Month: December 2017

Following Through With Your New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year Many people use the end of December to reflect on the year and set new goals to be their best self for the upcoming year. However, creating overwhelming and unrealistic New Year’s resolutions only increases stress and anxiety. This is often what leads to resolutions not being kept much further than February …

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The Future of Health and Well-Being Programs

Health and Well-Being Programs in 2017 According to the Willis Towers Watson 2017 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey, only 32% of employees believe their current health and well-being programs encourage them to live a healthier lifestyle. However, 66% of employees believe their company’s core medical plans do meet their needs. Shelly Wolff, a senior health care …

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Improve Employee Engagement Through a Customized HR Portal

Customized HR Portal Just like receiving a personalized Christmas gift, having a customized Human Resources portal for employees sends a powerful message. According to Willis Tower Watson, a customized portal shows employees that they are important and that you care about them as individuals. It does take a creative design and a little more effort, …

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New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

The New Guidelines The new high blood pressure guidelines were developed by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and nine other health professional organizations. They were presented on November 13, 2017 at the American Heart Association’s 2017 Scientific Sessions conference in Anaheim. Previous guidelines identified high blood pressure as ≥ 140/90 mm Hg. …

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How to Prevent Emotional and Physical “Burnout”

What is “Burnout?” According to Psychology Today, burnout is a state of chronic stress that leads to physical and emotional exhaustion, cynicism and detachment, as well as feelings of ineffectiveness or lack of accomplishment. It is a state many of us rarely see coming. Professionals are often so passionate about their job that they start …

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