Category Archives: Employee Wellbeing

Bouncing back from the election – How to improve productivity in the workplace

Over the last several months, Americans and people around the world have been riveted by the U.S. presidential election. Almost against our will, we have scoured the Internet, tuned in to our favorite news programs, and talked with friends, family … Continue reading →

Five keys to preventing and responding to an active shooter

The likelihood of your firm experiencing gun violence at work is very low, but the impact can be damaging and disruptive. Here are 5 steps to take beforehand. Continue reading →

Time to reconsider well-being programs

Keeping up to date with health care-related legislative and regulatory changes can be a full-time endeavor. We know that many employers categorize the challenges of compliance as a necessary burden, and we can understand why. However, sometimes new rules provide … Continue reading →

The paid sick leave law wave continues across the U.S.

In the past two years, the number of paid sick leave laws has exploded to more than 30 laws, covering five states and more than 26 cities and counties. Continue reading →

How to measure workforce productivity for better business results

The first step to unlocking the secrets of workforce productivity is measurement. Continue reading →

Which Bathroom Do I Use?

If an employee comes to you and asks this question, how would you respond? The debate over bathrooms has been all over the media. Continue reading →

Should our workers compensation system join a wellness program?

Can the strength of the 20th century workers compensation framework support the weight of 21st century demands? Wellness programs and the aging workforce are agenda items at most workers compensation conferences, but what about our aging worker compensation system itself … Continue reading →

Paid family leave: A U.S. culture shift?

There is growing support in the U.S. for more substantial paid family leave beyond the unpaid weeks required under the FMLA. What should companies consider? Continue reading →

Improving productivity… Beyond March Madness

Every March finds many U.S. employers wringing their hands over the amount of time employees are distracted by the national college basketball tournament, otherwise known as March Madness. This year the tournament is estimated to cost employers $4 billion – … Continue reading →

Fine, fearful or flummoxed? employees tell us how they really feel about their financial well-being

Much has been written about how the global economy has drifted into one of the longest productivity slowdowns on record. Wage growth has stagnated in most developed economies, and while most firms offer benefit packages, many are failing to keep … Continue reading →