Employee Benefits and Wellness Articles

Offering a program of employee benefits and wellness initiatives makes good business sense. As well as helping to ensure you get the best out of your current employees, it’s also a great way to attract the top candidates in the marketplace. Employee benefits and wellness programs are an essential aspect of being a responsible employer and will also have a positive impact on your staff retention rates as well as sickness and absence. With absenteeism alone costing employers an estimated $225.8 billion per annum, it’s a potential cost saving businesses cannot afford to ignore.

Use this category to explore some suggestions on how to promote employee wellness, including plenty of low-cost ideas and ways to utilize your intranet in support including:

  • dissemination of wellness information and occupational health and safety requirements
  • interactive quizzes and surveys on a variety of health and wellness issues
  • publicizing health screenings and educational opportunities
  • connecting employees in a weight-loss challenge or those seeking lunchtime running companions.

Browse the posts below for additional employee benefits and wellness ideas that could bring cost savings to your business.

Working From Home: How Well Will You Adjust?

Working From Home: How Well Will You Adjust?

Up until recently, people who work from home seemed to be a minority group. But following the outbreak of Covid-19, the world's largest experiment of remote working is underway. For both employees and managers, this new working arrangement has been thrust upon them...

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4 Easy Ways To Motivate Disengaged Employees

4 Easy Ways To Motivate Disengaged Employees

Did you know that disengaged employees could be costing your company thousands of dollars every year? Finding ways to motivate disengaged employees is a priority for modern companies, especially research tells us that disengaged employees are costing US companies a...

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Cultural Audits: How To Assess Your Workplace Culture

Cultural Audits: How To Assess Your Workplace Culture

Do you know what your corporate culture looks and feels like to employees and customers? Do you know whether your workplace culture is helping you to achieve business goals or is it standing in the way? The truth is most of us don’t know the answers to these...

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Employee Profiles: How To Improve Your Employer Brand

Employee Profiles: How To Improve Your Employer Brand

Having a strong employer brand can make a big difference when it comes to attracting and retaining the best talent in the marketplace. Companies with strong employer brands have no trouble when it comes to recruitment or indeed, customer retention – think Apple,...

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Employee Profiles: How To Improve Your Employer Brand

Employee Profiles: How To Improve Your Employer Brand

Having a strong employer brand can make a big difference when it comes to attracting and retaining the best talent in the marketplace. Companies with strong employer brands have no trouble when it comes to recruitment or indeed, customer retention – think Apple,...

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What Is Employee Engagement?

What Is Employee Engagement?

Employee engagement means different things to different people. It’s an elusive concept which is why some organizations have struggled to embrace it whole-heartedly. Unlike other business terms like ‘accounts payable’, ‘outsourcing’ or ‘telecommuter’, there is no...

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HR’s Role In Employee Engagement: The Essential Guide!

HR’s Role In Employee Engagement: The Essential Guide!

Employee engagement adds value to any organization. It can make a difference to the individual employee as well as the business as a whole. Get it right and the rewards on offer are significant: increased productivity, improved customer service, reduced staff turnover...

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What Is Employee Engagement? The Ultimate Definition!

What Is Employee Engagement? The Ultimate Definition!

What does employee engagement mean to you? Is it just another fad? Maybe you think of it as a nice-to-have initiative if you have the time and resources? Or is employee engagement, as it should be, an integral part of your business operations, leadership and...

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How To Develop A Strong Personal Brand, The Easy Way!

How To Develop A Strong Personal Brand, The Easy Way!

Are you looking to take the next step in your career? Or maybe you want to raise your professional profile? Perhaps you want to position yourself as an influencer or authority in your chosen industry? Whatever the case may be, developing a strong personal brand will...

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Exit Interviews: The How, What, Why And Benefits

Exit Interviews: The How, What, Why And Benefits

Is your businesses guilty of letting important data on employee satisfaction simply walk out the door? Far from being a pointless exercise, exit interviews can provide essential insights into how your company is doing on the employee engagement front, and perhaps more...

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CSR and Corporate Citizenship: What Does It All Mean?

CSR and Corporate Citizenship: What Does It All Mean?

Is CSR just another fad or could there be something in it? That’s the question that many small to medium-sized businesses are grappling with. When internal resources both in terms of manpower and budgets are limited, is it worthwhile investing in CSR initiatives that...

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Employee Experience: How To Attract And Retain The Best Talent

Employee Experience: How To Attract And Retain The Best Talent

Today’s highly competitive, globalized economy means that for many businesses it’s getting harder and harder to attract and retain skilled employees. Once upon a time a competitive salary plus a few extra perks like a company vehicle or subsidized gym membership was...

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Employee Surveys: How To Get Started

Employee Surveys: How To Get Started

Employee surveys, employee engagement questionnaires, staff questionnaires or employee satisfaction surveys – call them what you will, but the end result is the same. The fact is, employee surveys are a great tool for harvesting feedback from staff and are a sure-fire...

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How To Get A Raise: Essential Do’s And Don’ts

How To Get A Raise: Essential Do’s And Don’ts

Do you feel as though your contributions are being undervalued by your employer? Are your peers earning more money than you? Do you believe you’re not being paid as much as you deserve? If the answers to these questions are yes, then what’s the best way to broach the...

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Employee Motivation: Do You Know What Makes Your Staff Tick?

Employee Motivation: Do You Know What Makes Your Staff Tick?

In today’s competitive marketplace, any advantage you can muster over the competition is worth investigating, right? Employee motivation and knowing how to get the best out of your workforce is one of those areas that can yield quite significant gains and yet it’s a...

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Engaging Generation X: The Forgotten Generation

Engaging Generation X: The Forgotten Generation

Squeezed between old school Baby Boomers and tech-savvy Millennials, Generation X is an oft-forgotten generation. Nowhere is this truer than in the workplace, where Generation X struggles to stay engaged in an era of heated political debate, rapidly changing...

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Mindfulness In The Workplace: Practical Ways To Introduce It

Mindfulness In The Workplace: Practical Ways To Introduce It

It seems as though everyone is currently jumping on the mindfulness bandwagon: from Google through to Nike. But is it just another trendy fad or could there be something in it? If the notion of mindfulness conjures up an image of yoga mats, incense burning or mantra...

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7 Ways to Make Employee Workstations Safer with Ergonomics

7 Ways to Make Employee Workstations Safer with Ergonomics

If your employees are working at their desks all day, every day, it’s important to ensure adequate ergonomic procedures are in place for their safety. Prolonged sitting, in conjunction with bad posture and positioning, can be detrimental to a worker’s health and...

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