Towers Watson recently released this report highlighting some coming trends in the areas of comprehensive benefits as it relates to multi-national organizations. A summary introduction emphasizes a couple of interesting points regarding the information that they collected in their survey.
- Emphasis on and reasoning for worker health varies by region
- Wellness programs are growing in popularity
- Communicating employee health and safety strategy is critical
These three points stood out to us as well. Behavioral health got a lot of attention through the survey results, underscoring the important work that we do and its impact on the overall costs of health to an organization.
The gulf between communications with top-level leaders and the dispersion of that information downward sounds to be a case for our BizPsych friends as the information disparity seems to be great, globally. Further, while the fact that wellness programs are growing in popularity may not be of any surprise to anyone here, the priorities that these multinationals place on various components of a wellness program are.
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‘Til next time…