The importance of pre-assignment health screening and group health insurance

For an employer to attract the highest quality candidate from abroad, many factors have to be considered to ensure the overseas move is a success. Before potential candidates decide to accept an expatriate assignment there are a few main factors that go into making their decision: is this a good move for my career? Does …

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The benefits of health tracking in the workplace

There is a whole spectrum of benefits concerning health tracking devices in the workplace that extend beyond the employees themselves. The employer and even the insurance company can see measurable advantages of a well-designed workplace wellness program that includes health tracking devices. The workplace wellness trend is here, and with the advancement in wearable technology, …

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One third of HK employees struggle with mental health problems

With its frenetic work culture, it perhaps comes as no surprise that many Hong Kong employees suffer from mental health problems. In a recent study by Oliver Wyman and the City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong, it was found that 3 in 10 (35 percent) of professional Hong Kong employees struggle with mental health issues. …

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How does business travel affect employees’ mental health?

The loneliness depicted in the movie “Lost in Translation” accurately summarizes how it is like to work at a foreign place and demystifies the seemingly glamorous exterior of business trips. Those who don’t have the chance to go on business travel may envision that it is a good chance to escape the routine local lifestyle …

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What should employers do to tackle employee mental health issues?

Every time we talk about employee benefits, the first few things that spring right into our heads might probably be paid leaves, medical insurance, or flexible working hours. Mental health support just seems to be the least of our concern. However, mental wellness issues are getting more prevalent nowadays, from the most common depression, alcohol …

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