Whether 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
For 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
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
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
More companies are beginning to realize the business benefits of allowing employees more flexibility as a means of achieving work-life balance. Workplace flexibility impacts recruitment, retention, engagement, and productivity. In fact, more than half of employees surveyed by the Society of Human Resource Management cited flexibility to balance work-life issues as a “very important” aspect of job satisfaction.1 Continue reading
Did you know that September is National Recovery Month? This health observance is dedicated to raising the awareness and understanding of mental illness and substance use issues and celebrating those who have overcome them. Continue reading
You’ve heard the old adage: If there’s one constant in business, it’s that change is inevitable. Also inevitable is employee resistance to change; there will always be some who do not welcome – and maybe even fear – change. The role of leadership during the transition cannot be underestimated; it has a definite impact on the process and the outcome. Continue reading
From bickering team members to underperforming employees, most managers will have to tackle a difficult work situation at some point in their careers. Without adequate guidance and support, however, addressing these issues can be difficult and stressful for managers. If handled ineffectively, these issues can also sap employee productivity and morale.
Did you know September is National Recovery Month? This health observance is dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of mental and substance use issues and celebrating those who have overcome them.
Most of us know someone who has struggled with substance use or mental illness. One in four of us are living with mental illness, and 22 million of us have a substance use disorder, according to the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness’ Stamp Out Stigma website.
An investment in an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can yield big returns. One study found that every dollar invested in an EAP brings over $8 in returns through decreased absences and increased productivity at work. With so many choices for EAP vendors, however, how can you narrow down the list to find one that is right for your organization? Continue reading