Research

IBI’s research explores the connections between people, productivity and performance (3Ps).

Because we have an integrated and holistic view of the 3Ps, it is rare that research or any asset type would focus exclusively on just one of them. Below you can see how we define each part of the 3Ps. IBI studies how these components are related to employer policies, practices and other solutions aimed at improving the connections between employee health and wellbeing and business performance.

IBI 3Ps - People

People

Attributes associated with people such as their health, social determinants, skills, behaviors, engagement levels and wellbeing are all key aspects of what describes an employee.

IBI 3Ps - Productivity

Productivity

A measure of the quantity and quality of a worker’s output over inputs (includes absence, presenteeism, disability leaves and other measures of work outcomes).

IBI 3Ps - Performance

Performance

A measure of business performance. IBI is interested in how healthy people contribute to business value and what employers can do to support the health and wellbeing of their workers and the health of their business.

In general terms, greater health and wellbeing for people helps them be more productive. Greater individual productivity leads to better overall business performance. The opposite is also true. An unhealthy person is less productive, which affects a company’s performance and its ability to achieve business goals.

IBI Benchmarking Analytics: How Do FMLA Bonding Leave Outcomes Differ by State?

May 29, 2019|

IBI Benchmarking Analytics Series: How Do FMLA Bonding Leave Outcomes Differ by State? As more states and local jurisdictions consider adopting paid family leave (PFL) laws, several IBI members have requested information about Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave outcomes across states with differing policies. To support these requests, we created an online [...]

IBI 2019 Agenda

Jan 2, 2019|

As we begin the new year, we would like to highlight the agenda that IBI’s Board of Directors and staff have created for 2019. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to discuss any of our initiatives. We look forward to working with you this year. Research [...]

IBI Benchmarking Analytics: Are More New Fathers Taking FMLA Leave for Bonding?

Sep 27, 2018|

IBI Benchmarking Analytics Series: Are More New Fathers Taking FMLA Leave for Bonding? IBI members frequently request information that is not included in the standard benchmarking reports. When IBI can provide an answer that may be of interest to other members, we make the results available in a series of analytic findings. In July [...]

New Report: Employer’s role in using research-based healthcare evidence

Sep 6, 2018|

Using research-based evidence in making health and health care decisions seems logical. Yet, the journey from the research setting to the provider’s office is convoluted, takes an inordinate amount of time and often doesn’t make safe passage at all. To make this process more effective, employers must be included in the discussion given their significant [...]

Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions: Migraine and Other Headaches

Jun 13, 2018|

Migraines are intense, frequent headaches that can last for hours and are often accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.  Other forms of severe, chronic headaches may be early indicators of a later migraine diagnosis—particularly in cases where symptoms result in disability lost work time.  Migraines not only [...]

Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions: Diabetes

Apr 10, 2018|

Diabetes is a metabolic condition that results in high levels of blood glucose. The most common form—type 2 diabetes—occurs as a result of impaired production of insulin. Diabetes occurs most often among older adults, particularly if they are overweight, obese, have high blood pressure or engage in little physical activity. If unmanaged, diabetes can [...]

Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nov 29, 2017|

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory autoimmune condition that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints. It not only degrades the quality of employees’ lives — it has business costs for employers and the economy at-large. Helping employees manage chronic illnesses remains one of the most viable strategies for reducing employers’ healthcare and disability [...]

IBI Benchmarking Analytics: FMLA Leave Durations for Hospitals In and Outside of California

Oct 30, 2017|

IBI members occasionally request information about disability leaves that is not included in the standard benchmarking reports. When IBI can provide an answer that may be of interest to other members, we make the results available in a series of analytic findings. The second in this series finds that FMLA leave durations for hospital employees [...]

Work, Stress and Health Conference

Jun 12, 2017|

IBI Research Director Dr. Brian Gifford and Research Associate Betty Zong presented at the International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, Work, Stress and Health 2017: Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities at the Hilton Minneapolis in Minnesota, June 7-10, 2017. This conference was convened by the American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and [...]