Well-being

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 [...]

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.

Beyond Health Risks: Workplace Climate, Stress, Health and Sick Days

May 30, 2013|

The Issue: Employers seeking to improve workforce productivity have focused on reducing health risks while often paying scant attention to how workplace climate contributes to both health and to absence. In this IBI research, we find that: Evidence: Using data over three years from a nationally-representative survey of employed adults, IBI investigated the direct [...]

Multi-Study Spotlight: Psychosocial Factors and Productivity

May 23, 2013|

h2. Spotlight on article published in h2. "+Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy+":http://www.ifau.se/en/Research/Publications/Working-papers/2012/The-relationship-between-psychosocial-work-factors-employee-health-and-organisational-production--a-systematic-review/ _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 [...]

Multi-Study Spotlight: The Economic Impact of Workplace Health Promotion and Wellness Programs

May 23, 2013|

h2. Spotlight on article published in h2. "+Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine+":http://journals.lww.com/joem/Abstract/2013/02000/A_Systematic_Review_of_the_Evidence_Concerning_the.15.aspx _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 [...]

Patient-Centered Medical Home Performance Metrics for Employers

Apr 1, 2011|

Employers increasingly recognize the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) as a means to improve workforce health and control healthcare costs. They need, however, consensus on the metrics to use to evaluate the impact of health and healthcare on quality, outcomes, cost, and workforce productivity. Using case studies and employer experience, the authors present the employer perspective [...]