Absenteeism: When it’s more than calling in sick

Sick LeaveOccasional absences from work are unavoidable; people get sick or injured, have to take care of others, or need time during business hours to handle personal business. Excessive absenteeism, however, can present a real challenge to employers.

Absenteeism is defined as the habitual pattern of absence from the workplace. It costs U.S. companies billions of dollars each year. 1 Continue reading

Behavioral Health Issues Continue to Vex Employers

Businesspeople sitting and talkingWith one in five people in the U.S. dealing with a mental health situation on a daily basis,1 many employers continue to struggle with the best ways to address mental health issues in the workplace. May is Mental Health Awareness Month – a good time to take stock of behavioral health care services available to employees. Continue reading

Get Motivated!

Accomplish manWhether we want to lose weight, work more effectively or just get the laundry done, we’re all in need of a little motivation now and then. These days we all wear so many hats, both at home and in the workplace, that it’s easy to lose motivation for even the simplest tasks. Here are a few suggestions for keeping yourself at the top of your game. Continue reading

Holiday Money Worries Can Impact Workplace Productivity

holiday-debt-mhnFor many of us, the holiday season brings added financial pressures and demands, which may in turn affect work performance. When employees are stressed financially, both their health and productivity can suffer.

 

Current research is highlighting the importance of managing financial worry. Continue reading

Nov. 9 Webinar: Boost Your Financial Health

Good health means more than eating right, being active and seeing your doctor once a year. Taking charge of your finances can be just as important a part of your overall wellness, and can even affect your lifestyle.

 

Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar-based class that can increase your awareness and help you boost your financial health. Continue reading

Smoking: It’s Bad for the Bottom Line

Kicking the Habit!November 17 marks the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, an annual observance encouraging smokers to kick the habit. We’ve all heard about the negative health effects of tobacco use, but may not be as aware of the economic costs associated with it – in both the workplace and society as a whole. Continue reading