Month: April 2018

Getting Enough Sleep May Have More Benefits Than You Think

Understanding the Need for Sleep The benefits are very noticeable when you get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep a night. You feel less irritable, have more energy, and are more productive throughout the day. However, many Americans believe getting enough sleep is just a luxury, and they put off going to bed …

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Employee Loyalty: Why It’s Important and How To Maintain It

Why Employee Loyalty Is Important Many organization’s believe their employees are automatically loyal to them because they are getting a regular paycheck. However, this is far from the case. In her book, The Future of Leadership: Rise of Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Brigette Hyacinth stated that 88% of employees who quit their job did so for something …

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Turn Your Employee Engagement Survey Results Into Action

Why Taking Action is Important It has been proven that employee engagement is good for your organization. Conducting an employee engagement survey is a great first step to addressing employee engagement and discovering what your employees are thinking. However, even if feedback was positive and you had high survey participation, it is still important to …

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Physical Activity: Every Step Counts

2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise a week. Since 1995, the theory was that either type of exercise must be performed in at least 10 minute bouts for maximum health benefits. However, there is limited research …

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Help Employees Make Informed Benefits Choices

Increasing Benefits Choices According to Willis Towers Watson’s, Best Practices in Health Care Employer Survey Report, more organizations want to enhance the employee benefits experience by expanding choice in both plan and product offerings. 84% of companies already offer choice in medical plans, and 86% would like to increase choice and variety in their voluntary offerings by …

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The Best Way to Support Employees Through Grief and Loss

Traditional Bereavement Leave On average, four days are allotted for the death of a spouse or child, according to the Society for Human Resource Management 2016 Paid Leave in the Workplace Survey. As stated by SHRM, even less time is given for the loss of a parent, grandparent, domestic partner, sibling, grandchild, foster child, or extended family …

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Never Skip Your Warm-Up or Cool-Down

The Warm-Up According to the American Heart Association, the “warm-up” does just that. It raises your muscles’ temperature for optimal flexibility and efficiency. Warming-up before you exercise also dilates your blood vessels to ensure your muscles are well supplied with oxygen throughout the workout. You are also slowly raising your heart-rate as you warm-up and move …

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