Heads of State and Government and High Representatives met at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and launched a set of 17 ambitious goals to achieve over a 15-year period, including goals for people, our planet and prosperity. How will these impact employee turnover in the remaining 8 years?
Very! Gallup reports that U.S. workers are among the most stressed in the world: 57% of North American workers (U.S. and Canada) report feeling increased stress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, compared with 43% globally. Experts predict that a focus on the health and wellness of employees will be a key predictor of future success.
Our CEO, Brian Galonek, gave the Keynote Address to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) virtual conference, outlining the strategic path to employee engagement, and how increased engagement impacts safety and wellness.
At this time of year many individuals and companies are exploring new or updated health insurance programs. Insurance companies offer significant benefits to companies that have documented wellness programs, so companies are making a significant investment in improving the health of their workforce. A study conducted by Fidelity revealed that over half of employers (56%) offer a wellness program to their global workforce, with 40% of the budget directed at incentives for employees to participate.
Just about everything we consume has a brand name on it, from our favorite breakfast cereal to the car we drive to the cellular service provider we choose and everything in between. A brand name tells us exactly what to expect when we buy that product or service or interact with that company. That’s why it’s SO important that we are true to our brand in every touch point with our customers, and also with our employees. Why would our reward & recognition programs be any different?
I am rapidly approaching my 10-year anniversary with my company. It’s a family-owned business so already has a friendly built-in quality about it that makes it feel familiar before you even get to know anyone. I have made lifelong friends over the years – some have left and keep in touch and some are still here alongside me.
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Hello from Fleet Safety in Schaumburg, IL! We have had a great show and heard about many interesting challenges related to driver safety. One of the things that has struck me the most about our visit is that so many people we have spoken with not only have driver safety concerns but also wellness concerns.