Tag: ROI

How Important is it to Provide Training in Conjunction with a Wellness Program?

Training is an essential component of any wellness program. “The education part is big,” says Peggy Cretella, an instructional design manager with Business & Legal Resources. “If you educate people, you empower them to be in charge of their own health” and to make healthier choices. Cretella, who developed the content for the online Wellness […]

C-Suite Metrics for Compensation and HR

A metric is simply a way to quantify, measure, and track key performance indicators. Metrics can support decisions related to: Compensation programs Hiring and retention Succession planning Employee performance Training Allocation of resources Technology purchases Outsourcing A Business Approach Metrics typically describe the current situation, compare current numbers with previous years’ or with a competitor’s […]

Creating wellness programs that work: 6 essential components

Creating a wellness program that works can seem like a daunting task. How do you get employees to participate? How do you keep costs in check and ensure it creates cost savings? You may be surprised to learn that there are only 6 essential components to creating a wellness program that really works.

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8 Steps to Conflict Resolution

Now that we’ve established how managing conflict is critical to the overall success of your business, today’s Advisor provides you with a simple eight-step conflict resolution process that you can train your employees to use for resolving any type of workplace conflict.

Warning Signs of Ethical Dilemmas

During ethics training, employees should gain a thorough understanding of company policy, as well as the importance of maintaining an ethical workplace. Here are some practical guidelines for ethics training: Introduce new employees to the organization’s ethics policies and standards during their orientation period. Make sure that all employees—old and new—get awareness training that introduces […]

How to Balance the Power of Leadership

Sometimes people confuse leadership with power. Leaders are often portrayed as hard-driving, hardnosed, and headstrong. And many good leaders have those qualities to be sure. But it takes both force and influence to lead others effectively. The two approaches complement each other and create a powerful, yet adaptable force for action. Good leadership always balances […]

Pay-for-Performance—Is Management Willing?

Green, who is a principal at Hay Group, offered her tips at a recent webinar sponsored by HRHero/BLR. In yesterday’s Advisor, she suggested that compensation managers ask three key questions before launching a pay-for-performance program. [Go here for Question 1] Question 2. Is Management Willing to Differentiate? At the heart of pay-for-performance is paying higher […]

Wellness Discounts of $60-$120/Month Drive High ROI

Jeppesen and Dent made their comments at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exhibition held recently in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jeppesen, who is SPHR certified, is senior VP, Human Resources of Larry H. Miller Group of Companies; Dent is a senior consultant for ACAP Health in Dallas Texas. Costs of Health Care with Wellness in Place […]

Don’t Be Afraid of Social Media: Smart and Simple Ways To Use These Tools for Benefits Communication

by Jennifer Benz Social media is the buzz at every corporate communications or HR conference, and the tools are growing more quickly than anything else online. Yet few companies are effectively integrating these tools into their benefits or strategic HR communications. Many companies are paralyzed because they don’t understand the tools, or they assume social […]

Travel Incentive Competition Boosts Productivity, Retention

At some companies, worthwhile projects fall by the wayside due to lack of sufficient time and resources. Not so at eni, where teams of employees who successfully complete special projects are rewarded with a companywide, all-expenses-paid trip to an exotic location. How It Works The travel incentive program was implemented more than a decade ago […]