A recent survey from the National Business Group on Health finds that, although employees want to improve their health, the demands of work and personal life and overall stress make it difficult to meet their goals.
There’s a lot going on to make people nervous about the economy, their jobs and their future security. Given the state of affairs, the worst thing employers can do is remain quiet. Uncertain times are just when you should be communicating more—and getting executives and leadership in visible positions, talking openly with employees.
I’m always looking for good ways to illustrate big numbers. Health care costs for any company are a huge factor, but it is really hard to make any number with more than 5 zeros meaningful for employees.
MetLife has launched a free consumer tool in response to their 2008 Open Enrollment survey. No surprise that the survey found ”...employees are indicating that they would like greater access to benefits information, guidance and personalized support, which could allow them to conduct thorough research as they do before they purchase other products and services.”