Are Higher Standards Needed for Wellness Programs?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Jul 15, 2019 @ 09:07 AM

The popularity of wellness programs has been steadily increasing over the last several years; however, along with the pros, there are also cons to consider.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Benefits

Time-Saving Tips for the Overworked Professional

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Jul 12, 2019 @ 11:07 AM

Like it or not, being a professional is a reactive business. As proactive as you try to be, the unexpected usually derails you. Which means the best pros are the ones who can react quickly and not let it wear them down. 

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Business Strategy

How to Keep Shift Workers Healthy

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Jul 10, 2019 @ 10:07 AM

Companies that don’t have normal business hours generally find many positives with regards to allowing shift work. Healthcare facilities, call centers, and manufacturing warehouses are some of the most common industries that use this type of scheduling.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Natural Remedies for the Insomniac

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Jul 8, 2019 @ 09:07 AM

These days, sleep is considered a luxury instead of a necessity for many Americans. Having to work full-time, spending time with family and friends, and dealing with other activities, keep a lot of us busy 24/7. When we do try to rest, we find our brains are still working overtime and won’t let us fall asleep.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness

How to Survive a Grueling Work Schedule

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Jul 1, 2019 @ 09:07 AM

Many people may have to face a 60-hour work week on occasion, but some employees find themselves keeping this kind of schedule fairly often. If so, they may end up feeling overworked, which can have negative effects on their health and productivity – and lead to job burnout.  

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Engagement

Ignoring Workers' Mental Health Proving Costly for Employers

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Jun 28, 2019 @ 11:06 AM

Workplace stress and high job demands are costing employees their lives. However, employers have the ability to help workers by offering them the right kinds of benefits.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Benefits for a Caregiving Population

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Jun 25, 2019 @ 09:06 AM

Work-Life balance continues to be a challenge for many employees; consequently, more and more of them are looking to their employers for help with personal needs – especially when it comes to caregiving.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement

Worksite Wellness Council of Louisville: 2019 Conference Recap

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Jun 20, 2019 @ 08:06 AM

Each year at their annual mid-May conference, the Worksite Wellness Council of Louisville hosts a day full of educational speakers, networking, and connections to local health and wellness resources. 

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Topics: Worksite Wellness

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on the Workforce

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 @ 10:06 AM

Have you noticed a recurring complaint from people saying they wish they had more time? In our quest to squeeze more out of the day, we often push sleep aside and humorously tell our friends and coworkers, "I'll sleep when I'm dead." The irony in that statement is that by not getting enough sleep, you may be doing enough damage to your body to cause death to occur sooner rather than later.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Company Culture, Employee Engagement

How Employers Can Address the Measles Outbreak

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, May 29, 2019 @ 10:05 AM

To date, more than 700 cases of the measles have been reported in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that’s the highest number of cases since 2000. Consequently, many employers are worried that contagious employees will come into the office and infect their co-workers.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness