Too much of a good thing can often be overwhelming. Kevin McNamara, senior enrollment strategist for employee benefits at The Standard, has a few ideas about how you can help employees better understand their benefit choices. Read the Society for Human Resource Management article, “Missing the Mark: Employees Don't Appreciate Benefits Spending” and his sidebar, “Meeting the Benefits Enrollment Challenge” (accessed Oct. 10, 2016).
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When dealing with a potential disability leave, there are do's and don'ts for helping employees stay at work. Brian Kost, Workplace PossibilitiesSM program manager, gives a comprehensive look at what makes a stay-at-work accommodation a success in his Employee Benefit News article, “The Do's and Don'ts of a Successful Stay-at-Work Accommodation” (accessed July 8, 2016).
Ergonomics is one of the most important aspects of any office setup and one of the most overlooked aspects of telecommuting.
Brian Kost, program manager for The Standard's Workplace PossibilitiesSM program, discusses how to help effectively care for employees who aren't in the traditional work environment by creating a robust and efficient off-site workplace.
Read his Employee Benefit Adviser article, “Are Employers Set Up to Correctly Manage Remote Workers?” (accessed April 20, 2016)
A hidden setback of returning to work after a serious illness or health condition can often be a mental health or anxiety disorder. In the Employee Benefit News article, “Mental Health Issues Hidden Aspect of Returning to Work” (accessed Mar. 4, 2016), Dr. Jeff Guardalabene, a mental health case manager with The Standard, discusses how comorbidity, the presence of dual health conditions, can be very common. He provides some tips for helping employees return to work after a significant health issue.