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Employee Wellness

Engaged Employees: Your Company's No. 1 Competitive Advantage

Chris Boyce | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Chris Boyce

No matter how good your product is, you still need a stellar team to design it, build it, improve it, sell it and service it. No matter how solid your business model, you need great people to back it up and deliver on your company's promise to your stakeholders.

ReWork: Rethinking Work and Well-being

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Arianna Huffington

We've launched a dedicated section on The Huffington Post, ReWork: Rethinking Work and Well-being. Here you'll find success stories, news about what's working, innovative programs, case studies and the latest data about the many positive business effects of well-being and sustainable work practices. Since our workplace culture is driving so much of the epidemic of stress we all feel overwhelmed by, it's going to be our workplaces that will accelerate the changes already underway. More and more people are realizing that they don't have to put their humanity on hold when they leave for work, that they're more than their résumés and that a sense of well-being and success doesn't have to come at the cost of burnout. And more and more companies are realizing that investing in their employees' well-being is also good for business.

Safely Impacting Your Bottom Line: Your Company's Position in Its Safety Evolution

Bill Whitmore | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
Bill Whitmore

A strong safety culture is imperative for all businesses in all industries, from office buildings to manufacturing and beyond, as no one is immune to accidents and illness.

3 Simple Ways To Be More Mindful At Work

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

A company is only as healthy as its employees. Mindfulness creates healthier and happier workers, healthier and happier people. As I state in my seminars, mindfulness at work isn't just a work skill or a life skill -- it is a new way of existing.

Unhealthy Employees Are Killing Your Bottom Line

Ben Greenfield | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Instead of viewing health care coverage as something that employees use after they get sick, take a more proactive approach to keeping employees healthy -- and everyone will see more money in the coffers and less junk in their trunks.

God, Cellphones, Quarterly Earnings and the Search for the Common Good

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.02.2013 | Religion
Arianna Huffington

"Our life together can be better." That's the opening sentence of an important new book by Jim Wallis called On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned About Serving the Common Good. Wallis wrote it while taking a three-month sabbatical last year, in the midst of the 2012 election -- a break that allowed him to get a broader perspective on what was going on in American public life. The book draws inspiration from Abraham Lincoln's famous line: "[M]y concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side..." For Wallis, the key to being on God's side is a focus on the common good. But, as Wallis saw vividly during his sabbatical, that doesn't seem to be the direction things are currently headed in our country. Instead of strengthening our commitment to equality, social justice, and our sense of unity as a nation, our public and political discourse is breaking us apart.

What's Behind the Momentum for Paid Sick Days?

Ellen Bravo | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Ellen Bravo

In just two weeks, the movement for paid sick days has seen three victories -- in Portland, Ore., Philadelphia, and most recently, New York City. Local coalitions in each place encountered fierce opposition, and yet the wave of wins continues. Why now?

The Failure of Incentive-Driven Wellness Programs to Transform the Health of the U.S. Workforce

Glenn Riseley | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business
Glenn Riseley

Healthy behavioral change is possible when programs incorporate three basic elements that every company has: competition, teamwork and online engagement.

A Secret To Better Health For All Americans: Why Corporate Wellness Matters

Joshua Rosenthal | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joshua Rosenthal

The average American spends 47 hours a week at work. Since most people spend more hours at work than they do anywhere else, improving employee health could be key to solving our nation's health crisis.

Recession Causes Bank Robbery Spike

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michelle Renee

What is missing from bank robbery training is the post trauma element that will educate employees about the emotional toll these types of incidents most likely will have on them.