Employee Benefits Buzz: News and Trends for the Week of 6/29/2015

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News:

Where Cultural Change in an Organization Really Comes From

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/where-cultural-change-in-an-organization-really-comes-from/

Hiring Wisdom: A Little Recognition Goes a Long Way

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/hiring-wisdom-a-little-recognition-goes-a-long-way/

Employee Engagement Should Be the End Goal, Not the Starting Point

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/employee-engagement-should-be-the-end-goal-not-the-starting-point/

Surprise! Survey Shows How Employee Recognition Landscape is Changing

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/surprise-survey-shows-how-employee-recognition-landscape-is-changing/

Which workplace benefits are on the rise (and which aren’t)

http://www.benefitspro.com/2015/06/29/which-workplace-benefits-are-on-the-rise-and-which

Will Gen X create a new type of retirement?

http://www.benefitspro.com/2015/06/24/will-gen-x-create-a-new-type-of-retirement

6 tips from a financial wellness ‘hackathon’

http://www.benefitspro.com/2015/06/22/6-tips-from-a-financial-wellness-hackathon

Boosting employee wellness engagement will require new incentives

http://ebn.benefitnews.com/news/health-care/boosting-employee-wellness-engagement-will-require-new-incentives-2746735-1.html

Benefits ‘ticket to the game’ of attraction, retention

http://ebn.benefitnews.com/news/employer-strategies/benefits-ticket-to-the-game-of-attraction-retention-2746741-1.html

Financial stress remains, despite improving economy

http://ebn.benefitnews.com/news/retirement/financial-stress-remains-despite-improving-economy-2746770-1.html

Values-based employee recognition programs gaining favor

http://ebn.benefitnews.com/news/employer-strategies/values-based-employee-recognition-programs-gaining-favor-2746752-1.html

Competitor News:

CIGNA (CI) Shares March Higher, Can It Continue?

http://www.zacks.com/stock/news/179910/cigna-ci-shares-march-higher-can-it-continue

Personalized wellness coaching for stress management (MHN)

http://mhnpulse.com/2015/06/23/personalized-wellness-coaching-for-stress-management/

Health Insurers Shine in Obamacare Era – Industry Outlook (OptumHealth)

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/health-insurers-shine-obamacare-era-181106716.html

David Ossip of Ceridian Named a Glassdoor Highest Rated CEO in 2015

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3349068

Tech CEO: Signs that you’re working too many hours (Limeade)

http://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/how-to/growth-strategies/2015/06/tech-ceo-signs-that-youre-working-too-many-hours.html

 

Broker/Sales News:

5 Inexpensive Benefits Millennials Value More Than Health Insurance (Aon Hewitt)

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/247750

New generation redefines retirement as older workers stay on job (Aon Hewitt)

http://www.miamiherald.com/living/article25725883.html

Top Growth Pick: Towers Watson & Co (NYSE:TW)

http://theenterpriseleader.com/stock-watch/top-growth-pick-towers-watson-co-nysetw/4326/

Lockton’s Denver Office Named a 2015 Fit-Friendly Worksite by American Heart Association

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/locktons-denver-office-named-a-2015-fit-friendly-worksite-by-american-heart-association-300106200.html

Founder’s son becomes vice chairman of Lockton Cos.

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2015/06/25/lockton-vice-chairman-ron-lockton.html

 

Work/Life and Concierge News:

Longer hours, lower wages, but happy? It’s the new work-life blend

http://www.today.com/health/longer-hours-lower-wages-happy-its-new-work-life-blend-t29246

Laserfiche keeps tech employees happy with focus on work-life balance

http://www.presstelegram.com/business/20150627/laserfiche-keeps-tech-employees-happy-with-focus-on-work-life-balance

How To Find Work/Life Bliss, Not Work/Life Balance

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2015/06/26/how-to-find-worklife-bliss-not-worklife-balance/

Trends that are reshaping your office, working at home

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/life/2015/06/28/trends-reshaping-office-working-home/29422539/

Work-life balance key to improving business productivity

http://www.wsandb.co.uk/wsb/news/2414923/work-life-balance-key-to-improving-business-productivity

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About ACI Specialty Benefits

ACI Specialty Benefits ranks in the nation’s Top-Ten providers of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), corporate wellness programs, student assistance, corporate concierge, and work/life services to corporations worldwide. ACI partners with clients to Perk Up employee engagement and performance with benefit programs that improve morale, productivity and the bottom-line. With a 95% customer retention rate and over 7 million lives covered. ACI remains a privately-owned specialty benefits corporation, headquartered in San Diego. For more information, visit www.acispecialtybenefits.com or call 800.932.0034.
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