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  • Why ex-employees are a data security menace

    October 20, 2014

    A new report from business applications cloud-hosting vendor Intermedia, which contracted with Osterman Research to survey employees who recently left companies, finds they commonly retain some degree of access to corporate information.


  • 6 dimensions of well-being in the workplace

    October 20, 2014

    Companies are waking up to the fact that supporting the emotional, physical and cognitive health of their employees makes sense — and affects their bottom line.


  • 5 reasons wearable wellness is here to stay

    October 16, 2014

    Whether it’s Fitbit, Jawbone UP, Apple Watch or even Google Glass, consumer demand for wearable technology is at an all-time high. Amy McDonough, Fitbit’s director of wellness, shares five reasons wearable fitness technology is not just a fad and what each trend means for employers and employees.


  • 4 ways to combat stress

    October 14, 2014

    Open enrollment is one of the busiest times of year for benefit managers. But don’t let the stress of the season get you down. Use these four strategies to fight back against the ill effects of stress.


  • 8 flu shot myths debunked

    October 10, 2014

    A study conducted by the Trust for America’s Health found that one in five Americans (62 million) get the flu each year. Despite the numbers, fewer than half of Americans (45%) got a flu shot during the 2012-2013 flu season.


  • Wearable devices: Future of wellness or just a fad?

    October 9, 2014

    Wearable wellness is here to stay, yet precisely how the devices will affect employer programs remains to be seen.


  • 3 ways to counsel employers through an employee's depression-related return to work

    October 7, 2014

    Commentary: October is National Depression Awareness Month. Jeff Guardalabene, a mental health case manager with Standard Insurance Company, offers these tips on how to help your employer clients navigate this important but often uncharted territory.


  • 10 ways to be more memorable

    October 6, 2014

    Tips to help benefit advisers, benefit managers, and other benefit professionals stand out (in a good way).


  • The best of Benefits Forum & Expo

    October 6, 2014

    EBN’s annual Benefits Forum & Expo, held last week in Boca Raton, Fla., included a special focus on wearable wellness and an inspirational keynote address from marathon swimmer Diana Nyad. In case you missed the event, here’s our coverage.


  • Trick or treat: Boost engagement and loyalty with creative perks

    October 2, 2014

    What tricks and treats do you have lined up for your employees to help them manage the frequently conflicting personal and professional priorities that arise during the holiday season?


  • From the ocean to the office: Never, ever give up

    October 1, 2014

    As the obesity epidemic and overall sedentary lifestyle continue to cripple the American workforce – drastically increasing health care costs – consider the inspirational words of Diana Nyad. The record-holding swimmer, who accomplished a near-impossible swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla., centers on one key message to help jump start the population: "Never, ever give up."


  • Benefits innovation ‘stuck in neutral’

    September 30, 2014

    In a world where instant gratification and customization are a way of life, workplace wellness programs haven’t kept pace, says Scott Haverlock, senior manager, talent & total rewards with Niagara Bottling, Inc. and a keynote speaker at this year’s Benefits Forum & Expo.


  • 7 ways to keep your sanity during open enrollment

    September 30, 2014

    ‘Tis the open enrollment season in the benefits world. For many benefit managers, that means stress, panic and very long days (and nights). But there are ways to make this time of year less frantic and more productive.


  • Do workplace wellness programs adequately address stress?

    PODCAST | September 26, 2014

    Dr. Leena Johns, senior global health care consultant with MetLife Global Employee Benefits, addresses why workplace culture is equally important in combating the effects of stress as reactive wellness programs.


  • Top 10 companies for working parents

    September 25, 2014

    The organizations on Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies nurture employees’ careers with benefits such as flex time, advancement programs and paid leave to new parents.



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