Nearly half of American workers are concerned about the changing nature of work, and although most report that they have the skills they need to perform their current job well, those without supervisor support for career development are more likely to distrust their employer and plan on leaving within the next year, according to a survey released by the American Psychological Association. For employees whose supervisors do not support and encourage their career development, only 15 percent say their employer provides opportunities for them to develop the technical skills they will need in the future, only 20 percent say their employer provides training in necessary “soft skills,” such as teamwork and…
The Large Employers’ 2018 Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey found employers project the total cost of providing medical and pharmacy benefits to rise 5 percent for the fifth consecutive year in 2018. Faced with this increase, surveyed employers say they plan to focus on how care is delivered and adopt strategies such as offering telehealth for behavioral health services, opening on-site health centers, and promoting Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Employers also plan to “enhance the employee experience”—offering decision support, concierge services, and tools to help employees navigate the health care system. Read more about the survey results here. Beacon can help you tailor your organization’s benefits plans. Learn…
The National Safety Council, the national nonprofit Shatterproof, and NORC at the University of Chicago have developed a tool that calculates how much substance use in the workforce costs an organization. The calculator, which takes into consideration employee base, industry, and state, combines the latest research on employment costs with data from National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Click here to calculate your workplace costs, and read more about the impact of prescription drug misuse in the workplace.
Suicide prevention is a workplace issue, and leaders can create an environment where individuals are more likely to reach out for the help they need. Learn more from Beacon’s Rich Paul as he explores what organizations can do to remove barriers and encourage employees and their loved ones to seek care.