Healthy diet for office workers

Office workers tend to have a variety of dietary problems, including overweight and poor eating habits. Here are more diet tips for office workers to inspire better health.
Office workers tend to have a variety of dietary problems, including overweight and poor eating habits. Here are more diet tips for office workers (also read "Diet tips for office workers") to inspire you to do something about your diet and health. ...

Handling Misconduct Allegations Against the C-Suite: How HR Can Prepare Ahead of Time

CHICAGO—When high-level executives are accused of harassing others in their company, it can be tricky for HR to know how to handle the accusation—but it can help to plan ahead and choose the right type of investigator, two employment experts said Tuesday at the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition. ...

Unhappiness at work may lead to ill health

Millennials, take heed: Job dissatisfaction in your 20s or 30s can undermine your health by mid-life, new research suggests.
Routine sleep trouble
But really rewarding work may pay health dividends.
"Those who are, on average, very satisfied versus satisfied tend to have better health in their 40s," said study lead author Jonathan Dirlam. ...

Handling the tricky questions in FMLA intermittent leave

It’s a given: Intermittent FMLA leave is a giant thorn in the side of HR people everywhere. But not all intermittent leave requests are equal. Here’s a look at some of the most common scenarios, and how to handle them.
The FMLA allows employers some flexibility in granting different kinds of intermittent leave. ...

7 Traits to Turn Good Managers Into Great Managers

At my core I believe that great managers have one job: to get the very best out of the people they manage. While that premise sounds simple, the execution is hard.
Throughout my career I have had the fortune of learning from and working alongside some great managers. ...

7 Traits of Supremely Productive Employees

High-performing employees are worth their weight in gold.

High-performing employees’ have outstanding skills that distinguish them from their mediocre colleagues in the workplace. With a willingness to go above and beyond what is written in their job description, high performers keep the work flowing smoothly. ...

You may be seeing your co-workers through ‘coffee goggles’

Heed the warning of your co-worker’s “Don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee” mug.
Drinking coffee before having a conversation with someone helps you focus and feel better about the person you’re talking to, according to a new study.
“We see coffee being served in many meetings but found very little research on how coffee might affect group dynamics,” Vasa Unnava, an author on the study, told psypost. ...

Working on addiction in the workplace

When unaddressed, alcohol and other drug use disorders in the workplace are costly and dangerous for organizations, as well as individuals. There are many good examples of successful programs and resources available that can help, and with over 22 million Americans currently in recovery from alcohol and other drug use disorders, creating a drug-free workplace is entirely possible. ...

School principals at higher risk of burnout, depression due to workplace stress, survey finds

One in five school principals is overwhelmed by workplace stress, a survey has found, with an expert saying the results point to a "looming crisis".

Key points:

Survey found almost half of principals have faced threats of violence at work
One in three experienced actual violence
Half of all principals worked 56 hours a week, 27pc worked up to 65 hours

Results from the Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey 2017 revealed almost half of respondents had faced threats of violence at work, and one in three had experienced actual violence. ...

Does a New Study Underestimate Wellness Programs?

Benefits of health promotion go beyond immediate savings, wellness advocates say
The widely reported results of a new study suggest that workplace wellness programs don't work. But is that the whole story?
The researchers behind the study were based at the University of Chicago and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where they designed and then examined a workplace wellness program available to 3,300 university employees. ...