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 […]
At one point or another, most of us have probably felt burned out.
Nearly one in five people in the United States lives with a mental illness, but there is still a strong stigma around discussing mental health at work. The month of May being dedicated as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States helps, but we still have a long way to go in combating the […]
If your organization is working toward an inclusive, diverse environment where employees are free from harassment and bias, you’ll want to sincerely consider implementing transgender awareness training and practices.
According to the American Institute of Stress, workplace stress costs U.S. industries around $300 billion every year and is on the rise as workdays get longer, workers work harder, and job insecurity continues to increase. If you want to mitigate workplace stress at your organization, here are a few best practices to keep in mind.
Overall, strategic and well-executed workplace wellness programs offer benefits for employers and employees. According to research, 78% of employees believe their company’s wellness program had a positive impact on workers’ health, and 75% believe such programs had a positive impact on their productivity and performance. So, as you work to improve your workplace wellness programs […]
Corporate wellness is on the verge of a massive evolution. Today, most companies view employee wellness as living squarely in the domain of the employees themselves: “You need to take care of your health and mental well-being. We’re a company, not a health spa.” The majority of companies don’t address wellness in any meaningful way, […]
Proper nutrition is one of the easiest ways to keep our bodies fueled for the challenges of day-to-day life, but too often, our diets let us down. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 76% of Americans don’t eat enough fruit, and 87% don’t eat enough vegetables. We get too little dairy and […]
The U.S. government experienced a partial shutdown, which ended in late January 2019. The partial shutdown impacted many employees and businesses across the nation, and it cost the economy around $1 billion each week.
As we move further into another new year, it’s likely that most people have already given up on their fitness resolutions. In fact, by the second week in February, roughly 80% of all resolutions have failed. And some have even gotten so specific as to pinpoint the second Friday in January as “Quitters’ Day,” because […]