A friend recently bemoaned to me, “Quitting time doesn’t seem to exist anymore.” She’s not alone. Most newly remote employees struggle with work/life balance. People working from home log nearly an hour more each day than when they worked in an office, a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research recently found. But HR […]
Health and Wellness
The news on employee engagement and morale hasn’t exactly been cheery lately. Suzanne Lucas has some suggestions for steps you might take to make your people feel a little better.
The “Wellness Wave” started about five years ago, and consultants said it would be the key to capping healthcare costs and, by the way, keeping employees happy. It hasn’t quite worked out that way, however. And there are some reasons why.
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How do you convince the needlephobes and “I’m too busy” types to come out and get a flu shot?
Employers generally have a lot of freedom to prohibit certain conduct at work. But regulating off-duty conduct can be tricky business.
Restricting employees’ off-duty conduct can be pretty tricky business. Do employers have the right to decide what workers can — and can’t — do after hours?
One of the few strategies that’s actually helped contain healthcare costs in recent years:
Periodically, we like to offer success stories from HR pros from across the U.S. This account of how one employer’s wellness program helped staffers both physically and financially comes courtesy of Tim O’Neil, manager of employee health and financial wellness at Meredith Corp., Des Moines, IA.
In an effort to lower health care costs, some companies are refusing to hire smokers. HR’s big question: Is that legal?
Here’s an innovative way to get employees moving — and eating healthier.
Employers are scrambling to determine what they should be doing now to prepare for the very frightening and growing threat of the coronavirus. And that massive challenge comes at the same time as this influenza season, which is well on its way to being the worst in a decade. The impact of these viral illnesses […]
More and more employers are taking a straight-line approach to rising healthcare costs: They’re charging employees who smoke an extra “tobacco use fee.”
The outcome of a pending court case could seriously handicap many companies’ wellness programs.
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