Free HR Webinar on Employee Health
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Ascentis hosted a free HR webinar titled Strategies to Promote Employee Health and Well-Being. This free HR webinar recording is no longer available, but Ascentis hosts a library of other similar free HRCI & SHRM webinar recordings here. Our expert speaker from this webinar–Barbara Jessen from Mercer PeoplePro presented on this topic. Below is a discussion Barbara has written on maintaining well-being within your organization.
Investing in Workforce Well-Being
by Barbara Jessen
Employers spend nearly $1 trillion on health benefits for their employees. Some estimates are that 34% of that is wasted. The Mercer National Survey of Employer-Sponsored plans in 2016 reported that 14.2% of your payroll is allocated to healthcare benefits. In Ascentis’ free HR webinar I discuss how to improve the health of your employees and their families. I also discuss how to better manage health costs while attracting and retaining employees. This all works to maximize your business results!
If you attended last week’s webinar on Employee Engagement, you know that it is key is getting the results you want. Some policies adopted by employers to increase employee well-being are allowing work time for physical activity or stress management, sponsoring healthy eating initiatives, promoting tobacco-free workplaces, and offering benefits as flex-time and job sharing. Programs that can also be offered in conjunction with this are annual health assessments and sleep improvement programs. Many use incentives and/or technology apps and wearables to drive participation and engagement. Healthy employees are more engaged and happier with their work.
Work with your health plan to learn what they can do to achieve improved patient outcomes, more efficient care, and an improved member experience. Find out what they do to put the patient first, if they provide reports on the quality of their services, and what they are doing to improve service to your members. Ask questions and demand improvement in patient experience, not just in price. Embrace disruption to improve your results!
Click here to view free HR webinar recordings similar to this topic and to earn free HRCI and SHRM credits. If you would like additional assistance engaging employees–Mercer PeoplePro is offering a free two-hour consultation. Click here for more information on their offer.
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