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There are 49 item(s) tagged with the keyword "well-being".

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1. Profits and Purpose: 192 Large Companies Commit to Investing in Employees

In a statement released this month, nearly 200 CEOs fundamentally changed the definition of corporate purpose from shareholder primacy to one of corporate responsibility that benefits all stakeholders—customers, employees, suppliers, communities and shareholders. This new direction embraces modern principles of sustainability, transparency, diversity & inclusion and economic opportunity for all.

Tags: well-being
2. 5 Workplace Design Trends & Their Relationship with Well-being

What does the workspace of the future look like? The future of work is about flexibility, technology and the employee experience. These trends are driving companies to reshape the work environment and better align office design with their brand and culture. Workspace modernization also provides a unique opportunity to infuse health and well-being into the daily employee experience and elevate its role in your workforce strategy.

Tags: well-being, stress, resilience
3. Burnout Insights: A Conversation with Amit Sood, MD

New survey data from the Business Group and Optum reveal that 19 percent of employees say their employer supports them from getting burned out at work. Among those employees who don’t feel they get adequate support from their employer, 40 percent want help for “burnout at work.”

Tags: well-being, stress, resilience
4. What Makes an Effective Leader Anyway?

In an interview for the Knowledge@Wharton radio show, chief talent scientist at Manpower Group and professor of business psychology at University College London and Columbia University Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic explains how personality traits typically thought of as feminine, despite not always being recognized in the workplace, may actually make for more effective leaders.

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5. More than 30 Years Later Cigarettes are Still a Problem. Here's Why

Not long ago, you couldn’t walk into an office building without it resembling an episode of Mad Men. Employees could light up a cigarette whenever or wherever and smoking was the norm.  

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6. Flashback: Insights from Your Favorite Sessions at Workforce Strategy

A favorite speaker from Workforce Strategy 2018 was Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at London Business School. He taught us the ‘100 Best Companies to Work for in America’ outperformed their peers by 2.3%-3.8% per year from 1984-2011 (89%-184% cumulative). This striking evidence demonstrates that investing in the employee experience is a smart business decision.

Tags: well-being, EAPs
7. Happy Feelings in the Air, Happy Feelings Everywhere...Boosting Employee Morale and Employer Value

What motivates and pushes us to excel?  Some might say it’s inner drive, personal passion or the desire to help others. We know it’s also the enjoyment and satisfaction that comes from a job well done – especially when recognized.  

Tags: health equity, well-being
8. Pregnancy Loss Is Tough. Supporting Employees Through It Doesn't Have To Be.

Miscarriages are common. Leading employers are stepping up to support their employees through a very challenging experience. During a time when it can seem difficult to know what the right thing is to do, consider offering the following benefits as a way to show compassion not just to an employee that has lost her baby but also to her partner who shares in her experience of loss.

Tags: well-being, emotional health, leave management
9. The Vaping Epidemic: We're at Risk of Reversing a Two-Decade Decline in Youth Smoking

The statistics are alarming. Between 2017 and 2018, e-cigarette use rose by more than 75% for high school teens and by nearly 50% for middle school-age children. Moreover, many youth don't realize that e-cigarettes are harmful and contain nicotine. The most commonly sold e-cigarette, the Juul cartridge, contains about as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes.

Tags: well-being, tobacco
10. Thinking Differently about Obesity

We’ve been thinking a lot about obesity this year, and the fact that most of us - as well as the animals under our care, including in zoos and labs - continue to gain weight. According to the New York Times, “something about the environment is making many of us as fat as our genetic makeup permits.” 

Tags: well-being, weight management

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