Posts Tagged Wellness
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.
Building a Wellness Champion Network
Cost Control, Behavior Change Top Health Agendas for 2016
SHRM, in collaboration with U.S. Travel Association, conducted a survey to examine HR professionals’ opinions about the importance of vacation. A large majority of HR professionals believe that when employees take vacation, it makes a positive impact on performance, morale, wellness, culture, productivity and retention. This study also looks at the amount of vacation offered to employees, rollover policies, and the number of unused vacation days.
Wellness and Productivity: Forging the Link
Employers Plan to Expand Onsite Health Centers
Wellness programs are on the rise in the workplace because ‘a healthy employee is a happy employee’, right? While this statement may be true- the statement ‘a healthy employee means lower company health costs’ should receive credit for increased wellness initiatives as well.
Employers Adopt New Models for Managing Diabetes
Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit Released
How to Accommodate Menopause at Work
Promoting Wellness Takes More than Incentives
Employees spend more than one third of their day at work – for some it can be as much as two-thirds. That's at least one meal a day-- and the vast majority of their waking hours. Given all of the time we spend at work, employers and employees coming together to create a healthy work environment benefits everyone.
May is Mental Health Month. It’s an opportunity to have a conversation about an issue that affects every single American and to help people find treatment they may need, and emphasize the importance of workplace wellness in May and every month of the year.
The truth is though; we shouldn’t just talk about mental health one month a year. Unlike so many illnesses, Americans don’t talk about mental health over the course of the year—or ever, really. That needs to change.
When Counting Sheep No Longer Works
Workplace Suicide: Companies Can Take a Lead in Prevention
Professional counselors, including those working in Human Resource Management, have addressed a myriad of employee issues during the last several decades. Substance abuse and drug addictions have been one of the major challenges faced by professional counselors employed in businesses, educational settings, hospitals, mental health clinics and private practices.