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The Key to Employee Engagement and Thriving Organizations

Posted By The Next Concept HR Magazine Editor, Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

By Sarah Deane

While we all know the importance of health and wellbeing, the topic of wellness at work is certainly gaining a renewed breath.  With the fact that “a productive, positive employee experience has emerged as the new contract between employer and employee,” organizations that want to thrive, need to look closely at just how well they are empowering their employees’ holistic wellness--physically, emotionally, and mentally.

The topic of wellbeing and its impact on engagement and performance has been a research topic for some time. However, it is becoming more and more prevalent, with the concentration on expanding the focus beyond gym passes, on site yoga, and healthy food options.

This broader look includes mental and emotional wellbeing and cultivating the skills that enable an organization to thrive such as stress management, resiliency, and building positive and productive response systems.


Benefits of Focusing on Broader Employee Wellness

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Tags:  corporate wellness  employee engagement  employee wellness 

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Are your Employees Stressed at Work? Make Sure PTO Policies Aren’t a Contributing Factor!

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Thursday, October 5, 2017
Updated: Thursday, October 5, 2017

Reasons for this stress included catching up on missed work and resolving major issues that occurred when employees were away. With that stress can come negative side effects like decreased productivity at work, lack of focus, irritability, depression and more. So, what can companies do to help? Review PTO policies to make sure they aren’t a contributing factor. 

Make sure employees are aware of the company’s policies regarding PTO and revise those policies to be employee-friendly. >> Read the article on the HR West Blog

Tags:  Employee retention  employee wellness  HR management  PTO 

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Workplace stress endangers employee health, but your seasoned staff may be the answer

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Friday, September 1, 2017
Updated: Friday, September 1, 2017

By Gloria Dunn-Violin

Workplace stress causes untold physical and psychological harm to employees of all ages. And, the cost of this debilitating health issue is staggering.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines job stress as the harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker.

The American Psychological Association estimates that more than $500 billion is siphoned off from the U.S. economy and 550 million workdays are lost each year because of workplace stress.

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Tags:  employee retention  employee wellness  workplace stress  workplace wellness 

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U.S. Study Reveals Rising Stress at Work Driven by Politics, Artificial Intelligence and Pressure to Master New Skills

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Updated: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Workplace stress is on the rise, and American workers are actively addressing it by learning new skills, according to a recent Udemy report, “Workplace Confidential: The Real Story Behind Stress, Skills, and Success in America.

The survey, conducted on behalf of the global marketplace for learning and teaching online, found more than half (52%) of full-time employees in America feel more stressed today than they did one year ago. Additionally, 58% turn to company-sponsored skills training to combat this epidemic.

Read more and get the infographic here.

 

Tags:  company culture  employee wellness  workplace stress 

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Keep moving... at work... here's The Ultimate Guide To Deskercise!

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Thursday, May 11, 2017
Updated: Thursday, May 11, 2017
The Ultimate Guide To Deskercise created by Concept Seating.

Tags:  corporate fitness  employee fitness  employee retention  employee wellness 

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