EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BUZZ: NEWS AND TRENDS FOR THE WEEK OF 8/10/2015

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News:

Invisibility cloak shrouds workplace wellness programs

http://fleetowner.com/blog/invisibility-cloak-shrouds-workplace-wellness-programs

Why Is Pregnancy Such A Touchy Subject In Employee Wellness Health Assessments?

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/why-is-pregnancy-such-a-touchy-subject-in-employee-wellness-health-assessments/

People Quit Jobs For Careers, But That’s Also Why They Take Them

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/people-quit-jobs-for-careers-but-thats-also-why-they-take-them/

How Much Does Financial Stress Impact Your Employee’s Time At Work?

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/how-much-does-financial-stress-impact-your-employees-time-at-work/

Is Your Company’s Employee Wellness Program Right for You?

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2015/08/10/is-your-companys-employee-wellness-program-right-for-you

How Top Companies Are Engaging Employees in Their Wellness Program

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kirsi-paalanen/how-top-companies-are-engaging-employees-in-their-wellness-program_b_7957378.html

Communications ‘disconnect’ hinders workplace wellness programs, Brodeur survey suggests

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/communications-disconnect-hinders-workplace-wellness-programs-brodeur-survey-suggests-300124038.html

 

Broker/Sales News:

The New Mr. Mom: A new survey finds more than half of young new fathers are taking advantage of their employers’ parental-leave policies

http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/view/story.jhtml?id=534359117

Here’s the kind of pay raise you can expect next year

http://money.cnn.com/2015/08/10/pf/pay-raise/

Towers Watson launches employee benefits insurance agency in Japan

http://www.employeebenefits.co.uk/home/towers-watson-launches-employee-benefits-insurance-agency-in-japan/107313.article

Brokers played essential role with 2015 ACA open enrollment

http://ebn.benefitnews.com/news/health-care-reform/brokers-played-essential-role-with-2015-aca-open-enrollment-2747055-1.html

Netflix gives parents up to a year of paid leave

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/08/05/netflix-giving-new-parents-year-paid-leave/53Ff9RXak8dy3MsgFEUWRL/story.html

 

Work/Life and Concierge News:

For Passionate People Sick of Being Told About Work-Life Balance

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-probert-mpt/for-passionate-people-sick-of-being-told-about-work-life-balance_b_7956938.html

Slack Is Great, But Will It Destroy Any Semblance of Work/Life Balance We Have Left?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-probert-mpt/for-passionate-people-sick-of-being-told-about-work-life-balance_b_7956938.html

8 Things Employees Want Managers to Do for a Healthy Work-Life Balance

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-zack-yaste/8-things-employees-want-m_b_7950508.html

Paid parental leave should be U.S. law — not just a company perk

http://fortune.com/2015/08/10/paid-parental-leave-netflix-microsoft/

Pet-Grooming at Work, and Other Trendy Perks

http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-america/workforce/pet-grooming-at-work-and-other-trendy-perks-20150810

9 company perks every millennial wants (and expects)

http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/money/9-company-perks-every-millennial-wants-and-expects

INSIDE THE CREATIVE OFFICE CULTURES AT FACEBOOK, IDEO, AND VIRGIN AIRLINES

http://www.fastcompany.com/3049282/lessons-learned/inside-the-creative-office-culture-at-facebook-ideo-and-virgin-airlines

Student Assistance News

DOJ Launches Website To Advise Colleges On Sexual Assault

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/doj-campus-sexual-assault-website_55c37144e4b0f1cbf1e3dbb9?utm_hp_ref=college&kvcommref=mostpopular

Increasing demand for international students calls for career services improvements

http://www.educationdive.com/news/increasing-demand-for-international-students-calls-for-career-services-impr/403655/

These Groups Are Hoping To Help First-Generation College Students Make It To Graduation

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/first-generation-college-students-problems-dont-end-when-they-enroll-heres-what-can-be-done_55c3d75ce4b0d9b743db9913

Student mental health concerns prompt districts to hire social workers

http://www.oregonlive.com/beaverton/index.ssf/2015/08/student_mental_health_concerns.html

Tusculum College Student Support Services programs receive more than $2.5 million in grant funding

http://www.heraldcourier.com/workittricities/business_news/tusculum-college-student-support-services-programs-receive-more-than-million/article_a732068a-3d0d-11e5-b21c-a70f20cac839.html

Clinton Courts Silicon Valley With Higher Education Overhaul Plan

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregoryferenstein/2015/08/10/clinton-courts-silicon-valley-with-higher-education-overhaul-plan/

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