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Stanford Professor Questions The Future Of Remote Work

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The narrative that COVID-19 accelerated existing trends in the workplace, such as adoption of digital tools, has been so pervasive that the statement is starting to become cliché. Although largely true, it is an oversimplification of what is actually happening.

Survey: 37% Of Employees Highly Resilient

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It’s safe to say that this year has been unusually difficult for the average employee, given the complications created by COVID-19. According to the Cigna Resilience Index , these struggles are taking a measurable toll on Americans, as roughly 60% are currently struggling to maintain resilience

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Survey: Quarter Of Women May Scale Back Careers

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The 2020 Women in the Workplace report highlights how women, especially women of color, have been disproportionately been impacted by COVID-19.

Study: Telehealth Usage Varies By Demographics

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The surge in telehealth usage during the pandemic has been applauded by many as a solution to increase access to health care, even in the toughest of situations. Despite overall usage increasing substantially, the headline numbers do not tell the full story.

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Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

Employees Need Time Off, Even In A Pandemic

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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees have transitioned into working remotely from home. Some employees now enjoy increased flexibility with schedules and project timelines.

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Study: The Perfect Exercise Program Exists, But It’s Different For Everyone

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For many people, exercising is more than a physical challenge—it can be emotionally and mentally discouraging. Putting in the right amount of time, energy, and resources should be a sure-fire formula for fitness success.

Community Well-Being Rankings By State (US)

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Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and Sharecare released a set of three indices to measure population health by state: the (i) Community Well-Being Index (CWBI), (ii) Social Determinants of Health Index (SDOHi), and Well-Being Index (WBI).

The Future Of Remote Work (September 2020 Edition)

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“September 2020 Edition” is the operative phrase in the title of this post. A discussion on the future of remote work in January of this year would have sounded quite different than in the months following the start of the pandemic.

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Health Officials Worry About Delays In Preventive Care

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The impacts of the pandemic can be seen in all aspects of society. As most individuals focus on the advice of public health officials on COVID-19, many other concerns lack the attention they deserve.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Microsoft Teams Launches “Virtual Commute”

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Commuting has changed. Rather than hopping into a car or taking public transportation to head into an office, millions of people across the world are commuting from their bed to their desk each day. Although commuting was often perceived negatively (traffic jams, cramped subways, etc.), the initial euphoria of not having to kick off or end the day traveling has subsided.

Survey: Workers Conceal Mental Health Issues From Employers

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Despite the progress made in destigmatizing mental health issues and pursuing positive emotional wellness goals, there is still work to be done.

School Disruptions Creating Workforce Challenges

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School closures throughout the US and the world are creating a number of workplace challenges for employers and setting roadblocks in the recovery and re-opening of offices.

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As School Year Approaches, Employees Face Uncertainty About Childcare

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For many working parents in America, this summer’s end brings difficult questions regarding childcare in the impending school year.

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eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

Say Hello To Halo, Amazon’s New Wearable Device

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Despite the challenges many wearable device companies have experienced over the past several years, Amazon entered the market with the release of Halo , an on-wrist health tracker with an accompanying app.

Importance Of Employee Benefits Accelerates Due To Pandemic

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COVID-19 continues to accelerate existing trends in the workplace. First, it was digitization and remote work, and now, with open enrollment upon us, it is the importance of benefits.

Virtual Fitness Thrives During Pandemic, Leaving On-Site Facilities Empty

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In the past several months, employers have been grappling with how to adapt business operations to COVID-19 recommendations, policies, and lockdowns.

E-Cigarettes ? Superior Smoking Cessation Aid

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Regular tobacco cigarettes contain 7,000 chemicals, many of which are toxic. While it is unclear exactly how many chemicals are in e-cigarettes, there’s almost no doubt that they expose users to fewer toxic chemicals than traditional cigarettes.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Benefits Alone Cannot Improve Employee Well-Being

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A study from The Well-being Lab at George Mason University found incredible insights on the current state of well-being in American workplaces as well as actionable things employers can do to help employees thrive and manage struggles.

Apple Enters Home Fitness Market

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At a virtual event last week, Apple made a number of announcements regarding its health and well-being offerings.

Mental Health Conditions Remain Elevated As Pandemic Continues

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, a large number of employees have reported that they are dealing with depression, a lack of energy, unprecedented levels of stress , trouble concentrating, and difficulty maintaining a health work-life balance.

USPSTF: No Support For Vitamin D Screenings

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In a draft recommendation statement, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF or Task Force) found that the current evidence is inadequate to recommend screening for vitamin D deficiency in asymptomatic adults.

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

Accountability Partners Promote Success In Individual Wellness Goals

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A lot of attention has been put towards making wellness programs more effective by addressing the specific, personal needs of each individual rather than opting for a one-size-fits-all approach—and with good reason.

Home Office Stipends Gain Traction For Remote Workers

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As more companies commit to allowing employees to work from home indefinitely or well into 2021, they must learn to address a new set of challenges and opportunities that arise.

“Twindemic” Fears Highlight Importance Of Flu Shots

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This fall and winter, countries around the world will need to address an airborne respiratory illness that primarily affects the nose, throat, and, in more severe cases, lungs.

How A Global Pandemic Illuminated Air Pollution’s Health Impacts

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There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing global lockdowns have been largely destructive: from deaths and health concerns to economic struggles and political turmoil to the many daily disruptions of everyday life.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

As Employees Remain Home, Work-Life Balance Suffers

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In the past several weeks, new social distancing measures related to COVID-19 have temporarily moved employees around the world out of their normal workplaces and offices. As a result, remote work has exponentially increased, and it’s having a massive effect on employees’ work habits and lifestyle. Facts and Research

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Wellness Programs Help Mitigate The Effects Of Pandemics

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The benefits of employee wellness programs are numerous, with their obvious gains addressing better economic output and a healthier population. Now, as communities across the US and the rest of the world battle the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re proving beneficial in another way—by mitigating the virus’ consequences. Corporate Wellness

5 Ways Post-COVID Work Will Be Different

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New social distancing measures due to COVID-19 have drastically changed the way employees work and businesses operate. It has also led companies to re-evaluate their economic strategies and wellness priorities. Undoubtedly, this will have lasting effects on the workplace. In many ways, this global disruption has merely sped up the adoption of workplace trends that were gaining popularity prior to the pandemic. Some changes, however, are more unanticipated. Corporate Wellness

Experts Explain Details Surrounding Proposed EEOC Rule Changes

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Following years of anticipation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is finally moving forward with new guidance regarding incentives in employee wellness programs. In a public meeting held on June 11, 2020, commissioners gave an overview of the new proposals.

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Evaluating Workplace Risk Factors For COVID-19

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Not all jobs are equal—and that’s especially the case when looking at the COVID-19 pandemic. Data from the Occupational Information Network was recently assembled together to give a better picture of which jobs are the most high-risk for exposure to the coronavirus. While 21% of employees have been able to work remotely from home, the remaining 79% have either been laid off or unable to practice social distancing as “essential workers.”

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Study: Practicing Mindfulness May Lower Blood Pressure

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Mindfulness—including practices such as yoga, journaling, meditation, and more—has surged in popularity in the last several years. People typically seek out these activities to control stress and improve mental and emotional wellness, but with limited research on the physical impacts of the practice and no reimbursement incentives from health plans for prescribing it, few physicians suggest patients engage in mindfulness exercises.

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7 Stats On COVID-19?s Impact On Employee Mental Health

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Stress related to COVID-19 is having an enormous impact on people’s mental health, as demand for support services surges and substance abuse and suicides continue to rise. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) released a report to delve further into how employees are coping, based on data collected in April 2020 from over 1,000 US employees. The results show employees struggling with depression and exhaustion, while failing to take care of themselves well

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Ill-Equipped Home Offices Impact Employees’ Physical Health, Productivity

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Many Americans are now working at home for the first time. As these newly-remote workers adjust their living spaces into makeshift home offices, many are noticing how much physical health can be impacted by a work environment. Lacking appropriate desks and work equipment, there has been a surge in interest for home office supplies and, specifically, ergonomic chairs. Wellness

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.