Employee Benefits Buzz: News and Trends for the Week of 7/6/2015

4.29.2015 Work Relationships

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News:

Is Your Organization Unhealthy?: 5 common worksite wellness pitfalls

http://www.hr.com/en/magazines/benefits_wellness_essentials/june_2015_employee_benefits_wellness/is-your-organization-unhealthy-5-common-worksite-w_ibhi9fyy.html

Hiring Wisdom: Information and Engagement Go Hand in Hand

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/hiring-wisdom-information-and-engagement-go-hand-in-hand/

Obesity should be our biggest health focus, says Dr. Oz

http://www.benefitspro.com/2015/07/01/obesity-should-be-our-biggest-health-focus-says-dr

Top 10 reasons you should implement wellness

http://www.benefitspro.com/2015/06/30/top-10-reasons-you-should-implement-wellness

Telehealth expected to soar

http://www.benefitspro.com/2015/06/30/telehealth-expected-to-soar

The odd new employee benefits coming to American workplaces

http://qz.com/442670/the-odd-new-employee-benefits-coming-to-american-workplaces/

NEW RULES FOR OVERTIME PAY: BLESSING OR CURSE FOR BUSINESS?

http://www.fastcompany.com/3048062/fast-feed/new-rules-for-overtime-pay-blessing-or-curse-for-business

Flexible working and holiday most important perks for staff

http://www.employeebenefits.co.uk/benefits/healthcare-and-wellbeing/flexible-working-and-holiday-most-important-perks-for-staff/107137.article

Survey: Are workplace wellness programs a fad or here to stay?

http://www.healthcaredive.com/news/survey-are-workplace-wellness-programs-a-fad-or-here-to-stay/401568/

Workplace Wellness and the Office Sector

http://www.globest.com/news/12_1144/national/colliers/Workplace-Wellness-and-the-Office-Sector-359392-1.html

Mental illness in workplace costs companies millions each year

http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2015/07/06/Mental-illness-in-workplace-costs-companies-millions-each-year

Broker/Sales News:
Aetna, Humana merger offers potential positives and negatives for employers

http://ebn.benefitnews.com/news/health-care/aetna-humana-merger-offers-potential-positives-and-negatives-for-employers-2746816-1.html

Willis to merge with Towers Watson in $8.7 billion deal

http://www.benefitspro.com/2015/06/30/willis-to-merge-with-towers-watson-in-87-billion-d

People on the move: July 1, 2015 (Lockton)

http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2015/07/01/people-on-the-move-july-1-2015

Towers Watson (TW) Debuts New Software Integration Platform: ‘Towers Watson Unify’

http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/Towers+Watson+(TW)+Debuts+New+Software+Integration+Platform%3A+Towers+Watson+Unify/10688897.html

 

Work/Life and Concierge News:

How to find an IT job with better work-life balance

http://mashable.com/2015/07/06/it-work-life-balance/

THE FOUR SEASONS OF WORK-LIFE BALANCE

http://www.fastcompany.com/3048098/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/the-four-seasons-of-work-life-balance

U.S. has a lousy work-life balance

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/u-s-lousy-work-life-balance/

Millennials Want Work-Life Balance, Even if it Means Relocation

http://smallbiztrends.com/2015/06/millennials-want-work-life-balance.html

Student Assistance News

Solvay, Lyncourt schools offer counseling services after student’s death

http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/06/solvay_lyncourt_schools_offer_counseling_services_after_students_death.html

APSU named No. 21 for nontraditional student assistance

http://www.theleafchronicle.com/story/news/local/clarksville/2015/07/02/apsu-named-nontraditional-student-assistance/29645219/

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