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Vaping in the Workplace Is a Bigger Problem Than Most Employers Think

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New research by Truth Initiative finds vaping impacts everyone in your workforce, including those who do not vape. With 63% of respondents saying vaping in the workplace bothers them, addressing vaping at work is important.

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Care About Employee Mental Health? This Matters Too

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In 2020, expanding employee mental health benefits is a top priority for many employers. This makes sense, as more employers find that when they invest in mental health, everyone wins. By connecting employees with effective mental health treatment, they get the critical help they need.

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Are All Quit-smoking Texts Created Equal?

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Text messaging, including quit smoking texts, is a proven form of treatment to promote behavioral and physical health issues (including quitting smoking). So, it makes sense why many tobacco cessation programs offer quit-smoking texts.

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Tobacco Surcharge: What the Evidence Shows Will Help People Quit

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Nearly 1 out of every 5 employers use tobacco surcharges, according to the 2019 SHRM Employee Benefits Report. A tobacco surcharge or other form of financial incentive can help motivate people to take action who might not feel confident about quitting, or might not be motivated to quit TODAY.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

Tobacco Surcharge: What the Evidence Shows Will Help People Quit

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Nearly 1 out of every 5 employers use tobacco surcharges, according to the 2019 SHRM Employee Benefits Report. A tobacco surcharge or other form of financial incentive can help motivate people to take action who might not feel confident about quitting, or might not be motivated to quit TODAY.

Top 5 Myths Why Employees Don’t Use Your Cessation Program

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There are many myths about why employees don’t use a tobacco cessation program. But it’s hard for employers to bust those myths if they don’t know what they are. Here are 5 top myths that we hear, as well as the information you need to bust them. Myth 1: Everyone knows we offer a tobacco [.].

5 Things Employers Need to Know Now about E-cigarettes

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Key facts to cut through the confusion about e-cigarette use Vaping. Juuling. E-cigs. If you don’t know these terms for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), you should.

More Companies Starting to Offer Virtual Support to Parents with Kids Who Vape

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Why e-cigarette use matters As you’ve probably seen by now in the news, vaping rates among teenagers are increasing at an alarming rate. From 2017 to 2018, e-cigarette use among high school students increased a whopping 78%! In 2019, 27.5% of high school students—more than 1 in 4—are vaping.

More Companies Starting to Offer Virtual Support to Parents with Kids Who Vape

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Why e-cigarette use matters As you’ve probably seen by now in the news, vaping rates among teenagers are increasing at an alarming rate. From 2017 to 2018, e-cigarette use among high school students increased a whopping 78%! In 2019, 27.5% of high school students—more than 1 in 4—are vaping.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

Want a Side of Cigarettes with That? How to Curb Smoke Breaks in Hospitality

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With a 30% tobacco use rate, the hospitality industry has one of the largest populations of smokers in the U.S. Many experts speculate that it’s because many of workers in this industry are lower-income and have less education.

4 Ways Tobacco Use Makes Musculoskeletal Disorders More Costly

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The Surprising Link Between Tobacco and Musculoskeletal Disorders Another day, another sick-day call related to lower back pain, carpal tunnel, strains, or sprains?

Smokeless Tobacco: Just an Issue for Blue-collar Workers?

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Chewing tobacco. Snuff. No matter what it’s called, smokeless tobacco is dangerous. Those who provide healthcare benefits to a blue-collar workforce likely already have these terms on their radar. But if you don’t, you should. Here’s why.

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Want Smoking Cessation Programs in the Workplace that Work?

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Tobacco use is the most common substance use disorder in the U.S. Between 8% and 18% of healthcare expenditures, depending on smoking prevalence, are attributable to smoking. Most smokers want to stop, and each year about 50% of all smokers try to stop for good, but only 6% succeed in any given year.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

6 Ways Tobacco Use Hurts Today’s Retail Employers

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In the tight-margin industry of retail, innovating to contain employee healthcare costs is a must. But it isn’t the only thing that matters. Just ask retail giant Walmart—well-recognized both for its cost-effective use of healthcare resources and for prioritizing the employee healthcare experience.

Unsure What to Do About Tobacco Users in the Workplace?

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Employers in 21 states can discriminate against smokers. However, today’s tight job market is causing some employers with existing no-hire policies of smokers to reconsider.

5 Insights from 2020 Surgeon General Smoking Cessation Report

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Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams recently released Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General, which highlights the critical need to get quit-smoking support into the hands of the millions of U.S. smokers.

Cessation Benefits Emerge Amid Vaping Injury Outbreak

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The ongoing lung injury outbreak provides an opportunity for employers to holistically communicate the risks of vaping and tobacco use. As public health officials, lawmakers and media outlets continue to focus their microscope on vaping, employee benefits vendors have done the same.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

New, Easier Registration Gives Parents of Vapers Quick Tips

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For parents of vapers, a new feature gives quick access to actionable tips they can use to help their child quit. The EX Program recently released a simple registration process for parents to access live chat support from tobacco treatment experts and supportive text messages.

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Tip Sheet: Inspire More to Quit with 2020 Quit-smoking Calendar

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How and when to promote quitting tobacco to employees with a quit-smoking calendar Smart employers know offering the right program is just the start. The magic happens in the way that HR ensures employees know help is available and easily accessible.

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Your Boss Doesn’t Support a Smoke-Free Policy…Now What?

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Not every business leader embraces a smoke-free policy or tobacco-free workplace. Surprised? Don’t be. Today 20% of indoor workers in the U.S. are not yet covered by a 100% smoke-free policy.

Your Boss Doesn’t Support a Smoke-Free Policy…Now What?

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Not every business leader embraces a smoke-free policy or tobacco-free workplace. Surprised? Don’t be. Today 20% of indoor workers in the U.S. are not yet covered by a 100% smoke-free policy.

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

4 Tips for Including Vaping in Your No Smoking Policy at Work

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With the rising use of e-cigarettes—also called vaping—many HR managers and benefit consultants are playing catch-up to answer questions like: Are e-cigs as harmful as other tobacco products? Should these be handled in a no smoking policy at work?

Solving secondhand vapors in the workplace—and at home

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Like people looking for etiquette tips in the advice column Dear Abby, we regularly receive questions on how to handle tobacco-related issues at work and at home.

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Which Tobacco Products Are Safe? Answers to E-cigarette Questions

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Over 1,000 HR benefit leaders have now tuned in to our “5 Things Employers Need to Know Now about E-cigarettes” webinar. In case you missed it (or as a refresher if it’s been a few months), during our webinar, we shared what we know about e-cigarettes, what we’re learning… AND what we don’t know.

Free vs. Fee-based Smoking Cessation Benefits: Which Work Better?

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It’s a small investment for an employer to provide smoking cessation benefits to employees. But the evidence is quite strong that it makes a big difference. According to researchers at the University of Ohio, $5,816 year is the average cost per employee who smokes, when compared to a non-smoker.

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Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

Employers are Adding Anti-Vaping Support for Parents to Their Wellness Benefits

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As you’ve probably seen by now in the news, vaping rates among teenagers are increasing at an alarming rate. From 2017 to 2018, e-cigarette use among high school students increased a whopping 78%! In 2019, 27.5% of high school students—more than 1 in 4 — are vaping.

Yes, You Still Have Smokers in Your Workplace

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Now that smoking is no longer the employee health issue it once was, companies can turn their attention to other wellness program strategies, right? Unfortunately not.

Employers Turn to New Benefit to Snuff E-Cigarette Epidemic

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Truth Initiative Expands Executive Team with Key New Hire

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Jennifer Gendron joins the EX Program as Head of Development of Innovations The EX Program from Truth Initiative announced the addition of Jennifer Gendron in the key position of Head of Development, Innovations.

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5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

4 Ways to Increase Engagement in Tobacco Cessation

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What HR needs to know to help employees quit for good Changes in technology, incentive design, and consumer expectations have changed the way that users and wellness programs interact. However, many quit-smoking initiatives have primarily relied on the same methods to get smokers to quit.