Posted on Aug 31, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Drew Arnold
It’s not news that technology allows us to work all the time. The effect is that workdays aren’t limited to “work hours” and the workplace isn’t limited to the office space. Add in a competitive environment where employees want to be seen putting in extra work, and all of a sudden the 60-hour work week becomes standard. However, the brave rebels who limit their hours worked to 49 or less are generally as productive, create better quality work, and are healthier and less stressed than their overworked counterparts.
Posted on Aug 31, 2017 10:32:43 AM by Tracey Moran
From PR Newswire
WINOOSKI, Vt., Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Marathon Health, LLC, a provider of onsite health centers that enable employers to optimize the health of their workforce and business, today announced the addition of behavioral health counseling to its suite of services. The offering will provide mental health and wellness care to individuals, couples, and families at its worksite health centers across the country.
Posted on Aug 21, 2017 2:01:00 PM by Phil Davidson
You did the research, analyzed the trends, and decided to join the thousands of other U.S. companies now offering corporate wellness programs to their employees. It was a prudent decision that will pay both financial and health-related dividends in the long run.
Posted on Aug 9, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Drew Arnold
It’s a simple fact that most employers face increasing healthcare costs. One way to address the impact of rising costs is to encourage the workforce to become healthier through personal wellness plans. When employees take an active role in their health and wellness, the chances decrease that they will have complicated conditions that require costly treatments. Beyond the economic motivation for companies to encourage wellness plans, healthy employees are happier and more productive, too.
Posted on Jul 28, 2017 4:58:00 PM by Phil Davidson
Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present without drifting into concerns about the past or future or getting caught up in making judgments about what’s happening. Doing absolutely nothing – not even thinking – for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment, has transformative power.
Posted on Jul 25, 2017 2:23:17 PM by Jerry Ford, CEO of Marathon Health
An important conversation has started that we cannot afford to let die out and must act upon. By identifying those who need assistance, meeting them at the point of care, and motivating all to see the importance in their mental health starts with those who are willing to lead the conversation for actionable change.
Posted on Jul 18, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Phil Davidson
There is a growing trend in workplace health and wellness to focus more on mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present without drifting into concerns about the past or future or getting caught up in making judgments about what’s happening. It has proven stress relief benefits.
Posted on Jul 7, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Chelsea Degree
The summer season is a busy time for many. Between finding care for kids home from school, making the most of the nice weather, and covering for vacationing colleagues, it can quickly become the most unproductive time of the year at work. Employers may notice a decline in performance as a result of increased stress and fatigue among their employees. Finances, altered sleep patterns, overbooked schedules, and body image issues are common influencers. According to the National Alliance on Mental illness, increased sunlight or high temperatures can contribute to summer seasonal affective disorder. Individuals suffering from summertime stressors may be prone to short tempers or difficulty concentrating in the workplace resulting in low morale and strain on professional relationships.
Posted on Jun 30, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Phil Davidson
Retaining top talent is one of the highest priorities, and greatest challenges for leadership and Human Resources departments of companies across America. Not only does employee retention affect customer satisfaction, sales, employee satisfaction rates and succession planning, it also has a direct impact on the bottom line: it is estimated that losing a middle manager costs an organization upwards of 100% of his/her salary, while the cost of losing a senior executive can be more than double their salary.