Impact of COVID-19 on Employee Mental Health: Executive Summary and Employer Guidance

To help employers better understand and support the mental health needs of their employees, IBI conducted an analysis of the impact of work disruptions of COVID-19. Three research questions guided the analyses: How do work disruptions – being on leave, teleworking within the household, and having children home from school – affect mental health? How [...]

Managing Pain and Treating Musculoskeletal Conditions: A PCORI-Sponsored Conference on the Use of Patient-Centered Evidence and Best Practices at Worksite Health Centers

With sponsorship from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the CWHP and the National Association of Worksite Health Centers (NAWHC) hosted a virtual symposium on preventing pain and musculoskeletal conditions (MSK), research on managing and treating pain, and integrating providers for improved outcomes. Central to the event was the presentation of findings from PCORI-sponsored research [...]

Making a Culture of Health Actionable for Employers

Efforts to improve workforce health and productivity by emphasizing a corporate “culture of health” may bolster efforts to improve participation in workplace health and wellbeing programs. IBI reviewed the existing peer-reviewed research literature on the topic of organizational culture and program participation – giving additional attention to studies that provide insights into the impact on [...]

Employers Top Information Needs

IBI’s Annual Forum is the premiere professional gathering for business intelligence about workforce health and productivity. The March 2017 Forum in San Francisco once again showcased thought leadership, expert guidance, and rigorous analysis focused on how investments in workforce health can improve employers’ business performance. The success of the Forum does not happen by accident—everything [...]

Planning for the Future Workforce Leave Patterns Across Generations – Executive Summary

While most “Baby Boomers” will leave the workforce in the next decade, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that by 2024, one in five American workers will be age 55 or older. The aging workforce will pose a challenge for employers’ human capital management strategies as well as their efforts to support their employees’ [...]

The Value of Disability Return To Work Executive Summary

IBI surveyed 256 human resources and benefits managers about their company’s return-to-work (RTW) resource and matched responses to their company’s short-term disability (STD) claims outcomes in IBI’s Health and Productivity Benchmarking system. This executive summary briefly provides an overview of the findings: The good news: Companies with RTW resources saw bigger year-over-year declines in their [...]

And Baby Makes Three (Months Off) Executive Summary

As of 2015, only 12% of U.S. workers had access to paid family leave. However, announcements of generous paid leave benefits by some high tech and financial services firms, followed by legislative actions in areas of San Francisco and New York, pushed the discussion into the national spotlight. IBI conducted in-depth interviews with human resources [...]

Putting the Pieces Together: Linking Health and Business Performance Measures – Executive Summary

Organizations know they need high-performing human capital in order to achieve business objectives, but investments like recruitment and training can't produce value when illness keeps employees away or prevents them from putting in their best performance. In a pilot survey of 86 participants, IBI found that two-thirds of their organizations have information on human capital [...]

FMLA: What are the Real Opportunities for Improvement? – Executive Summary

Employers face challenges in managing lost work time under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – particularly leave days that are taken intermittently and without prior notice. An employee’s request for FMLA leave also is an early indicator of an elevated risk for a later short-term disability claim. Adding to the complexity, employers that are [...]

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