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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.

COVID-19 Employee Wellness Toolkit: Maintaining A Healthy & Engaged Workforce

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Employers around the world are adapting to new measures being taken by communities to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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Public Health Concerns Highlight Benefits (And Challenges) Of Remote Work

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Technology has vastly improved the feasibility of remote work for companies and workers alike.

Are Caregiving Benefits Doing Enough For Employees? COVID-19 Edition

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Caregiving benefits are an important part of any wellness program, particularly with today’s growing retirement-age population and the fact that more households feature two working parents.

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.

PwC Gets Creative With PTO Benefits, Shuts Down For the Holidays

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Multinational accounting firm, PwC, is experimenting with a new time-off benefit in hopes that it will prevent burnout among workers and retain top talent.

Most People Are Lonely—And Their Work Life Isn’t Helping

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With advances in technology, it seems like the world is getting smaller; in spite of this, social relationships are deteriorating. Cigna’s 2020 Loneliness Index , an assessment of data collected from over 10,400 adults, reported a 7% increase in loneliness since the previous year.

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Restaurants Tackle Employee Churn, Support Mental Health

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For years, many businesses in the food service industry promoted a “churn and burn” mentality of working employees hard and dealing with high turnover. This mindset has not necessarily gone away, as indicated by the 80% of restaurant workers that leave the industry after only two years.

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.

Buzzfeed’s Parental Leave Benefits Result In 95% Retention Rate

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Paid parental leave is a coveted work benefit because there is no federally-mandated paid parental leave in the U.S. As a result, many employers find that this benefit is one of the most attractive ones when it comes to recruiting and retaining top talent.

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!

Study: Phone Apps May Help Boost Daily Activity Levels

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A new study suggests that phone apps may help users get more daily physical activity.

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Studies Show Walking Improves Sleep, Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

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As researchers and health professionals continue to look for the best ways to encourage lifelong health, evidence continues to show that walking may be an important foundational habit. A recent study published in the journal Sleep Health linked increased physical activity to better sleep.

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Solitude, Not Loneliness, Can Promote Creativity, Confidence, and Improve Relationships

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Despite increasing reports of the “loneliness epidemic” over the last few years, some experts advise that intentionally practicing solitude can offer a host of benefits. Facts and Research

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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Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

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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Survey: Employers Focused On Benefit Costs, Holistic Wellness, And Technology

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In order to offer attractive benefits to recruit and retain talent in a tight labor market, more financial investment is now required from companies. It’s not just the rising costs of health insurance, but the demand for more expansive benefits and a holistically-minded approach to well-being.

Privacy, Cost Concerns Compete With Incentives in Health Programs

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According to a survey by Aite Group of 766 American consumers, employees have financial and privacy-related concerns when it comes to using fitness trackers or devices.

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.

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

Survey: Large Employers Are Expanding Paid Leave Benefits

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Companies are beginning to understand the real value that employee paid time off can have for productivity and talent retention. So much so, they are going beyond what is required by law when it comes to providing paid leave benefits.

U-Haul Will Implement New Nicotine-Free Hiring Policy

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Phoenix-based moving company U-Haul recently announced that it would cease hiring smokers and nicotine users in 21 states beginning February 1. In states where testing is allowed, applicants must submit to nicotine screenings to be considered.

The Case For Wellness Benefits During An Economic Crisis

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As of March 2020, the UN’s trade and development agency is estimating that the global economic slowdown will end up costing over $1 trillion. Both business owners and employees are feeling uneasy about finances as many industries—especially tourism, leisur e, entertainment, and hospitality—face heavy losses and staff reductions while people self-isolate. Corporate Wellness

Caregiving Support Retains Top Talent

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Employee benefits that support their caregiving efforts are rapidly growing in importance. Workers that care for elderly parents or other relatives devote resources, time, and energy after work hours—often at the expense of their own personal health, wellness, and productivity.

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.

Survey: Holistic Approach to Wellness Boosts Productivity, Attracts Top Talent

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Today’s employees are working harder than ever before on achieving their personal wellness goals. Unfortunately, this extra energy has not yielded desired results.

Google Is Re-engineering The Way Employees Eat

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Google has long been known for its incredible work benefits—even in Silicon Valley, where tech start-ups frequently offer generous and competitive programs. In particular, the tech giant’s on-site dining options significantly increase employee satisfaction, retaining and attracting top talent.

Is Medical Misinformation Online Undermining Workforce Health?

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Today, when it comes to health questions (or any questions) it can be difficult to avoid searching online first. There’s no waiting for appointments and no money wasted on office visits or lab work. Unfortunately, not all medical and wellness websites can be reliable or accurate.

Survey: Employees Ask Google—Not Doctors—About Health Concerns

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Health worries can cause a lot of unnecessary stress for many people. Reason would state that this concern would translate to more proactive and professional management of health-related issues. In reality, that’s not always the case.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.

Wellness Resolutions? There’s An App For That—But It Might Not Help

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The public’s interest in physical fitness, self-care, and personal well-being continues to boom, with health and wellness industries seeing massive growth each year. That popularity has substantially increased the number of apps and technology resources available for health-conscious consumers.

Study: Engagement Incentives Increase Wellness Programs’ Value

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Crafting a competitive, holistic wellness program to attract and retain the best talent can require a lot of resources. It’s important that investment produces its desired results.

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Study Finds Connection Between Physical Fitness And Brain Health

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A new study in the journal Scientific Reports suggests that one of the best ways to preserve brain health is to stay physically fit. The study authors tested 1,200 adults between the ages of 20 and 59 on a series of brain exercises designed to test memory, sharpness, judgment, and accuracy.

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Year-End Review: Wellness Benefits Top Employees’ Wish Lists

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Over the last year, wellness programs have become more and more important to workers. Today, a company isn’t just an opportunity for a paycheck and some professional growth, but a central player in supporting a holistically-minded lifestyle. Corporate Wellness

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.