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1. JoinJade: Employers Addressing Hepatitis B Stigma, Prevention and Care

Hepatitis B is a virus that causes up to 80% of liver cancer worldwide. It most often impacts people of working age between 35-65 years old.

Tags: Hepatitis B, Global, JoinJade
2. 3 Employer Approaches to Purchasing EAP Around the World

Typically, employers either prefer to implement a single global EAP supplier or utilize a variety of regional or local vendors around the world. The argument for a single vendor includes broad geographical coverage, ease of communication, centralized account management and standard data reporting.

Tags: Hepatitis B, Global, JoinJade
3. Defining the Governance Process for Global Benefits

It’s important that a governance structure for benefits be in sync with the overall mission and goals of a company. What is at stake, among other things, is a company's fiscal health. Employers want to secure their employees’ health and well-being consistently across their operations in different local and global markets.

Tags: global, governance, cost control
4. Addressing Stress in the Global Workforce

According to the World Health Organization, “work-related stress is the response people may have when presented with work demands and pressures that are not matched to their knowledge and abilities and which challenge their ability to cope. Stress occurs in a wide range of work circumstances, but is often made worse when employees feel they have little support from supervisors and colleagues, as well as little control over work processes.”

Tags: mental health, stress, resilience, global
5. Do We Need an On-Site Clinic in Timbuktu?

The decision to open an occupational or medical on-site health clinic in a given country is a multifaceted one. There are regulatory, external and internal issues to consider, and questions and answers will differ by company and by location.

Tags: global, on-site clinics, occupational health & safety
6. Top 5 Tips for Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS Insurance Coverage Worldwide

Despite great progress on HIV/AIDS-related research, advocacy, and workplace initiatives, very little attention has historically been focused globally on HIV/AIDS and insurance coverage, particularly in the private market. Private insurance is important because it can improve employees’ access to effective HIV testing and treatment.

Tags: global, HIV/AIDS
7. Preventing COPD Through Tobacco Cessation Programs

November 16 is World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to progressive, incurable lung diseases (e.g., emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, etc.). Symptoms include difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, chronic cough, wheezing, and chest tightness. The main risk factors for COPD include tobacco smoking, indoor or outdoor air pollution, or exposure to occupational dusts and chemicals.

Tags: tobacco, well-being, global, disease prevention
8. Raising Diabetes Awareness in the Workplace

This year’s theme is Eyes on Diabetes. It focuses on early screening for type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications. Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.

Tags: diabetes, global, well-being
9. Building a Multi-Generational Workforce Benefits Strategy

At no other time in history have we had people across so many different age groups co-existing in the workplace: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials. By 2017, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, U.K. and the U.S. will have at least 40% of employees aged 50 and older. They are predicted to retire within the next 10 years. This mass exit will lead to a shortage of senior and skilled workers. The millennial generation will not be able to fill all the open positions left by the retirees.

Tags: global, job satisfaction, multi-generational workforce
10. The Critical Link Between Leadership and Employee Engagement in Global Wellness Success

To bolster engagement in and sustainability of wellness and/or well-being programs, employers have to build a strategy that recognizes the importance of stakeholder buy-in at all levels.

Tags: global, engagement, well-being

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