The Bottom Line

with contributors from Associated Bank


How your PTO policy can help create a culture of health and wellbeing

Employee health and wellbeing is a hot topic these days in workplaces across the nation. Ultimately, employers want their employees to be healthy, engaged, and productive. Not only does this make the workplace more pleasant, but it helps keep health care and employer costs down.

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14 proactive strategies to avoid workers’ compensation claims

Most employers are well aware of the taxing cost of workers’ compensation insurance and how this burden can increase exponentially with claims. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates employers pay $1 billion per week for direct workers’ compensation costs. When factoring in indirect costs, such as training replacement employees, investigating the accident, and taking corrective action, the cost to an employer is a staggering amount.

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#GotTalent: Leveraging mobile recruiting strategies

As unemployment ratings improve and the hiring pendulum begins to swing back to pre-recession hiring demands, employers of all sizes are having to rethink their recruiting and hiring strategies. This is compounded by the changing workplace demographics as Baby Boomers plan for retirement and Millennials enter the workforce. As a result, employers are searching for effective strategies to recruit, engage, and retain their organization’s most valuable resource — employees.

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Help employees take control of their health and lower expenses

The toll that an unhealthy employee takes increases every year. Data from the 2014 employer survey “Purchasing Value in Healthcare” by the National Business Group on Health showed that, on average, each employee costs an employer $11,176 in a single year. This is an 8% increase from 2013.

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Turning work into a game is serious business

Gamification can help engage employees in their benefits, wellness, and other crucial areas. It’s a simple concept: When you make work fun, you can improve both productivity and employee morale.

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