Retaining quality employees in today’s competitive labor landscape and motivating them to realize their full potential isn’t obvious. While traditional methods of quantifying the impact of benefits and rewards on employees have often rested on ROI—assessing whether the cost of incentives outweighs the benefit—a major Sodexo study heralds a fresh perspective and calls on managers to look more...
Date: May 31st 2017
Big data has transformed the way in which businesses perform on a day-to-basis. Vast troves of information have allowed businesses to personalize their product offerings to the market’s satisfaction. The applications of big data, however, are endless. Companies are even making the most of big data to change the way they approach their benefit and reward programs and employee recognition...
Date: May 30th 2017
Salad bars in schools are a great innovation for getting young people to eat more fruit and vegetables. But marketing them to students is an even better idea. That’s the conclusion of researchers who studied a sample of the estimated 4,800 salad bars in U.S. public schools. Based on the results at 12 schools in New Orleans, students are three times more likely to use a salad bar if it is backed...
Date: May 30th 2017
“Start as you mean to go on” is an adage many employees live by. Unfortunately, as our commutes become ever more stressful, the stresses and strains of a taxing journey to work are taking their toll on the workforce with efficiency and focus hardest hit. Companies cannot deny that commuting affects the way perceive and behave at work. It is for this reason that Sodexo is strategizing on how best...
Date: May 29th 2017
When premiums for company health insurance became exorbitant in the 1980s, many began looking for simple activities that would keep their employees in shape, thereby reducing the company’s claims. Collectively, US firms now spend a whopping $8 billion a year on wellness. They can boost morale and reduce staff turnover, cutting the costs at the margins. However, it’s not all sunshine and roses....
Date: May 24th 2017
Most students at schools in England feel they are struggling to cope mentally – and that they cannot turn to teachers for help, research suggests. In a survey of 500 pupils, 80% of 12 to 16 year olds claimed they had mental health problems, and yet only 5% felt they could talk to a teacher about feelings of anxiety, depression or an inability to cope 1. In response, all schools...
Date: May 23rd 2017
Boston school authorities have launched two public hackathons to help them solve the puzzle of scheduling the city’s school bus routes and class-times. With 56,000 students at 125 schools, the permutations are enormous. Add the fact that transportation costs now eat up 11% of Boston’s annual school budget, and that bus services for the different school start times have become unbalanced, and it’...
Date: May 16th 2017
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