October 31, 2018

Kathleen O'Driscoll
Vice President, GBGH

The Global Business Group on Health℠ (GBGH) has developed this new monthly e-newsletter that compiles components from our previous communication model into a one-stop shop. Please let us know what your thoughts are on this new approach.

News Update

Did You Know.... 

A recent Lancet study found that the number of births by cesarean section is on the rise around the world, with no signs of slowing down. C-section births climbed from about 16 million (12.1% of all births) in 2000 to 29.7 million (21.1% of all births) in 2015.

For additional articles of interest to global employers, check out GBGH's reformatted News Update. 

Future Watch

5 things to know about the future of jobs

World Economic Forum, September 17, 2018

This article summarizes five trends that will be increasingly relevant for companies over the next four years: automation, robotization and digitization look different across different industries; there is a net positive outlook for jobs (amid significant job disruption); the division of labour between humans, machines and algorithms is shifting fast; new tasks at work are driving demand for new skills; and we will all need to become lifelong learners. These changes, “if managed wisely, could lead to a new age of good work, good jobs and improved quality of life for all, but if managed poorly, pose the risk of widening skills gaps, greater inequality and broader polarization. In many ways, the time to shape the future of work is now.” The full report is available here.

What Your Peers Are Asking

Global Well-Being Accreditation. GBGH members want to gather data on health risks while also promoting healthy behaviors. Well-being accreditation can help them do both by encouraging local sites in various ways. Learn more on why you should consider an accreditation process along with high-level steps to implementation.

Global Benefits Perspective

Global Brokers. Global Broker strategy is a key topic for member companies of The Global Business Group on Health (GBGH).  Optimizing this relationship can be key to success with ongoing governance.  This summary, from the second call in our Global Broker Benchmarking call series, explores some best practices to consider during the SOW process. Our third call in the series, will be held on November 15th and will focus on Account Management and Analytics.  

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