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Workplace wellness

The Do’s and Don’ts of Employee Wellness Programs

January 12, 2023

Via: HR Hero

Wellness. It can be such a convoluted word—one of those business-y buzzwords that means a thousand things to a thousand people. If you want your employees to be as successful as possible, wellness could very well be a part of […]


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EEOC: Company settles ADA suit over refusing remote work for employee at risk for COVID-19

January 3, 2023

Via: HR Dive

COVID-19 may have “forever changed” how teleworking is viewed as an accommodation under the ADA, but the ADA’s basic principles are still intact, an employee-side attorney noted during a November American Bar Association conference. It’s particularly important to keep that […]


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The Cost of Workplace Addiction

December 29, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Alcohol and drug use on the job takes place far more often than you may think. A decade ago, a national study found that 63% of workers said they could acquire alcohol at work, bring alcohol into work, use alcohol on their […]


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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 […]


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Invest in hyper-personalized leave approach to boost employee wellness and retention

December 21, 2022

Via: HRD America

In our post-pandemic world, we are at a crossroads of redefining how we work and resetting of boundaries around the intersection of work and life. As a response to the current state of work culture, the Surgeon General recently published […]


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The unspoken crisis in men’s mental health — and how employers can help

December 16, 2022

Via: HR Dive

In October, a mental health program shared alarming survey results: Nearly half of the respondents — all of whom were men aged 18 or older — scored above the threshold for probable major depression. The study, conducted by HeadsUpGuys, a […]


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6 Steps to Help Employees Manage Stress Around the Holidays

December 13, 2022

Via: HR Hero

We’ve all been there. Deadlines are piling up at work, you have five holiday parties on the calendar, and you haven’t even thought about what to buy for the office gift exchange. The holidays are stressful, and a growing number […]


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Mental health represented half of work-related illnesses last year

December 7, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

Mental illness accounted for 914,000 new or long-standing ill health cases last year, and was the most common category of work-related sickness, the HSE’s report says, accounting for 51% of cases. Industries with higher than average rates of work-related stress, […]


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Six employee wellbeing trends for 2023

December 7, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

Nuffield Health’s 2022 Healthier Nation Index study revealed one in three adults claims their mental health has got worse in the last year. The same statistic is also true of physical health, with a third of UK adults reporting a […]


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How to Respond When an Employee Shares a Mental Health Challenge

November 28, 2022

Via: SHRM

The Covid-19 pandemic made us all vulnerable, and many of us are struggling to keep our mental health. In the U.S., the percentage of adults with recent symptoms of an anxiety or depressive disorder increased from 36.4% to 41.5% from […]


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5 Key Steps for Driving Successful Change in a Post-Pandemic Workplace

November 17, 2022

Via: HR Hero

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from studying our (almost) post-pandemic workplace is that people – employees and leaders, alike – are tired. Really tired. And, possibly approaching burnout. Among the many impacts of the pandemic is the escalation of […]


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Best practices for modern FMLA management

November 16, 2022

Via: HRD America

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been in the spotlight since the COVID-19 pandemic. Designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities, FMLA is primarily used for personal reasons, such as caregiving, bonding with a newborn, […]


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BC Court: Employee May Be Placed on Unpaid Leave for Violating COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

November 9, 2022

Via: SHRM

Although arbitrators in Canada have considered whether an employer in a unionized workplace can place an employee on unpaid leave for failing to comply with its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, the British Columbia Supreme Court in Parmar v. Tribe Management […]


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Should Your Workplace Require Flu Shots?

November 7, 2022

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported the start of the most severe flu season in over a decade, leading employers of all types to decide whether they should mandate flu shots for their workforce. The […]


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My Employees Are Burnt Out – How Can I Change That?

November 4, 2022

Via: HR Hero

McKinsey Health Institute reports that 28% of US employees are burnt out. And it’s no wonder. Too many employees are spread way too thin. Many have been doing the dreaded “more with less” since the Great Resignation started early last […]


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Lockdowns blamed for rising diabetes in under-40s

November 4, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

The number of people aged under 40 with a clinical diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in the UK has risen to 148,000, a 23% increase from 2017 figures, the charity warned. More than 3.78 million people in the UK have […]


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Gender health gap: employers must get serious about female-specific health issues

November 1, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

While the gender pay gap has climbed the ladder of importance on the political agenda in recent years, pay is not the only inequality that has been entrenched in UK workplaces. The UK also has a large gender health gap […]


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Quest Diagnostics VP talks boosting worker health without invading privacy

October 27, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Employers are in the business of supporting employee health. According to the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2022 Employer Benefits Survey, nearly half of employers consider wellness benefits a significantly important offering. But striking the balance between helping employees without […]


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Employees Around the Globe Feel Lonely, Crave a Sense of Belonging

October 11, 2022

Via: SHRM

Workers are more connected with their workplace and colleagues than ever, yet a large majority of employees across the globe have felt lonely at work, according to consulting firm EY’s second annual Belonging Barometer 2.0 report. EY’s survey of more […]


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Time to Revisit and Update Your COVID-19 Policies

October 4, 2022

Via: HR Hero

During July 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 workplace guidance. The new standards set forth important updates and clarifications regarding COVID-19 testing, vaccine mandates, and disability and religious accommodations in the workplace. Employers should familiarize themselves […]