Depression and Your Office Environment: What You Need to Know

Depression, while often hiding in plain sight, ranks among the top three workplace problems for employee assistance professionals, resulting in 3% of total short-term disability days. For context, that’s more disability than what’s caused by heart disease, hypertension and diabetes—all in the form of an illness that isn’t nearly as visible as a broken bone.…

4 Crucial Retirement Savings Tips

Ah, retirement. The word alone brings to mind carefree travel, spending time with loved ones and putting the stress of work aside to learn an endless assortment of new hobbies. In reality, however, retiring comfortably means starting the planning and saving process early, and making the right moves every step of the way. It’s a lifelong…

How to Reduce Daily Eye Strain

Today’s office environments rely more heavily than ever before on technology for managing daily activities. While computers, smartphones and tablets have surely impacted the ways in which many businesses operate in overwhelmingly positive ways, plenty of repercussions have come along with the benefits of technological advancements. For modern professionals, one of the biggest complaints is…

5 Tips for Boosting Employee Health

Looking for creative and sure-fire ways to boost employee health? Whether you’re looking to decrease sick days or increase office morale and loyalty, don’t miss these smart and healthy ideas.   Ditch the Chairs A new comprehensive study out from the Annals of Internal Medicine reveals that prolonged sitting, even if you exercise regularly, increases…

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…