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Are You Watching for These 6 Fatigue Risk Factors?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 70 percent of Americans report getting insufficient sleep. Have you thought about how this missed sleep affects you at work?
Hydrate Your Way to a Healthier Work Day
Water, water everywhere, but are you getting enough? Learn about the endless benefits of keeping a bottle nearby and making sure you're hydrated throughout the day.
Experts Weigh in on the Importance of Office Ergonomics
Pros in the alternative seating space explain how ergonomic options can support employees and transform an office in a variety of beneficial ways.
3 Ways Athletes Can Use Technology for Optimal Performance
Sports technology helps athletes hone their skills and expand the human physiological limit.
#MeToo Opened Our Eyes, Now It’s Time to Change the Workplace
The #MeToo movement has shown us inadaquecies in our working environments. Now, the focus on changing policy and erasing stigma can lead to safer, more productive workplaces.
Talking Tech with "Ice Road Truckers" Star Alex Debogorski
The trucking industry is undergoing a technical revolution. New technologies contribute to driver safety and efficiency, but some drivers worry that it takes away from a feeling of freedom on the road.
Why the Office Water Cooler Is More Important Than Ever
Smart offices are recognizing that, beyond the many health benefits, proper hydration helps employees remain productive at work.
Learn 5 Ways to Retire Unhealthy Air at Work
Is your employer looking out for your lungs? Here are ways to advocate for air health in your office.
Shining a Light on Mental Health in the Workplace
An office that doesn’t support the mental health of employees can’t fully thrive. Here are first steps that any employer can — and all employers should — take today.
Protecting Our First Responders Means Always Being Prepared
First responders and emergency workers put their lives on the line to protect Americans from disasters. But what is being done to keep them safe?
From One CEO to Another: Remember Your Employees Are More Than Just Workers
The CEO of the Total Rewards Association at WorldatWork, Scott Cawood, Ed.D. offers some of those opinions through suggestions to HR and business leaders.
Protecting Female Journalists Starts With Giving Them Authority
Most female journalists have experienced sexual harassment in their workplaces. Creating an environment which condemns this behavior will lead to a workspace for everyone.
5 Ways to Keep Manufacturing Workers Safe
Accidents happen all the time in the manufacturing industry. Here are five ways to prevent them.
How the Me Too Movement Is Changing How Companies Do Business
Sexual harassment in the workplace is finally getting the attention it needs, and harassers are getting the punishment they deserve, thanks to the Me Too movement.
A Wake-Up Call for Sleep Habits at Work
Not many people think about sleep as an aspect of workplace wellness, but maybe every company should have a nap room.
The Future of Well-Being is Closer Than You Think
The workplace of the future takes a holistic approach to wellness. We’re getting closer and closer to making this far-off future a current reality.
What Matt Blashaw Wants You to Know About Construction Workers
Host of HGTV’s “Vacation House for Free,” Matt Blashaw laments how often it’s taken for granted that construction workers put their lives on the line every day.
Establishing Safety Principles for the Future of Worker Wellness
Workplace safety has improved over time, but millions of people still die on the job every year. The key to a risk-free workplace could lie in research and sustainability reporting.
Chris Grundy Thinks Knowledge Is Power (Tools) In His Construction Experience
Chris Grundy of "Cool Tools" talks DIY mistakes, his power tool trio and his best advice for work-site safety.
4 Benefits to Offering Office Wellness Programs
The question on employers’ minds is whether or not well-being programs have an impact on employers themselves. Take any of these four benefits and the answer is a resounding “yes.”
Getting to the Heart of Workplace Safety
Almost 5,000 workers are killed every year in the United States. Building a culture of safety is the most important thing.
Accidents Happen, So This Industry Is Changing its Standards
Hundreds of workplace deaths every year are caused by falling objects. A proposed new industry standard would change the rules for workplace safety and save lives.
How to Avoid the Top 3 Causes of Warehouse Injuries
When, where and why workplace injuries occur is no secret — so there’s no excuse not to take the right steps to protect yourself or your workers.
Keeping America’s Youngest Workforce Safe on the Job
When teens and adolescents start a job, they may face unfamiliar hazards in the workplace that can impact their health. Education about these risks can help keep them safe.
Empowering Employees to Drive Innovation in the Warehouse Workplace
The Amazon employee — who worked his way up from a maintenance tech to a regional program manager — shares his thoughts on the importance of a work culture that works to integrate tech into the daily routine.
Joel Guth Breaks Down the Risks of Silica Exposure and New Industry Regulations
The president of iQ Power Tools tells Mediaplanet how the construction and masonry industries are adapting to new safety regulations and what the future holds.
Pet Health Insurance Gains Popularity as an Employee Benefit
Companies are beginning to offer pet insurance to their employees as part of their benefit package as a way of making their packages the best available.
Getting Organized Is the First Step to Achieving a Healthy Lifestyle
Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott, co-founders of Tone It Up, sat down with Mediaplanet to discuss ways to stay healthy and motivated.
The Golden State Warriors Are On the Cutting Edge of Sports Technology
Mediaplanet sat down with Kirk Lacob, Vice President of GSW Sports Ventures and Assistant General Manager for the Golden State Warriors, to discuss the team’s technological secret to success.
Improving Worker Safety One Robot at a Time
Automation in manufacturing is essential to preserving workers’ safety. And it doesn’t have to mean job loss.
Well-Being Takes Front Seat in Employee Benefits Strategy
Employers are shifting their focus from health care programs that focus on chronic conditions to the well-being of employers and their families.
Why Companies Dole out Wearables to Their Workers
Have you ever run or walked a 5K and wondered how they knew your standing in the race?
Igniting Employers to Get Involved in Business-Community Health
Business-community collaboration can have a major effect on sickness prevention and health care as a whole. There are six keys things to getting employers involved.
What Can Employees Expect During Open Enrollment?
Afternoon trips to the gym and leafy greens will only get you so far. When it comes to company benefits, it is critically important that employees read the fine print.
Does the Workplace Have a Powerful Impact on Employee Well-Being?
The environment of a workplace can have a major effect on employee health leading employers to make well-being a top priority.
Telemedicine Is Your New Way to Get Medical Care Without Leaving Home
Telemedicine is being offered to workers of large U.S. employers and allows you to speak with a doctor without having to leave work or home.
Employee Well-Being As a Business’ Panacea
In our hyper plugged-in, always-on world, it may feel like we’re working more than ever. Yet globally, we’re in the midst of a productivity slump.
4 Ways You Can Promote Mental Illness Awareness at Work
We’ve seen great progress in recent years for research and treatment of mental illness, highlighting its legitimacy as a treatable disease; yet stigma and prejudice continues.
Your 4-Part Guide to Making Business Travel a Breeze
The nuts and bolts of travelling for business can be a real headache. But with these easy-to-follow tricks, you’ll be taking off and touching down with confidence.
Arianna Huffington Highlights What’s In Store for the Future of Leadership
The media mogul and sleep advocate has an update on the global push to improve employee well-being, prevent burnout and ultimately drive businesses to their optimal output.
How Smart Devices Will Change Health and Fitness
Health gadgets and apps may be making us healthier, getting us on our feet and to new heights. Take a look at trends, next steps and what it all means.
To Throw a Buzzworthy Business Event, Give Attendees What They Want
As the live events market becomes more competitive, event organizers will need to hone in on what attendees want in order to provide an unforgettable experience.
How to Make Workplace Well-Being Matter from the Top Down
Worker participation in corporate well-being programs is a challenge, but if a team leader engages, the rest of the group will follow suit.
Reinventing the Office Space, Millennial-Style
With millennials making up the largest subset of the modern workforce, what should your office space actually look like?
Why Engaged Employees Strengthen Both Companies and Communities
Corporations are broadening corporate responsibility to include employee engagement — and reaping significant upside for both the company and the community.
How Best Practices Can Pay off Through Employee Engagement and Satisfaction
When push comes to shove, taking the time and energy to create and uphold positive corporate initiatives will keep employee commitment stable.
How to Prioritize Your Workforce’s Well-Being in 2017
Financial insecurity and emotional stress are significant barriers to employee well-being and productivity. This presents a make-or-break opportunity for the modern employer.
Employee Engagement Drives Customer Experience More Than You Think
Entrepreneaur Kevin O’Leary explains the striking correlation between how a company treats its employees and superior customer experience with those well-treated employees.
The Sitting Epidemic (And Other Health Hazards In Your Office)
There’s no getting around it: For too many, sitting at work all day is as much a given as a rush-hour traffic jam.
Sit, Stand and Move for a Healthier Workplace
Ergonomic work stations and ample opportunities for movement increase employees’ comfort levels and encourage creativity and productivity for better bottom line.
The Evolution of Mental Health in the Workplace
Do visions of walking programs and fruit-filled snack baskets come to mind when you think of workplace wellness?
Designing Your Office for the Future Workforce
With everything that is currently impacting workforce attraction and retention, consider the design of your office space almost as important as your workplace policies.
For All Generations, Office Design Matters
Millennials have officially infiltrated the office. According to Pew Research, more than one-in-three American workers today are millennials and that figure is only going to rise.
Why Savvy Employers Don’t Settle for the Annual Performance Review
For the business leader looking to become employee-focused in 2017, your strategies must evolve beyond annual surveys and existing concepts — to new talent management initiatives.
Talent Development Is a Predictor of Employee Engagement
Employee engagement is top-of-mind for most CEOs. The reason? Engaged employees are the ones who bring discretionary effort to their work.
What Business Owners Need to Know About the Other Paid Leave Policies
Plenty of media coverage has centered around paid parental leave, with more organizations looking to offer something to parents after the birth or adoption of a child. But another side to this issue remains.
7 Things Employers Need to Know About Eye Safety
You've heard your parents say, "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.” Beyond jungle gyms and basketball courts, this expression extends into the modern workplace.
Why Employees Engage in Volunteering
From holidays spent in soup kitchens to picking up litter in the park, volunteering allows us to be part of something bigger than ourselves. For employers looking to engage millennials, this is a great opportunity.
3 Ways Organizational Culture Attracts and Retains Young Professionals
For best-in-class companies, good is no longer good enough. An efficacious, engaged workforce is one of the most challenging things to attain, but a vital component of the successfully-run business in 2017.
Investment in Best Practices Pays off with Engaged, Satisfied Employees
For employers looking to improve on productivity and increase profitability, the investment in employee relations and satisfaction can result in potentially significant returns.
Personal Protective Equipment for Women in the Workplace
As women begin to make up a greater part of the workforce, manufacturers of safety equipment must tailor to their needs.
Putting the Health of Employees First Helps Businesses Climb Higher
The connection between employee well-being and a corporation’s stock performance is more concrete than you might expect.
Who’s Implementing Wearable Technologies in the Workplace?
As the techie generations, Gen X and millennials establish themselves in the workplace, they also bring about change.
Employers Reap More with a Custom-Fit Benefits Plan
Twenty years ago, employer-sponsored benefits meant health care and retirement planning. Today, workers may be offered a longer menu of benefits.
A Case for Reimbursing Your Employees’ Student Loans
It’s staggering: 40 million Americans have student loan debt, averaging $37,000 at the undergraduate level. Student debt has reached more than $1.3 trillion in the U.S.
How Employers Can Improve Workplace Safety
Employers are responsible for keeping their workers safe; but it’s also crucial for workers to understand the risks and what safety precautions they should request.
Keeping Work Sites Safe from Chemicals Remains Tricky Business
Most don't give workspace safety a second thought, and many employees face silent and unseen risks. About eleven American workers die on the job every day.
The Future of Corporate Wellness Lies in Charity
If an employer is looking to increase engagement among employees, a general truth will serve as a roadmap to success: It is better to give than it is to receive.
5 Shifts to Health Benefits You Can Expect for 2017
Health care changes are on the horizon, and they might help you feel less dread the next time you're twiddling your thumbs in a waiting room.
Why More Employers Are Investing in Well-Being in 2016
Workplace wellness programs are a $6 billion industry in the U.S., and many say that’s money well spent.
Office Stress: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Like beauty, stress is in the eyes of the beholder. At its core, stress is neither good nor bad, but simply a stimulus for change.
Why Adapt an Organized Strategy for Wellness?
Having a fully-integrated program that puts employees' physical and emotional health at its center shouldn’t be seen as a luxury that few companies can afford.
Finding Focus: Promoting Productivity In and Out of the Office
For today’s workers, the drive toward workforce well-being is broader in scope yet more personalized, with a goal of increased engagement and connection to business results.
In or Out: The Ups and Downs of Wearables at Work
The majority of employers miss a simple truth behind a successful program: The best wearable device is the one that employees will keep wearing and using.
Vision Benefits May Bring You Closer to Realizing Your Company’s Potential
Providing your employees with vision benefits can save you money in the long run, keeping them healthy and productive.
3 Keys to Engaging Employees in Their Well-Being
To help employees realize their goals of well-being, employers must be consistent, coordinated and relevant with all employee interactions.
Company Wellness: 5 Strategies for the Savvy Employer
A care system built on value for every dollar spent is an achievable goal—one that we invite employers, unions and municipalities to join us in establishing.
Companies Rethink Delivery of Employee Health Benefits
When inflation is low, companies can’t raise prices, but they must still manage rising health benefit costs.
When Bosses Walk the Walk
For companies wanting to bring out the best in their employees, creating the right culture is just as important as the perks.
Staying Sharp: Sanjay Gupta Weighs in on Well-Being
In a rare window of free time, the prominent neurosurgery expert and CNN chief medical correspondent checks in to discuss stress management and keeping active despite a demanding schedule.
Scoring Your Health: How Do You Measure Up?
From wearable devices to healthier snack piles, employers are beginning to link a healthy workforce to higher productivity.
Can Integrating Well-Being Programs Curb Stress?
As the work environment continues to shift and grow, it is increasingly important for organizations to take on and implement a more holistic view of the employee.
Why Savvy Employers Invest in Wellness
Workplace wellness programs have a significant opportunity to impact population health, which is why they are becoming more prevalent among employers—as well as why they are evolving.
Improving Workforce Health: An Investment in Employees and Business
Would you ever commute to work on a bicycle? At most Fortune 500 companies, employee health has become top priority.
Bringing Personalized Care to Those Who Need It Most
Every year, self-insured employers face a 4 to 8 percent increase in health care costs. For many, a population health company is the perfect solution.
Arianna Huffington: Pushing Office-Burnout to the Margins
The Huffington Post boss does not just have high demands as an advocate for employee benefits programs—she is leading by example.
Why Well-Being Matters: A Panel Discussion
We polled three experts on the state of company wellness programs, and how they are handling the challenges we face as employees managing our own health inside and outside the office.
Women in Business: Recognizing and Overcoming Barriers
Women make up nearly 47 percent of the U.S. labor force, yet we’re still waiting for the glass ceiling to shatter. Where’s the disconnect?
Unplug and Recharge: 4 Pillars to Employee Well-Being
The long office hours and continuous demands for employees’ attention as they juggle multiple responsibilities can be concerning for employees and employers alike.
At a Glance: the Future of Worker Well-Being (Q&A)
From wearable technology to healthier snacks in the break room, employee well-being occupies high priority in all modern business plans.
How to Get Your Boss On Board With Employee Health
Employers who put the well-being of their workers first believe in the long-term benefits of good employee health for their businesses.
Wellness Programs Gain Traction with Wearable Devices
Good health is good business. Healthy employees tend to be at work more, and are more productive than their unhealthy counterparts.
The 2015 Approach: Why Employers Are Shifting from Wellness to Well-Being
A head-to-toe well-being approach does more than create a healthy workplace—it’s good for business.
9 Fool-Proof Tips for Negotiating Your First Pay Raise
You know you’re worth more money than you’re being paid but convincing your boss to increase your salary isn’t always easy. Here’s a look at what it takes to get a bigger paycheck.
Why Flexibility is the Key in the Modern Workforce
The conventional 9:00 to 5:00, office-bound work structure dates all the way back to 1938. But a lot has changed in the last 77 years, and it’s high time for businesses to catch up.
How to Improve Your Office Culture in 2015
James Caan CBE, serial entrepreneur and Chairman of Start-Up Loans UK shares his expertise on the ideal modern office: culture, layout and technology.
Ryan Holmes Weighs in on the Value of a Social Work Environment
Founder and CEO of Hootsuite, a social media management tool for businesses, knows what’s important about work culture, ergonomics and the best startup qualities to incorporate into every place of work.
Setting the Example: Work-Wellness Gurus Share Tips for 2015
Two thought leaders shed light on how employers can put themselves on the path to a healthier, more engaged workplace.
Wake-Up Call: Psychological Health Matters
Layoffs, benefit cuts and job insecurity that accompanied the recession fostered mistrust in the employee-employer relationship. Savvy companies are fixing that in 2015.
Top 5 Work-Life Trends Among 2015’s Top Employers
More than ever before, employees in every industry are demanding (and receiving) more power in deciding when and where they want to work.
It Pays to Invest in the Transition to Parenthood
When you have a baby, many parents want nothing more to stay home and bond with their bundle of joy. However, many men and women are not lucky enough to have paternity leave.
Total Rewards: Upping the Ante on Workplace Wellness
Working today is not just about being compensated for your time and labor. It’s also about the benefits you receive in addition to your pay.
3 Ways to Foster Wellness and Success in the Workplace
Employee health management is becoming an essential component of the economic and political landscape because of its potential to reduce care costs and improve productivity.
Does a Healthy Workforce Actually Lead to a Healthy Economy?
Successful companies know where to invest, and the smart bet is on employees and their wellness.
Richard Branson: ‘Reap the Rewards of Workplace Flexibility’
The workplace is no longer 9-5. The eccentric business guru explains why a culture of health and wellness is good for business.
Does Your Organization Have a Human Energy Crisis?
Health doesn’t motivate; it’s vague, innocuous and, as the saying goes, it doesn’t matter until you don’t have it. So why do we keep asking employees: “Do you want to be healthier?”
Breaking Benefits: Well-Being Insiders Size up Wellness Programs
Three insiders shed industry perspective on the matters at the heart of your workplace wellness program: why bother, what’s working and how can you ensure your company’s program is working for your employees?
How to Improve On-Site Safety for Essential Employees
To look out for the American worker is to look out for their families, the immediate communities they comprise, as well as the broader American economy all three carry on their shoulders.
The Questions You Probably Have About Employee Benefits
Breaking down your company’s wellness program can be difficult business, whether you’re an employee or a boss.
Arianna Huffington on Managing Employee Wellness and Engagement
Having instigated a sleep revolution at the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington has fully embraced her new credit as a sleep evangelist. Now, she considers how offering employees more options is paying off.
Panelists Discuss the Ins and Outs of Employee Engagement
What’s the biggest factor that leads to burnout? How can managers prevent that from happening? Industry experts share their perspective on the best practices of retention.
Richard Branson on How Retailers Can Use Technology to Improve Employee Well-Being
Richard Branson believes in employee wellness. For retailers who feel the same way, here are some of his favorites examples of technology enabling a better work-life balance for staff.
How Experts Suggest Employers Craft a Wellness Program
Conversations surrounding wellness programs often get derailed by details and trendy devices. Forget wearables for a minute — here’s how you can tailor a program workers will truly engage with.
Ben Salzmann’s Two Cents on Creating a Top Organization
If you want to lead a winning team, one highly successful CEO says creating the right climate is essential.
Gary Vaynerchuk: Making Work Your Home
Gary Vaynerchuk, an angel investor to companies from Facebook to Snapchat, knows all about business. More importantly, he knows happy employees make them succeed.
The Experts On Avoiding Too Much Sitting at Work
Industry professionals explain the health detriments to being sedentary at work and what you (and your employer) can do about it.
Richard Branson on Healthy Leadership and Organizational Well-Being
The founder of Virgin Group, which has control over some 400 subsidiary companies, weighs in on the importance of corporate well-being resources.
John Ratzenberger Says Trucking is Vital to the Supply Chain
The actor and chief advisor of industrialization to Elite Aviation Products discusses advances in trucking. From new apps to more fuel-efficient trucks, truckers are changing how they operate on the road.
A Better Understanding of Employee Engagement and Benefits
Experts share what they believe are some of the biggest problems with health care that employers are having and explain their views about what benefits they find to be most important.
Industry Leaders Advocate Teaching a Culture of Safety on Construction Sites
Construction sites can be dangerous places for the people who work there. Two top voices in the industry tell Mediaplanet what can be done to make sure workers always get home safely.
Extend the “Culture of Safety” Beyond the Job Site
Too often, the construction industry’s focus on a “culture of safety” is limited to the physical aspects and neglects the psychological aspects.
Industry Experts Weigh In on the Route to Engaged Employees
C-suite executives from a number of industries weigh in on the best ways to create an engaging and healthy workplace - and difficult realities involved.
The Wellness Reboot: A Focus on Culture of Well-Being
The old-fashioned idea of “wellness” is being rebooted into a shift of how we see the boundaries between community, personal lives and work.
Benefits Fragmentation Is the Biggest Hurdle to Employee Engagement
Even if companies provide their employees with good benefit programs, making them difficult to access and fragmented means employees still won’t be engaged.
Hardworking Women Weigh in on Work-Life Balance
In any industry, it can be hard to balance work, family and fun. Hardworking women share their tips on their strategies for staying sane while chasing success.
The Star of “Ice Road Truckers” Talks Challenges of Trucking
As a truck driver and company owner, Todd Dewey says the shortened hours and rise of technology are the biggest challenges truckers face today.
How 7-Eleven is Making Strides in Diversity
Read an exclusive conversation with Rod Lowe, franchise development marketing manager at 7-Eleven.
Why Women in the Kitchen Are Embracing Essential Ingredients of Self-Care
For women in the restaurant industry, returning to a vision of food as medicine can be a salve for sexism and substance abuse.
Why Prescient Ergonomics Are the Future of Office Ergonomics
Learn about new developments in office ergonomics, and why it pays to focus on injury prevention.
Does Your Work Put You at Risk for Opioid Exposure?
As we consider the reach of the opioid epidemic, it’s time to evaluate the potential for exposure among those working in and around the addiction space and work to keep them safe.
3 Steps to Build a Business-Boosting Employee Financial Wellness Program
MetLife’s EVP discusses the many benefits of a financial wellness program, both for your employees and your company’s bottom line.
Why an Office Health Overhaul Is Good for Backs and for Business
Sitting behind a desk all day can sometimes feel soul crushing, but science suggests it might actually be killing you.
Experts Share Advice on Detecting and Deterring Workplace Violence
Electronic security experts discuss best practices to help your business better manage workplace security.
9 Steps Towards Improving Cyber Safety in the Office
We often think of spring as a time to clear out and clean up our homes, but at the National Cyber Security Alliance we encourage everyone to also think of doing a digital spring cleaning, both at home and at the office.
How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in the Office
The Indoor Air Quality Association shares their strategies for diagnosing and treating potentially dangerous issues of indoor air pollution in the workplace.
3 Ways to Create a Happier, Healthier, Less-Stressed Workplace
Reducing stress in the workplace isn’t just a nice idea. It’s a mandate for any office looking to improve well-being and keep employees on track.
Let’s Clear the Air: A Guide to Tackling Workplace Pollutants
Learn about the negative impact of indoor pollutants and consider simple strategies for improving air quality in the workplace and beyond.
Do You Know These Common Factors of Workplace Stress?
When it comes to building a productive, well-balanced workplace, the link between mind and body can’t be ignored.
Why the Renewable Industry Is Looking to Recruit and Retain Diverse Talent
A diverse renewable workforce is both an economic opportunity and a moral imperative. So how do we get there?
Why Your Auto Shop Should Be Investing in Technology
Jon Palazzo, the vice president and general manager, mechanical, at OEConnection, has a broad picture of the auto industry. He shares his thoughts on the ramping up of tech and what it means for business.
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