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As with any business cost or outlay, companies want to see a return on their investment. This includes employee benefits and wellbeing programs. When implementing an employee wellbeing strategy, businesses naturally want to know just how much impact and value these programs will have.

So, how can you measure a return on investment for your wellbeing spend? Well, think of it like this — the money spent on any wellbeing programs is an investment not only in your employees’ health and wellbeing but your business at large. How? Let’s take a closer look.

The Real Cost of Employee Wellbeing

According to one source, job stress is…

Technology has always played a role in employee experience, but today, it is inseparable, shaping how we work, interact, and recruit.

With office closures and workforces working from home, COVID-19 brought an end to the traditional 9–5, office-based way of working. In response to the pandemic, in 2020, we witnessed an unprecedented acceleration in the digitalization of workplaces, where organizations and employees were forced to adapt to using digital tools and cloud-based solutions almost overnight.

From online meeting solutions and chat and messenger apps to productivity and task management apps, today, to do their jobs, employees require the same level…

At long last, after a long period of uncertainty living and working through the coronavirus pandemic, companies in many countries are welcoming back employees to the workplace.

While most employers are familiar with the terms preboarding, onboarding, and offboarding, which cover the entire employee lifecycle, reboarding is term that, historically, has been used in connection to employees returning to work after parental leave or long-term sick leave. However, today, reboarding more commonly refers to introducing employees back to the workplace and refamiliarizing them not only with their role but the company’s policies in a post-pandemic world.

However, it’s not as…

Did you know 90 percent of the decisions we make are based on emotion?

Think about what this means at work. When we experience positive emotions, we think better, perform better, become more solution-focused, better leaders, better team players, and make smarter decisions. On the contrary, the experience of negative emotions often leads to frustration, alienation, stress, anger, and poor or regrettable decision making. Don’t miss our previous post where we highlight the 10 most common positive emotions.

Our emotions influence our work life and employee experience. Positive or negative, emotions shape employees’ beliefs about the value of their job…

In today’s war for talent, some companies find it easier to attract candidates than others. Why? It’s simple — they have a strong employer brand and a culture that people want to be part of.

When we asked employees throughout Europe how important company culture is when deciding whether to stay with their current employer or seek a new one, an incredible 59% of participants in Denmark and 54% in the Netherlands say it’s extremely important. 50% of participants in the UK, 48% Germany, 42% in France, and just 26% in Sweden also say that culture is extremely important.


Everyone can think of a handful of companies that they’d like to work for — companies that for any vacant position receives hundreds upon hundreds of job applications.

What is about those companies that make them so attractive? Is it their reputation, company culture, how they take care of and reward their employees, their employer brand? The answer? Yes, it’s all of those things.

While COVID-19 affected organizations everywhere, how it impacts companies in the long term depends on the company itself. …

To increase employee engagement both today and in the future, employers can harness the power of benefits technology to:

  • create a unique experience for every employee
  • personalize communication so that its relevant to the individual
  • offer employee benefits that support wellbeing and show you care
  • make benefit enrolments easy but allowing online enrolments
  • give employees 24/7 access to their benefits and other employment information, be it via desktop or on their phones
  • reach employees on the device that’s always with them — their phone.

After more than 18 months of living under the shadow of Covid-19, there are visible signs…

Today, sustainability matters are already high on the list for organizations everywhere and are only becoming more important with every passing day. Younger generations, including Generation Z, are attracted to organizations guided by clear values and those contributing to a better world.

For our Gen Z e-book, we conducted a study of Generation Z together with marketing research company Kantar Sifo. Among our many findings, we found that companies that are perceived as equal opportunity employers and environmentally responsible are attractive to Generation Z. …

While vaccinations against COVID-19 are currently being distributed in many countries across the world, and offices in some countries slowly opening the doors to employees again, there is still a lot of uncertainty about how to move forward and what the future of work will look like.

One thing we can all agree on, however, is the way we once worked has changed forever. Unsurprisingly, the wants and needs of employees have also changed.

So, what do employees want today? What do the short and long-term futures hold for both employees and organizations? …

The pandemic has not only challenged how we live and work but also presented many people with significant short and long-term economic challenges that could impact their financial well-being for years to come.

PWC’s 2020 Employee Financial Wellness survey shares that 54% of participants say financial challenges are their greatest source of stress today. The survey also highlights that more than one-third of full-time employees in the US are unprepared for long-term challenges, having less than $1,000 in savings to deal with unexpected expenses.

Here in Europe, one study reveals that nearly four in 10 Europeans have had their employment…


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