Workplace

  • Top Ten OneExchange Blog Posts in 2016

    With the end of the year just around the corner, we are taking a moment to look back at the most popular posts on the OneExchange blog this year. Most-read topics included benefits administration, telemedicine, disease management programs, and types of benefits being offered, including student loan repayment, workplace perks such as snow days, and […]

  • Fired? Your Employment Record Will Be Yours – Not Your Former Employer

    Imagine that you are fired or quit. Left behind is your employment record. Who owns it? You, or your employer? For that matter, who owns all your data? The reality is that you do not own your data today.  It is probably controlled by Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Amazon and others. After all, if you buy a shirt, […]

  • EEOC Limits Incentives, Yet Wellness Programs Still Proliferate

    Incentives are a popular way to get employees to engage with wellness programs. But the carrots and sticks employers can use in wellness programs have changed recently, thanks to final rulings from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on wellness program incentives. A recent article in Financial Advisor explored the evolution of wellness programs in […]

  • Coming: A Society With No Jobs

    Flash forward years from now: Elon Musk noted that we are driving toward a jobless world in a CNBC interview early this month. For example, speaking of driving, why will UBER need drivers if we will have the self-driving car? Artificial intelligence (AI) will innovate many jobs out of existence. And, AI can even improve our lives. Right now, many of us may all think […]

  • Securing a Million Dollar Salary in Tech

    If you secure a job in tech security, you may be securing your future — and could be on a road to a lucrative career. To see what’s driving the growth, look no further than the cyber attack on the U.S. early in October — or, the hacking into campaign emails. According to executive search […]

  • Your Boss Can Make You Physically Sick

    And, it is more than your boss. It can be anyone who fills you with negativity. Last year, I was at a conference where Deepak Chopra was a keynote speaker. First, let me say I was skeptical I would learn anything at his presentation. Second, after he spoke, I learned everything. I learned why your boss, […]

  • 10 Questions Employers Should be Ready to Answer During Open Enrollment

    Willis Towers Watson this week released a list of the top 10 questions employees should ask their employers about 2017 plan offerings before selecting new plans or renewing existing ones. The questions are based the results of our 21st annual Best Practices in Health Care Employer Survey, which quizzed employers on their expected cost increases […]

  • Private Exchange Adoption Continues To Grow

    Employers are increasingly turning to private exchanges for their full-time employees, as evidenced by the recent announcement by Starbucks about making the switch. While large employers have been slower to adopt private exchanges than small- to medium-size employers, according to Craig Jannino, group exchange leader for Willis Towers Watson, this has more to do the […]

  • Parental Leave a Key Attraction and Retention Tool For Employers

    In the wake of big tech companies such as Netflix and Facebook making headlines for expanding their parental leave offerings, other companies are looking to stay competitive in the war for talent by adding these benefits to their own benefit packages. According to a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey, covered in a recent article for […]

  • Employers and Employees Disagree on Top Sources of Workplace Stress

    New data from a recent Willis Towers Watson survey of U.S. employers showed that 75 percent ranked stress as their number one employee health and productivity concern. However, a comparison of the views of employers and employees based on the employer survey and a concurrent survey of U.S. employees revealed a significant disconnect on what […]