Wellness at work

Coping With Work-Related Stress: Stop Letting it Take its Toll

For millions of workers, it’s difficult to avoid bringing work-related stress home. The American Institute of Stress advises that work is the leading cause of adult stress, a factor that is spiraling out of control in many industries. A Harris Interactive poll indicated that 82 percent of workers experience stress on the job, and around […]

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6 Steps to a Safer Work Environment

Whether you are an owner, manager or worker, there’s a good chance that you’re probably interested in creating a safer work environment. A safer work environment overall is great for business. The safer your workplace, the fewer the opportunities for injury and death. Even better, safety conscious organizations are more likely to attract quality, long […]

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What Employees REALLY Want from their Employer

This should be common sense, but there are certain things employees want from their employer most the time that can elude even the best of HR teams. And it doesn’t matter which industry we speak of or how long the employees have been working at a company. Every single employee wants to be treated fairly […]

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Voluntary Benefits Add Value to Compensation Plans for 2014

As more requirements and deadlines loom under the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA), and the job market sways in favor of job seekers; many Human Resource practitioners are looking for ways to make company benefit packages more attractive to quality candidates. The struggle comes down to costs. Experts Predict Health Insurance Costs Will Continue to […]

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HR Department of One – Making the Most of Lunch Breaks

As a former and sole HR Manager of a manufacturing plant in the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina; I often found myself using lunch breaks to get extra work done. Being an ‘HR department of one’ while it can be rewarding, also often has its challenges — time being one of the biggest. Yet, […]

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Dark Cloud Over the American Government as Health Insurance Exchanges Open

Early this morning, while the rest of Americans made their daily commutes to jobs or opened the doors of businesses, the government made the announcement that they would be closing down amid squabbles over, you guessed it – health care policy! This could not have been more perfect timing as the much-anticipated private health insurance exchanges […]

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