Promoting the Well-being of Your Workforce Worldwide

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2018 Global Distinction application

This program honors innovative, comprehensive and culturally-aware workforce well-being programs that effectively address the needs of employee and dependent populations worldwide.

Application Deadline: Friday, May 11 @ 5 pm ET

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Using Technology to Promote Financial Well-being

Employees’ current perception about their personal health and well-being has declined in a number of countries. Specifically, financial well-being is consistently the lowest scored indicator globally. This issue brief presents the business case for implementing a financial well-being program, describes issues facing a couple of countries, discusses the role technology has to play in increasing financial literacy across different life stages and cultures around the world and highlights a few existing tools that employers may want to consider adopting or sharing with their employees.

Defining Minimum Core Benefits

A common practice among US-based multinational corporations has been to use country-specific market norms when developing benefits packages. Some use the market median, others may target above the median. Gaps in coverage have often been viewed as difficult to change and actually normative in light of the need to compete locally. Recently however, more companies are seeking to operate as truly global enterprises. As a result, some have been reconsidering a locally driven, market approach to benefits. This report discusses the business case and key elements for an employer to develop minimum core benefits globally.

Understanding Tobacco and Tobacco Cessation Regionally

Regardless of gender, age, race, culture or educational background, tobacco use poses a threat to the health and economic well-being of countries, companies, individuals and families. Globally, it is the largest preventable cause of death and disease. These GBGH regional slide decks present data about tobacco usage, tobacco prevention and cessation initiatives, and employer efforts in highlighted countries:

Aligning Elements of Emergency Preparedness

The success of a company's response to a terrorist attack, tornado, fire, or flood depends on advanced planning. Business continuity planning involves documenting the procedures, policies, and information intended to deliver continuity of critical functions in the event of any major disruption. This GBGH employer guidance series discusses key elements of preparedness and available resources:

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