1. “Wellbeing” Concerns Continue To Grow For Consumers and Employees

    A study of over 2,000 employees and their dependents found that well-being is continuing to have a big impact. All well-being dimensions are viewed by employees as important: financial, physical, emotional and social. The findings suggest that consumers are increasingly looking at well-being in a holistic way. In light of this, one of the recommendations in the survey’s key takeaways was for emp…Read More

  2. Employee Wellbeing Programs Dramatically Reduce Turnover

    A decade ago, people thought employee well-being was fluff. Now it’s hard to ignore the mountain of science proving the benefits of employee well-being. Leaders still tend to look at well-being in terms of ROI through healthcare cost reduction. But it is much more than that. Employee well-being connects very linearly to real business results. A 2015 survey of nearly 2,000 U.S. employees foun…Read More

  3. Workplace Stress is Increasing

    Workplace pressure is increasing. According to this Business News Daily post, an Accountemps study revealed that more than half of U.S. workers say their work-related stress levels have increased over the last five years. This is particularly true of younger workers, who are 5% more prone to feeling stressed at work than those ages 35 to 54. Many things are to blame for this stress, including siz…Read More

  4. How to Combat the Obesity Epidemic

    Just 1/3 of Americans believe they are in good shape, according to a new survey on fitness by ReportLinker, and 42% consider themselves to be too fat. Despite the obesity epidemic, Americans claim they want to be fit. Three out of four say having a good shape and looking good are important to them. As a result, many turn to exercise to get fit. Other interesting survey findings include: Among thos…Read More

  5. How to Manage Millennials

    Managers must adapt their styles to each generation, according to an article in Healthcare Financial Management Association. Strategies to harness the strength of a multigenerational workforce and improve healthcare include: Be open-minded. Expect different style, dress, communication, and other personal aspects. Don’t allow differences to obscure a clinical manager’s view of a team member. …Read More

  6. What Do Millennials Really Want?

    Within a few years Millennials will make up a majority of the workforce, and that percentage will continue to grow for at least another decade. Though many have not yet entered the workforce, Millennials have eclipsed Baby Boomers in numbers, according to the Pew Research Center. As of 2015, there were 75.4 million Millennials, compared to 74.9 million Baby Boomers. The generational impact may be …Read More

  7. Sixty-eight Percent of Hospital Workers Plan to Quit!

    Hospitals today are facing higher turnover and attrition rates than ever before, according to a survey from Leaders for Today, a hospital management staffing firm. This increasing turnover isn't limited to certain healthcare jobs, it is affecting every role from the C-suite to the front lines. Survey data shows hospitals will need to replace nearly half of their staff every five years. This chall…Read More

  8. What Millennials Really Want

    Employers have long been talking about the impact Millennials have on the workforce and what changes are necessary to accommodate them, but the time for discussion has passed. It’s time for action. According to the PEW Research Center, during the last two years, Millennials have overtaken Baby Boomers as the largest demographic in America’s workforce. Employers must create the healthy and pro…Read More

  9. Foods Help Reduce Stress

    Stress puts your body under an enormous physical toll. It causes your heart rate to go up, your blood pressure and breathing to increase, and hormones like epinephrine and cortisol to be released. Over time, that can lead to high blood pressure, blocked arteries, depression, anxiety and even weight gain. Scientists are now learning that eating certain foods help our bodies and minds to reduce and…Read More

  10. Bring Nature to Work For Health and Happiness

    Being in parks, gardens, near water or in wildernesses actually makes you happier and healthier! Those surroundings lower pulse rates and increase positive feelings. One study showed that people who walked through a forest had lower blood pressures, pulse rates and stress-hormone levels than those who toured a city. Here are some tips for bringing nature into your workplace: Encourage “walking m…Read More