The Pulse of Employee Happiness

In a world where employees stay at jobs three to four years, HR teams are tasked to optimize employee engagement and ultimately retention. With the cost to replace an employee up to 2x the cost of their annual salary keeping employees happy is key for a company’s healthy bottom line. But how far is too far when keeping the pulse on employee happiness? That’s the question posed by the Wall Street Journal in researching “pulse surveys,”...


Do Feelings Matter at Work? Our Take on HBR

When it comes to work we often focus on the tangibles: was the product delivered on time? How many leads did you generate? How many deals were closed? But it is rare that a company focuses on the softer side of employment: employee happiness. Today in the Harvard Business Review Annie McKee, senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, shares why being happy at work matters. In researching dozens of companies and hundreds of people,...


Sugar, Obesity, and the Cost to U.S. Employers

This morning I was intrigued by an article on Vox titled “The case for treating sugar like a drug.” It highlights the work of UCSF medical expert Robert Lustig who has written extensively about the major health problems attributed to sugar. The article focuses on whether sugar meets the criteria to be considered a controlled substance — and the conclusion is that it certainly does. This topic is near and dear to my heart as...


Our Visit to the El Camino Hospital Health Fair

As a member of Keas’ product and support team, one of my favorite parts of the role is getting to meet our customers and end users of our health management solutions. Last week, another Keaster and I had the opportunity to attend the El Camino Hospital Health Fair to meet many users of our product. It was an informative and great learning experience. Throughout the day, we engaged in conversations about the Keas experience and...


Honeywell Lawsuit: Biometric Screening is Legal

Should employers be allowed to incentivize employee health in order to reduce risk and coverage costs? That is the hot button topic spurring a new lawsuit against employer Honeywell by federal agency the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Honeywell, like many large employers, has imposed new rules that offer financial incentives to employees who comply with biometric screening procedures to identify and adequately access pooled healthcare risk. However, the EEOC claims that the company’s new policy...