Engage Employees

Engaged students: A model for engaging employees?

Jul 10, 2018|

Employees know how to adapt when a co-worker is sidelined by illness: they pick up the slack where they can, help others fill in the gaps, or put things off until later. But do employees recognize the bigger impact of absences—day-in and day-out, across the entire organization—on their company's operations and how this makes it [...]

Resources for Mental Health Awareness: Supporting Employee Wellbeing and Performance

May 11, 2016|

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, the right time to learn how mental illness and job stress may affect your employees, their performance and your business. One in four Americans is affected by mental illness each year, and the World Health Organization says depression will be the costliest disease burden by 2020. When it comes [...]

Behavioral Health And The Workplace: Productivity Costs And Solutions

Apr 22, 2016|

Employers and their benefit advisers face a complex array of carriers and third-party administrators when attempting to choose absence and disability providers. In the past, these choices often hinged upon price alone. Recent research and surveys have demonstrated that employee absence and disability cost more than previously thought. The provider choice can ultimately have major [...]

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). [...]

Educate and Engage: Connecting with Millennials About The Importance Of Disability Protection

Feb 10, 2016|

During a time when voluntary coverage is playing a larger role in employers' benefit offerings, it is important to find ways to educate employees about the need for coverage. A smart enrollment strategy includes outreach to millennial employees, who may not understand the need for LTD coverage. This lack of understanding can translate to lower [...]

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.