The Ebola virus has found its way into the United States, but canceled business trips and forced quarantines are knee-jerk responses that do little to protect employees and can put employers at legal risk, experts say.
The analysis of claims data provides the greatest ability for an employer to have an effect on health care costs and employee health.
As the popularity of e-cigarettes continues to grow, there’s still no definitive ruling on the safety and proper regulation of the tobacco-free alternative. It’s up to employers to fill in the gaps.
Supplemental health products, like hospital indemnity and critical insurance plans, have been growing in popularity as out-of-pocket medical costs increase for many employees.
Employee safety should always be the company's highest priority, and employers should follow CDC guidance and avoid knee-jerk reactions, no matter how provocative an employee's activities may be.
Like many companies, we have an annual performance review of employees. At the beginning of the financial year, KPAs, goals, targets are mutually agreed. There is quarterly review of performance followed by annual review. Employees are rated on predefined performance criteria on a scale of 1 to 5. Subsequent to rating, we wanted our line management to rank employees against each other in order to have ranking order. Line management is not inclined to ranking, for obvious reasons. Is there any way to know if ranking is the right approach for our performance management?
— Really Clueless, assistant GM, manufacturing, Hyderabad, India
Obesity is a leading source of workplace disability, but nixing vending machines and handing out pedometers isn’t enough to get employees back and working at their full potential.