How Organizations and Employees Can Start Focusing on Wellness

HR Bartender

An increasing number of companies are offering employee wellness programs. employers offer wellness benefits (up from 58 percent in 2008). A RAND Corporation study found that every $1 invested in wellness yields a return on investment (ROI) of $1.50. But the reality is wellness programs can be hard for both the company and the individual. For employees, it’s hard to incorporate wellness activities into our daily routine. Focus on Wellness One Cycle at a Time.

Bringing Recognition to Real Estate: Minto Group’s Story


We recently spoke to Dave Bond, director of talent management and total rewards at the Minto Group, to discuss how the home building and property management company modernized its approach to social recognition and saw immediate results in terms of employee reach. Can you share a bit about your background and your role at Minto Group? . My group is also responsible for our HRIS and producing HR analytics. How would you describe Minto Group’s culture and employee base?

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Predictions for 2017: Serving People with Emerging HR Technologies

Ultimate Software

In this post, I explore a few of the potentially most impactful emerging and maturing technologies that are gaining traction in the realm of HR and will transform how HR and business leaders serve employees in 2017 and the coming years. Note that, regardless of the technology, putting people first is a must in 2017, as your people grow increasingly comfortable explicitly telling you, their employers, about their expectations of working within your organizations.

#WorkTrends Recap: The 2017 Paychex Pulse of HR Survey


Companies are putting more emphasis on employee well-being and employee engagement. Cory and Leah discussed the findings of the 2017 Paychex Pulse of HR Survey. Download a full copy of the 2017 Paychex Pulse of HR Survey here. Stay up-to-date by following our #WorkTrends Twitter stream; pop into our LinkedIn group to interact with other members. The post #WorkTrends Recap: The 2017 Paychex Pulse of HR Survey appeared first on TalentCulture.

Are Health Analytics the Future of Wellness Programs?

Cornerstone On Demand

Today's wellness programs still heavily rely on viewing historical data, which forces you to design your health and wellbeing plans by looking through the proverbial rearview mirror. That's where health analytics plays a vital role, analyzing medical and pharmacy claims, biometric screening data, as well as other sources that provide a level of influence and confidence in the decision making process. Header Photo: Twenty20 Categories: Company Culture Article Tags: Wellness program

Managing Change Is an Essential Skill – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Like in today’s Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos. Sharing with others can make us feel better (and help others as well). Maybe have a team celebration along with a group debrief. Career Development Training and Development Well-Being and Wellness(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions.

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Adopting Continuous Conversations at Newport Group


Newport Group helps companies offer their employees a more secure financial future through retirement plans, insurance, and consulting services. The process is well received and we average a 97% completion for our quarterly check-ins.

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2017 in Retrospect: Growing to Scale


Well, 2017 was a whirlwind of a year for us here at ClaimVantage. We launched AbsenceDirect Work Accommodations in January of 2017, when Broadspire , a global TPA announced their ADA services in the US market. A huge thank you to our customers, for joining our focus group meetings, and for testing the software to ensure this product was market ready for January 1st. 4th ClaimVantage User Group Meeting.

The Problem With Focus Groups: Everyone Lies


Why is the finance group saying they think the company is on the wrong track? For many, the natural next step is to organize a focus group. ” While this seems like a reasonable idea, too often focus groups are not able to deliver results due to the many challenges they face. Where focus groups come from (hint: it’s not HR). The concept of a focus group is borrowed from the world of advertising. Why the focus group concept is flawed.

UNLIMITED VACATION: 6 Things to Consider

HR Bartender

But smart companies are shifting those funds toward other benefits like wellness programs, student loan repayment programs , and parental leave (just to name a few.) Consider having focus groups after the policy is announced. Employee Engagement Leadership and Management Recruiting and Retention Training and Development Well-Being and Wellness Compensation and Benefits employee relations engagementI continue to hear more conversation about unlimited vacation time.

#WorkTrends Preview: The 2017 Paychex Pulse of HR Survey


With the use of technology to monitor and analyze the state of company culture, brands have been better enabled to gauge the state of employee well-being and employee engagement. On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at 1 pm ET, #WorkTrends host Meghan M. The 2017 Paychex Pulse of HR Survey. I invite you to check out the #WorkTrends Twitter feed and our TalentCulture World of Work Community LinkedIn group.

You Can’t Ignore Business Ethics & Social Responsibility in 2017


Any impact on those other groups will have an impact on investors because, if the customers aren’t happy, then the stock price will go down. I believe that we need to approach our colleagues by striving to find our similarities as well as our differences. They need to figure out the impact of each alternative on each stakeholder group to whom they owe some responsibility.

Looking Forward to the 2017 HR Technology Conference


This isn’t the only group of companies I’ll be meeting with but it’s a good chunk of them. It’s going to be a fun talk and I can’t wait to hear what the other speakers bring to the table as well. The post Looking Forward to the 2017 HR Technology Conference appeared first on Lighthouse Research & Advisory. Next week brings another great HR Technology Conference to Las Vegas, and I’m excited for the week’s events.

HR State of the Union: 2017 Edition


This is strategic HR communication at its best, and it could become a valuable tool to allow leaders to peer into the inner workings of the HR strategy while allowing HR leaders to share key results areas as well. What’s the well-being of your staff? Or maybe you have the ability to snag an audience with your senior leadership team, and you’re willing to put together a short presentation for that group.

7 Compensation Resolutions for 2017

Compensation Today

That said, 2016 was a challenging year for me, so to start 2017 off right I thought I’d get back into the practice of resolving to do something differently this year. As a word nerd, I looked up the various and alternative definitions for “resolution,” the first two of which work well for our purposes: a) the act of analyzing a complex notion into simpler ones and b) the act of answering: solving. Check out these seven compensation #resolutions 2017!

The Illuminati of Wellness

CoreHealth Wellness Technologies

Okay, maybe Illuminati is a bit much but there has been a very successful, mysterious group called the Wellness Underground ticking away for three years. It has met each January in the happiest place on earth to bring together the greatest minds in the wellness industry. Wellness Rockstar Tools & Tips

All Employee Medical Information Isn’t Protected by HIPAA

HR Bartender

Note that many employers function as the plan sponsor of a group health plan, but that does not make the employer itself a ‘Covered Entity’ under HIPAA. HR Law and Legislation HIPAA medical information wellnessRegardless of your political views, I think it’s safe to say that the U.S. is discussing health care. I’m not here to tell anyone how they should feel about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, with this discussion comes a lot of disclosures about medical information.

7 of the Biggest Business Risks in 2017 (Part One)


While every business has its own risks, these risks are also opportunities, points out Brian Dershaw, a partner in Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP’s Labor & Employment group , during our conversation with him on the topic of risk mitigation and the tie to employee engagement and culture. Performance management” as we know it has changed: in 2017, look to how leaders can seek feedback, listen, train, and equip talent to do their best and to be connected to their work.

Human Resources LinkedIn Groups


We are often asked for a listing of the best human resources LinkedIn Groups. Well, “best” is somewhat subjective but here is a list of HR LinkedIn Groups we like. If you do choose to participate be sure to follow the group’s rules, don’t “auto-post” your content, don’t be promotional, and engage with other group members (e.g., Updated: December, 2017. Linked:HR (#1 Human Resources Group) 971k members.

Is A Well-Designed Office Space At The Heart Of Employee Engagement?

Get Hppy

Read on to learn how a well-designed office space can be a strategic aspect of your talent management strategy. This simple design alteration can also encourage a more engaged, collaborative culture within the company, whereby employees are free to share skills and knowledge in an open space, as well as recharge away from their screens, which can improve productivity and creativity in the long run. The post Is A Well-Designed Office Space At The Heart Of Employee Engagement?

Engaging in Public Policy: 5 Questions for Stewart Verdery of Monument Policy Group


Facilitated by Stewart Verdery , founder and CEO of Monument Policy Group , the discussion touched on the climate in Washington, thoughts on next year’s congressional election, and, most importantly, why and how companies can help shape policy. We had a chance to sit down with Verdery—whose group advises Workday and other organizations on policy matters—after the roundtable to ask him about engaging with policymakers and why companies should care about policy engagement.

Leaving 2017…Embracing 2018

Astron Solutions

2017 came and flew by! As in previous issues of Astronology® , we would like to take our last issue of 2017 to look at HR trends and topics that could possibly be impactful for the coming new year. With the recent increasing reports of sexual harassment in a variety of workplace sectors, 2017’s fourth quarter has been filled with talks about workplace culture and Human Resources policy. A noted value of this age group has been continuous feedback. Closing Out 2017.

Women in Leadership: Creating an Inclusive Community of Interest

HR Bartender

Communities of interest (sometimes referred to as affinity groups or employee resource groups) are exactly what you would think. They are groups of people who share a common interest, experience, or passion. The group is formed to share ideas and thoughts. Organizations have supported affinity groups for decades. There was a recent article in Bloomberg Businessweek titled, “ Deloitte Thinks Diversity Groups are Passé ”.

How To Not Get Killed In A "What's Wrong" Focus Group At Your Company.

The HR Capitalist

From time to time, HR pros have to do focus groups to determine the climate of the employee relations environment at their company. So how do you approach a group of 10-12 employees (focus group) to get them to talk about the challenges, but not get beheaded in the process? I think we'd be surprised how many HR pros who walk into hostile environments don't force the attendees of focus groups to give them some positives. Simple post today.

Alarming Statistics on Employee Engagement for 2017


New corporate wellness program? Gallup’s State of the Workplace 2017 report reveals some powerful ways in which highly engaged employees contribute to the financial health of their company. It should go without saying if the person who works at your company is 100 percent proud of the brand and you give them the tools to do a good job, and they are treated well, they’re going to be happy.

How to Assess Your Company’s Onboarding Program

HR Bartender

Be sure to check out their “ Top Sources of Hire 2017 ” report, which lists the top seven sources of new hires. The question becomes do organizations know how well onboarding does for them? You can use a combination of techniques such as online surveys, focus groups, and one-on-one meetings. Click to View Larger Version. Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad , a provider of talent activation technology.

HR in 2017 – a review


Twelve months ago, we predicted five major trends that would affect HR and workplaces in 2017. With greater awareness and transparency about the importance of wellbeing in the office, more employers are reviewing their wellness practices. PR agency Forster Communications has developed its own holistic wellness programme, featuring a mental health toolkit to help employers encourage a culture in which good mental health thrives and employees who require assistance are supported.

The Key to Workplace Wellness Isn’t What You Think


The importance of employee wellness in the workplace continues to rise. As a leader in HR, I’m frequently asked by employees if there is a budget for wellness offerings including massages, meditation apps, and yoga classes. Well-being perks are quickly becoming a standard employee expectation at most companies. So what can companies do to raise morale and the well-being of their employees?

Employee Engagement Is the Key to Innovation – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Today’s Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos reminds me that engagement will bring innovation, but a disengaged workforce won’t innovate. I can’t think of a single time when an ineffective, unproductive group delivered a breakthrough. Seems to me that the group would be so focused on fixing what’s broken (if they can focus at all), that they wouldn’t have the luxury of just brainstorming or thinking about the future.

Workplace Wellness Programs in 2017: Worth it?


But when it comes to the more ambiguous aspects of employee benefits, such as workplace wellness, employers typically need a less-automated answer. What is Workplace Wellness? “A Some examples of wellness programs include programs to help you stop smoking, diabetes management programs, weight loss programs, and preventative health screenings.” ( ) . A Wellness Resolution You Can Keep. The post Workplace Wellness Programs in 2017: Worth it?

Three 2017 Engagement and Hiring Trends

Employee Engagement Group

Three key employee engagement themes that bubbled up over the course the National SHRM conference that could be the focus of your 2017 engagement strategies. 1) Engagement is a hot topic across industries, and the war for talent is alive and well In this hot job market, it’s easy for talented people to hop. The post Three 2017 Engagement and Hiring Trends appeared first on The Employee Engagement Group.

The Culture Series [Part 1] – Defining Diversity and Inclusion in Today’s Business Climate

HR Bartender

At this year’s WorkHuman Conference , I heard a quote from Verna Myers that explains it well, “Diversity is being invited to the party. Culture is defined as a collection of commonly-held traditions, beliefs, and behaviors by a group of people. Heather Brunner, CEO of WP Engine, said during the 2017 Great Place to Work Conference that organizations must embrace diversity and inclusion to achieve employee engagement. Diversity can have many definitions.

Reduce Turnover: Develop an Employee Experience Strategy – #WorkInspired

HR Bartender

Kronos was named one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Giving Back by Fortune Magazine in conjunction with consultancy Great Place to Work. I know the phrase is well-worn, but the reality is that “the war for talent” is on. Pew Research reports that as of January 2017, ninety-five percent of Americans own a cellphone of some kind and roughly half own tablet computers.

Employee Coaching Isn’t Always Visible – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

They’ve announced availability of “ Your Last Differentiator: Human Capital ”, authored by Gregg Gordon, vice president of the data science practice group at Kronos. Today’s Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos is a good reminder that visible doesn’t always translate into effective. Employee coaching can happen then just as well. There are times when coaching in a group format is good for the individual and the team.

Organizations Must View Employee Engagement As a Long Term Business Activity

HR Bartender

Seems to me that you won’t be able to figure out how well you’re doing if you don’t know where you started. But working on 13 indicators could be a challenge, even for an organization that multi-tasks well. By digging deeper and looking at eNPS by department or location, you can create specific improvement plans for targeted groups of employees.” They are well-known for the high customer satisfaction and loyalty scores. It’s well worth your time.