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Financial Wellness: 5 Tips to Engage Employees

Financial stress of employees costs the U.S. $250 billion in lost time. According to a recent Mercer financial wellness survey, 62% of the employees surveyed were worried about just keeping up with monthly expenses. So what choices do you and your employees have to combat financial stress?

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Can Wearable Technology and Predictive Analytics Prevent Workplace Violence?

In late January, it was revealed that wearable activity trackers, such as Fitbit, were doing more than just tracking activity. These wearables were also sharing very sensitive military information, unbeknownst to its users. While wearables may pose a threat to your company’s secure data, could they potentially save your employees’ lives, too?

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What’s Behind the Record Levels of Workplace Stress?

Feeling stressed out at work? You’re not the only one. As Rose Leadem reports on Entrepreneur.com, a recent survey of more than 1,000 full-time employees in the United States found that more than half of participants said they feel more stressed today than they did 1 year ago. Notably, 60% report being stressed all or […]

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New Survey Reveals the Unhealthy Side Effects of Business Travel

The health of the United States’ frequent business travelers may be quickly deteriorating due to high stress levels and the hectic nature of work-related travel. According to a national survey by On Call International—a travel risk management company—a majority of business travelers (54%) say they are less likely to exercise on a work trip compared […]

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Do Your Wellness Initiatives Make the Cut? 61% of Employees Say No

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of U.S. employers aim to improve their health and well-being strategies and programs over the next 3 years to differentiate themselves from organizations with which they compete for talent. This is up from the 18% that say they do so now, according to the 22nd annual Best Practices in Health Care Employer […]

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Financial Wellness: 59% of Employees Say Stress of Finances Negatively Impacts Work Performance

The financial well-being of U.S. employees reversed direction this year following several years of steady improvement, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson, a global advisory, broking, and solutions company. The biennial survey also revealed a large increase in the number of employees who say their financial woes are negatively affecting their lives […]

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Community Gardens Grow Employee Well-Being

Giving back to the community can reap multiple benefits for employers, not the least of which is warm feelings from employees. In a recent Boston Globe article, Sara Salinas writes that research shows employees value companies that give back to the community. One increasingly popular way to do so—community gardens—also helps employees’ own well-being.

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What Are Caregiving Benefits?

As the population ages, more and more employees are finding themselves part of what is often called the “sandwich generation.” This group, unlike the traditional generations, is not defined by what year you were born but rather by a stage of life—the stage in which you find yourself sandwiched between caregiving responsibilities for both dependents […]

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5 Best Practices for Your Financial Wellness Program in 2017

HR professionals across all industries are increasingly engaged in discussions with company leadership about improving employee retention rates. In order to increase workplace satisfaction, considerable focus has been placed on strategies to truly engage with employees, ensuring they feel supported, happy, and healthy—both at work and in life.

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