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Employee Health

10 Ways to Prepare Your Office for Flu Season

Alan Kohll | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business
Alan Kohll

Preparing your office for flu season is essential in maintaining a healthy workforce throughout the fall. It's estimated that 5-20% of the population gets the flu every year, leading to 111 million workdays lost to influenza.

Proof That Employee Well-Being Is A Priority In 2015

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living

From the advent of the treadmill desk to the installation of ball pits for break time, companies around the world are keying into one the major needs ...

A Totally Cool New Way to Look at Worker Health

Robin Hardman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Robin Hardman

The goal is to convince employers to think of on-the-job health and safety as just one part of an integrated whole that also includes worker wellness and well-being.

Workplace Stress? Check Your Inbox

Glenn Riseley | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Glenn Riseley

According to a McKinsey Global Institute report, the average employee today will spend close to 30% of their time just slogging through email.

Feelings and Emotions Affect Workplace Performance

Glenn Riseley | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Glenn Riseley

Productivity measures across national economies have captivated the attention of policy makers and business leaders alike, and in today's knowledge economy, productivity is determined purely by the energy and creativity of the people who get things done every day.

Moving: A Business and Biological Essential

Glenn Riseley | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Glenn Riseley

If you've spent the last hour working through your emails before reading this, then your large muscle groups are already deflating, your metabolism has slowed, and your biological switch has flicked to the 'standby' position.

Why You Can't Leave People to Their Own (Wearable) Devices

Glenn Riseley | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Glenn Riseley

The hard truth is that leading a healthy lifestyle isn't about buying something, or wearing something, or consuming something. It's about doing something.

Find Out If You Are Hard Working or Working Too Hard

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Workaholism is more than a dedication to your job. It's a near-obsessive commitment that supersedes most, if not all, other aspects of life. For many, workaholism is a true addiction, inextricably tied to feelings of self worth and identity.

How Your Company Is Watching Your Waistline

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kathleen Kingsbury Nov 13 (Reuters) - Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels. ...

2013 Open Enrollment: Health Care's Trillion Dollar Moment

Josh Stevens | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Josh Stevens

Every fall, America's corporations go through the annual ritual of offering and explaining benefits packages to employees. This year, 150 million people will select health care plans paid for by their employers.

Overweight Can Leave You Underpaid

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

It's official. The United States is switching from getting well to staying well. And the reason for this sudden burst of transformation: It's not only better to stay well than to get well -- it's cheaper.

Should Overweight People And Smokers Pay More For Insurance?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.22.2013 | Small Business

Should the costs of the health benefits employees get through their employers be affected by how healthy -- or unhealthy -- their lifestyles are? M...

Your Job May Be Killing You, And 8 Things To Do About It

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 08.09.2012 | Money

It turns out work may very well be the death of you. Bad managers are the culprits behind enormous health costs and can be a "major source of mise...

Binge Eating and Its Impact on the Workplace: An Interview With Richard Bedrosian, Ph.D.

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Bedrosian's study found that in a company of 1,000 employees, the estimated annual productivity loss due to binge eating is $107,965. Besides the financial loss to a company, why is it important to study the impact of binge eating on work productivity?

Alicia Ciccone

The Cost Of Unhealthy Employees: $153 Billion In Lost Productivity | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 12.17.2011 | Small Business

A new Gallup poll estimates that unhealthy workers cost businesses $153 billion a year in lost productivity. Nearly 110,000 full-time employees we...