Month: August 2018

What Really Causes Employees’ Stress and How to Help

What Really Causes Employees’ Stress Willis Towers Watson’s Global Benefits Attitudes Survey, found that 49% of the employees surveyed had stress levels that were either above average or high. In addition, their [email protected] report found that 75% of U.S. employers identify stress as their workforce’s top health risk. However, many of them do not know exactly what is causing their …

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Workplace Wellness Is Not Just Alive, It Is Thriving

Yes, Workplace Wellness Works! Every year, there are more and more articles out there saying that workplace wellness is over or that it doesn’t work. This couldn’t be farther from the truth! According to Mercer, workplace wellness is not only alive, but it is thriving. This is because it’s not just a benefits strategy, it’s a …

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How to Help Your Employees Understand Their Health Insurance

The Gap in Benefits Communication The 2017 ALEX Benefits Communication Survey found that 55% of employees whose companies offer health insurance say they would like help from their employer when choosing a health plan. This is likely due to the fact that 49% of employees say making health insurance decisions is very stressful for them and 36% say …

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WELCOA Tools and Resources for Improving Your Wellness Program

WELCOA Research The Wellness Council of America, WELCOA, is an organization dedicated to providing the education and resources necessary for creating high performing and caring workplace cultures. Their overall mission is to “help employees be happy, healthy and high performing.”  WELCOA has partnered with organizations around the globe and they have been researching what works and …

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Office Design Improvements for a High Performing Workplace

High Performing Environments Leesman is an organization dedicated to improving the employee experience and creating high performing work environments. In their latest report, “The Next 250K,” they surveyed 250,000 employees in order to learn more about what drives productivity in the workplace. They discovered that office design plays an important role. Currently, only 57% believe that their …

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How to Help Lower Your Employees’ Blood Pressure

The Cost of High Blood Pressure According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure raises an employee’s healthcare costs by more than 30% and hypertension-related absenteeism costs employers an estimated $10.3 billion a year. Left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to other serious health issues, such as a stroke or heart attack. As stated …

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