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Study: Sitting At Home Is Worse Than Sitting At Work

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Numerous studies show that sitting is bad for your health. Prolonged inactivity, such as sitting at a desk all day, has been linked to lower physical and emotional well-being. Now, a recent study delves deeper into sitting and found that all sitting is not the same.

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Searching For Better Ways To Measure Health

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How should a company determine the health of their employees? Traditional thinking would suggest looking at weight or Body Mass Index (BMI), which is a measure of body fat based on height and weight.

Survey: Companies Tailoring Wellness Benefits

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As companies develop their wellness offerings, leaders may wonder how their benefits compare to those from other companies, what initiatives are trending, and what areas to focus on in the future.

Technology: Balancing The Good With The Bad

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Technology touches nearly every aspect of employees’ work lives. They use it to communicate through emails, messages, and videoconferences as well as to coordinate marketing, production, and deliveries.

Why All the AI Research You’re Reading is Dead Wrong

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory

While we may be “people” professionals, it is part of our job to understand AI and how this technology can enable us to make smarter decisions and develop more efficient processes. Join Lighthouse Research & Advisory Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks where he will discuss how AI can be used for HR and recruiting processes, including how to create more human interactions and engagement through the strategic application of technology.

What Employees Want May Be Making Them Unwell

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Smoking is not a healthy habit. That’s indisputable, but still, 34.3 million people in the U.S. smoke. It’s also important to start early to save for retirement, yet one in four adults don’t save any money for that purpose. Wellness

8 Benefits Companies Should Drop (Or Update)

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Businesses are always searching for the Holy Grail of benefits that will entice prospective employees to join the company and will keep current employees invested and happy.

Rx for Well-being: Go Outside for Two Hours A Week

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Want to be healthier and happier? Spend time with nature. Specifically, stay outside for at least 120 minutes per week. Facts and Research

Employee Wellness Benefits Winners and Losers

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Companies that want to attract and retain employees are pumping up their benefits offerings, but as new generations of employees enter the workforce and as current employees’ needs change, the benefits that were once popular can become less so, as employees demand new perks. Corporate Wellness

Study: Paternity Leave Leads To Healthier Moms

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The need for maternity leave is obvious. Women who have given birth need time to recuperate from pregnancy, labor, and perhaps surgery. For moms who breastfeed, those first weeks are critical for establishing a feeding routine and steady milk production.

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Top Reasons Employees Quit

What are the top reasons people are leaving a job? And what attracts people to their new organization? The latest PayScale research take a deep dive into this to find out what is impacting employee retention and what employees are looking for in a new organization.

Office Air Quality And Environmental Well-Being

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When employers talk about wellness and its role in productivity, they are usually referring to physical well-being. Some progressive employers may take mental, social, financial, and other dimensions of well-being into consideration, but few usually mention environmental health. Perhaps they should.

New Zealand’s Bold Step Toward Well-Being

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Companies are looking at ways to improve overall employee wellness but never has this initiative been taken on by an entire country. That’s what is happening in New Zealand, whose government has added social outcome goals along with traditional economic metrics to measure the country’s success.

Pokémon Game Wants You To Go.To Sleep

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When Pokémon Go launched in July 2016, it became an instant sensation. The augmented reality video game got 28.5 million users to roam the streets, searching for Pokémon characters that could be tracked on smartphones.

Study: Nearly Half Of U.S. Companies Have A Wellness Program

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More companies are providing health and wellness programs, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Facts and Research

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The CFO Playbook: How to Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

To increase employee retention, you need to consider more than universal healthcare benefits in your turnover calculation. Discover how investing in the right employee benefits can decrease turnover by 138%.

Workplace Burnout Recognized As Medical Condition By WHO

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Much has been made about the physical and mental impact work-related stress has on individuals. This impact has led the World Health Organization (WHO) to officially recognize work-related stress, or burnout, as a medical condition. Wellness

Ocean Spray Waives Employee Behavioral Health Copays

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Ocean Spray, the producer of cranberry juice, sauces, and other products, announced it will eliminate employee copays for mental health benefits starting in July 2019.

Study: Employers Should Rethink Ultra-Processed Foods In The Kitchen

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It’s not groundbreaking news that ultra-processed foods aren’t healthy, but a new National Institutes of Health study provides a twist: ultra-processed foods can lead to more weight gain even when eating the same amount of calories as someone who eats unprocessed foods.

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Employee Satisfaction With Health Plans Improving, Still Room To Grow

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It’s commonly thought that employees are increasingly dissatisfied with their healthcare plan, but a new survey suggests this may not be the case. The J.D.

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.

Can A Smartphone Be A Health Hazard?

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While smartphones can help people stay in constant contact with friends, give turn-by-turn directions to the coolest new restaurant, look up the name of the bass player from a 70s rock band—and of course, make phone calls—new studies suggest that this overload of information may be harmful.

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Genetic Testing As A Wellness Benefit?

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Companies are looking at innovative offerings as part of their wellness programs. Genetic testing is one that is gaining some traction. The Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) reported that last year, 18% of organizations offered genetic testing, a 6% increase from 2016. Corporate Wellness

Google Study: Remote Workers Just As Productive But Lonely

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Even as employees push for the ability to work remotely, some companies resist, concerned that employees who don’t come to the office on a regular basis are less productive. A recent study of Google employees eases that fear but raises an additional concern. Corporate Wellness

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What Makes Happy Employees? Hint: It’s Not Just Compensation

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Compensation is still important, but participants in a recent survey said factors other than money made them happy in their jobs. Company culture and wellness were keys to being satisfied, 4,000 workers revealed in a survey by Wrike. Engagement

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

HSA Growth Highlights Employees’ Desire For Financial Wellness

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The number of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) is growing rapidly, with no signs of slowing down. According to research firm Devenir’s year-end HSA report , by the end of 2018, the number of HSAs grew to 25 million, a 13% increase from the previous year.

Study: Workplace Yoga Lowers Employee Stress

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Yoga has long been considered an effective way to decrease stress. Studies have shown yoga helps people with back pain, insomnia, alcohol dependency, and during medical procedures, but few studies looked at the effects of yoga at decreasing stress in the workplace. Facts and Research

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Employees Are Not Alone In Feeling Lonely

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Loneliness may not be a widely discussed topic, but it should be. Just as mental health has emerged from obscurity to the forefront of employee wellness conversations, loneliness is a public health issue that is reaching epidemic proportions

Getting Executive Buy-In For An Employee Wellness Program

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Human resources managers and mid-level leaders hear it all the time: employees want wellness benefits. Whether those are in the form of more flexible work schedules, exercise programs, mental health resources , or financial benefits, employees want support in balancing their increasingly busy lives.

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

The Cost Of Employee Stress

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Americans are more stressed than ever. A recent survey by Cigna found that four out of five people in the U.S. say they are stressed, and 15% of those surveyed say their stress is unmanageable. This feeling of pressure doesn’t just affect their personal lives, but their professional ones too.

6 Tips For Building A Culture Of Health

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Corporate wellness programs have existed since the late 1800s and have evolved over time, but in the last ten years, interest those programs has exploded. Google the term “corporate wellness” and more than two million references appear.

Study: Spending Time In Parks Boosts Emotional Wellness

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A recent study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that spending as little as 20 minutes in an urban park can have a significant effect on emotional wellness.

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Employers Not Prepared For Opioid Crisis

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The opioid crisis has reached the workplace, but employers are not ready. The impact of the opioid crisis in the country is staggering. From 1999 to 2017, nearly 400,000 people in the U.S. died from opioid-related overdoses, and half of those deaths were of people using prescription opioids.

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.