Personality Profiling In The Workplace: Worth The Risks?


As employers continue to leverage data and analytics to create high performing teams, one practice that’s growing in popularity is the use of personality profile tests in the workplace.

Zappos Brings Music To Employee Wellness Program


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.

Study: More Employers Than Ever Planning To Increase Investment In Employee Wellness


A recent study by Optum reveals that more than twice as many employers than ten years ago are looking to increase their investments in employee health and wellness. The 10th Annual Wellness in the Workplace study surveyed 544 employers with between 100 and 10,000 employees.

CDC Investigating Vaping-Related Illnesses In 33 States


In a media briefing on September 6, representatives from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed that possible vaping-related respiratory illnesses have more than doubled, rising to 450 possible cases in 33 states.

Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

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


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

HDHP-Only Plans Continue Decline At Large Employers


For the second year in a row, fewer large employers are offering high-deductible health plans (HDHP) as the only option for employees.

Yale Lawsuit Highlights Risks Of Mandatory Wellness Programs


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

USPTF: All Adults Should Be Screened For Illegal Drugs


Illegal drug use in the United States is on the rise. To address this growing problem, the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) recently drafted a recommendation that all adults in the country should be screened for drugs, regardless of their risk factors. Wellness

Study: Sitting At Home Is Worse Than Sitting At Work


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.

What Employees Want May Be Making Them Unwell


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

Survey: Companies Tailoring Wellness Benefits


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.

8 Benefits Companies Should Drop (Or Update)


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.

Fitting The Benefits Of Being Outside Into A Workday


Spending time outside offers many health benefits, and a recent study detailed just how long people should stay outside to gain those advantages (a minimum of 120 minutes per week).

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.

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.

Employee Wellness Market To Grow to $61.7B By 2026


Corporate wellness programs are growing, not just in the United States, but around the world, and the forecast is for that trend to continue. A study by Transparency Market Research predicts that the global market for corporate wellness services will grow 9% annually between 2018 and 2026 to $61.7

New Zealand’s Bold Step Toward Well-Being


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.

Workplace Burnout Recognized As Medical Condition By WHO


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

Strategic Recruitment Marketing Made Simple

Speaker: Andrew Levy, Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing Senior Director, Employera

By streamlining your marketing efforts through simple mindset shifts and automation, you will be on your way to a more efficient talent acquisition process. Join Employera’s Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing Senior Director Andrew Levy as he discusses how to analyze your current marketing practices and transform them to ensure your candidates turn into employees.

Survey: Despite Benefits, Employees Are Taking Less Vacations


Dedication to work is a good quality for employees, but taking time off for leisure is critical for their health and company success. This is why employers should take their vacation policy and its utilization into consideration when thinking about employee well-being and productivity.

Ocean Spray Waives Employee Behavioral Health Copays


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.

Employee Satisfaction With Health Plans Improving, Still Room To Grow


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.

Pokémon Game Wants You To Go.To Sleep


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.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

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


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

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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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.

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

Stop Ghosting Your Candidates!

Speaker: Vanessa Raath, Freelance Sourcer & Sourcing Trainer, International Keynote Speaker

You will learn the best practices for maintaining constant communication between the recruiter and the candidate from the time they submit their job application, right up to their first few days as a new hire. Join international Keynote Speaker & Sourcing Trainer Vanessa Raath to learn how you can encourage your recruiters to provide feedback throughout the recruitment process.

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

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


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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Caregivers Need Wellness Too


When employers think about wellness benefits, they usually have their employees’ well-being in mind. They often think about employee health in terms of actions, such as being more physically active or eating better, an individual can take to improve their well-being.

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