As we covered in the last blog post on understanding stress in the workplace, there are a lot of different factors that contribute to stress. But the positive news for employers is that there are just as many ways for HCM professionals to fix and prevent it.
The Society for Human Resource Management indicated that when companies have made it a point to adjust policies in a way that affects stress levels, they have often seen myriad benefits. In addition to higher retention and job satisfaction rates, they also experienced significantly lower chronic work stress levels. How did they do it? Read more
By Karen Viveiros, Communications Manager, Ceridian
Money. Credit. Debt. Financial strain. Unforeseen financial emergencies. Retirement fears and doubts. To most of us, topics like these are deeply personal and typically not suitable for open, candid discussion.
However, employers are becoming increasingly concerned with employee financial wellness, and increasingly committed to supporting it. A 2014 AON Hewitt survey of plan sponsors revealed that 30 percent are “very likely” to create or expand resources available to participants to examine financial wellness beyond retirement decisions, and 48 percent are “somewhat likely” to create or expand financial management resources.
By Jennifer Piliero, Senior Product Manager, Ceridian LifeWorks
Today most organizations have a keen interest in doing more to promote corporate health and wellness. After all, the healthier your staff, the more likely your organization will see improvements in health outcomes and ultimately new levels of productivity and success. Read more
Ceridian announces the results of its 2015 Caregiver Research study: Double Duty: The Caregiving Crisis In The Workplace. With more than 22 million Americans serving as working caregivers the inaugural Ceridian report investigates the role of working caregivers and the personal and professional implications of these responsibilities. Using insight from a survey of more than 1,600 full-time and part-time workers across North America, the demands and effects of caregiving are examined as well as the pressing need for employers to recognize, support and better accommodate these individuals.
For working caregivers in the U.S., consider these facts: Read more
One of the primary areas of focus for every human resources office is the challenge of maximizing corporate health and wellness. Complicating this challenge is the fact that some employees aren’t just worried about their own health. They’re also focused on caregiving responsibilities – taking care of both their younger and older relatives in addition to completing their work assignments each day.
Now’s the time to talk about what these members of the workforce can do better. July is Sandwich Generation Month – it’s dedicated to that demographic of employees who are “sandwiched” between caring for their children and their older family members. Read more
At many places of business today, the HR office has a high level of focus on corporate health and wellness. This has become a major point of emphasis as business leaders have realized the value of wellness. People who are healthy are far more likely to remain engaged and productive than people who aren’t.
However, promoting wellness is not as simple as merely doling out advice about eating well and exercising. Physical health is certainly important, but it’s only one small piece of a much larger puzzle. Read more