Promoting Productivity and Workforce Effectiveness

Parry, Thomas; Lacy, Phil
November 2000
Financial Executive;Nov/Dec2000, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p51
Academic Journal
This article discusses integrated benefits programs that can provide significant cost savings to the employer, promote employee health and retention, and improve productivity. Statistics from a survey by the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) indicate that employers are looking for ways to integrate health and disability benefits and that costs for lost productivity is greater than the cost of direct benefits paid to workers. Trends defined by the IBI profiles indicate several reasons why employers adopted programs to manage health and productivity. An example is Pitney Bowes where the company's integration strategy for providing quality benefits and maintaining costs can be summarized in four core principles.


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