Top 5 Health and Wellness Trends for HR Managers

It can be hard to make your company stand out. Savvy human resources managers are learning one of the best ways to cut through the clutter is to offer irresistible ongoing benefits that can attract new candidates and retain employees. One of today’s top workplace trends is simply providing a positive experience. Sounds simple enough, …

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The number of hours worked and the gig economy?

This blog post is a Monday Musing. I was reading a post about the gig economy and how more and more people are employed by it. From that I thought about writing a post on the fact that I feel we have always had a gig economy, but as I investigated more I got into …

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Vacation time is here: A revisit to the value of vacations

The Fourth of July was yesterday. Many American workers are on vacation this week because they get a full week off while only expending four days of vacation time. There is a great deal of value in taking vacation. According to Elizabeth Scott, M.S., in The Importance of Vacations, for Stress Relief, Productivity and Health there are …

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A New Frontier at Work: Balancing the Scales for Employee Well-Being

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. We live in an age where the meaning of work-life balance is slowly diminishing. Most workplaces value employees not only for their work, but for their dedication and constant commitment to the job. For many, this means long hours, lots of in-office face time …

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Want to increase productivity and wellness in one easy step?

Wouldn’t you love to have one easy way to increase employee productivity and employee wellness all at one time? You would be a hero to your management. Want to know what the secret is? Keep reading. Change the furniture A study performed by the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health found that …

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4 Tips to Help Employees Reduce Stress During Times of Transition

Today’s post brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. SeaWorld Entertainment made headlines in December when it announced CEO Jim Atchison will step down as part of its plan to shave $50 million in costs amid dwindling attendance. As part of the plan, several positions will be eliminated or restructured. Atchison himself will transition …

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Is your wellness program illegal according to the EEOC?

With pronouncements such as “sitting is the new smoking” and the surge in Type II diabetes, wellness programs have become very popular today. Many companies see multiple benefits to wellness for both the employee and the company. But there is a dark side to these plans declares the EEOC and they have declared some plans …

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Wellness and Gamification: A Podcast

At our Naked HR Radio site we interviewed Mike Tinney, President of FIX and Utilifit. His goal is to fight the epidemic of obesity in the US, and increasingly in the world, by getting people up and moving. Even if this movement is for a short period it can have a major effect on someone’s …

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Future Friday: Technology and Employee Fitness

  I was reading an interesting post on technology that started with the words “I’m writing these words at 2.5 miles per hour.” Well it was obvious this was not someone riding either a train or bus to work. Even in bad traffic 2.5 mph is a bit slow. Delving into the article revealed a …

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Seven Tips on the Value of Vacations

  This is being published on the 4th of July, the day the U.S. celebrates its independence. This is also the vacation season. I am a big believer in vacations. Unfortunately the last one I had was a two week vacation in Greece. It was wonderful. I came back fully recharged so I personally know …

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