Its no surprise Americans are tired. Thats why benefit advisers working with employers to build a wellness program should not ignore sleep solutions.
As the use of cloud computing and mobile devices continues to make remote work more convenient than ever, employers are increasingly incorporating telework into their workplace structure. In fact, the number of employees that telecommute multiple days per week increased almost 80% from 2005 to 2012, according GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com. Here are the most popular jobs offering telecommuting possibilities, according to FlexJobs.
The ability for staff to incorporate innovative new ideas that bring changes to dilapidated processes can only be fostered in a workplace that allows for an open communicative culture across organizational lines.
As the use of cloud computing and mobile devices continues to make remote work more convenient than ever, the number of employees that telecommute multiple days per week increased almost 80% from 2005 to 2012, according GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com. Here are the most popular jobs offering telecommuting possibilities, according to FlexJobs.
Health and wellness programs are virtually meaningless if a workplace culture is bad, according to Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor of organizational behavior at Stanford Universitys graduate school of business. Speaking during the annual Great Place to Work conference in New Orleans, Pfeffer said that unhealthy workplaces can cause up to 125,000 employee deaths each year and add up to $130 billion in excess annual company costs.
Enlivening your staff and companys workplace culture can be as simple and sustainable as committing random acts of kindness.
VSP Global partners with Google Glass, setting the stage for the interactive eyewears wider adoption in the workplace. But is the workplace ready?
Fresh off attending SXSW Interactive, flexible workplace consultant Shani Magosky believes todays generation of entrepreneurs may not be as willing to sacrifice every other aspect of their lives for their work as were their predecessors.
The traditional workplace has become a thing of the past as the number of remote staff continues to grow. Employers can now retain high quality talent without the auspices of requiring office space. However, despite these benefits, the remote worker is an additional concern for C-suite executives who are looking to expand their business. Here are seven management techniques from Lighthouse Consulting Services that can help management get ahead of the curve.
A community with high well-being is one where citizens and employees are satisfied with their lifestyle and overall health. In this years Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, top honors go to Provo-Orem, Utah.
Work-life isn't about being trendy or jumping on a bandwagon, it's a solid business strategy that allows companies to leverage one of its most key assets human capital," says Kathie Lingle, executive director of Alliance for Work-Life Progress. WorldatWork recognized two outstanding professionals for their success as work-life rising stars and honored two companies as recipients of the Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award, which recognizes organizations that have raised the bar on work-life innovation.
At any given time in the United States, an estimated 1 in 10 adults report symptoms that would qualify for a depression diagnosis. For benefits professionals, navigating employee mental health can be tricky. Not all symptoms are noticeable, but a few hidden indicators can hinder overall productivity.
For introverts, the communication that's required to network and interact with others creates intense fear and, in some cases, makes it impossible to job hunt. To help shy people succeed in the working world, Careercast, a job search portal, has identified 10 of the best jobs that play to introverts' strengths while avoiding an overload of interactions each day. The best jobs for shy people include archivist, astronomer, film/video editor and, perhaps ironically, social media manager, says CareerCast's new report.
A new survey from Korn Ferry, a leadership and talent consulting services business, finds that roughly 46% of Americans are not certain that they want to stay at their current company. The survey finds that employee retention is related to innovative leadership strategies, which include creating welcoming atmospheres, broadening communication and empowering employees. Robert Damon, executive chairman of the Americas for Korn Ferry, discloses three helpful tips for effective management strategies.
While its difficult to discuss your eventual death with those you love, its imperative to plan for it, not only for your sake, but for theirs. Employers can offer several voluntary benefits to help make this end-of-life planning and transition easier for their employees and the loved ones they leave behind.