Breaking an addiction to nicotine isn't easy, but employers are uniquely positioned to encourage and help their employees quit smoking. Research shows that helping an employee quit smoking provides a great return on investment in lower health care and workers’ compensation costs and increased productivity. With COVID-19, there’s also never been a better time to quit smoking.
Sleep is an important part of our overall health. But getting enough sleep is often easier said than done, especially during times of uncertainty and environmental change. And 2020 has certainly had its share of both: the COVID-19 pandemic, quarantine, massive unemployment, protests, heatwaves, hurricanes and tornadoes. On top of all that, it's an Election Year!
Lack of sleep, unfortunately, can lead to poor performance at work and have long-term health effects. Scheduling sleep should be as important as scheduling appointments and meeting deadlines. It’s important for employers to understand this issue and how they can support their employees in establishing a healthy sleep schedule.
For businesses that can operate remotely during the COVID-19 crisis, the rapid shift to a remote workforce has also forced significant changes to the way we manage employees and work schedules. From implementing new technology to finding new ways of communicating, here are a few tips to help managers and leadership make the most of this challenging situation.
This post comes from AllWays Health Partners' provider blog, Best Practice. It includes great insights into the impact the Millennial generation will have on workplace wellness.
More than one-in-three employees are Millennials, making them the largest generation in the workforce. They're on track to outsize the Boomer generation, which reached its peak in 1997 with 66 million employees. The American Census Bureau estimates that Millennials will hit 75 million in the workforce at once. So what does this giant generation expect in the workplace?
With the devastating effects of opioid use in daily headlines, you don’t have to look too far to see that the opioid crisis is a serious and troubling problem here in the United States. It’s clear that no family or community is immune, and that includes employers and their workplaces. But, by understanding the problem and working with the health plans they offer, employers can help employees prevent, manage, and recover from opioid addiction.