“Fresh Start Motivation” in The New Year

If you feel more motivated to work on your health for 2015, you are not alone. You are more likely to pursue your goals after a milestone like your birthday, a new year, the beginning of the week or the first of the month, according to a at the University of Pennsylvania’s The Wharton School. In a series of studies, Hengchen Dai, Katherine L. Milkman and Jason Riis of The Wharton School discovered that students...


CEO Corner: Towers Watson Executive Brian Golden Joins Keas to Lead Customer Success CEO Corner

Today, I’m very excited to announce that Towers Watson executive Brian Golden has joined Keas to lead our Customer Success team. Brian, a 20-year industry veteran and health management expert, will be responsible for customer success strategy and program design for Keas’ customers. When it comes to ensuring the success of our Fortune 1000 customer base, ensuring their continued success through health reform and shifting regulations in employee healthcare, Brian’s track record in benefits consulting,...


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...