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Workplace wellness

Getting Employees to Prioritize Their Health for a Better 2023

December 28, 2022

Via: HR Hero

In a climate of increasing inflation risk and waning COVID concerns, many Americans are finding themselves spending more time worrying about their financial health over their physical health. New research conducted by OnePoll for MDLIVE, an Evernorth company and leading […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

3 Ways to Reduce the Health and Economic Implications of Workplace Inactivity 

November 8, 2022

Via: HR Hero

It’s no secret that we’re all sitting more than we should and that it has negative consequences for both our physical and our mental health. Research shows that this inactivity also has economic implications for employers, costing companies hundreds of […]


Workplace wellness

How Remote Work Might Be Impacting Workers Mentally and Physically

August 31, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Remote work was the holy grail of employment situations for millions of Americans before the pandemic. Avoiding a two-way, daily commute and spending 9 or more hours per day in the office promised to be less stressful and free up […]


Workplace wellness

What We Do in the Shadows: Happy Accession (and Boss’s) Day!

October 20, 2021

Via: HR Hero

In honor of National Boss’s Day, I decided to devote this post to the most colorful boss I could think of: Nandor the Relentless from What We Do in the Shadows. I got hooked on this show after my brother […]


Workplace wellness

Headed Back to the Office? Prioritize Workplace Health for Your Team with These Easy Steps

June 30, 2021

Via: HR Hero

As we look back at how the past year has changed our lives, one thing is true across the board: The pandemic has shed light on several silver linings. From spending more time with our family and furry friends to […]


Workplace wellness

When Should Vaccinated Workers Keep Wearing Masks?

June 22, 2021

Via: SHRM

As more workplaces reopen and more workers stream back into the office, questions about COVID-19 abound. While infection and death rates continue to drop, many workers still voice concerns about workplace guidelines on vaccines and masks. An April survey by […]


Workplace wellness

Family Separation Anxiety: The Silent Struggle of Parents Returning to the Office

June 21, 2021

Via: HR Hero

A recent survey has revealed that nearly half of parents (46%) are concerned about missing key moments in their children’s development when they return to working in the office. School and office closures have left many parents juggling work and […]


Research

Class Action Claim Dismissed: No Evidence of Injury Due to Alleged COBRA Notice Violation

April 20, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Many cases have recently challenged the technical content in various employer-provided COBRA notices. The premise of these lawsuits has been that even minor deviations from COBRA regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) should make a plan administrator liable […]


Workplace wellness

Get Your Team Physically Active Virtually

April 15, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Of all the impacts a massive shift to remote work has had on employees and workplace culture, physical activity probably doesn’t top the list in most people’s minds; but there can be noticeable changes in an employee’s productivity, engagement and […]


News

Rapid COVID-19 Testing Now in the Ontario Workplace

April 2, 2021

Via: SHRM

The Ontario provincial government recently announced that it is relaxing the regulations around the use of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests (“RATs”) to make it easier for businesses to test for COVID-19 in the workplace. Employees who want to self-swab for […]


Research

Answers to the Most Common Coronavirus Questions

March 22, 2021

Via: SHRM

In general, it is recommended for employers to offer vaccinations to employees on a voluntary basis; however, employers in most states may be able to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations as long as the employer complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

New Law Allows Employers to Make Temporary Changes to FSAs

March 5, 2021

Via: HR Hero

On December 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Economic Aid to Hard Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act into law. It makes temporary changes to rules governing health and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and allows employers […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

When Your Health Plan Serves Up More Financial Exposure Than Your Employees Can Handle

February 4, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Considering that the vast majority of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and 40% struggle to cover a $400 emergency expense, it’s no wonder why so many employees consider themselves functionally uninsured despite being covered by their employer’s health plan. The […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development, Employee retention

9 Work Trends That HR Leaders Can’t Ignore in 2021

January 21, 2021

Via: CEB

No one would dispute that 2020 upended business models, priorities and plans as organizations were forced to navigate a rapidly changing environment. HR was at the forefront of initiatives to respond to a wide range of internal and external transformative […]


Workplace wellness

3 Ways HR Departments and Public Health Officers Can Join Forces

January 4, 2021

Via: HR Hero

If the pandemic has taught businesses one thing, it is the importance of adaptability and community. Our ability to change and respond to new challenges has been put to the test nearly monthly, as new business protocols and safety measures […]


Workplace wellness

To Wear, or Not to Wear: Managers’ Compliance With Face-Covering Mandates

December 8, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Most managers are committed to the success of their organizations, employees, customers, and communities. They work hard to provide safe and healthful workplaces. They give their best efforts to manage in good-faith compliance with the myriad of federal, state, and […]


Workplace wellness

How One Company Supports Employees with Mental Health Issues

December 3, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Mental health awareness seems to be at an all-time high among employers. Articles, webinars, and online HR events have all focused on this important issue. But where does that leave the countless employees out there right now suffering from a […]


Workplace wellness

DEI That Ignores Mental Health Is Doomed

November 6, 2020

Via: HR Hero

2020: What an emotional rollercoaster. The ongoing pandemic and civil unrest have combined to create a markedly large number of highs and lows for everyone, most particularly for minority communities. Not to make light of this serious issue, but the […]


Workplace wellness

Workplace Safety & COVID-19: Know Your Responsibilities

August 28, 2020

Via: Spark

As businesses reopen or remain open during the COVID-19 global health event, new safety and risk concerns have arisen for both employers and employees – no matter the size of the organization or worksite. Workplace Safety Safety in the workplace […]


Workplace wellness

4 Ways to Help Workers Build Emergency Savings, and How Much Is Enough?

July 14, 2020

Via: HR Hero

As employers reevaluate employee benefits following the labor shock of 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic, they must look at ways to both shore up financial health and help reduce potential future stressors. Evidence shows that having enough savings on hand is one […]