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Are You Prepared for Workforce 2025?

By: Ashley Cramer
March 30, 2016

When it comes to preparing for what our nation’s workforce will look like in 2025, I think Brian David John, an Intel Futurist, said it best: “If we can envision the future we want, then we can work to build it.”

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2016: The Year of the Employee [Infographic]

By: Bryan Brenner
January 13, 2016

We're dubbing 2016 the Year of the Employee. The year to really think about your people strategy and how it connects to your overall business strategy. And the workplace trends we're seeing over the next twelve months reflect this change in mindset.

Curious why we identified these particular trends? We found these stats to show you where employers' and employees' minds are headed.

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Workplace Trends for 2016 [Video]

By: Paul Ashley
January 4, 2016

Each fall, our team gets together to identify workplace trends we see emerging in the coming year. Benefits is an ever-changing field and engaging employees among various generations is challenging to many employers. Watch the short video below to hear from me and CEO Bryan Brenner on what we see as the workplace trends for 2016, or read the transcript below.

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Trends, Well-Being

5 Ways to Engage Mid-Level Leadership in Your Well-Being Program

By: Laura Butler
March 13, 2015

Research suggests that a key component to the success of any program is support from senior leadership within your organization. In fact, WELCOA (Wellness Councils of America) has consistently communicated over the last 20 years the importance of CEO and Senior Executive support as the backbone of any healthy company1. Even the Wellness Council of Indiana requires top management support as an element to earn their AchieveWell Certification and includes it in their Seven Benchmarks of Successful Wellness Programming. And while they are absolutely correct about this trend, it seems one component might be missing: engaging our supervisors, managers, and key leaders.

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Trends, FirstPeeps

Workplace Trends: Choices, Changes, and Cultural Shifts

By: Bryan Brenner
January 12, 2015

Over the past few years, Health Care Reform has dominated the attention of employers and the professionals they charge with creating great workplaces. In 2015, that trend will continue, and we will also see some new forces beginning to influence the workplace. As a result, employers who want to stay ahead in the competition to attract and retain the best workers will focus on a lot more than health care–they’ll also need to be prepared to take new approaches to their relationship with employees, compensation conversations, employee motivation, and the design of the workplace itself.

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