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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.

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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Shortcomings Of COVID-19 Screenings Create Challenges For Opening Offices

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic took off, companies have been frantically adjusting work operations to accommodate employee safety while keeping their business sustainable. For many industries, particularly white-collar jobs, this has resulted in employees working remotely.

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).

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

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.

“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.

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. Unfortunately, this has complicated workers’ abilities to disengage from work tasks, which can often be done at any time of day and virtually. After all, what is the point of using up hard-earned paid time off, when an employee can easily change around their schedule to fit in any other obligations?

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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.

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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!

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.

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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.

Study: Wearable Devices Not Always Accurate With Calories Burned, Heart Rate

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A study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise looked at the accuracy and efficacy of several different wearable devices that monitor and track physical activity.

What Employers Need to Know About Coronavirus

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Since the beginning of 2020, a deadly coronavirus that originated in China has spread rapidly, sending health workers and government officials into a panic.

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.

USPSTF Recommends Hypertension Screening for All Adults

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Hypertension is one of the most common physical health issues today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half of all American adults struggle with high blood pressure.

Physical Inactivity Threatens Productivity, Especially in the South

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new data maps identifying the prevalence of adult physical inactivity across the United States. The results were discouraging.

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. The beginning of COVID-19 closures in the spring left many scrambling to juggle added responsibilities of caring for and schooling children at home, changing work schedules and reducing hours, or paying for alternative care options—if there were even any available.

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Careers With Purpose, Not Just Passion, Enrich Employees’ Lives

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When it comes to deciding on a career path, sayings like “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” and “follow your passion” get thrown around frequently. While it certainly sounds good, it doesn’t appear to be practical.

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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.

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. Alongside these changes, employee wellness programs find themselves restructuring to meet different needs for workers, as on-site wellness facilities closed and many struggled to reconfigure a healthy work-life balance, handle additional responsibilities at home, and face added pandemic-induced stresses. Corporate Wellness Mobile Wellness

High U.S. Employment Rate Means More Flu Cases

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A strong economy can create many challenges for employers. With a tight labor market, recruiting and retaining talent becomes more difficult, requiring benefits to be more competitive (and expensive). Now, research suggests that high employment also equates to a significant increase in flu cases.

With Reopening Plans Underway, Employers Shouldn’t Leave Out Benefits Changes

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In May, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business operations, the IRS issued a notice giving employers the option to allow employees to make changes to their health insurance plans and benefits enrollment.

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. Unfortunately, not everyone who does this sees results, and many discover that attempts at physical fitness may end in disappointment as they watch others (perhaps even those that didn’t put in as much effort and dedication) easily meet their health goals.

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.

2020 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report

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The arrival of the new year means the release of Wellable’s 2020 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report.

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. Financial concerns have grown due to widespread job losses and income reductions; anxiety over physical health, and the health of others, has increased.

As Businesses Reopen, Immunity Tests Are Losing Favor

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As communities across the world make plans to reopen businesses, many are turning to antibody tests in order to determine who is less likely to spread the disease or fall ill. However, most US companies will not be implementing the tests.

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. People thrive on different diets and exercise routines , work at different paces, and struggle with different wellness concerns.

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.

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

Study: Wellness Programs Improve Employee’s Health Beliefs, Not Clinical Outcomes

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A team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign conducted a two-year study on the efficacy of workplace wellness programs.

Apple Partners With Gyms For Rewards Program

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Apple is providing some extra inspiration and support for those looking to achieve fitness goals this year. The tech giant recently launched Apple Watch Connected , a new rewards program for Apple Watch users. Mobile Wellness

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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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.