The CHRS certification provides human resources, insurance agents and brokers with the tool they need to ensure they are up to date. This knowledge provides designees with information that is invaluable to their company, and essential to career development.
Deloitte is a professional services firm employing more than 70,000 employees across 100 locations inside the U.S. Deloitte is focused on helping clients solve their toughest problems, like where employees need to be at their best.
Coffee is loved throughout the world and is considered a great remedy for reducing the chances of liver or uterine cancers. But there is a catch, like drinking hot beverages may actually lead to esophageal cancer and that's a big concern for coffee lovers.
Dr. Uche Odiatu has the passion to speak to hundreds at conferences worldwide and motivate them for their own health. Like others around me, I was fascinated by Dr. Odiatu's willingness to share a bit of his personal story.
Employers nationwide are implementing ways to improve their employee's health inside and outside of the cubicle. Some companies around the U.S. have implemented policies that encourage employees to bring their pets to work.
The debate of male and female physical training programs has long been a topic of discussion among fitness enthusiasts. The difference in the genders are recognized, however many training programs claim to give the same resulted regardless of gender.
Behavioral change of an employee is what breeds a stronger return on investment that defines the success or failure of a program. Other parameters like value on investment, smiles of happy employees are what employers often use.
EHBC attendees had the opportunity to participate in a survey regarding use of wearables in the workplace. Over 300 human resource and wellness professionals responded giving CHWA a unique look at how employers are succeeding and falling.
Despite the significant time, energy, and money spent by employers on weight-focused programs, little sustainable change has been shown to date. Studies have proven that weight loss program does not create lasting changes in weight or health.
China's development, growth, modernization has been an astonishing feat and the best minds are taking steps on a global stage. China's market has developed and expanded so have the needs of the people and many china's upper-class works in offices.
Silicon Valley startup Nootrobox has a unique diet plan as part of their company culture, and the goal is not to lose weight. This practice is based on the idea of internment fasting and eating pattern cycling between periods of feasting and fasting.
With a professional history steeped in corporate and consumer loyalty programs, Chris Boyce landed at Virgin Pulse. Staff at Corporate Wellness Magazine that this saving-for-college concept was his brainchild in business school.
Many employers will add more and more voluntary benefits due to what Disney and Microsoft have done. The impact by those companies on Voluntary Benefits may be more long lasting than the impact the Affordable Care Act has had on voluntary benefits.
Personal wellness is indivisible from corporate wellness, the latter can't thrive without the former. There is no company that can function, never mind succeed, with employees who are sick so there should be an emphasis on educating workers.
The ability to collaborate, communicate and access software and information from anywhere has changed people's lives. It has affected personally and professionally, on a personal note- it is much easier to take care of househols, banking, bill payment, etc.
Employees are struggling with the concept of workplace wellness when it comes to the responsibility for health of their employees. They feel it is a very personal responsibility that should be determined by the interest and enthusiasm of each individual.
The workplace has witnessed a huge transformation as compared to the last decade and it changed the way employees work. Emphasis on company culture and focusing on the importance of health and work/life balance for the benefit of the employees and the company.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is an interesting condition because the core problems that cause it are not at the site. Patients present with numbness and subsequent weakness in the thumb and first two fingers from the compression of nerves at the wrist and elsewhere.
Workplace screenings are a critical component of corporate wellness initiatives by measuring key aspects of health. Like blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, and glucose, etc. and these screenings provide valuable insights into the health of employees.
When we talk about time management, the truth of the matter is that we all are served with equal hours a day. Yet, some of us finish mountains of works and projects while others complain they ran out of time, that's where time management come into play.
The imposing of extra tax on the sales of sugary beverages is an idea gaining traction across the United States. Philadelphia became the first big city in the nation to put into law a 1.5% per ounce tax on soda which resulted in a 20% increase in sugary drinks.
Pharmaceutical companies are once again defensive over the rising drug prices as they witnessed substantial increase. The reports cost increases come after months of bad publicity for the pharmaceutical industry that has faced many controversies.
The AARP has sued Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over new workplace wellness regulations. The decision could have an impact on how the affordable care act influences wellness programs in the United States.
A national survey revealed that the cost of providing health benefits grew by 2.4% in 2016 to a total of $11,920. Earlier it was 3.8% in 2015 and this is considered as a near-record low for the cost of healthcare.
According to JAMA Internal Medicine, the link between smoking and cancer deaths is notable in certain U.S. states. While study confirms that smoking is hazardous to one's health, it also shed light on some new information and statistics.
Kids are fond of candies and they are busy collecting it this Halloween urging their parents to play candy police. Things, like picking your favorite, switching to Halloween ghost, donate, hand out non-food items, helps control candy consumption.
Deloitte's 2016 Consumer Priorities in Health Care Survey was recently released and it revealed some amazing opinions. Learning how consumers want to interact, and what they expect to receive from their healthcare, is important for everyone.
As a busy professional, you may think that adding exercise to your daily routine is about as easy as dodging traffic. Just one minute of high-intensity exercise, along with 10 minutes of low-intensity exercise is equal to spending an hour inside the gym.
When it comes to workplace wellness, a "well-run play" is typically more impactful than a "perfectly drawn up" play. Small and mid-size businesses often have a harder time than large enterprises when it comes to getting started.
While healthcare has not been on the forefront that it has been in the previous two elections, it's in focus lately. America's 18-month election process will be behind us at long last but before we bid goodbye to the 2016 election, let's look at the plans both candidates have in.
Millions of Americans, including approximately 20 percent of the workforce, provide ongoing care for older loved ones. Employees who provide caregiving are more likely to experience stress, absences from work, presentism, and health problems.
Work and home used to have much cleaner boundaries before the introduction of 24/7 connectivity. These days we blend work with just about everything, but then compartmentalize how we view work versus our personal life and outside activities.
Earlier, the Rand Corporation published a report on Worksite Wellness program revealing positive returns on investments. No study to date has taken a long-term look, at least from the perspective of a workplace wellness program.
Earlier an employee's relationship with their direct supervisor was found to be one of the most influential factors. However, this dynamic has changed and the same is highlighted by Jared Lindson- even big companies are much less hierarchial and less in execution.
Practicing effective health care starts with protecting patients from dangerous medications or procedures and the cost is huge and devastating. According to CDC, even without abuse, prescription drugs, if mixed the wrong way or taken under the wrong conditions, can be deadly.
If you catch yourself drooling while making your Black Friday shopping list, don't be surprised, says Dr. Kit Yarrow. Yarrow has researched shopping trends and focuses on the psychology behind Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
If your employer asks you to work abroad, then you will get the best of solid income and see amazing foreign lands. Whether your destination is Asia or the Pacific, Europe, Africa, or South America, there'll be plenty of new adventures and challenges.
December 1, 2016, is celebrated as World AIDS Day, a day that gives the world an opportunity to unite and fight against HIV. With so many people living with HIV, it is difficult for the epidemic to not affect companies and workers.
We all make new year's resolutions, I know I do and it's at this point of the year where resolution start to fizzle out. To help with this, January 12 has been designated stick to your new year's resolution day and we offer you general tips to help you achieve your goal.
How do you create a culture of wellness, where there is the inspiration to change and power to change by and from a voice of change. The answer to that challenge rests with choosing a speaker, a professional who is energetic by nature and eloquent by inclination.
North Carolina-based Novaret has a simple goal, to make the values of your company an actual part of the company's culture. By moving your values "out of the handbook," Novaret wants to help employers unify their culture and ultimately make it part of their competitive advantage.
Some people love the holiday season, while others really don't and we are saying this after conducting a survey. Last year we sent out a survey to find out what about the holiday season employees don't like-partly for our own education.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, life expectancy fell in the U.S. for the first time in over 20 years. Drop from 76.5 years to 76.3 years for men and 81.3 years to 81.2 years for women. The overall average of 78.8 years fell 0.1%.
To promote corporate wellness and create a workforce as productive and protective, we need to educate employees and employers. We need to address the condition of chronic pain, muscle stiffness, and inflammation, among other things.
American Express is offering new and expecting parents a reason to celebrate as it's providing family expansion benefits. Employees will be eligible for enhanced family benefits that cover fertility, adoption, or surrogacy.
For all the worry about mosquito-borne illnesses including Zika and West Nile Virus, it's a mistake to consider the former a problem. While treating the latter as a phenomenon exclusive to the East Coast in general.
I invite you to join me on selfish, self-indulgent and thoroughly life-affirming New year's resolution this year. I invite you to accept who you are, what you like, what you don't, and how you really want to live. If you are ready like them then let's get started.
For most people, sleeping on the job is generally frowned on but the evidence is mounting that an afternoon nap is a perfect cure. Companies like Google, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Zappos and more are bringing in "nap pods" to the offices.
There is an overriding lesson about corporate wellness, which starts with an emphasis on personal health and individual empowerment. The process involves the use of intelligence, which encourage people to read with care, so they can act carefully.
A perfect storm of an aging workforce - a healthcare network which is growing increasingly more difficult to navigate. until we can reverse aging numerically and biologically and arrive at a consensus as to which platform of healthcare policy is most effective.
Wellness is synonymous to diet and exercise and these are considered as the important components of wellness. Wellness has come a long way in recent years, evolving to encompass a variety of health and well-being initiatives.
With more healthcare responsibilities falling on employees, value-added services are in high demand. As human resource professionals begin preparing for the year ahead, it's never too early to learn about new products that can enhance company's package.
When it comes to understanding their employee benefits, working Americans don't know as much as they think they do. Majority of the employees believe they have the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about their benefits.
When it comes to the successful implementation of a wellness program, being aware of current trends is crucial. In regards to your health insurance provider, a recent report by international health insurance broker highlighted trends in the industry as identified by insurers.
One of the most prevalent concerns of today is the world's population aging at an unprecedent rate. Major problem encountered by aging population is that they are more prone to diseases like Dementia, alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
U.S. employers are spending big money on wellness as part of a multifaceted effort to suppress healthcare costs. Employers both large and small have instituted strategies concurrently to propel their workers to better health in the hopes of cutting costs.
Baby Boomers- born between 1946 and 1964 are the wealthiest generation and yet the least prepared for retirement. They live longer but aren't stranger to chronic diseases, they love technology, but they use it on their terms.
Everyone keeps a new year resolution but very few keep them ignited, and as per reports only 8 percent of the people maintain them. Here are a few ideas to help the newly resolved jumpstart their 2017 goals and turn aspirations into realizations.
The basic ideology of leadership is how well you are able to connect with people, irrespective of your educational background. Some traits like listen and follow up, taking actions on little things, being genuine and accessible helps make good leader.
SpongeBob SquarePants guides us to find passion, prefer friends over stuff and find happiness near you. Something magical happened while watching SpongeBob SquarePants the other day and the yellow, goofy sponge-like cartoon character drew attention.
New year is a good time for businesses to think afresh about the importance of health within the workplace. Our preferred measure to gauge the health of the country and how we compare to other countries is DALYs.
professional productivity is not sustainable without a commitment to personal wellness and both works simultaneously. When searching for a way to increase alertness and energy, it is essential to find a supplement that is safe, and effective.
During the tenure, the most significant pieces of legislation signed by President Obama is the 21st Century Cures Act. In terms of furthering health and wellness, the cures act makes it easier for the food and drug administration to accelerate drug approvals.
You might be thinking that chocolate, wine, stress, bad posture, etc. giving you headache but the actual reason is something else. This is why core problems of someone's condition is always addressed and then are made specific corrections.
Caring is an integral component of basic human life and individuals and groups of like-minded people understand and care for people. In organization, this includessenior leaders, managers, and supervisors and all other employees.
Every business wants employees who is engaged and accountable and the case for health and wellness programs. Employers told us that they offer wellness programs to manage healthcare costs, improve health, minimize absence and disability claims.
Recruiting the right candidates has never been easy and today's competitive market makes recruiter's job even harder. Thousands of employers post job on portals with a hope to get the best matching their requirements and willing to accept the offer.
To address the financial concerns, employees are turning to their employers for education and support to achieve financial security. Employers have a significant opportunity to strengthen their relationships with their employees by educating them.
Companies are reviewing and adjusting their budgets for the year but they are overlooking a an item worth noticing- nap. Sleeping during the job was an activity frawned in the past and that could even be termed as an offence lead to firing of the employee.
Business travel is a tiring work and jet lag is more worse than you think which leaves impact on mental and physical performance. Travelling from west to east has more of an effect than travelling east to west because you gain time travelling west and lost travelling east.
When there is an acute chest pains or receive a head injury, you decide to go straight to the emergency room right away. There are some medical issues likesinus infection, ankle injury which many people aren't sure whether they should go to the emergency room.
The workplace needs a counterbalance, don't confuse that with balance, an even distribution of weight- we are talking about counterbalance. The thing about balance is that it can be poor, yet still, do the trick to keep you upright.
Employers assume that their wellness vendors will not harm their employees but there have been numerous examples of exactly that. Employees are harmed when vendors flout clinical guidelines to get less screening for obvious reason.
Consumer-focused health systems are shaping the healthcare, as the health system put every right in the hands of the consumer. They allow customers to become aware of and choose from wide range of health plans, look after their well-beings.
February is the month of a very important movement known as the American heart Month, a drive for the awareness of heart disease. Almost 25% of the deaths in US is due to heart disease making it the leading cause of deaths in the entire nation.
I had an interview with the Wellness Director Robin Parsons, she said she was always a health enthusiast gifted by her parents. She received coaching designation, sports/fitness certification and then went on to get certified as Corporate Wellness Specialist.
We all learn in school that the heart is constantly responding to orders sent by the brain in the form of neural signals. The heart signals have a effect on brain function like influencing emotional processing as well as higher cognitive faculties like attention.
Each generation develops its own identity as they move through society, much of this is known as cause and effect relationship. Generations include the greatest generation, the baby boomers, Generation X, and the millennials.
Worksite wellness is again under fire, a health affairs blog in January 2017 has suggested. Workplace health promotion programs, founded for providing financial incentives for achieving targeted health outcomes is not all that is needed to create a healthy workforce.
My daughter started a band- "Hello, We're Awesome", and I helped her design some fliers for their first performance. They are awesome and have a compelling need to tell everyone, quickly, via neon-green fliers, don't you wish you felt the same way.
On a whim, I bought a $1 collapsible brush-mirror for my kids the other day and my son picked the brush and turned into a hairstylist. There are many ways to stimulate the brain, see things differently and set forth the flow of ideas and creativity.
I'm on the phone, pumping gas the other day and I had just spent thirty minutes in the school drop off line yelling at kids. I was doing all this while checking incoming work email from the boss and responding to coworkers questions and checking personal email.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take bus with you when the limo breaks down. Some of us even have "frenemies," those folks we pretend are our buddies but who live to make us feel miserable.
Going organic is simply healthier for your body and studies have shown that organic food may have higher levels of antioxidants. The chemicals and pesticides in non-organic foods have been shown to cause a reduction in fertility, may harm your immune system.
Millenials are those born between 1980 and 2000 and are the product of the career-driven Baby Boomer and GenXers. Boomers are the generation that started "wanting it all" and GenXers are the ones who realized it was impossible without the change.
In 1869, a letter to the editor of the New York Times questioned why female government employees were not paid the same as male counterparts. Even in 2017, lack of diversity in the workplace remains an issue and survey concluded that 35% of women and men are paid equally.
As the companies are focusing on health and wellness in the workplace, big companies are adopting flexible work hours. The concept of 9 to 5 workdays stands on the ideal that maximum hours yields maximum productivity.
Breakfast is considered as the most important meal of the day, though some food manufacturers deny that but various studies support this claim. Researchers have studied mostly the immediate effects of eating breakfast compared to skipping them.
Though it is advised not to talk about politics or religion in the workplace, changing landscape convince to have a discussion. We desire connections and want to talk about our concerns despite knowing that the group believes in some other ideology.
Small businesses generated 40 percent of new jobs in the last two decades but they face challenges to attract and retain employees. Employees expect their employer to offer a variety of benefits that range from insurance to the flexibility to work from home occasionally.
Have you ever wondered what the research shows about offering carrots for the outcomes people are already intrinsically motivated to accomplish. Intrinsic motivation is the most powerful, consistent, and reliable form of motivation to achieve a self-generated goal.
This generation is growing up in the world of Internet and Google, where facebook is as much of a staple as Nickelodeon show. Generation Z is born between 1990s and 2000s and consists of almost 25 percent of the US population.
Data analytics is the emerging methodology throughout and healthcare industry is also using for workplace health analysis. It helps in both shaping program development and engaging employees in taking steps towards better health.
When it comes to corporate office, temperature play an important role in bring out the best productivity from the employees. Owing to mis balance in temperature, not only employees but business also suffers, as sweat tricking from temples loose concentration.
The annual congress pulls in over 2,000 attendees every year and this year we are already getting to standing room only capacity. Every year we release thousands of our flagship print that covers industry, trends, case studies, and expert commentary.