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Ways to Promote Employee Wellness

According to a 2013 study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, an effective workplace wellness program could potentially decrease the average annual health costs of each working adult by 18.4 percent, and for working adults aged 60 to 64, the savings could be significantly higher at 27.9 percent per year. According to The Wellness Councils of America, 81 percent of businesses in America that have 50 or more employees have some type of wellness program. One such establishment, Providence Everett Medical Center in Everett, Washington, was able to save approximately $3 million over nine years through its outcomes-based employee health benefit...

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50 Best Places to Work 2014 – Bain, Twitter & LinkedIn Top List; Glassdoor Report

This week, Glassdoor announced the winners of its 6th annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the 50 Best Places to Work in 2014, and new this year, the 50 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For in 2014. Unlike other workplace awards, winners are determined based entirely on feedback from those who know a company best – the employees. Highlights on the 2014 50 Best Places to Work list (honoring companies with 1,000 or more employees) include: Consulting firm Bain & Company reclaims #1 spot (Bain #1 in 2012) Facebook falls from last year’s #1 company to #5 – the first time the social network has NOT been in the top three in four...

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More Than Half of Employees Would Stay Longer at Their Company If Bosses Showed More Appreciation, Glassdoor Survey

Two in five employees admit they’re motivated to work harder when boss is demanding Glassdoor, a jobs and career community leading the way in workplace transparency, has released its Employee Appreciation Survey¹, revealing how appreciated employees²  feel by employers, what really motivates employees at work, and what employer-provided perks they want most this Thanksgiving. This survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults was conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Glassdoor. Appreciated Employees Will Stick Around Longer: While seven in ten (68 percent) employees say their boss shows them enough appreciation, more than half (53 percent) of employees...

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Aspiring to become an HR Executive? Earn a Graduate Degree and Establish a Stay With Your Company

Every HR professional aspires to earn a seat  at the C-Suite table, but how do you get there? Software Advice Analyst, Erin Osterhaus, decided to conduct an in-depth study of 100 top HR executives from some of the largest global organizations to find out if there were any trends in their professional tenures and academic backgrounds. The 100 executives sampled were compiled from HREonline’s list of the highest paid HR executives, HREonline’s list of top HR executives by number of employees, and Fortune’s 100 Best Places to Work in 2013.   In case you’re wondering how you stack up against these 100 HR executives at the top of their field, here’s a...

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America’s Best Bosses: An Interactive Infographic

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Rewarding Individuals in a Collaborative Work Environment

The following article is provided courtesy of Jonathan Finer of Cloverleaf Innovation: Fostering collaboration in the workplace is a nearly universally accepted best practice—it creates a dynamic atmosphere that generates creative solutions that no individual could conceive of independently. But collaborative offices present a challenge for company leaders who want to reward their most valuable employees. Ultimately, this question emerges: who deserves a gold star when the final product is the fruit of everyone’s labor? It gets even more complex when you consider the psychology of group dynamics. Individual rewards often instill competition, a counterproductive side...

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