Quality of Life

  • 6 bad habits holding you back from success

    August 21, 2014

    Do you feel stuck in a rut? Expected to be shooting up the HR/benefit career ladder at this stage in the game? We all have bad habits, but bringing your baggage to the office can be the difference between soaring or stalling in your career. Ilya Pozin, an entrepreneur and founder of Pluto.TV, Open Me and Ciplex, offers six common workplace bad habits to break if you want to continue moving up the career ladder.

  • Is the company cafeteria making employees fat? How to create a corporate culture of health

    August 15, 2014

    Commentary: How obesity is secretly hurting your employer clients’ bottom lines and what strategies you can help implement to combat it.

  • eHarmony launches career matchmaking site

    August 15, 2014

    Online dating site eHarmony is venturing into the hiring and recruiting world with the launch of a new careers platform.

  • 7 signs you’re too smart for your job

    August 11, 2014

    If you’re bored at work, it can really be getting in your way and making it more difficult to be productive. When you have a lot to bring to a job, you want your muscles exercised. You want your brain to be busy. You want to solve hard problems yourself and with other smart people. Human Workplace, a coaching and consulting firm, has created this list of seven signs you might be too smart for your job. (Image credit: Fotolia)

  • Most unusual things employees were caught doing when they should have been working

    August 5, 2014

    Productivity can be a big problem, even at benefit brokerages and agencies and other types of businesses. Employers recently shared some real-life examples with the staffing company CareerBuilders of some of the more unusual things they've seen employees doing when they should have been busy working.

  • Minimum-wage activists see opportunity in McDonald’s decision

    July 30, 2014

    Minimum-wage activists seized on a decision against McDonald’s by the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel Tuesday, saying the move may make it easier to unionize workers and ultimately raise wages.

  • Paid medical leave bills to incentivize employer participation

    July 29, 2014

    A new national bipartisan legislative effort is using an incentivized approach to push more employers to offer paid family and medical leave to their employees.

  • Employers take to meditation as a perk in relaxing staff

    July 28, 2014

    Commentary: Meditation is not just some quirky, hippy philosophy; it is actually grounded in physiology. Some companies have taken these benefits so seriously that they have dedicated quiet rooms within the office so employees can meditate.

  • Slow-paced salary increases prompt employers to push better benefits

    July 21, 2014

    Employees across the country can expect to see an average increase of 3% in base salaries in the coming year, and some experts are advising employers to remember that if budgets are tight, there are other means to keep employees happy.

  • 5 ways financial stress is hurting American employers

    July 18, 2014

    More than half of Americans are worried that they will not have enough money when they retire, while others are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Without a focused workforce, employee productivity takes a nosedive and absenteeism increases, according to a new FinFit survey. And the epidemic is not going away anytime soon, signaling a red flag for employers to embrace financial wellness solutions. Here are five indicators on how bad it has become and where to begin.

  • Top 25 employers offering work-from-home jobs

    July 18, 2014

    With cloud computing and mobile devices making remote work more convenient than ever, employers are increasingly offering telecommuting or work-from-home hours as part of their benefits package. The number of employees that telecommute multiple days per week increased almost 80% from 2005 to 2012, according to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com. Here are the top 25 employers listing at-home positions for hire on FlexJobs.

  • The Secret Wellness Motivator: Friends & Family

    July 17, 2014

    Most traditional wellness programs dangle carrots, but can’t really move the dial when it comes to lasting employee engagement. We've uncovered the secret motivator that leads to sustained healthy behavior changes. In this webinar, you’ll learn simple tricks to incorporate peer influence into your wellness program and inspire your employees to get involved. Implement this strategy and not only will your employees thank you, their friends and families will too.

    View this webinar on demand to learn how to:

    • Transform your program from a top-down mandate (employees tune out) to employee-driven (employees feel empowered)
    • Create simple social networks that increase engagement
    • Drive 2X more engagement by involving friends and family

    ***There is a Q&A Session at the end of the presentation.


    Brian Berchtold
    Vice President, Sales and Marketing
    hubbub health
    Brian’s passion for health and wellness goes beyond 9 to 5 – Brian is also board chair for the Pacific Northwest branch of Playworks, a national nonprofit dedicated to creating a positive, empowering experience for every kid on the school playground.

    Sponsored By: hubbub health
    An online and mobile wellness solution for employers. Using gamification, social circles and behavior change science, hubbub motivates employees to adopt healthier lifestyles, one rewarding challenge at a time.

  • Cost-benefit of retirement plans split between age groups

    July 7, 2014

    More than two-thirds of state and local public employees feel confident that they will have enough money to live comfortably in retirement.

  • New cancer treatment program benefits self-funded employers

    July 7, 2014

    Over the next decade, the number of cancer survivors is expected to increase by 30%, and improvements in both detection and treatment have led cancer to become, in some cases, more of a chronic condition than a terminal illness.

  • Employers adjusting benefits spending habits to focus on health care

    July 3, 2014

    Employers are spending more money to keep their employees healthy, even if it means sacrificing other benefits.

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