6 Ways to Improve Jobsite Ergonomics

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Nov 12, 2019 @ 09:11 AM

A leading cause of compensation claims for contractors is overexertion from common tasks, such as lifting, stooping, kneeling and twisting, reaching overhead and working in awkward positions. All of these motions can cause chronic health issues down the road.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Utilizing Social Media for Training Purposes

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Nov 4, 2019 @ 09:11 AM

Social media is not often associated with learning (unless you want to learn about the latest gossip concerning your friend or a celebrity), yet it is emerging as the next tool for employers to improve upon the learning environment for their workforce.

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Can Tech Solutions Reduce Employee Stress?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Oct 29, 2019 @ 09:10 AM

It’s a well-known fact that today’s workforce is super-stressed and overwhelmed. Such a problem can lead to serious health issues and cause employees to be unmotivated and perform poorly. It’s a concern for employers, especially since the estimated cost of work-related stress in the U.S. is around $300 billion (according to the American Institute of Stress).

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Engagement

Goal Setting: 5 Ways It Can Improve Your Focus

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Oct 25, 2019 @ 11:10 AM

Much has been written about how to set goals. We know that goal setting builds self-confidence and helps us increase productivity – but the science behind why goals help us focus is more opaque.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Bad Manners at the Office: How to Deal With Offenders

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Oct 17, 2019 @ 11:10 AM

It seems nearly every company has an employee who doesn’t follow the established rules of office etiquette.

An article on Forbes.com explains why these basic rules are important, since, without compliance, the workplace can become stressful for employees.

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Engagement

Worksite Wellness: How to Engage Your Employees

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 @ 10:10 AM

When it comes to a successful wellness program, we all know that engagement is key. But getting employees to change their behavior and opt for a healthier lifestyle can be tricky.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Engagement

How to Help Your Employees Prepare for Open Enrollment

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Oct 3, 2019 @ 09:10 AM

If you were to ask one of your employees if they were ready for open enrollment, they would probably say yes – but chances are they’ve spent very little time getting prepared.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement

Think Your Employee is Faking an Illness or Injury? Here's What You Can Do

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Sep 9, 2019 @ 09:09 AM

One morning your employee calls in sick, claiming his gout has flared up. Later that day, you notice a photo online showing the same worker who’s using intermittent medical leave sliding into home base on a ball field. How can you confirm your employee is misusing FMLA leave?

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement

Fostering a Culture of Engaged Employees

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Sep 5, 2019 @ 11:09 AM

 

A lack of employee engagement in today's professional world is perhaps a more significant problem than you realize. Take a look around your workplace. How is employee morale? If you are working with individuals who enjoy their jobs, you are in the minority.

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Engagement

Should Employers Help Workers Save for Emergencies?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Aug 26, 2019 @ 09:08 AM

A big part of financial wellness is having an emergency savings account. However, according to a 2018 survey, 5.5 million Americans reported they had no money saved at all. As a result, many employees end up borrowing from their 401(k) accounts when an unexpected need arises – which is not a solution employers would prefer.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement