New Perspectives in Wellness & Benefit Communications by Shawn M. Connors

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Believe effective communication is a blend of art and science…

Think there must be some simple solutions for connecting with employees better…

Sense communication could be the driver fueling employee satisfaction with benefits, and the critical element in improving participation in wellness programs…

See that great tools for wellness, benefit programs and self-help go underused, and think there must be a better way to realize their full potential…

Wonder how to get employees to read important information…

Want a communication “plan of action” that is easy and simple to implement.

Author: Shawn M. Connors
Published: 2010
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,196 / 44 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.9
LoC Category: RA

Downloads: 2,487
Added to site: 2010.10.29 29391
License: by

Genres: Health, Post-1930, Business, Creative Commons

journals, and other media to guide us. The key word here is guide.

Self-care technologies will increasingly be adapted to a person’s learning style, and customized to an individual’s needs. Powerful videos, animation, and messaging will save readers time by getting right at the pressing health issue.

Also look for the adaptation of “recognition content” now used by organizations like Amazon® and Netflix®. Adapted for health communications, these technologies will come to anticipate the user’s needs.

Organizations can use their own communication tools to help point employees to these valuable, self-help resources. They can encourage employees to ask more questions, understand more options, and develop more opinions. Employees will be empowered “as needed,” with information that makes them wiser consumers of health care.

Sander Domaszewicz, principal and lead of health consumerism at Mercer, Washington D.C., encourages employees to ask the following questions b

A New Banking System by Lysander Spooner

Author: Lysander Spooner
Published: 1873
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,113 / 61 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 37.5
LoC Category: HJ

Downloads: 2,447
Added to site: 2010.11.01 29431

Genres: Business, Non-fiction

ittle of it can ever be issued, or kept in circulation; and that little will be so irregular and inconstant in amount as to cause continual and irremediable derangements. But if a paper currency, instead of promising to pay specie on demand, promises only an alternative redemption, viz: specie on demand, or specie with interest from the time of demand, or other merchantable property of equal market value with specie–it can then be issued to an amount equal to such property; and yet keep its promises to the letter. It can, therefore, furnish all the credit and currency that can be needed; or at least many times more than the so called specie paying system ever did, or ever can, furnish. And then the interest, industry and trade of a nation will never be disturbed by the exportation of specie. And yet the standard of value will always be maintained.

The difference between the system here proposed, and the so called specie paying system–in respect to their respective capacities for furnishing c

Morals in Trade and Commerce by Frank B. Anderson

Author: Frank B. Anderson
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,933 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.8
LoC Category: B

Downloads: 1,637
Added to site: 2009.07.01 24586

Genres: Essays, Business

is that any stigma of dishonesty should be placed upon a particular form of doing business that is exactly like other forms of doing business, with the addition of a legal registration. As I have already said, there are some corporations that break laws, or rather certain individuals who are parts of corporations and who break laws, just as there is a certain small proportion of law-breakers in every section of every community. But that fact carries with it no reflection upon corporations as such, and when our sensational publications and politicians use the word “corporation” as though it were an alternative term for brigand or pirate they are simply assuming a public ignorance that may exist outside, but that certainly ought not to be found within a university. They are taking advantage of a nearly universal disposition to believe one’s self injured and are appealing not only to ignorance, but to a low form of cupidity and of mob greed. They would have no success in their crusade against corporations as su

Monopolies and the People by Charles Whiting Baker

In the following pages it has been my endeavor to present, first, the results of a careful and impartial investigation into the present and prospective status of the monopolies in every industry; and, second, to discuss in all fairness the questions in regard to these monopolies–their cause, growth, future prospects, evils, and remedies–which every thinking man is to-day asking.

Author: Charles Whiting Baker
Published: 1889
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,343 / 242 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 32.5
LoC Categories: HB, HN

Downloads: 2,293
Added to site: 2007.06.15 17325

Genres: Non-fiction, Business

ew months since public attention was directed to the subject of trusts; but, thanks to the widespread educational influence of the political campaign, at the present day the great proportion of the voters of the country have at least heard of the existence of trusts, and have probably some idea of their working and their effect upon the public at large. They have been pointed out as a great and growing evil; and few speakers or writers have ventured to defend them farther than to claim that their evil effects were exaggerated, and predict their early disappearance through natural causes; but while remedy after remedy has been suggested for the evil so generally acknowledged, none seems to have met with widespread and hearty approval, and practically the only effect thus far of the popular agitation has been to warn the trust makers and trust owners that the public is awakening to the results of their work and is likely to call them to account.

The truth is, as we shall see later, that it is a difficult

The War After the War by Isaac Frederick Marcosson

Peace will be as great a shock as War. Hence the need of Preparedness to meet the inevitable conflict for Universal Trade. We–as a nation–are as unready for this emergency as we are to meet the clash of actual physical combat. Commercial Preparedness is as vital to the national well being as the Training for Arms.

Author: Isaac Frederick Marcosson
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,654 / 146 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.8
LoC Category: U

Downloads: 1,368
Added to site: 2006.05.13 13564

Genres: War, Business

passed, and with it much of the dark night that enshrouded the Allies’ arms. On land and sea rained the first blows of the great assaults that were to make a summer of content for the Entente cause. Its arsenals teemed with shells; its men were fit; victory, however distant, seemed at last assured. The time had come to prepare a new kind of drive–the combined attack upon enemy trade and any other that happened to be in the way.

Thus it came about that on a brilliant sun-lit day last June twoscore men sat round a long table in a stately room of a palace that overlooked the Seine, in Paris. Eminent lawmakers–Hughes, of Australia, among them–were there aplenty; but few practical business men.

On the walls hung the trade maps of the world; spread before them were the red-dotted diagrams that showed the water highways where traffic flowed in happier and serener days. For coming generations of business everywhere it was a fateful meeting because the now famous Economic Conference of the Allies was

Wealth of the World’s Waste Places and Oceania by Jewett Castello Gilson

Nature has secreted many of her most useful treasures in most forbidding places. The nitrates which fertilize so much of Europe are drawn from the fiercest of South American deserts, and the gold which measures American commerce is mined in the arctic wilds of Alaska or in the almost inaccessible scarps of the western highlands. The description of these regions and the portrayal of their relation to the rest of the world is the purpose of Part I of this book.

Author: Jewett Castello Gilson
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 90,174 / 270 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.5
LoC Category: GB

Downloads: 895
Added to site: 2007.11.20 19120

Genres: Nature, Business

n inhospitable region, scanty in both animal and vegetable life, where climatic conditions call for heroic daring on the part of those who would search out its hidden mysteries; it is a land of death-dealing mirages, yet containing untold wealth for the miner, and likewise for the husbandman who can irrigate the fallow parched surface.

[Illustration: Mohave Desert, California. Buzzards’ Roost]

The bold prospector has unearthed in many places of southern Nevada gold-bearing rock assaying thousands of dollars to the ton, the result being the building up of cities and towns and the construction of connecting railroads to meet the demands of the growing commerce. Until recently, silver was the principal metal sought and found in the State of Nevada; but now gold is king, and his throne has been shifted from one desert camp to another, each laying claim to his abundant presence, while new claimants are ever bringing new treasures into light.

The two most valuable deposits of the precious metal

The Young Man in Business by Edward Bok

Author: Edward Bok
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,993 / 29 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.4
LoC Category: HG

Downloads: 4,626
Added to site: 2010.03.04 26861

Genres: Business, Non-fiction, Instructional

out at second” by some other player, than they are with the details of their business.

Digression is just as dangerous as stagnation in the career of a young man in business. There is absolutely no position worth the having in business life to-day to which a care of other interests can be added. Let a man attempt to serve the interests of one master, and if he serves him well he has his hands and his head full. There is a class of ambitious young men who have what they choose to call “an anchor to the windward” in their business. That is, they maintain something outside of their regular position. They do this from necessity, they claim. One position does not offer sufficient scope for their powers or talents; does not bring them sufficient income, and they are “forced,” they explain, to take on something in addition. I have known such young men. But, so far as I have been able to discern, the trouble does not lie so much with the position they occupy as with themselves. When a man turns away from the p

Young Wallingford by George Randolph Chester

Each part of this novel describes an enormously clever business coup which Wallingford (whose name was originally not Wallingford at all) plans and executes. The character of these business deals is of the most widely varying sort, for Wallingford’s desires are anything but limited in range, and his Napoleonic mind is quite able to cope with their accomplishment. Learn how this gentle grafter took his first steps toward getting rich quick!

Author: George Randolph Chester
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,741 / 198 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83
LoC Category: PS

Downloads: 935
Added to site: 2010.06.20 28216

Genres: Humor, Fiction and Literature, Business

he dryly observed. “He’s in a business where he sees nothing but money all day long. He’s a highly trusted bank clerk.”

Instead of glancing with interest at Mr. Gilman, the black-eyed young man sharply scrutinized Mr. Wix. Then he smiled.

“And what line are you in?” he finally asked of Wix.

“I’ve been in everything,” confessed that joyous young gentleman with a chuckle, “and stayed in nothing. Just now, I’m studying law.”

“Doing nothing on the side?”

“Not a thing.”

“He can’t save any money to go into anything else,” laughed Gilman, momentarily awakened into a surprising semblance of life. “Every time he gets fifty dollars he goes out of town to buy a fancy meal.”

“You were born for easy money,” the black-eyed one advised Wix. “It’s that sort of a lip that drives us all into the shearing business.”

Wix shook his head.

“Not me,” said he. “The law books prove that easy money costs too much.”

The black-eyed one shrugged his shoulders.