The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of life indefinitely. While the immediate changes are apparent, less is known about the lasting effects as we embark on the new normal. One of the biggest changes for Americans is the way we work.
Appreciation for and understanding of mental and emotional health have come a long way in recent years. Society increasingly understands that certain moods and behaviors are often the cause of biological and chemical conditions and imbalances as opposed to character or personality flaws.
Editor’s Note: May is Mental Health Awareness month, throughout the month we will feature insights and best practices to help HR professionals accommodate workers with mental health issues. Today’s focus is on work-related stress and how to cope. Next week we’ll bust some mental health myths, stay tuned!
Technology is changing the way we work. In some cases, that means automation that streamlines repetitive tasks or helps teams work together more efficiently and track and share data. Technology is also changing the way we work out, and that’s leading to a dramatic shift in the way employers engage their employees in fitness.
Your employees are demanding effective leaders. Are you able to provide this for them? If not, you’ll lose top talent to employers that do—and ultimately, your bottom line will be negatively impacted, as well.
The 2018–2019 flu season was the longest the United States experienced in a decade. It lasted 21 weeks, with a total of 42.9 million people falling ill. Unfortunately, health experts fear that the 2019–2020 flu season could be even worse.
There might not be a better time than January to reach employees with a well-being message. Health- and fitness-related goals are consistently among the most popular New Year’s resolutions, but most people give up on their attempts at cleaner living by January 12. Employers have an opportunity to change this pattern by helping employees reach […]
It’s no secret that the modern workforce is plagued by high levels of employee stress and burnout. According to the American Institute of Stress, an alarming 94% of the American workforce experienced workplace stress in 2019.
Employees are often the primary focus of workplace well-being initiatives, and with good reason. It’s the employee whose health has the most visible effect on corporate success. But the people who come in to work each day aren’t the only ones whose health is impacted by well-being efforts, and they’re not the only ones whose […]
It’s been in the news frequently enough that most of us are at least vaguely aware that healthcare costs have been rising over the last several years. Anyone paying for health insurance is certainly more than vaguely aware of this. While employees are seeing higher deductibles and more expensive premiums, the impact on businesses is […]