For decades, employers embraced workplace wellness as a way to lower their healthcare costs. But, despite spending billions on programs annually, research shows that workplace wellness has not lowered insurance premiums. Nonetheless, before we relegate workplace wellness to a “nice to have” discretionary benefit, we need to understand, first, why it was a mistake to expect employee wellness to deliver ROI through lower healthcare costs.
Lead By Heidi Zak, Co-founder and co-CEO, ThirdLove @heidizaks Over the past six months, the formal definition of what it means to ” build a business” in the world has changed considerably. For example, it’s no longer “unconventional” to have a large chunk of your workforce (if not your entire workforce) be remote.
Executive Summary A recent survey of 1,601 workers across North America reveals that air quality and light are the biggest influencers of employee performance, happiness, and wellbeing, while fitness facilities and technology-based health tools are the most trivial. Organizations need to address this if they want to reduce absenteeism, improve their bottom line, and increase employee productivity and retention.
Fall is a time to bundle up, go for long walks, finally start a fire in the fireplace, and read a good book. I’ve selected several that are either important to read from a popular cultural standpoint, brilliant and insightful, or just plain insightful for other reasons.