Office Air Quality And Environmental Well-Being


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.

Can A Smartphone Be A Health Hazard?


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?


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

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


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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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Google Study: Remote Workers Just As Productive But Lonely


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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Employee Wellness Benefits Winners and Losers


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

Employees Are Not Alone In Feeling Lonely


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

Study: Workplace Yoga Lowers Employee Stress


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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The Cost Of Employee Stress


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.

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.

Getting Executive Buy-In For An Employee Wellness Program


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.

Survey: Wellness Programs Receiving More Investment, Expanding Globally


When employees are healthy, businesses perform better. Numerous studies have shown the impact employee wellness has on overall corporate success, and businesses are taking notice.

Study: Spending Time In Parks Boosts Emotional Wellness


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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6 Tips For Building A Culture Of Health


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.

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.

Employers Not Prepared For Opioid Crisis


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.

Study: Wellness Programs Don’t Work (It’s Not As Bad As It Sounds)


A new study brings more complexity to the discussion on the effectiveness of corporate wellness programs, saying that the wellness program reviewed did not provide employees with significant measurable outcomes. Facts and Research

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Study: Mental Health Apps Not As Effective As Perceived


As companies expand their employee wellness programs to address mental health, there is increased focus on how mobile apps can serve as useful tools. Although more than 1,000 mental health apps exist, a recent study suggests these apps may not be as useful as one might think. Facts and Research

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Emerging Benefits Employees Want Most


Companies keep coming up with time-saving benefits to help employees. Valet services, on-site dry cleaners, and concierge services are all well and good, but a new study suggests that employees don’t want perks that save time as much as they want their companies to just give them more free time.

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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.

Fitness Apps Alone Don’t Lead To Long-Term Results


Fitness apps are prevalent, with more than 300,000 on the market, but a recent study questions the efficacy of these technologies. Researchers did a meta-analysis, looking at data from six studies out of a total of 6,000, to find out whether smartphone apps increased physical activity.

Cultivating Happy, More Productive Employees


With a tight employment market and the well-known struggle to create employee engagement, employers are trying to figure out what makes employees happy at work. Engagement

41% Of Employees Willing To Take 10% Pay Cut For Employee Wellness Program


Employees prize health and wellness, so much so they are willing to take a pay cut if it would mean having an employee wellness program at work. That’s what 41% of employees said in a Staples workplace survey.

Best Farm Shares For Healthy Employee Diets


Due to the widespread availability and convenience of junk food in workplaces, office employees have notoriously unhealthy diets, an occurrence that threatens individual health and workplace productivity.

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.

Free Time, Wellness Most Preferred Employee Benefits


While employees are often offered a variety of benefits, the one they crave most is free time. That’s the result from a survey that asked more than 1,200 employees what benefits were most important.

Millennials Exercise Influence On Wellness, Health


Just as millennials are unique relative to other generations in regard to how they shop, work , and play, they are also distinct in their approach to health and wellness.

Employers Missing Mark On Corporate Wellness Benefit Offerings


Organizations recognize that offering wellness benefits helps attract and retain employees, as employees want and expect their companies to help with their well-being.

Wellable And Truth Initiative Team Up Help Employees Quit Smoking


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “paying for tobacco use cessation treatment is the single most cost-effective health insurance benefit for adults that can be provided to employees.”

5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.

2019 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report


The arrival of the new year means the release of Wellable’s annual 2019 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report.

More Employers Encouraging Employees To Work When They Feel Awake


Flexible work schedules are increasingly more common in modern workplaces. According to the 2019 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report , 30% of employers view flexible work schedules as a top three solution to address mental health issues for employees.

HHS: New Physical Activity Guidelines


It’s no secret that exercise is beneficial, but new physical activity guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services details just how important exercise is—and how many people don’t get enough of it. Facts and Research

Population Health And Climate Change


Climate change isn't just a matter of keeping the planet habitable for future generations or merely a topic for environmentalists. Climate change has very real health risks for individuals across the globe, which makes it bad for business and an important cause for employers to champion.

Applicant Tracking System Vendor Comparison Matrix

Trying to decide which ATS is right for your company? Newton is the only ATS built by recruiters, for recruiters. Download the comparison matrix to see how Newton compares to other ATS vendors.