In this fast-moving, informative and entertaining session, get the “why” and the “how” on worksite wellness. Come away with useful takeaways that can be applied immediately toward any worksite wellness initiative – whether you are just getting started or already have a robust worksite wellness program in place. After participating in this session, you’ll have what you need to convince senior leaders that worksite wellness is one of the best ways to mitigate costs AND enhance productivity. To ensure real results, you’ll come away with helpful tips to move any worksite wellness program from a “check the box” program to an “out of the box” program to achieve maximum benefits.
Many employers reduced their workforces to remain viable during the recession. As a result, they required high productivity and performance of their employees. Now employers need to retain their key contributors who possess important intellectual capital while attracting new talent to the organization to remain competitive as the job market provides more opportunities. Horizons Workforce Consulting, a division of Bright Horizons, in collaboration with Dr. Russell Matthews, from Bowling Green State University, completed a study in 2013 to demonstrate the impact on these critical business outcomes when employers provide child and elder care supports to their employees. Data will be shared regarding the impact of these supports on recruitment, retention, productivity, engagement, return to work after family leave, and well-being. Case studies will also be shared to bring the data to life.
In the Workplace Wellness Program Best Practices session we focus on global benchmarked workplace wellness programs as they are evaluated against the ten most important best practices. It addresses international trends that incorporate program design, strategy development, organizational change, program management and the evaluation of employee health, wellness and productivity outcomes. Based on real workplace wellness program case studies we address mission critical aspects that contribute to the success of any employee health promotion program. We share what thriving organizations do to develop, implement and manage their workplace health and wellness programs so that sustainable stakeholder value and triple bottom line results are created.
Workplace grief costs U.S. businesses billions of dollars a year in reduced productivity and increased errors and accidents, yet the word grief rarely shows up in reports. In The Hidden Annual Cost of Grief in America’s Workplace 2003 report, the keyword in the title of this report is the word "hidden." It is just that factor that has caused the problem to escalate to now unimaginable proportions and it is the essential reason that it is getting worse rather than better. In this presentation we will address the definition of grief, the grief/workplace connection, the cost of "presenteeism" to corporations and we will discover how managers and other employees can support coworkers who have experienced personal loss.