Culture of Health + Safety

World Immunization Week: Making Vaccines Part of Your Workforce Health Strategy

Apr 30, 2020|

World Immunization Week: Making Vaccines Part of Your Workforce Health Strategy Carolyn Ho, IBI Communications Lead The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on how increasingly interconnected the world is and how important immunization is in protecting against infectious diseases. According to the World Health Organization, immunizations are estimated to prevent two to three million [...]

Happiness and the Bottom Line: The Happy Worker Prescription

Apr 12, 2016|

In this white paper, Lincoln Financial Group introduces the “Happy Worker Prescription.” Lincoln Financial Group reviews the research literature connecting employee happiness and productivity, explore the components of happiness, and describe why the findings are critical to employer success in the modern economic environment. Lincoln Financial Group concludes with a 10-step “prescription” for maximizing employee [...]

Short-Term Disability: The Window Of Opportunity

Apr 4, 2016|

Employers will experience the costs of health-related lost productivity (HRLP), regardless of whether they offer employer-sponsored health insurance to employees. However, they can take steps to create a workplace that supports employee productivity, helps keeps employees at work and ultimately reduces costs. Taking advantage of the window of opportunity presented by short-term disability is a [...]

What Every Employer Needs to Know – Key Success Factors for Hiring People with Disabilities

Feb 12, 2016|

As part of a two-year research partnership, The Hartford and the University of Kansas released a white paper in 2015 that outlined the critical nature of a strong partnership between a supportive employer and a motivated employee with a disability. With a focus on The Hartford's Ability Philosophy - a long held belief in what [...]

Health-Related Lost Productivity: The Full Cost Of Absence

Feb 11, 2016|

Traditionally, absence and disability management programs have been marketed with claims of increasing the productivity of the employer's workforce. The challenge is how to translate these programs and services into specific employer gains. In this paper, we explore the productivity loss caused by employees who are away from work for medical reasons (absence and disability). [...]

Ill Employees in Unsupportive Workplaces Have More Absences and Lower Performance

Jul 27, 2015|

IBI’s newest study shows that unsupportive workplace climates –where employees perceive unsafe working conditions, low respect and trust, poor variety and learning and high workload – are associated with higher absence and lower job performance among ill employees. This study shows the importance of developing supportive work climates that can enhance, rather than undermine, employers’ [...]

Best Practices for Supporting the Emotional Health and Well-Being of Your Employees

Jun 22, 2015|

On June 12th, IBI Executive Vice President Dr. Kim Jinnett presented findings on behavioral health and business-related outcomes at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Workplace Wellness Summit. Sandia National Laboratories provided practical how-to advice from an employer’s perspective around behavioral health improvements tied to job-relevant outcomes.

Multi-Study Spotlight: Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Business Cases

Dec 16, 2013|

Spotlight on article published in Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health IBI Spotlights call attention to important health and productivity findings from peer-reviewed work by external researchers. Unless otherwise stated, the authors are not affiliated with IBI, nor was the research executed on IBI’s behalf. IBI members are encouraged to obtain the original articles [...]

Multi-Study Spotlight: Economic Evaluations of Occupational Health and Safety

Oct 21, 2013|

Spotlight on article published in Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health IBI Spotlights call attention to important health and productivity findings from peer-reviewed work by external researchers. Unless otherwise stated, the authors are not affiliated with IBI, nor was the research executed on IBI’s behalf. IBI members are encouraged to obtain the original articles [...]