Employers Show Increasing Appetite for Technology to Improve Employee Health Engagement

March 26, 2013 No comment


NEW YORK and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 26, 2013 – New research released today by Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company and WorldatWork reveals that employers are committed to using new technologies to promote health engagement and achieve desired employee behavior changes. The study, “Emerging Technology in Health Engagement,” examined the current use and future potential for [...]

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Staying the Course: Employers Show Commitment to Wellness Despite Economic Hard Times

February 6, 2013 No comment


Staying the Course: Employers Show Commitment to Wellness Despite Economic Hard Times 87 percent of global employers believe it’s their role to manage worker health NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2013 – Wellness programs are no longer a “soft” issue for organizations around the globe as employers increasingly recognize the value of employees’ health and overall [...]

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Improved Diagnosis: Health Care Costs Projected to Increase More Slowly

December 19, 2012 No comment


NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2012 – Projected cost increases for all types of medical plans are anticipated to be down by between 0.2 and 0.6 percent through the first half of 2013, according to a survey by Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX). This year was the first time since 2001 that Buck’s survey [...]

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Buck Consultants Survey: 3 Percent Salary Increase the “New Normal”

November 13, 2012 No comment


Employers increase use of short-term incentives as cost-effective way to reward employees NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 – While employees may not see much improvement in base pay next year, the prevalence and size of short-term incentives has increased substantially, according to the sixth annual “Compensation Planning Survey” released by Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company [...]

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Promoting Global Workplace Health: 13 Companies that Get It

October 16, 2012 No comment


NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2012 – According to a new report, for workplace health promotion and wellness programs to succeed globally, senior management must be convinced that these programs provide value to the business, such as boosting productivity or improving safety, in all regions of the world. Although such programs are rapidly growing worldwide, lack [...]

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Buck Consultants Opens Office in Sao Paulo, Brazil

July 10, 2012 No comment


NEW YORK, July 10, 2012 – Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX) today announced it has opened an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil with the former partners of Triaxes Consultoria Atuarial Ltda., an actuarial consulting firm. Buck and Triaxes have worked as affiliates since 2009. “With this transaction, clients in Brazil will have access [...]

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Buck Consultants’ Annual Health Care Trend Survey Reveals Slowdown in Cost Increases for Canadian Employers

November 1, 2011 No comment


TORONTO, October 27, 2011 – After two years of increasing inflation in health benefit plan costs, Canadian employers can now expect a break, according to a survey released today by Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX). Insurers have lowered their expected inflation costs for health benefit premiums (including prescription drugs, medical expenses, hospital coverage, [...]

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Employee Engagement Most Influenced by Immediate Supervisors and Workplace Communication

June 15, 2011 No comment


Employee Engagement Most Influenced by Immediate Supervisors and Workplace Communication SAN FRANCISCO — 14 JUNE 2011 — As companies emerge from the worst recession since the Depression, they are faced with low employee engagement and poor workplace morale that can slow the recovery process. A new survey by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) [...]

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Retaining, Recruiting Top Talent Key Priorities for Employers in 2011

May 17, 2011 No comment


NEW YORK, May 12, 2011 – With the employment outlook improving, employers are focusing their compensation programs on hiring and retaining top talent, according to a survey released today by Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX). Employers are using hiring bonuses to attract talent and retention bonuses to keep them. Buck’s study, “Reviving and [...]

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Green Programs Save “Green,” Buck Consultants Survey Reveals More U.S. Employers Measuring Cost Savings Stemming From Environmental Efforts

April 12, 2011 No comment


NEW YORK, April 11, 2011 – American businesses are measuring the savings from their green workplace practices more than ever, according to a new survey released today by Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX). Buck’s third annual survey, “Greening of the American Workplace,” revealed that 60 percent of organizations are measuring their cost savings [...]

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