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Well at Work

This blog covers the latest news and research in corporate wellness with insights on improving health, reducing healthcare costs, and fostering a wellness culture at work.

Well at Work

What Stresses You Out at the Office?

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Seventy-three percent of office workers are stressed out by at least one thing at work, according to Everest College’s 2012 Work Stress Study [CNBC.com].

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Tags: Health, Stress, Pressure, Work

Well at Work

There’s No Place in Business for Bullying

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Regardless of whether you’re being bullied at work, simply entering an office environment where a co-worker treats others poorly is enough to make you quit, found a new study in the journal Human Relations.

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Tags: Stress, Work, Attitude

Well at Work

5 Questions Every Employer Should Include in a Wellness RFP

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With a background in corporate leadership in the insurance industry and now working in the corporate wellness space at EXOS, I’ve been involved in hundreds of request for proposals (RFPs). Having been both a purchaser of wellness solutions and now a leading provider of wellness solutions, I’ve found that impactful programs start with smart questions. Here are five questions that most employers fail to include in their RFPs. Add these questions to your next RFP to find a wellness program that positively impacts both your bottom line and your employees.

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Tags: Health, Work

Well at Work

Study Finds Corporate Wellness Programs Provide Greater ROI Than Previously Thought

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Employee wellness programs provide a greater ROI than previously reported, according to a new analysis from the American Journal of Health Promotion [HRMorning.com].

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Tags: Health, Work

Well at Work

Survey: Companies Recognize the Benefits of On-Site Health Centers

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On-site health centers continue to be popular among employers, according to the 2012 On-Site Health Center Survey by Towers Watson [TowersWatson.com].

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Tags: Health, Work

Well at Work

Meeting Tip: Sit to the Right of the Person You Want to Impress

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The next time you’re headed into a business meeting, make sure you’re sitting to the right of the person you want to impress. That’s because scientists at Wake Forest University concluded that the left side of a person’s face is more active than the right, showing more emotion and appearing more pleasant and aesthetically pleasing to others.

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Tags: Work, Attitude

Well at Work

The Health Dangers of Working the Graveyard Shift

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Employees who work the graveyard and other non-9-to-5 shifts are more likely to suffer from a heart attack, according to a new report published in the British Medical Journal [HuffingtonPost.com].

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Tags: Health, Disease, Work

Well at Work

Study: 80 Percent of Employees are Taking Work Home

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While research has shown that working overtime can increase your stress and risk of depression, workers aren’t slowing down. Employees continue to work late and take work home, according to a new survey by Good Technology [HuffingtonPost.com].

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Tags: Women, Health, Home

Well at Work

Workers' Comp Costs More for Obese Employees, Says Study

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Workers’ compensation benefits paid to obese workers are higher than benefits paid to non-obese workers filing similar claims, according to a new analysis by NCCI Holdings Inc. [NCCI.com].

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Tags: Injury, Work

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Survey: Employee Wellness Programs on the Rise

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With health care costs soaring, employers continue to look for ways to cut costs within their companies. One option, wellness programming, continues to rise in popularity among employers and employees, according to the 2012 Employee Benefit Survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) [Sacbee.com].

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Tags: Health, Work

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