Read the latest thinking in workplace wellbeing, and find out the key areas you should consider in building a rising, resilient organization.
Embracing Inclusivity: How Benefits Design Can Unify A Diverse Workforce
With many types of communities represented within employee populations, especially at large national and multinational organizations, accommodating and recognizing diversity is a key business challenge. For organizations spread across different geographies and demographics, initiatives intended to be inclusive to one group may be interpreted as controversial by another. As a result, inclusive benefit design is not straightforward. So is it possible to find a solution that accommodates needs, satisfies the organization’s goals and brings employees together? And what’s the best way to approach the delivery of a common but flexible approach to health and wellbeing?
Why Caring For The Community Is Everyone’s Business
In the post-pandemic jobs market, prospective employees will be in a strong position. Many will have a number of employment options and offers to consider. Keeping this competitive marketplace for talent in mind, organizations that go beyond traditional benefits to demonstrate a positive impact on the communities surrounding them could be in a better position to successfully attract and retain high-level candidates. But is there more at stake than attracting talent when thinking about engaging with the community? And how should HR professionals make community part of their wellbeing strategy?
Optimizing Employees’ Physical Health in the Evolving World of Work
Healthy workers are more productive, less stressed and less likely to take sick leave. A workplace that encourages employees to be physically active and stay well helps to create a culture of wellbeing that is very attractive to current and prospective employees.
Flexibility First: How Personalized Benefits Enable Employees to Take Control of Their Wellbeing in the Post-Pandemic Workplace
COVID-19 has completely disrupted the workplace and forced employers to prioritize the health and wellbeing of employees like never before. While we don't yet know what the workplaces of the future will look like, one thing is certain. The post-COVID-19 workforce has a new set of wellbeing requirements centered on flexibility. Within this environment how can you design and deploy useful benefits that your workforce will want and need?
The Hidden Value of Adaptable Skills: How Employee Learning, Training and Development Can Build Workforce Resilience.
The pandemic disrupted the workplace like little else in memory. Employers and employees were forced to scramble, rapidly adapting and changing the way they operate. As we emerge into the new way of working, what lessons did COVID-19 teach businesses about learning and development (L&D)? And how can HR professionals use these lessons to create a culture of learning that improves employee wellbeing and builds workforce resilience?
Consistency Counts: Supporting Employee Wellbeing Alongside Corporate Purpose and Vision
Resilient workforces trust their employers to make good decisions. In order to look out for employees, you must be responsible and act in a way that has a positive impact on society.
Changing Expectations: How the Pandemic Has Affected What Employees Want From Their Benefits Programs
Employers have always had high expectations of their workforce. But in a highly competitive employment marketplace, employees across all age groups are demanding more of their employers than ever before. In an eventual post-pandemic environment, what can you do to keep ahead of these evolving expectations?
Healthy Habits: Encouraging Health-Positive Behaviors in Your Workforce
Health issues can affect an employee’s ability to perform at work, leading to lower productivity, increased sick days and a negative impact on the bottom line. So encouraging employees to be healthier as part of an overall wellbeing strategy makes good business sense. However, individual health is a highly personal and sensitive issue, so how do you make sure every employee feels included and supported in your health benefit programs?
The Rising Resilient: How Workforce Resilience Will Enable Businesses to Thrive
Building employee resilience is a complex process. It requires balancing many different factors, and the recipe for how to do it well is evolving — just as your people are. Businesses must step up and create the optimal environment for resilience to thrive. This means understanding the context and content for delivering effective total rewards, health, and wellbeing alongside the 10 factors the World Health Organization identifies as affecting and influencing the resilience of today’s workforce.
Money Matters: Support Your Employees’ Financial Wellbeing to Build a Resilient Workforce
Money worries can have a huge impact on employees’ ability to work well. Financial stress can lead to sleepless nights, anxiety, inability to focus, lower productivity and absenteeism. It’s clear that supporting the financial wellbeing of your workforce as part of an overall wellbeing strategy benefits them and your business. But since everyone’s financial situation is different, how do you ensure each employee feels supported in a way that’s tailored to their needs?
Why Employee Mental Health Should Be Top of the Agenda (And How to Get It There if It Is Not)
The value of supporting a workforce emotionally cannot be understated; a happier, healthier, and stronger workforce translates into improved employee productivity, reduced absence levels, and higher retention rates. Yet, many businesses are failing to make the strategic investment needed to protect the mental health of their employees.
2021 Global Wellbeing Survey
Until now, the link between wellbeing and company performance has been unclear at best, but Aon’s 2021 Global Wellbeing Survey looks at the direct link between employee wellbeing and business performance.
2020 U.S. Health Survey
Amidst concerns of uncertainty, Aon’s 2020 Health Survey showed business priorities shifting from using benefits to attract talent to drilling down on how to keep workers safe, productive and resilient.
Leveraging Employee Wellbeing as a Performance Strategy
Wellbeing isn’t some corporate fad; it’s about improving people’s health and their quality of life. And more and more employers are realizing that investing in their employees’ health and wellbeing is just smart business.
Are Your Employees Bogged Down With Student Loans? Three Ways to Help
With student loan assistance being the most sought-after benefit by most employees, employers have an opportunity to help boost the financial wellbeing of their workforce, as well as improve employee retention.
Not Sure Where to Start On Your DE&I Strategy? Begin With Employee Benefits
While employers increasingly realize that it’s business imperative to create a diverse and inclusive workforce, many don't know where to start. Taking a closer look at employee benefits may be the best first step for many.
Rethinking Benefits in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond
To better understand what’s ahead for Canadian employers, Aon's Rapid Response Survey asked business leaders to consider their benefits costs, priorities, and offerings in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing: How Employers Can Address and Activate Their Efforts
Many Social Determinants of Wellbeing (SDoW), the conditions that shape employee experiences, are beyond an employer’s control. But understanding their impact can help business leaders understand the needs of their workforce.