Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, Risk & Compliance, Employee Health Management, Employee Wellness, Safety Management, Employee Safety
Evidence shows that good physical condition, good mental health, and an absence of chronic illness correlate to low injury rates. Programs aimed at prevention, early detection, and managing conditions also improve safety. However, a growing body of research has found that companies that integrate health, wellness, safety, and benefits in a holistic approach can improve health, decrease injuries, and improve productivity by building a culture of workforce resilience.
Corporate Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Sustainable Business Practices, Leadership, Functional Management, Performance Measurement, Risk & Compliance, Environmental Management, Environmental Resource Management, Energy Management
In a recent MAPI webinar, Bruce Lung from DOE and Thomas Wenning from Oak Ridge National Laboratory walked attendees through the DOE’s Better Plants Program and benefits for joining, lessons learned from partne
Growth & Innovation, Research & Development, Research, Innovation, Leadership, Human Resources, Leadership Development
In Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Wharton professor Adam Grant inspires and informs with diverse examples from business, entertainment, politics, and history; busts myths about idea generation and selection; and provides research-backed advice about how to encourage originality and sell others on new ideas.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is seeking public comments due April 1 on proposed changes to its EEO-1 report that would require employers with 100 or more employees to submit W-2 earnings data and actual hours worked for all employees.
Leadership, Human Resources, Benefits, Health Benefits, Risk & Compliance, Legal, Labor & Employment Practices
In a decision that adopts the minority position of two courts of appeals out of a total of eight that have ruled on the issue, the Supreme Court held that ERISA health benefit plans may not seek reimbursement from third-party settlements plan participants receive when the participant has spent the funds on nontraceable items. While the case in question concerned a health benefit plan, the implications for other types of ERISA plans, including pension and disability plans, is unclear.
Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Employee Communication
Governments and employers (including Google) are experimenting with nudging people into better decisions, including those shaping productivity, health, safety, and personal finances. In some cases, employers can see benefits from actions as simple as stocking smaller plates in company cafeterias and rephrasing reminders for employee flu shot clinics.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a significant decision interpreting the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The court decided on an issue of first impression that job applicants may bring disparate impact claims of age discrimination under the ADEA against prospective employers whose policies and procedures lack a discriminatory intent and are purportedly neutral on their face, but nevertheless have a discriminatory effect.