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Becoming a rising, resilient business
Employers are used to investing in benefits packages and health insurance as tools for attracting and retaining the right talent, but in the modern day, employees and society expect intelligent alignment with their needs, from social wellness to professional development and mindset growth. And those who do invest in their teams may stand to gain so much more.
Take a break: why it is important to create some distance between you and your work this summer
The summer is traditionally a time to take a well-deserved break from work – to recharge the batteries, to get a fresh perspective, and to maintain your resilience in the face of a continuously challenging world.
Why does workforce resilience matter in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)?
People are the core of every organisation and savvy deal makers know that a strong focus on people is paramount to the success of any transaction. As a result, human capital Due Diligence has become a critical part of any M&A process.
Long hours and burnout
Long working hours, increased workload and the pressure to perform elevate the risk of work-related stress — threatening to undermine the resilience of both individuals and organisations in the financial services sector.
Building an employee vaccination program? Start here
Employers are hoping that vaccinations will help us to a return to life in which it’s once again safe to work, travel and meet one another. How can they play a significant role in encouraging their workers to get vaccinated when they’re eligible.?
The 10 factors that fuel a resilient workforce
As the pandemic has challenged businesses, it’s also challenged the wellbeing of their employees, not just in terms of their physical health but their mental and financial wellness as well.
The wellbeing revolution: can data solve the health crisis?
With medical discovery and technology advancing at a rapid pace, some analysts predict that soon we could all live beyond our 100th birthdays. But a longer life does not necessarily mean optimal health.
The app will see you now: how companies are personalising health
From shopping to hailing a ride, with the click of a button or a swipe of a screen, technology has revolutionized our everyday lives. But can it change the way we address the global issue of declining health?
2021 Global Medical Trend Rates Report
Despite the pandemic, the high prevalence of employer-sponsored medical plans is expected to continue and provisions offered by these medical plans continues to expand. But how?
Coping with COVID: the impact on sandwich generation workers
The impacts of the pressures facing the Sandwich Generation can make their way into the workplace in the forms of absenteeism, decreased productivity or increased turnover. And women are bearing the brunt.
2021 Global Wellbeing Survey
Until now, the link between wellbeing and company performance has been unclear at best, but Aon’s 2021 Global Wellbeing Survey looks at the direct link between employee wellbeing and business performance.
The importance of workplace resilience: why should businesses care?
The world of work is ever-changing, and the COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense upheaval and catalysed new ways of working. We take a look at why resilience is so important to businesses - and how companies can help build resilient workforces.
Continued lifestyle risks drive up medical costs and increase the need for resilience
Medical costs are continuing to rise, and demand for medical services is predicted to return to normal in 2021. What can employers do to manage their medical, health and wellbeing costs?
How great coaches build brilliant habits
Positive habits are not built overnight. But with inspirational leadership, can organisations play a more fundamental role in improving the health and wellbeing of their employees? We explore the role managers can play in coaching their people to achieve personal and professional ambitions, and in doing so, build healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
The secrets of nutrition and improved mental performance
Food – we all know it is the fuel our bodies need to maintain our energy levels. But do you know the role it plays in supporting your brain function too? Whether it is brain fog, the post-lunch slump, or a caffeine crash; what we eat can impact our performance, productivity, sleep, and mood – so it is important to learn how to use it to our advantage.
The physiological repercussions of coronavirus on home workers
The COVID-19 pandemic forced millions of people to retreat to their homes as countrywide lockdowns were enforced overnight. But what is the impact of this adjustment? And with so many expected to work from home for the foreseeable future, how can we learn to not just cope, but thrive as we adapt to a new way of working?
The cost of staying fit
When it comes to your retirement, what do you want your life to look like? We are guessing that whatever your plans, health and wealth are an important feature of your vision for the future. With these crucial aspects so interconnected, we explore why maintaining a healthy approach to both fitness and finance today can positively impact your future plans.
9 tips to help your employees combat workplace pressures
Work-related pressure is not always a negative force in the workplace it can actually help to boost productivity, build resilience, and enhance focus and motivation. However, it can also become an issue when the demands placed on people exceed their resilience threshold, having a detrimental impact on their productivity, performance, and overall wellbeing. To strike the right balance follow our nine tips to help your employees handle pressure.
Making fitness fit — physical health for high performers
In high-pressure environments, exercise could be the key to greater productivity and increased wellbeing but how can you support time-impoverished employees to make fitness fit? We explore different approaches to ensuring that your workforce can find time to improve their physical performance, alongside their employee performance.
You are what you eat: filling your cupboards with the good stuff
Working from home has, for many, changed our eating and shopping habits – some for the better, others for the worse. With greater numbers of us working from home either permanently or more frequently, we explore how filling your cupboards with better produce, shopping smartly and planning your meals can help you eat better and waste less.
Are you sitting comfortably? Well, then it is probably time you stood up and moved.
So much of our modern lives involve sitting. In fact, if you took the time to count how much of your day you spent sitting down you would probably be surprised by just how high that number is; even as we work from home. In this article we explore why standing up could be the most important step you take this week and how technology can help get you moving.
Why wealth benefits are a prerequisite to health benefits
As wealth disparity increases, economic crises abound, and unemployment is always a possibility, employees are becoming more in need of financial support. Getting the fundamentals of prevention, intervention, and education in place can reduce the health and wealth gap, as well as creating an employer brand people potentially flock to.
The benefits you would never think of
An above-average pension package, a subsidised gym membership, and maybe if you are lucky, a ping pong table. It is safe to say that many benefit packages are suffering from a homogeneity that leaves little differentiation. So organisations are reimagining their traditional benefits package in order to attract and, more importantly, retain the best talent.
Health in a heatwave — keeping cool at work and at home
As the mercury rises in the sweltering heat of summer, so too can office tensions and discomfort. While office air conditioning debates may be on hold for many this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic changing where we work, summer in our new working environments may be even more difficult than normal.
Bringing micro-moments of recovery into the office: your guide to being zen at work
What if we could find little moments within our days to build in some mental recovery? We have all heard of mindfulness, but do we actually know how to practise it? And do we even have the time?
Forming new habits in 100 days
The desire to change our behaviours in order to optimise health, energy, productivity, happiness and success are common goals that unite us. However, changing old habits and maintaining new ones, as you have probably discovered, is hard. And there is a good reason why.
The 12 changes you can make to your diet that will improve your health and your wallet
While you really cannot put a price on good health, there are well founded financial gains to be made through taking a more proactive approach to the nutritional value of your diet. That change itself is not often easy, but we explore 12 ways in which through a mix of diet and lifestyle adjustments you can stand to improve your health and wealth.
Using technology to reach those most in need of benefit
As the ways used to send information to employees increase, how do we break through the noise and distractions to ensure they are engaged with the right benefits and support? Find out how behaviour change can help employees and employers alike, and the apps available that can enable more productive lifestyles.