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Travel Is Coming Back. Will the Workers Be There Too?
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Travel Is Coming Back. Will the Workers Be There Too?

In the post-pandemic era, leisure travel has taken off like a skyrocket. As the July 4 weekend approached this week, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), reported screening 2.15 million airline passengers on July 1, up 3% from the same day in the pre-pandemic summer of 2019. Hotels are on the comeback too. Occupancy in late […]

BY Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza | July 3, 2021

Workers Want Better Benefits. What Can Employers Deliver?
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Workers Want Better Benefits. What Can Employers Deliver?

“If people are stressed on the job, they’re unproductive and distracted,” said Lori Lucas succinctly. That cause and effect seem to be very much in play in the Summer of 2021 as workers emerge from the pandemic and venture into a new world of hybrid work. Lucas is the president and CEO of the Employee […]

BY Angelica Frey | June 30, 2021

Employee Well-being: What We Learned in the Pandemic
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Employee Well-being: What We Learned in the Pandemic

Dr. Hemalee Patel, an internal-medicine physician at One Medical, has noticed that some people take issue with the phrase “holistic approach to health,” dismissing it as slightly woo-woo. “When people hear holistic, they make light of it, but regarding holistic lifestyle practices, you can’t address one without the other,” Patel said. Taking the word holistic […]

BY Angelica Frey | June 26, 2021

For Workers Baffled by Benefits, an App Brings It All Together
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For Workers Baffled by Benefits, an App Brings It All Together

Even before the pandemic, Valmont, a company that makes infrastructure products–think irrigation equipment, steel utility poles, and windmill support structures–was looking for a better way to communicate benefits to its global workforce of more than 10,000. As health plans and retirement plans changed, Valmont’s employee-benefits team, led by Jennifer Paisley, found employees were getting lost […]

BY Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza | June 24, 2021

Inside the Transformation of Health and Wellness Benefits
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Inside the Transformation of Health and Wellness Benefits

This spring, Ovia Health released a study analyzing stress levels of parents, comparing how they felt pre- and post-pandemic. The findings: Lack of child care, financial stress, remote work and schooling, and domestic violence were taking a major toll. The most significant increases in anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation were among women age 35-39, those […]

BY Emily Nonko | June 23, 2021

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