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5 Workplace Wellness Trends You Can Easily Implement

If you’re like me, the mere thought of popping in a Jillian Michaels DVD is much more terrifying than reading research that suggests you could die early by leading a sedentary lifestyle.

But, according to China Gorman, U.S. and Global CEO of Great Place to Work Institute, ”Grappling with extreme increases in health care costs and having to pass more and more of those costs on to employees and their families, has led to an increased emphasis on preventative care and programs that can encourage a healthier diet and lifestyle. Continue reading >>

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Mobbing at work

The High Cost of Workplace Bullying

As the alleged bullying of Miami Dolphins’ Jonathan Martin continues to make headlines, workplace bullying is once again in the spotlight. Martin’s story, however, is just the most recent of some high profile workplace bullying stories.

Late last year, staff members began coming forward with stories of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s bullying behavior, and it wasn’t so long ago that allegations emerged of bullying against Ann Curry at the ‘Today’ show. Continue reading >>

By in Employee Wellness, Featured Posts, Insights & Trends

Businesswoman eating pizza on a meeting.

Beyond Free Food: 15 Little Employee Perks That Go a Long Way

Let me start off with a disclaimer: I’m not hating on free food. In fact, I love free food. Love it. And I know I’m not the only one who appreciates getting surprised with Dunkin’ Donuts from the boss on a random Wednesday morning; however, if you’re only relying on free food to motivate employees, it starts to get a little stale (pun intended). Continue reading >>

By in Benefits, Employee Engagement, Employee Wellness

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Protecting Temporary Worker Welfare: Safety Tips for Staffing Firms

Everyone wants to work in a safe environment, and employers should always make sure that they provide that for their employees. The best way to do so is to prevent incidents before they arise.

Site safety was the subject at hand during the panel “Protecting Temporary Worker Welfare: Harassment and Work Site Safety Investigations” at the  recent Staffing Law Conference, as panelists from Staffmark and Elwood Staffing Company weighed in on the best ways to ensure work site safety. Continue reading >>

By in Employee Wellness, Legislation, Staffing & Recruiting

Employee eats lunch at his desk; many workers say they have recently gained weight at work, and this is one of the reasons they cite.

Work (Literally) Weighing You Down? 5 Tips for a Healthier Workday

Finding more weighing on you lately than just the usual, uh, work, family, and extracurricular demands? If you’re having a Mom Jeans day more than usual, you’re not alone: A new CareerBuilder study of more than 3,600 full-time workers has found that more than half (55 percent) of workers consider themselves to be overweight, and nearly half — 41 percent — of workers have gained weight at their present jobs. Continue reading >>

By in Employee Wellness, Insights & Trends

Employees crying in movie theater

2012′s Most Unusual Excuses for Missing Work: “The Hunger Games” Meltdowns and More

It’s that time of year: You’re stocking up at the store for citrus and every kind of cold medicine under the sun. While you know it’s high season for the sniffles, you’re also likely aware that some employees who call in sick may actually have other reasons for being absent from work, whether they decide to take a mental health day or embark on a marathon shoe-buying spree. Continue reading >>

By in Employee Wellness, Survey Results

Workplace bullying

Is Workplace Bullying Becoming a Bigger Problem?

As we’ve discussed before, workplace bullying isn’t a new issue, and it doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. In fact, a recent CareerBuilder survey conducted by Harris Interactive© among more than 3,800 workers nationwide reveals the problem not only isn’t going away — it’s becoming more common.

Thirty-five percent of workers said they have felt bullied at work, up from 27 percent last year. Continue reading >>

By in Employee Engagement, Employee Wellness, Insights & Trends

Road rage on the way to work

Is Road Rage Affecting Your Employees’ Work Performance?

 As if those emails piling into your inbox on an hourly basis isn’t enough, there’s construction on your route to work, that guy who was texting while driving just cut you off, the person in the left lane in front of you is going so slooooooowwww, oh wow — you just got cut off again. You can feel your blood pressure boiling… and you’re not even at the office yet. Continue reading >>

By in Employee Wellness, Insights & Trends, Survey Results

American worker dreaming of summer vacation

Summer Vacation Outlook 2012: All Work and No Playa del Carmen?

For many American workers, the recession has turned dreams of barbeques on faraway beaches, swims with faraway dolphins, and vacations with faraway children to… more work at the office?

It’s true — many workers are reluctantly saying “no” to their annual vacation, according to CareerBuilder’s annual summer vacation survey among more than 5,000 full-time workers and more than 2,000 managers, and instead choosing (or being forced to settle for) bright office lighting over natural sunlight. Continue reading >>

By in Benefits, Employee Wellness, Infographics, Trends

Working dad walking with his son

How Can Overworked Dads Find More Time for Family?

Is work keeping dads from their other very important job: Being a parent? 

Dads everywhere (Woody Allen aside) got the opportunity to spend quality time with their kids this past Father’s Day, though it appears this kind of “family time” may becoming more the exception than the rule. As it turns out, two in five working dads (43 percent) who have had a child in the last three years reported they didn’t take any paternity leave, according to CareerBuilder’s annual Father’s Day survey, conducted among 729 full-time working fathers with children 18 and under. Continue reading >>

By in Economy, Employee Wellness, Insights & Trends

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