Working to Improve Health throughout the Global Community

International Corporate Health Leadership Council (the Council), was established in 2012 as a first-of-its-kind think tank. The Council is made up of the most senior leadership in corporate health with one goal in mind: to drive standards and policies that result in reducing risk and improving the delivery of healthcare to international travelers, expatriates (and their families) and employees in emerging markets, wherever they may live or work.

 

The Council operates under three fundamental holistic pillars: PEOPLE, PLACE and PURPOSE.

PEOPLE 

Utilizing trends in the workforce demographics to address efforts that will improve employee wellness, reduce medical risk, and ultimately have a positive impact on productivity.

PLACE 

Highlights health risks specific to workforce geographic locations and identifies the unique requirements needed to support the health of a globally mobile workforce. 

PURPOSE 

Focuses on how corporate health can define your mission, as well as your ethos. 

September 7, 2018 

Get The Most Return From Your Wellness Program: 7 Best Practices

ROBERT L. QUIGLEY, M.D. SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT  & REGIONAL MEDICAL  DIRECTOR, ASSISTANCE  & MEDAIRE/AMERICAS INTERNATIONAL SOS

 

Keeping employees happy and healthy is no longer seen as an employee benefit but rather a necessary driver of business continuity and a sustainable industry. Here, in conjunction with the International Corporate Health Leadership Council , are seven best practices to get the most return from your wellness program: 

1. INCORPORATE HEALTH METRICS INTO ANNUAL COMPANY REPORTING
Within the next two years, employee health metrics and indicators will be a critical measure of overarching company performance within the wider corporate framework. Employee health indicators are becoming core to existing corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and integrated reporting.

2. DESTIGMATIZE MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS IN THE WORKPLACE
With new research considering burnout syndrome as an occupational disease within the European Union, mental health now effects 3 out of every 5 employees within corporate settings. Organizations should create a corporate environment that destigmatizes mental health problems by recognizing them as a potentially serious medical condition, as we would with a heart defect or a lung condition. 

3. LOOK BEYOND THE ROI
There is enough evident to show that workplace wellness programming is a benefit that pays for itself. New programs have started to use value on investment incorporating metrics that go beyond medical savings, such as employee morale, company employability or enhanced productivity, and other less tangible benefits. 

4. FIND OUT IF YOUR WORKPLACE WELLNESS PROGRAMS ARE WORKING
Each program or activity should be earmarked with a set of indicators to measure progress and success. This indicator list should be designed at the initial stages of workplace wellness program inception. 

5. BALANCE OUT THE FRUITS AND YOGA WITH THE SCIENCE
It is important to incorporate programs that are evidence-based and scientifically proven to improve employee morale and retention. A workplace culture that’s supportive of emotional, financial, physical and social well-being is key.

6. PROVIDE SMART INCENTIVES
Incentives tend to nudge people to do small things over short periods of time. Well-designed incentives that are integrated into a wider evidence-based program are more likely to result in long-term effects.

7. PARTNER WITH EXPERTS
Partnering with other organizations can help leverage in-house capabilities that your organiza-tion brings to the table with skill sets that may lie outside of your company. 

READ MORE

Friday, April 26-27

12th International Corporate Health Leadership Council Meeting
Dublin, Ireland
April 26-27

We successfully hosted the 12th International Corporate Health Leadership Council Meeting in Dublin, Ireland, themed with "Survival Of The Fittest". 

We had fantastic discussions and presentations which included the potential impact of new European  GDPR regulations, sustainability reporting and the GRI , update on emerging tropical diseases. We also discussed best practices for corporate medical directors in any country who is in charge of PHI and  how that can be incorporated in a white paper.

We had a diverse and dynamic group of speakers who provided in-depth insight, as well as, actionable and practical tools of engagement models, methods and mechanisms to use in the on-going global corporate medical efforts. 

Speakers: 

  • Judy Kuszewski
  • Dr. Robert Jefferson
  • Dr. Sundheep Dhillon
  • Dr. Gary Brunette
  • Dr. Jukka Takala
  • Dr. Robert Steffen
  • Ardi Kolah

Monday, April 30, 2018

32nd International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH)
Dublin, Ireland
April 30, 2018

The ICOH congress is one of the world’s largest international congresses in the field of occupational health and safety where experts from all around the gather every three years to share their experience and knowledge.

Executive Chairman, Robert Quigley, MD, D. PHIL presented at ICOH on the "Impact of mental illness on productivity of the mobile workforce as the worker profile transitions from baby boomer to millennial." 

Based on our 2018 International corporate Health Trends

Conference: Thursday, November 23, 2017

Boundless Care for Protecting Your People Beyond Borders
4th Annual China Conference
November 23, 2017

On Thursday, November 23, International SOS China successfully hosted the 4th Annual China Conference in Beijing, themed with Boundless Care for Protecting Your People Beyond Borders. This year, they had a record 276 external attendees of 350 registrants, 15 guest speakers and panelists, 9 internal guest speakers, 6 exhibition booths, 7 media, all of which made the Annual Conference an exciting platform to interact with our clients, prospects and partners. International SOS medical and security experts, government representatives, well-known scholars, senior executives from China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China ZhenHua Oil, China Mobile, ABB, Tyco Electronics and other corporate representatives gathered together at this grand summit.

 

In addition, during this event, the International Corporate Health Leadership Council's 2018 International Corporate Health Trends Report and corresponding infographics were presented. The information highlighted the new and evolving trends within international corporate health through the Council's framework of People, Place and Purpose. The session received positive feedback from attendees.

Speaker: 

  • Dr. Zhang Shu