Posts Tagged Wellness
Most people understand the negative effects improper sleep quantity can have on their daily activities. We’ve all heard a fellow employee say how they just need their five or six hours per night to function well the next day.
Lifestyle-management programs can help people with, or at risk of developing, Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes, characterized by high blood sugar and insulin resistance, and linked to unhealthy diets and a lack of regular exercise, is increasing among U.S. adults. That translates into high costs for employers—more than $20 billion annually due to unplanned, missed days of work.
The other night, I attended DisruptHR Philadelphia. I loved every minute of it. The networking, the speakers, the free-flowing stream of f-bombs, it just flat-out rocked. One of the speakers, Vadim Liberman (@VadimsViews), spoke about authenticity and the need to help our people be not just their true selves, but their best selves. This ignited some inner dialogue about my role in HR.
As hurricanes Harvey and Irma made landfall in the U.S. over the past two weeks, no one could have imagined the historical nature of their effects. Even the best prepared contingency plans were put to the test.
What is HR’s role in crisis planning and recovery?
“There is anxiety, but it comes after you’ve finished filming because it’s out of your hands; people are editing it, they’re cutting it, marketing it. And it’s… part your career sort of rides on that. But when you’re actually filming it’s a team thing and it really feels good there for me.” ~Hugh Jackman
On March 15, SHRM participated in Media Planet's #WorkBetterChat Twitter Chat that focused on conveying the importance of employee well-being initiatives in the workplace as a driving force for businesses. The chat invited HR professionals,C-suite executives, benefit and wellness managers as well as overall key business decision makers to encourage an open dialogue about the benefits of investing in employee wellness programs.
"Too much work. Too little pay. Too many technological advancements." According to the SHRM Online article Workplace Burnout at 'Epidemic Proportions' by Dana Wilkie, there are many reasons employee burnout is higher than ever.
In an era when the need for downtime is something many workers are loath to admit, let alone embrace, Silicon Valley author, lecturer and consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang has a compelling counterargument: Rest not only is essential to people's health and happiness, it also makes them more productive in the workplace.
Sports psychologist Stan Beecham has learned a few things from working with elite leaders and athletes. One is that top performers train themselves to control their thoughts—and eventually their habits. Beecham, a founding member of the Leadership Resource Center in Atlanta, has worked with collegiate, Olympic and professional athletes.
According to recent research from the National Business Group on Health and Fidelity Employer Survey, 84 percent of employers plan to continue or expand their employee wellness programs in the next three to five years. Great news, right? Wellness programs are growing!
Our world is inundated with health information. Yet even individuals who have all the right information and possess the best intentions can be held back by one major factor: their jobs.
Blogging is interesting because sometimes you research and report, other times you give pure opinion. Today is an opinion day, and it’s a fine line between doing that and becoming “preachy”. The truth is that there have been times when I’ve been nearing job burnout during my career. Face it, we all have those times. It’s important to think about ways to head that off instead of waiting for things to get to that point.
Over the past five years, workplace wellness programs have spiked in popularity and have become a popular way for employers to curb rising health care costs, while helping workers live healthier lives and be more productive.
What’s in your lunch?
To mark American Diabetes Month, the American Diabetes Association this November encourages Americans to consider the benefits of healthy eating. And what better place to start than the lunch you have in the workplace.