WORK / LIFE ISSUES

Wellness up as employers combat health costs

07/21/2015
With health care costs rising and Affordable Care Act compliance efforts in full swing, employers are turning toward wellness programs to counter some of the financial strain.

Downturn still takes toll on work/life balance

05/13/2015
One-third of full-time workers believe balancing their work and personal lives has become more difficult in the last five years, as a Great Recession legacy of stagnant salaries and longer hours adds pressure at the office and on the home front.

The conversation about 'balance' is changing

02/10/2015
Have technology and the global economy made it just about impossible to compartmentalize work and life separately?

Be it resolved: We will manage our money in 2015

02/10/2015
A Harris Poll of 2,255 U.S. adults found us making these money-related resolutions for 2015.

All the benefits of vacation, none of the sun and sand

02/06/2015
A British hypnotherapist is offering sessions designed to help stressed out workers “feel as refreshed and revitalised as they do after a two-week break.”

5 ways employees can build financial security

01/22/2015
Employees whose financial affairs are in order can focus more on work and less on money worries at home. If you offer financial literacy training as an employee benefit, include these tips from the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Vodka maker keeps moms on board with family-friendly employee perks

01/20/2015
A lot of moms work for the maker of Guinness beer and Smirnoff vodka, so Diageo North America has a lot benefits to keep them on board.

Utah HR tech firm winning war on employee burnout

10/08/2014
At BambooHR, employees are out the door after 40 hours a week. The 53-employee HR software company strictly enforces a no-more-than-40-hour workweek. Employees go home on time, take every weekend off and never answer emails after hours.

Do personal finance problems affect attendance?

09/19/2014
Nearly two-fifths of HR pros believe employees’ financial woes contribute to absenteeism.

A to Zzzz: Energize your staff by allowing power naps

09/08/2014
As Americans work longer hours, some organizations have become tolerant of sleeping on the job. Here's the real headline: Naps work.

Sweet dreams: The upside of lying down on the job

08/28/2014
Some employers are encouraging workers to sleep on the job. The Society for Human Resource Management’s 2014 poll of HR pros says 6% of workplaces have nap rooms where employees can catch up on their Z’s.

Where child care costs your employees the most

08/26/2014
According to ChildCare Aware of America, a child care advocacy organization, day care takes up a larger share of the family budget than housing in every region except the West.

City pushes financial wellness alongside medical checkups

08/22/2014
Just as it encourages employees to have their medical checkups, the city of Winter Park, Fla., pushes its staff to complete an annual financial well-being checkup.

80,000 nonemployees download MGM staff's healthy eating app

08/19/2014
MGM Resorts International em­­ployees who want to eat healthy while at work can check their progress on their smartphones. So can lots of others, it turns out.

CVS bans smokes from its campus as well as its shelves

08/15/2014
The drug store chain that famously announced it would rid its store shelves of tobacco products by Oct. 1 first made its own corporate campus tobacco-free.
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