Wellness

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If I were to do a word cloud of all conversations taking place at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition, perhaps the no.1 word in that cloud would be:

Wellness

June 25, 2019

This is a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) interview is with League, a cloud-based health benefits platform. Below is a quick Q&A with the CEO & Founder, Mike Serbinis.

June 18, 2019

 

 

This is a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) interview is with MediKeeper, a provider of health management tools. Below is a quick Q&A with the CEO David Ashworth.

June 14, 2019

 

Stress is almost impossible to avoid these days. Of course, a little stress can be motivating, but too much or the wrong kind can have a major effect on employees and businesses. The World Health Organization estimates that stress costs American companies $300 billion a year in health care, sick days and lost productivity.

May 7, 2019

 

 

With the return of the "polar vortex" (I hate that name. . . .Can't we just say freezing temps anymore?), there are a few things employers can do to prevent it from freezing workplace productivity.

February 4, 2019

 

 

One of the highlights of 2018 was seeing the attention that the subject of mental health received globally. This awareness of mental health issues has shown us the importance of creating environments that support the mental well-being of people.

January 15, 2019

 

 

So, another year down and another begins.  Big deal.  Isn’t it just another day?  Can’t I just make my mind up to be something more and someone better on any other day of the year?  Well, yes.

January 3, 2019

 

             

 

 

Last week, two celebrities took their lives, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.  To be more specific, they committed suicide.

It is important to say the word “suicide” because many media reports, at least initially, did not.  There is still, for some, discomfort with mental health issues in general and suicide in particular.

June 11, 2018

 

We’re less than a month away from #SHRM18. Can you believe it? With all that you have going on in preparation for the Annual Conference & Exposition this year, make sure signing up for the Step Challenge is crossed off your list early!

May 24, 2018

 

 

I hear it all the time.

HR worries over what they see in the workplace. Managers complain they can’t find and keep good people. Turnover rates are high. Engagement is low.  

On top of this, upper management is providing directives like, “Maybe we should launch a new wellness program to boost employee morale.” 

March 15, 2018
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I wrote a post recently about students willing to forgo $8,000 in salary to work for an ethical organization. (I hope you’ll check it out when you have a moment.) Well, I came across another statistic about ethics, this one focuses on the relationship between a lack of sleep and unethical conduct.

February 20, 2018

 

 

We’ve all heard fellow employees say that all they need is five or six hours per night to function well the next day. But is it enough? And is the quality right?

The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults sleep between seven and nine hours each night. Many of us don’t get it regularly. But sleep quality is as important as quantity – and just as many issues can arise when it’s lacking.

January 29, 2018
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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.

December 27, 2017

 

 

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. 

November 17, 2017

On September 13, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guests Jonathan Segal (@Jonathan_HR_Law), Paula Harvey, SHRM-SCP (@Paula4Harvey), and  Cecilia Clark (@ciciHR2Serve) on Crisis Planning and Recovery for HR.

September 13, 2017

 

 

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? 

September 8, 2017