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.

Powerful Female Leaders Headline Workforce Strategy
May 29, 2019

Powerful Female Leaders Headline Workforce Strategy

Two fierce women will light up the stage at Workforce Strategy 2019: Dr. Kyra Bobinet and Alexandra Drane. Both are known for challenging the status quo and transforming organizational cultures, and like the title of Krya’s session—they are badass.

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Having an Agile Global Benefits Vision Is Key to Strategic Workforce Planning
May 21, 2019

Having an Agile Global Benefits Vision Is Key to Strategic Workforce Planning

When conducting global workforce planning in an uncertain world, some things are certain - the workforce of the future is changing, and disruption is inevitable. A company’s benefit strategy has often been a core component of the employee value proposition and fundamental for efforts to attract and retain talent. In today’s diverse and multigenerational workforce, companies need the agility to change quickly and communicate effectively with different personas. 

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Telework: A Business Solution or Pain Point?
May 16, 2019

Telework: A Business Solution or Pain Point?

For employees, the benefits of telework are clear: It saves time and money. Telework has also attracted the attention of employers, interested in reducing costs associated with absenteeism, real estate and employee turnover. And beyond individual and business priorities, telework has the potential to alleviate top global concerns by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, traffic congestion and pollution.

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The Legal Minefield of Global Benefits
May 13, 2019

The Legal Minefield of Global Benefits

What it means to be a global multinational company has evolved over the years. With that, global benefits professionals have had to evolve as well. Yesterday, simply having employees in locations outside your country of headquarters may have been enough to call yourself global.

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The Issues of Mental Health and Well-being
May 9, 2019

The Issues of Mental Health and Well-being

Mental health issues pose considerable challenges for societies, workplaces and individuals around the world, and they’re not going away anytime soon. In Mexico, the number of deaths due to mental disorders increased by 33% between 2008 and 2014.

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Global Emergency Preparedness: Be Ready When Disaster Strikes
May 1, 2019

Global Emergency Preparedness: Be Ready When Disaster Strikes

Pandemics. Political instability. Natural Disasters. In today’s world, it is important to prepare your workforce for the unexpected. As a health, well-being or benefits leader, understanding your role in Global Emergency Preparedness is essential to ensure your company’s plan effectively assists employees in an emergency, and allows for business continuity. 

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Flashback: Insights from Your Favorite Sessions at Workforce Strategy
April 24, 2019

Flashback: Insights from Your Favorite Sessions at Workforce Strategy

A favorite speaker from Workforce Strategy 2018 was Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at London Business School. He taught us the ‘100 Best Companies to Work for in America’ outperformed their peers by 2.3%-3.8% per year from 1984-2011 (89%-184% cumulative). This striking evidence demonstrates that investing in the employee experience is a smart business decision.

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