Business Group Blog

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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.

September 17, 2019

"From Bad to Badass": A Striking Kick-off to Workforce Strategy 2019

Workforce Strategy 2019’s first keynote—Kyra Bobinet—left the audience with a memorable message on moving From Bad to Badass.

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Hong Kong Emergency Preparedness
September 12, 2019

Hong Kong Emergency Preparedness

The recent protests in Hong Kong are making headlines worldwide and also prompting challenging circumstances for global employers. Within the last three months, mass demonstrations and an increased level of protests have led to arrests, road closures, blockades at the airport and train stations, and concerns about safe travel.

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Profits <u>and</u> Purpose: 192 Large Companies Commit to Investing in Employees
August 27, 2019

Profits and Purpose: 192 Large Companies Commit to Investing in Employees

In a statement released this month, nearly 200 CEOs fundamentally changed the definition of corporate purpose from shareholder primacy to one of corporate responsibility that benefits all stakeholders—customers, employees, suppliers, communities and shareholders. This new direction embraces modern principles of sustainability, transparency, diversity & inclusion and economic opportunity for all.

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5 Workplace Design Trends & Their Relationship with Well-being
August 13, 2019

5 Workplace Design Trends & Their Relationship with Well-being

What does the workspace of the future look like? The future of work is about flexibility, technology and the employee experience. These trends are driving companies to reshape the work environment and better align office design with their brand and culture. Workspace modernization also provides a unique opportunity to infuse health and well-being into the daily employee experience and elevate its role in your workforce strategy.

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Burnout Insights: A Conversation with Amit Sood, MD
July 30, 2019

Burnout Insights: A Conversation with Amit Sood, MD

New survey data from the Business Group and Optum reveal that 19 percent of employees say their employer supports them from getting burned out at work. Among those employees who don’t feel they get adequate support from their employer, 40 percent want help for “burnout at work.”

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Ebola State of Emergency
July 25, 2019

Ebola State of Emergency

The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, only the fifth time the designation has been used. Currently there are 2612 reported cases and 1756 reported deaths, making the year-old epidemic the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history

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