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2016: The Year of the Employee [Infographic]

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]

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

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

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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Trends, Benefits

Trend 9: Create a New Distribution Model

April 29, 2014

It’s a brave new world of health care delivery. The ways employees and all Americans access health care are evolving at a rapid pace. No, this is not another blog about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and regulatory details. While the ACA serves as an undeniable catalyst, this is about the innovative and disruptive (yes, that’s a good thing) shift in the delivery model of health care.

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