EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BUZZ: NEWS AND TRENDS FOR THE WEEK OF 8/3/2015

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News:

Opportunity Cost, Or What I Learned About Employee Satisfaction From SNL

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/opportunity-cost-or-what-i-learned-about-employee-satisfaction-from-snl/

The average worker loses 11 days of productivity each year due to insomnia, and companies are taking notice

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2015/07/30/the-average-worker-loses-11-days-of-productivity-each-year-due-to-insomnia-and-companies-are-taking-notice/

Why Are 85% Of German Employees Disengaged At Work?

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/why-are-85-of-german-employees-disengaged-at-work/

The 4 Biggest Complaints Candidates Have About Recruiters

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/the-4-biggest-complaints-candidates-have-about-recruiters/

The Four Big Reasons Why 99% Of People Quit Their Jobs

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/the-four-big-reasons-why-99-of-people-quit-their-jobs/

Hearing health should be a workplace wellness priority

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/lifestyles/health/hearing-health-should-be-a-workplace-wellness-prio/nm4FN/

Why financial education should be a pillar of any wellness program

http://ebn.benefitnews.com/news/practice-management/why-financial-education-should-be-a-pillar-of-any-wellness-program-2747008-1.html

Broker/Sales News:

The brokers strike back, launch HR site to take on Zenefits

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2015/07/flock-online-human-resource-insurance-adp-zenefits.html

Buyouts increasingly the goal, Aon Hewitt finds

http://www.pionline.com/article/20150803/ONLINE/150809989/buyouts-increasingly-the-goal-aon-hewitt-finds

Shares of Towers Watson & Co. (NASDAQ:TW) Sees Large Inflow of Net Money Flow

http://www.moneyflowindex.org/shares-of-towers-watson-co-nasdaqtw-sees-large-inflow-of-net-money-flow-2/384418/

Has the role of benefit broker diminished?

http://ebn.benefitnews.com/news/practice-management/has-the-role-of-benefit-broker-diminished-2746945-1.html

Work/Life and Concierge News:

9 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Work-Life Balance

http://www.forbes.com/sites/salesforce/2015/07/31/9-thought-provoking-quotes-about-work-life-balance/

9 Company Perks Every Millennial Wants (and Expects)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gobankingrates/9-company-perks-every-mil_b_7897404.html

Paid Leave This Week: Millennial Dads Discover That Work-Life Balance is Hard

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/122442/paid-leave-millennial-dads-discover-work-life-balance-hard

Startups Ramp Up the Fun in Fierce Contest To Retain Talent

http://www.toptechnews.com/article/index.php?story_id=0030003DMQX6

We’re Making Life Too Hard for Millennials

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/opinion/sunday/were-making-life-too-hard-for-millennials.html

 

Student Assistance News:

College Students Are Paying More, But Many Schools Are Spending Less On Them

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jillcastellano/2015/08/03/college-students-are-paying-more-but-many-schools-are-spending-less-on-them/

Rise in college food banks linked to the economy and campus demographics

http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-higher-learning-food-20150803-story.html

The new millennial mystery: why young people with jobs are still living at home

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/07/31/this-new-millennial-mystery-is-terrible-news-for-ikea/

Five Reasons Why College Students Can Benefit From Legal Insurance

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/five-reasons-why-college-students-can-benefit-from-legal-insurance-300120810.html

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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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