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Why And How To Improve Employee Sleep

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Although sleepless nights induce a variety of adverse health conditions, consistent inadequate sleep is a societally normalized practice in industrialized countries.

Group Exercise Most Impactful Exercise For Improving Mental Health

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Exercise is widely known for improving physical health, as it reduces the risk of many diseases associated with mortality. It also improves mental health, as it has been shown to improve mood and even memory.

6 Key Takeaways From Rock Health’s Consumer Report On Digital Health

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As digital tools have offered users greater efficiency and an additional degree of autonomy when it comes to managing their health, an increasing number of consumers are making the transition to this emerging mode of healthcare.

DOL: Employees Do Not Need To Be Compensated For Time Spent On Wellness Programs

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According to a recent Department of Labor (DOL) opinion letter , employers do not have to compensate employees for time spent participating in biometric screenings, wellness activities, and benefits fairs.

Live Webinar: Competing in a Candidate Driven Market – How to Recruit in 2018

With unemployment at an 18-year low, recruiters are now faced with a unique challenge that they haven't had to face in some time. The market is hot and the best candidates are often receiving more than one offer. In an environment where candidates are "ghosting" interviews and even offers, how do you compete? Join us on September 27th, 2018 for a live webinar with Scott Conklin, VP of Human Resources at Paycor and learn what candidates really care about and how to get the offer signed.

Sitting Correlated With Cognitive Decline

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Cognitive impairment, inciting the onset of various dementias, persists to be a major health concern, plaguing over 16 million people in the United States alone.

And The Most Popular Employee Perk Is…Time

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A survey of 1,227 working U.S. adults asked respondents to rank their top five popular work perks in order of preference. For the purpose of the study, work perks were defined as non-insurance or retirement benefits.

Components Of An Effective Financial Wellness Program

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With recent evidence highlighting the considerable effect financial hardships have on employee wellness and workplace productivity, businesses are increasingly adopting workplace health initiatives to encompass financial wellness.

Type And Expectations Of Employee Wellness Programs Determine Their Value

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As more employers consider launching formal employee wellness programs, academic research supporting and questioning the efficacy of these initiatives continue to grow. Likewise, skepticism regarding the methodologies used in the research increases.

6 Movements To Reduce Back Pain For Office Employees

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Why do so many office employees experience back pain? The answer ends up being pretty logical. They have consistently static postures, spending most of the day hunched over, seated, and leaning to one side. Compound this with all of the other factors in life that frequently plague office employees, such as a lack of exercise and high stress, and regular back pain makes perfect sense. Wellness

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter…the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It’, breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

Meditation Kept Thai Boys Calm In Cave

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Last week , 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach, who had been trapped in a cave for more than two weeks , were rescued one - by - one by Thai Navy SEALs. When they were first discove red by British divers, they were reportedly meditating. The widely sha red video of the moment the boys were found below went viral because so many people were shocked b y how calm they were. A mother of one of the boys put it best : “ L ook at how calm they were sitting there waiting. No one was crying or anything.

5 Office Yoga Poses To Improve Posture and Reset

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For many office-based employees, a normal day consists of sitting hunched over a computer keyboard. Unfortunately, this lifestyle has adverse effects on musculoskeletal and mental health. To relieve the negative impact a work environment may have on employees, companies should incorporate yoga into their wellness program or encourage employees to take the time to reset and relieve tension independently.

The Desk Dilemma: Are Standing Desks Worth The Investment?

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Standing and sit-stand desks seem to be the current rage in employee wellness. As an increasing number of jobs require employees to work at a computer, the perils of a sedentary lifestyle have emerged as a mainstream concern. Employers are considering standing desks as an easy and cost-effective way to better the health of their workers, and some data even supports that these apparatuses have the potential to improve life expectancy.

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Making Way For Generation Z In The Workplace

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Over the past several years, business leaders have focused on understanding and providing for the needs of the millennials, the generation of individuals who reached early adulthood around the year 2000. However, the succeeding generation, Generation Z, has begun to enter the workforce, projecting an altered set of needs. Generation Z, those born in 1995 or later, now comprise over a quarter of the population and will increase to one-third of the population by 2020.

Live Webinar: Train Like a Boss – Close the Skills Gap and Boost Employee Retention

Recruiting quality employees is no easy task. With unemployment at an all-time low, it's now more crucial than ever to engage and retain the employees you've hired. A demonstrated investment in employee development can set you apart and help attract more quality candidates. According to a recent report from Linkedin, over a fourth of HR professionals expect to be increasing their budgets in learning and development. Join us on 8/30 for a live webinar with Greg Goold, Director of Learning and Development at Paycor.

Whiteboard Wednesday: Why Employers Should Support Expecting Parents

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Despite its broad impact, parenthood is not widely discussed or supported at work. As a result, many current and expecting parents feel the pressure to choose lower paying positions or leave the workforce altogether in order to have more time to take care of their children.

Survey: Significant Increase In Health Plan Costs For Small Employers

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“Most small employers have faced increasing costs associated with their health plans, while suffering from a lack of leverage and resources to manage the costs.” This is the opening line in an article covering some of the findings from Mercer’s National Survey Of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans.

6 Wellness Challenges Employees Won’t Hate

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Employee wellness programs continue to move from being a nice perk to a must have for companies looking to recruit the best talent. As such, more companies are investing in wellness initiatives to encourage employees to stay healthy. Also, in the constant battle with turnover and employee disengagement, employee health and loyalty are valuable resources, which can be earned and improved through wellness initiatives.

Employee Retention Takes Center Stage As Quit Rate Hits 17-Year High

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The success of any organization is, without doubt, contingent on the productivity of its employees. With employers optimizing their human capital through costly investments in recruitment and training, new statistics on employee retention may have them worried. According to U.S. Department of Labor, American workers, in increasing numbers, are quitting their current jobs to seek out better employment. A staggering 3.56

Just Released – Our 2018 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

BountyJobs curates the most impactful data in their marketplace: trends in salaries and fees across key verticals, emerging industry game changers, and other valuable analytics sure to influence your hiring strategy for the back half of the year. Download it!

Study: Fitbit Data Correlates With Patient Performance Status

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Patient performance status (PS) helps shape prognosis and determine the best treatment for a patient with cancer. Specifically, PS is a score that estimates a patient’s ability to perform certain activities of daily living (ADLs) without the help of others. ADLs include basic activities such as getting dressed, eating, and bathing, as well as more complex activities such as cleaning the house and working a regular job.

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Survey: Wellness Programs Increased Productivity, Reduced Sick Days

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UnitedHealthcare recently published the results to its annual Wellness Check Up Survey. The results provide a number of insights on the value of wellness programs for employers. Most notably, 62% of employees with wellness programs felt their wellness program increased their productivity and 56% reported having taken fewer sick days because of their program.

Number Of $1M+ Medical Bills Increased 87%

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According to a report from Sun Life Financial, the number of patients with claims that exceeded $1 million grew from 104 to 194 between 2014 and 2017, reflecting a 87% growth rate. The total spending on such claims grew to $935 million.

Employers Begin To Question HDHPs

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According to a survey by the National Business Group on Health, 39% of large employers offer only high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) to employees for health insurance, which is up from 7% in 2009. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that half of all employees now have health insurance with a deductible of at least $1,000 for an individual, which is up from 22% in 2009.

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.

No Action From EEOC On Wellness Regulations

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The current wellness regulations sunset in January 2019, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has employers guessing “what’s next” by making no moves to institute new ones. Before diving into what this means for employers, a little history lesson will help set the stage for how the employee wellness industry got to this point. Regulatory

Wellness, Perks Comprise Trending Benefit List

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According to a list from Employee Benefit News on 15 trending workplace benefits, employee wellness and perks continue to take center stage. Below is the full list of trending benefits, and the eight highlighted in bold show that more than 50% of the benefits listed relate to employee wellness.

Survey: Significant Increase In Health Plan Costs For Small Employers

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“Most small employers have faced increasing costs associated with their health plans, while suffering from a lack of leverage and resources to manage the costs.” This is the opening line in an article covering some of the findings from Mercer’s National Survey Of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans.

Study: Cash, Goal Setting, & Wearable Device Increase Activity Levels

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Employee wellness programs often provide participants with financial incentives, such as cash, the ability to set personal goals, or wearable devices for tracking activity. Unfortunately, many employee wellness programs do not include all three of these elements together. New research from the Journal of the American Heart Association may change employers’ views on how they build wellness programs. The study suggests that loss?framed

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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.

Number Of $1M+ Medical Bills Increased 87%

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According to a report from Sun Life Financial, the number of patients with claims that exceeded $1 million grew from 104 to 194 between 2014 and 2017, reflecting a 87% growth rate. The total spending on such claims grew to $935 million.

Continuous Financial Wellness Programs Most Effective

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Numerous surveys and reports, including Wellable’s 2018 Wellness Industry Trends research, identify financial wellness as a key area of focus for employers looking to improve the overall health and well-being of their employees. Most employers satisfy the financial wellness needs of their employees by leveraging free resources from their 401(k) provider or offering a single seminar or webinar on general best practices in financial health.

Podcast: Leah Weiss On How Purpose & Mindfulness Build Better Organizations

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Work has long been associated with stress and pressure because the workplace is where people come to grind, give their all, and unfortunately, burn out. Many employees cope by disengaging from their job, which is becoming the latest workplace epidemic. As a result, workplace-induced stress is costing the U.S. economy a whopping $190 billion in healthcare expenses a year. Fortunately, Leah Weiss sits down with Wellable for a podcast that will teach listeners that work doesn't need to be this way.

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Survey: Company Loyalty Linked To Impact Of Benefits On Personal Lives

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New data suggests that delivering a paycheck and “standard” benefits is no longer enough to retain employees. According to the Global Employee Benefits Watch report from Thomsons Online Benefits, employees want to feel personally cared about. Specifically, the survey found that employees who feel that their employer-provided benefits actually have a positive impact on their lives are 40%+ more likely to declare themselves loyal to the company.

Compensation Dictionary

We’ve compiled a list of fundamental compensation terms and why they’re important to know. Think of this as your comp cheat sheet—terms you need to know to put you on the fast track to becoming that cool comp kid we know you can be. Sure, you’ve heard some of the terms before, but you have no idea what they mean. Not to worry! Download this eBook and you’ll be ‘comp’letely fluent in no time. This ebook contains four sections: Section 1: Comp 101. Section 2: Market Pricing. Section 3: Pay Structures. Section 4: Pay Concerns and Pay Raises.

Apple Prioritizes Digital Well-being In iOS 12

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Last month, Google announced a new suite of tools for its latest Android platform to help users better manage their screen time. The features included enhanced do not disturb functionality and time limits on apps. On Monday, Apple, at its Worldwide Developer Conference, followed the lead of Google and announced a series of new controls that will allow iOS users to monitor how much time they spend on devices, set time limits on app usage, and control the distraction of notifications.

Employee Wellness Lessons From Amazon's Choice For JV CEO

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Last week, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase announced that Dr. Atul Gawande will be the leader of their new health care venture. Dr. Gawande is a Harvard-trained surgeon at one of the most acclaimed hospitals in the country, Brigham and Women's, as well as a well-respected writer and public health researcher.

Whiteboard Wednesday: New EEOC Wellness Rules

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With the U.S. District Court’s decision to vacate the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC's) wellness rule effective January 1, 2019, employers are rightfully scrambling to determine how to react and what the rule revisions mean for their wellness programs. In Wellable’s first-ever guest appearance on Whiteboard Wednesdays, Al Lewis provides his perspective on how employee wellness programs will never be the same.

Whiteboard Wednesday: Should Employers Offer Genetic Testing?

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This week’s Whiteboard Wednesday session focuses on genetic testing for employee wellness programs. Already popular in the consumer market, genetic disease risk screening is entering employee benefits. A number of employers, including Levi Strauss, Salesforce, and SAP, offer employees free genetic screening to assess hereditary risks for certain cancers and high cholesterol.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!