Many companies are now recognising the benefits of a healthy and happy workforce more than ever before. If employees feel positive about their jobs, they are likely to perform better and take less sickness leave, costing less money and providing less work for the HR department. In the past, however, it has been difficult for […]
The right corporate wellness strategies can help you shave hundreds of thousands of dollars off your health costs and insurance premiums. Employers aren’t the only ones who benefit; your employees also stand to gain from cost savings arising from incentives like premium reductions. So how much cost savings do organisations actually achieve? What programs should […]
In our pressure cooker of a work environment today, where information overload, a frenetic pace and poor work-life balance are factors that plague a good majority of the workforce, sorting through the chaos while maintaining a sense of calm and focus is a task that’s increasingly hard to master. It’s times like these that employers […]
Obesity: What’s the price that employers pay? Examine the costs of obesity in the workplace, and you’ll find some hair-raising numbers. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the annual costs to U.S. employers per year totals at US$73 billion in absenteeism and medical expenses. This whopping figure doesn’t come as a surprise — […]
Resilience — defined as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties or toughness” — is a key factor that determines whether an individual develops psychological stress at work. Each and every individual deals with stressful situations in diverse ways. Employees with a high level of resilience are equipped with skills to help them manage stress […]
Step away from traditional perspectives and models — it’s time to shift your organisation’s human resource gears to overcome new business challenges, trends and realities. In short, you’ll need to be operating HR 2.0.