Webinar December 16: The Cost of Poor Health in the Workplace

Every year, chronic illnesses and injuries among the U.S. workforce cost employers billions of dollars due to absences and lost productivity. How much exactly? IBI recently updated its Full Cost Estimator (FCE), a proprietary online tool that analyzes the costs of poor health in the workplace including absence, disability, presenteeism, and opportunity costs. IBI's Research [...]

Cost of Poor Health Infographic (2019 Data)

Every year, chronic illnesses and injuries among the U.S. workforce cost employers billions of dollars due to absences and lost productivity. How much exactly? IBI recently updated its Full Cost Estimator (FCE), a proprietary online tool that analyzes the costs of poor health in the workplace including absence, disability, presenteeism, and opportunity costs. For every [...]

IBI Benchmarking Analytics: How has COVID-19 changed disability and leave patterns?

As of September 21, 2020, the United States had experienced nearly 7 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. To understand the broader impact of the pandemic on sick leave, we analyze the change in employers’ STD and FMLA leave experiences from January 1, 2020, through April 30, 2020, compared with their experiences over the same period [...]

Managing Health and Productivity in the Age of Coronavirus: The Professional Healthcare, Wellbeing and Absence Management View

Last updated: May 5, 2020 The Coronavirus Pandemic The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak beginning late in 2019 has reached pandemic proportions, affecting individuals, institutions, and businesses. Public health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have issued guidance for employers to help curb the transmission [...]

Impacts of Co-Workers’ Leaves

What Really Happens When a Co-Worker Takes Extended Leave? Perspectives From 538 Employees Productivity Implications for Employer Leave Strategies Several states and municipalities appear poised to adopt paid leave laws that cover most employees. To help employers design leave policies that sustain productivity with minimal impact to staff workloads, morale, and personnel costs, IBI surveyed [...]

IBI Benchmarking Analytics: 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 interactive map using FMLA leave data from 2011-2017. The map reports men’s and women’s [...]

Are More New Fathers Taking FMLA Leave for Bonding?

In July 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled that paid parental leave is separate from medical time off for childbirth and that employers that offer paid parental leave must do so for men and women on equal terms (sometimes referred to as the parity rule). This report looks to see whether more men [...]

IBI Leave Policy Benchmarking Presentation

Brian Gifford, IBI’s director of research and measurement, kicked off the 2018 DMEC Annual Conference in Austin and presented the latest findings from our Leave Policy Benchmarking Series. Dr. Gifford offered insight for employers on how their leave programs stack up against the competition. Attracting and retaining a workforce is even more critical in these [...]

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