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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Survey: Company Culture Varies By Region

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The Harvard Business Review (HBR) recently conducted an assessment that looked at how corporate cultures differ across the world. Between December 2017 through May 2019, readers of HBR provided over 12,800 responses about workplace cultures from an organizational (not individual) standpoint.

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.

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

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.

Study: Long-Term Gains From Short-Term Exercise Programs

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We know that exercise is an excellent way to stay healthy. We also know that regular movement, even in short spurts , can help physical and mental health. Now, a study shows that even a short-term exercise program can yield health benefits as much as four years later. Facts and Research

EEOC To Update Wellness Rules In January 2020

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In mid-2018, just before the then-current wellness regulations were to expire in January 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made it clear to the public that they had no immediate plans to issue new wellness regulations.

Tobacco Use Isn’t Going Away—It’s Becoming More Insidious

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Time and time again, studies prove that tobacco is dangerous to the human body. It causes lung disease, cancer, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, premature aging, and more. In fact, nearly every organ in the body can be damaged by tobacco. Wellness

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Cadence Is Key: Extending The Office Community To Remote Workers

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With advancements in communication technology, remote work is becoming increasingly popular. This flexible option benefits workers and companies alike. Employees can enjoy a better work-life balance, while working parents can coordinate tasks around family events and childcare.

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.

Zappos Brings Music To Employee Wellness Program

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In partnership with legendary guitar maker Fender, Zappos now offers employees an exciting new wellness benefit. The program is called Strum for the Sole , and it gives more than 1,500 employees access to an onsite “jam room” at its Las Vegas facility.

Four-Day Workweek Results In 40% Increase In Productivity At Microsoft

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A recent experiment with four-day workweeks at Microsoft Japan yielded an impressive 40% jump in productivity. In an effort to promote work/life balance, Microsoft held a Work Life Choice Challenge in August.

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

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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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.

Yale Lawsuit Highlights Risks Of Mandatory Wellness Programs

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Companies offer wellness programs because leaders and employees see the benefits of promoting physical, mental, social, and financial fitness. However, sometimes, companies can get too heavy-handed in their promotion of better health. Regulatory