productivity improvement

Getting a handle on employee job stress: Part two

In my first post on handling employee job stress, I walked through ways employers could spot the signs of stress, along with a few tips to increase communication with employees around this issue. As a next step, you also can consider some out-of-the-box solutions that can be very effective in helping employees alleviate mind and body stress at work.

Part 4: Costs and impact of arthritis-related presenteeism

A significant number of employees experience presenteeism as a result of arthritis. The disorder can affect people of all ages, and can create limitations on the work an employee can perform. To help manage presenteeism related to arthritis, below I share the cost, impact and solutions for this common medical issue.

Reduce absences and related costs with a holistic approach

Does your company have a workplace health management program in place? Workplace health management programs, such as EAP, disease management and wellness initiatives, can help improve the bottom line. In fact, medical costs fall by about $3.27 for every dollar spent on wellness programs, and absenteeism costs fall by about $2.73 for every dollar spent, according to a Health Affairs article.[1]

Preparing for “The 2020 Workplace”

Take a moment to think back to the year 2000. How has your job changed since then? How has your HR department evolved in keeping employees productive and engaged?

In 2000, if you had known then what the workplace of 2011 would look like, what would you have done differently to prepare? How are you preparing for the next 10 years? In my book, The 2020 Workplace, there are some valuable predictions on the future workplace and ways to get ready for the inevitable changes.

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