Execs Agree Wellness Plans Will Increase In Value

Geography: United States Research Source: Wells Fargo —Date: December 2014 —Findings: 200% expected increase between 2012 and 206o in the population of ages 65 and older. Nearly 50% of the U.S. population has one or more chronic health conditions. 75% of the annual U.S. health care spending is on chronic disease. 46% of execs currently have a wellness […]

Employers Increase Financial-Wellness Programs

Geography: United States Research Source: Financial Fitness Group, Aon Hewitt, Towers Watson —Date: April 2015 —Findings: 53.7% of employees feel overwhelmed in their current financial situation. 48.2% find themselves just getting by financially and living paycheck to paycheck. 93% of employers last year reported that they were planning on expanding or creating financial-wellness programs.  76% of workers reported […]

Companies With Wellness Plans Looking To Increase Budgets

Geography: United States Research Source: International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans —Date: April 2015 —Findings: 55% of organizations have budgets devoted to wellness, with 59% offering wellness plans to increase worker health and engagement and 41% aiming to control health-related costs. 62% of companies with wellness budgets expect those budgets to increase within the next 2 years and […]

Tech Advancements Lead To Increased Stress For Many

Geography: Global Research Source: SHRM —Date: March 2015 —Findings: Over 1 in 3 employees around the world report to feeling above-average stress. 42% left their jobs in 2014 because they considered it to be too stressful. Recommendations: With just under half of employees in 2014 leaving their jobs due to above-average stress, it is safe to say that […]

Employees Constantly Updating Handbooks As Workplace Evolves

Geography: United States Research Source: SHRM —Date: March 2015 —Findings: 80% of employers are addressing the new legal trend granting employees paid sick leave in their company handbooks. 67% are addressing data privacy additionally in their handbooks and 64% are speaking to social media use while at work. 17.2% address LGBTQ protection in their handbooks. 6.4% are explicitly […]

Employers Plan Health Benefit Program Changes By 2018

Geography: United States Research Source: Towers Watson —Date: March 2015 —Findings: 84% of employers are expecting to make changes to their full-time employee health benefit programs over the next three years. 53% of employers plan on greatly reducing subsidies for spouses and dependents by 2018. 35% of companies will adopt telemedicine services in 2015. 66% of employers are […]

Telework Has A High Impact On Employee Retention

Geography: United States Research Source: Global Workplace Analytics —Date: 2014 —Findings: 36% of employees would choose working from home over a pay raise. 80% of employees consider telework a job perk. 95% of employers say telework has a high impact on employee retention. 63% reduction in unscheduled absences from employees who work remotely. 70% of employees report that the ability […]

Mothers More Likely To Stay At A Company With Remote Work

Geography: United States Research Source: ConnectSolutions —Date: August 2013 —Findings: 32% of employees work remotely at least some of the time. 27% work remotely full-time. 55% of remote workers choose remote work due to the lack of commute. 32% of remote workers report getting more exercise. 33% report spending more time with their significant other. 63% state they […]

Lapse In Workplace Ethics Create Business Disruption

Geography: United States Research Source: LRN —Date: January 2007 —Findings: 73% of Americans employed full time report having experienced ethical lapses in the workplace. 36% said such incidents distracted them from doing their job. 84% are thinking of the incident while they are on the job. 43% of employees feel like they themselves should handle the incident while […]

53% Of Workers Have Lost Work Time Over Potential Confrontation

Geography: United States Research Source: University of North Carolina —Date: September 2013 —Findings: 53% of workers have lost time at work over worries about a previous or potential confrontation with a colleague. 28% have lost work time in their attempts to avoid conflict. 37% are less committed to their employer because of a hostile workplace altercation. 22% say […]