Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tip of the Day

While not every one of your employees needs their own Facebook profile, leveraging social networking (whether online or not) can help your organization be healthier and more productive. Addressing attendees Monday at Benefits Forum & Expo, former House speaker Newt Gingrich encouraged benefit manager to emulate the Silver Sneakers program, which connects seniors to form groups to exercise together.

One particular group, he said, "saw a 61% reduction in use of depression medication. The social outlet made people happier, which made them healthier."

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