits? How could you support employees in making these habits persist

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Employee Wellness programs

Jump-Start Your Employee Wellness Program with Health Ambassadors

Wellness programs are a nearly $8 billion industry in the U.S. and are expected to grow at a clip of nearly 7.8 percent through 2021. Over 60 percent of organizations offer wellness programs to their employees to date.  And the benefits are clear, wellness programs have demonstrated improved productivity and reduced healthcare costs. Studies show that effective programs are associated with 11 percent higher revenue per employee, 1.8 fewer absences per employee per year, and 28 percent greater shareholder returns. In a nutshell, a win-win for all. A key factor to consider when developing a corporate wellness program is the level of

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employee resource technology

Tips to Demonstrate the Financial Benefits of Investing in a New Employee Resource Technology

Having the best strategy to manage employee benefits and retention is a top concern for many employers, but it can often be challenging to demonstrate the benefits of investing in employee resources to the overall company value.  In a recent study released by HUB International, nearly half of benefits professionals believe that technology upgrades, such as Continuwell, would reduce their workload and improve company value, and yet many reported challenges in demonstrating the value of these investments. Read these tips to help evaluate and demonstrate the value of new employee resource technology to the whole organization. Presenting to other senior

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employee wellbeing

Save Time, Improve Employee Wellbeing, and Decrease Healthcare Expenses

The ever-increasing amount of technology and resources for employee wellbeing and engagement can make the workload for HR managers and COOs overwhelming. When deciding on a solution, it is important to stay focused on the needs of your employees and choose those that will benefit them while not increasing your workload in educating and engaging employees with the resources.  Below are some easy to implement technology solutions to help you inform and engage your employees with the resources that you have already paid for. The first step in effective engagement is communication. Look for a solution that allows for multiple methods

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