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The Business Group Blog was created to share and discuss information about challenges and solutions to the health care benefits issues that large employers face today and tomorrow — such as controlling health care costs, reforming the health care delivery system, and engaging employees in their health and benefits — and will provide insight into national health policy issues. We hope you find this information useful and will consider subscribing to the blog and sharing any thoughts or ideas with us at blog@businessgrouphealth.org.

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1. Forget What You Know about Work & Family

The experience of the American family has changed drastically. Today, there are more dual-earner households, single parents and female breadwinners than ever before. By the same token, demographic shifts and technology breakthroughs have transformed the nature of work. It’s not surprising that work-life struggles are common.

It is, however, time to rethink what we know about work and family. As we recognize National Work and Family Month, let’s reflect on some of today’s work-life secrets and what you can do to stay ahead of the curve.

Tags: engagement, family-friendly, job satisfaction, caregivers, work-life balance, leave
2. Workforce Strategy Participants Are Inspired and Eager to Put New Ideas into Action

The future felt bright on the final day of the NBGH's Workforce Strategy Conference.

During The Rise of Women in the Workforce, Kristen Craft of Ovia Health shared hot-off-the-press employer survey data (now available at MotherhoodinAmerica.com) to illuminate areas of opportunities for forward-thinking businesses to better support women and families.

Tags: well-being, engagement, productivity
3. Workforce Strategy Equips Employers to Take Well-Being Programs to the Next Level

Speakers and participants brought their experiences from around the globe to the heart of Texas for the NBGH’s Workforce Strategy 2017. Today is the 2nd day of the annual conference where HR practitioners and business leaders learn how to take their well-being programs to the next level.

Tags: well-being, productivity, Performance, engagement
4. Live from Austin: It's the Workforce Strategy Conference

The NBGH team and hundreds of employers have convened in Austin, Texas for the nation’s premier event in employee health, productivity and well-being solutions—Workforce Strategy 2017.

Tags: well-being, engagement, productivity
5. Workplace Friendships Increase Productivity

Do you have a best friend at work? If so, chances are you’re more engaged in your job than your peers without one.1 You may even be more successful at engaging your customers or clients and produce higher quality of work.2  While it may seem counter intuitive to some, research shows that having strong social bonds with coworkers is associated with a number of positive business outcomes, including those mentioned above. In fact, research also indicates that even minor increases in social cohesiveness among employees can lead to large gains in productivity.3

Tags: job satisfaction, social connectedness, productivity, engagement
6. Personalizing Communications to Improve Employee Engagement

Today’s consumers have come to expect and demand increased personalization in their shopping experience, leading to greater sales, repeat visits and increased customer loyalty. Employers can take the same approach to using data and technology to personalize health and well-being communications in an effort improve the employee experience and increase engagement.

Employers can leverage the following process to create personalized messages:

Tags: communications, engagement
7. 10 Things to Think About When Developing a Wellness Champion Network

Large employers are increasingly utilizing networks of volunteer employees as an extension of their wellness staff, commonly called “wellness champions”. Their role is to help drive employee participation and engagement in wellness activities at the local level. 77% of large employers have been found to have some type of wellness champion network. While the size of champion networks varies greatly, 56% of employers have at least 50 wellness champions in their network.

Tags: well-being, engagement, corporate culture, physical health
8. 5 Key Takeaways from Business Health Agenda 2017

On March 29-31, over 500 HR/benefits and health care professionals came together in Washington, DC for the Business Group’s annual conference Business Health Agenda. This year’s conference focused on employee communication and engagement, innovation in health care and pharmacy delivery and health care policy and regulation. The following five key takeaways were gleaned from 3-day event.

Tags: behavioral health, engagement, Rx, value-based purchasing, public policy, consumer decision support, EAPs
9. 5 Key Insights from Benefit Leaders

As we do every year, the National Business Group on Health held its Employers' Summit on Health Care Costs and Solutions in January. The summit provides a forum for close to 100 benefits leaders to come together early in the health care planning cycle to reflect on last year’s initiatives, discuss strategy for 2017 and begin to plan for 2018 and beyond. It’s an opportunity to share ideas, to network and learn from peers, and to leverage best practices that employers can implement back in the office. 

Tags: health care costs, engagement, specialty pharmacy, ACA, payment & delivery reform, public policy
10. What Should Employers Look for In Mobile Health Apps?

The emergence of mobile health apps is giving consumers unprecedented ways of engaging in their health and well-being. More than 165,000 apps are currently available, with the majority focused on diet and fitness. Apps are also incredibly popular; almost 60% of consumers have downloaded at least one health app, and of those, a third use one every day. Employers can positively impact workforce health by recommending safe, effective, secure and user-friendly apps to employees.

Tags: engagement, well-being, communications, consumer decision support, social media

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