How can preventative benefits boost employee wellness?

Employers are increasingly focusing on bolstering employee health and wellbeing; this is not a surprise, especially when considering its far-reaching benefits for staff engagement and productivity. While group medical insurance remains a central part of employee benefits packages, the pendulum is swinging towards employee wellness with a strong emphasis on preventative benefits. Today’s Pacific Prime …

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Tackling presenteeism at the workplace with employee benefits

The cost of absenteeism is widely known. In fact, unscheduled absenteeism can conservatively cost businesses USD 2,650 for every salaried employee per year. It’s the more camouflaged counterpart, however, that is harder to quantify. According to CIPD research, presenteeism costs twice that of absenteeism. Now, you might be asking, “But what exactly is presenteeism?”, and, …

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Valuing employees key to managing staff retention: Using benefits to show you care

Managing for employee retention takes some strategic thinking and sincere actions to ensure that your staff remain committed to championing your company’s cause. In today’s uncertain economic climate, efforts to re-engage and keep your staff motivated are challenged by the fact that you, like many businesses, might be planning to keep budgets for raises relatively …

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New Year, New You?

Finding it impossible to shed the belly bulge? With many of us hitting the gym in earnest following the holiday season, we take a look at what your diet and lifestyle might be saying about you, and finding that appearances can be deceptive. We’re living longer and WHO figures show that overall blood pressure and …

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