Wellness programs have steadily grown in popularity in the last few years. According to a 2015 study by SHRM, 80% of all employers offer some form of preventative wellness services and information to their employees. These programs are even more popular in larger organizations; 92% of employers with 200 or more employees offer a wellness program.
The benefits of adopting a wellness initiative can include higher employee engagement, lowered healthcare costs, and a reduction in absenteeism due to illness. If your organization doesn’t have a program in place, or if you’re considering expanding it in 2017, here are some examples of the kinds of supports to consider implementing.
At the beginning of this year, we published an article predicting workplace trends to watch for in 2016. As hard as it is to believe, this year is already coming to a close, meaning it’s time to start looking toward what 2017 will hold for HR departments. There are some major changes afoot in workplaces that will continue to shift corporate culture in the next several years. Here’s what you should watch for in the coming year:
There’s nothing dull about Human Resources these days. This fall has boasted a lot of change and proposed legislation—some passed, others stalled or overturned. Rules are changing, deadlines are changing, technology is changing. And HR has to keep up. Good thing you’re here to get the updates on all-things-HR.