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Changing the company culture around accommodations

Recently, I was talking with a colleague about how far one company we work with has come in building a culture that supports employees who are dealing with a medical condition at work. Lack of a plan When we first started working with this company, there was no formal plan in place to help an […]

Can poor posture affect your workforce?

Our mothers always told us to sit up straight and, odds are, you rolled your eyes and ignored her request. As we’ve grown older, we’ve realized the importance of proper posture. Now we remind ourselves to sit up straight, not hunch our shoulders and stop slouching. But, while we are at least more conscious of […]

How to choose the right ergonomic equipment vendor

When considering an equipment manufacturer to help with an ergonomic accommodation, there seems to be an endless number of options. It may seem easy to select a piece of equipment — like a chair  —but there’s an art to finding the right piece, then educating an employee on how to best use what you’ve ordered […]

FAQs about the EEOC’s new pregnancy guidance

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination in July 2014, warning employers of their obligation to provide pregnant employees reasonable accommodations in the workplace and giving employers insight into how the EEOC will enforce future pregnancy-related issues under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). As expected, the guidance confirms that […]

Health screenings and diabetes: You can’t change what you don’t know

A recent study suggests that 40 percent of the adult population in the United States will develop type 2 diabetes sometime during their life. The silver lining here is that diabetes can sometimes be prevented with lifestyle changes, and worksite health screenings are one effective way to catch the health issues that precede diabetes. How can an employer leverage health screenings to decrease the impact of this costly disease?

How to get employees’ attention during enrollment season

Enrollment season is upon us, and there’s no better time to ensure your employees understand their coverage options and unique needs. This is especially true when it comes to disability insurance.

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