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When Employee Wellness Programs Harm, Not Help

Employee wellness programs, while generally good for both the company and workers, can go awry when they become too extreme, Bloomberg Business reports. When companies are too overbearing in pressing their employees to participate in wellness ...

Workplace Intervention Helps Employees’ Kids Sleep Better (Really!)

Some workplace wellness programs not only improve employees’ health, but can help their kids sleep better, a recent study shows. The Support-Transform-Achieve-Results (STAR) intervention – a workplace wellness program geared toward reducing ...

Here’s What Makes Great Managers Great

Great managers are rare, but if you’re to hire – or be – one, here’s what the great ones have in common, Gallup reports. Talent matters most. Hiring managers based on sheer talent is linked to a 48 percent rise in company profitability, a ...

For Lawyers, Less Money Equals More Happiness

Lawyers in lower-paid positions may actually be happier than their partnership-chasing counterparts, the New York Times reports. Junior partners’ well-being at law firms was essentially equal to those of senior associates, despite the fact that ...

Want to Cut Your Job Stress? Practice a Little Mindfulness

Do you work a high-octane, super-stressful job? A little regular mindfulness practice can go a long way to managing your on-the-job stress, PsychCentral reports. After an eight-week mindfulness intervention that included meditation, stretching, and ...

Are Women Better Bosses than Men?

Just one in three American workers have a female boss, but a majority of workers agree that women are more engaged managers than men, Gallup reports. Workers who have a female boss are 6 percent more engaged than those with a male boss – 33 ...

Employers Can Help Control Workers’ Diabetes

Employers can help workers manage their diabetes and lower their healthcare costs in the process, new research shows. Employers who offered the Diabetes Health Plan, an incentive-based wellness program that offers cost-sharing for medication and ...

For Managers, the 40-Hour Work Week May Be History

An increasingly connected, always-on, globalized world is making the 40-hour week in the U.S. and worldwide a fond memory of a less-complicated time, the Wall Street Journal reports. Managers in the U.S. are working the longest hours, with 58 ...

Five Tips for Being More Mindful Every Day

Mindfulness practice has myriad health benefits, from helping you sleep better to improving heart health and general wellness. Entrepreneur gives five tips to working mindfulness into everyday life: 1. Make time in the morning: Just 25 minutes of ...

Two-Minute Walks at Work Could Save Your Life

Scientific consensus says that sitting all day is very bad for your health, but given that many of us don’t have a choice about our desk jobs, finding time to move around can seem a bit like a pipe dream. That’s why this new study from the ...