Unseen Employee Disability Costs, Part 3: What Can You Do?

In August, I wrote about how the non-occupational disabilities covered under salary continuation or disability insurance plans are more common than the occupational disabilities covered under workers’ compensation. I suggested your benefits team should be as focused on managing the costs of non-occ disabilities as your risk management team is on keeping WC costs in…

Counteracting Stress in the Office

The modern office is often considered to one of the safer work environments out there—certainly less hazardous than a construction site. When it comes to stress, however, office jobs are far from being harmless. 33% of office workers feel as if they’re living with extreme stress, which can easily contribute to depression and anxiety—both capable…

Improving Productivity with Mindfulness Meditation

Boosting workplace productivity is priority for many CEOs, HR leaders and management alike. Some look to the newest trends in hiring as a way of improving worker productivity, such as working with remote employees, who are 14% more productive on average than their cubicle-bound colleagues. When it comes to leveraging your existing workforce, however, one…

Smoothies are the New Eggs: Start Your Day Off Right!

The health advantages associated with eating breakfast regularly are nearly impossible to ignore, from helping us consume less fat during the day to enhancing cognitive performance in school-aged children. With over half of Americans claiming to skip breakfast at least once per week, however, many are susceptible to unhealthy snacking during the day, which can…

What Every Business Needs to Know About Anti-Discriminatory Laws

Every business should have a basic knowledge about anti-discriminatory handicap and disability laws. At a very general level, the following definition can be proposed: discrimination is any violation of the principle of equality in relation to prohibited criteria. Older discrimination laws used to provide sanctioned regulations which did not sufficiently take into account the differences…

Unseen Employee Disability Costs, Part 2

In last month’s blog post, I wrote about how the non-occupational disabilities covered under salary continuation or disability insurance plans are more common than the occupational disabilities covered under workers’ compensation. I suggested that your benefits team should be as focused on managing the costs of non-occ disabilities as your risk management team is on…