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Archive | September, 2006

The high cost of feeling blue

Can you imagine US business ignoring a problem that annually costs them $105 Billion a year? Well that’s just what they do when they overlook mental illness as a serious workplace liability and threat to profitability. Over the past several years the EEOC has litigated increasing numbers of claims under the ADA-American with Disabilities Act,…

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Survey: employees are not prepared for retirement

The 2005-2006 Annual 401(k) Benchmarking Survey (PDF) jointly sponsored by the Human Capital practice of Deloitte Consulting LLP, the International Foundation, and the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists, offers an interesting snapshot of the struggle employers are facing with financial benefit programs post-Enron. On the one hand, we see increasing participation rates—24% of…

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