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 Kelly Allder, VP of HR Programs, Ceridian
Time and again, I read articles and blogs about ‘achieving work life balance’ or ‘improving productivity’ or ‘5 tips for getting that next promotion’. While all very legitimate and worthy goals, as a working parent, I have to say there are times when I feel maxed out and if I have to think about one more thing that I SHOULD be doing, I’ll probably get an ulcer.
Let me start with the basics: Combined, my partner and I have four children in our blended family (aged 16, 14, 13 and 12). On any given day, the kids might have hockey, soccer, dance, cooking class, altar serving, school projects, some kind of ailment, and/or the need to go to the mall. We have THINGS to do! Read more
By Estelle Morrison, Ceridian LifeWorks Vice President of Clinical and Wellness Services
Everyone in human capital management is well aware these days of the value of corporate health and wellness. You need a healthy workforce in order to be productive on a daily basis, and you need high productivity to maintain a profitable business. Simply put, if you have unhealthy employees, your productivity and thus profit will suffer. But that’s just one layer of a very complicated issue. Beyond that, there’s another aspect to consider – many employees today are looking after not just their own wellness, but their loved ones’ health situations as well. Caregiving is a widespread phenomenon, as millions of Americans endeavor every day to juggle their jobs with taking care of a relative. Read more
A healthy workforce is one that’s more engaged, more efficient and less likely to run up steep health insurance costs. But if you’re focusing solely on basic physical health, you’re missing the boat. 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 Christine Adoni, Senior Account Executive for Ceridian LifeWorks
When it comes to employee health and wellness, providing specific support for working caregivers is critical. Doing so helps ensure that your employees are as healthy and engaged as they can be – from a physical, emotional and even a financial perspective. Read more