Tag: employee health

Eyecare at Work: The Eyes are the Windows to Employees’ Health

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that more than 20,000 work-related ocular injuries occur annually. Technology has taken over our modern professional lives in a way that has not happened before. Indeed, we lead a digitally powered lifestyle as we juggle screen time between work and home. Now, more than ever, eye care has […]

Earned Wage Access: A Responsible Solution to Boost Employee Health and Retention

Over the past few years our world has turned upside down, affecting all industries, and Human Resources is no exception. Health insurance, a 401K and a little extra time off are no longer sufficient benefits to attract and retain talent. As trends evolve and Gen Z continues to join the workforce, employees are demanding enhanced […]

Answers to 13 Common Questions About New Federal Vaccine, Testing Mandates

When President Joe Biden recently announced a six-pronged strategy to contain COVID-19’s spread, one of the most notable measures was a vaccination and/or weekly testing mandate affecting employers and employees nationwide. We still don’t know many details, but here are answers to some of the most common questions we’ve received since the mandates were announced. […]

After Stressful Pandemic, Don’t Be Surprised If Employees Are Reluctant to Return

There has been ample news coverage about the invisible toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on our personal lives, but we’re just beginning to grapple with the damage done to our workplaces. As employees return to in-person work, you must be ready for the many emotional and psychological hurdles they will face. When You Have […]

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Despite Increasing COVID-19 Cases, 2021 Hiring Forecasts Look Positive

“Can we just go back to normal?” is probably a question you’ve asked yourself repeatedly throughout the pandemic, and if so, you aren’t alone. This “new normal” we’ve been forced into is getting old, and while we’ve all made great strides in adapting, people all over the world are craving some semblance of “normal.”

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3 Ways HR Is Defining the New Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a tragic toll from a human and public health standpoint, along with causing massive business disruption, resulting in some businesses shutting down completely. In contrast, others have had to rapidly expand service teams and ramp up production to meet increased demands, while many companies have become remote workplaces practically overnight.

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It’s Time for Employers to Rethink the 9-5

Imagine you had two extra hours today to spend however you pleased. What would you do with that time? Play with your kids? Work out at the gym? Sleep? For many of the nurses in a recent Swedish study, the answer was all of the above. The 23-month experiment followed 68 nurses who were divided […]

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Employers Left in Wellness-Plan Limbo

In recent years, more and more employers have implemented wellness programs—employee participation programs that may include wellness education, health or fitness challenges, and even limited medical testing and preventive care requirements—to promote and encourage employee health and wellbeing. Through these programs, they hope to create a healthier workforce and reduce insurance costs.

Taking the sting out of Zika: what employers need to know

by Lisa Berg On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization declared an international health emergency associated with the spread of Zika virus, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began advising pregnant women or those considering becoming pregnant to avoid travel to places with Zika outbreaks. To date, more than a […]

New voluntary standards for psychological health in the workplace

By Marc Rodrigue Increasing public attention has been given to mental health awareness. And Canadian employers are not exempt. Today’s employers have many employees who are affected by, directly or indirectly, psychological illness or are at risk of psychological hazards on the job. Sometimes these hazards can create human resources challenges, including extended employee absences […]