EMPLOYEE BENEFITS BUZZ: NEWS AND TRENDS FOR THE WEEK OF 8/24/2015

4.27.2015 Desk Meditation

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News:

Proper Wellness Takes Balance: Because wellness programs are so personal, communication is even more important than carrots and sticks to engage your employees.

http://www.workforce.com/articles/21537-proper-wellness-takes-balance

It’s Official: Millennials Are Now The Largest Part Of The U.S. Workforce

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/its-official-millennials-are-now-the-largest-part-of-the-u-s-workforce/

Recognition And Fair Pay Are Baseline Principles For Better Engagement

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/recognition-and-fair-pay-are-baseline-principles-for-better-engagement/

Wellness program measurements evolve

http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20150820/NEWS03/150829978/business-insurance-webinar-measuring-the-value-of-investment-in?tags=%7C63%7C70%7C329%7C302%7C257

A radical rethink of wellness programs

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/career-advice/life-at-work/a-radical-rethink-of-wellness-programs/article26031078/

This app lets you post anonymous messages, ease office tension

http://www.hindustantimes.com/wellness/this-app-lets-you-post-anonymous-messages-ease-office-tension/article1-1383607.aspx

Crow Wing Energized: Healthy food options at work can begin with as little as $100

http://www.brainerddispatch.com/news/3823828-crow-wing-energized-healthy-food-options-work-can-begin-little-100

Broker/Sales News:

Will your boss match Netflix’s yearlong paid leave?

http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/life/on-the-move/2015/08/21/netflix-offers-yearlong-paid-leave/32112697/

Shareholders sue Towers Watson over Willis merger

http://ebn.benefitnews.com/news/insurance-industry-news/shareholders-sue-towers-watson-over-willis-merger-2747135-1.html

Zenefits alternative gets broker endorsement

http://ebn.benefitnews.com/news/employer-strategies/zenefits-alternative-gets-broker-endorsement-2747143-1.html

Voluntary basics for businesses

http://www.benefitspro.com/2015/08/19/voluntary-basics-for-businesses

A Dozen Reasons The Netflix Maternity Leave Benefit May Be A Bad Idea

http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/a-dozen-reasons-why-the-netflix-maternity-leave-benefit-may-be-a-bad-idea/

 

Work/Life and Concierge News:

Two New Reasons You Seriously Need to Find a Work/Life Balance

http://www.shape.com/lifestyle/mind-and-body/two-new-reasons-you-seriously-need-find-worklife-balance

Employee Benefits, Perks & The In Betweens

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2015/08/23/employee-benefits-perks-the-in-betweens/

The Workplace Culture That Flying Nannies Won’t Fix

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/24/opinion/the-workplace-culture-that-flying-nannies-wont-fix.html?_r=0

STUDY: LACK OF WORK-LIFE BENEFITS HURTS EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE

http://associationsnow.com/2015/08/study-lack-of-work-life-benefits-hurts-employee-performance/

Incredible Company Perks: Top 5 Swag and Service-Based Perks

http://www.payscale.com/career-news/2015/08/incredible-company-perks-top-5-swag-and-service-based-perks

Facebook cofounder calls out tech industry for lack of work-life balance

http://money.cnn.com/2015/08/21/technology/dustin-moskovitz-work-life-balance/\

Student Assistance News

Curbing Sexual Assault Becomes Big Business On Campus

http://www.npr.org/2015/08/12/430378518/curbing-sexual-assault-becomes-big-business-on-campus

How to Help the Students With No Homes?

http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Help-the-Students-With/232549/

College is not the great equalizer for black and Hispanic graduates

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/08/17/college-is-not-the-great-equalizer-for-black-and-hispanic-graduates/

This Map Shows How Many More Students Are Living In Poverty Than 9 Years Ago

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/edbuild-poverty-schools_55d7ec51e4b0a40aa3ab1f94

Marin Voice: As higher education fees rise, more students fall through the cracks

http://www.marinij.com/opinion/20150822/marin-voice-as-higher-education-fees-rise-more-students-fall-through-the-cracks

BERKELEY NEWS: Wellness fee to increase Tang Center services, support sex assault prevention

http://www.dailycal.org/2015/08/23/wellness-fee-increase-tang-center-services-support-sex-assault-prevention/

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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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