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Bringing an Employee Back to Work After an Injury or Illness

Posted by Paul Banuski on March 9, 2017

It can be one of the most challenging scenarios a human resources department can face: Bringing an employee back to work after an injury or illness. Before getting your employee back on board, it’s important to make you’re following these simple steps.

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How to be an HR Rockstar by Promoting the Health of Your Employees [Free Guide]

Posted by Carah Counts on January 28, 2016

Human resource personnel are, generally, tasked with acting as the link between an organization and its workforce. Responsible for recruiting new staff, dealing with issues current staff have, and working with management in strategic planning, those in human resource have to possess a wide range of attributes. Those who excel in HR are generally considered to be "natural-born leaders", and "charismatic". 

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7 Things About Wellness Your Boss Wants You to Know

Posted by Tatiana Spears on January 7, 2016

Thinking about introducing a wellness program to your organization? Or ready to take your existing program to the next level? First, get your boss’ buy-in. 

Without it, an initiative or program will just remain an idea. With it, you just might help usher in lasting change for employees and the organization. 

Here are seven things your boss wants to know about wellness:

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Winter Survival Tips: Managing Sick Employees and Snow Days

Posted by Jeremy Cavness on December 23, 2015

It's Flu season, and HR knows what this can mean for employees working in close proximity to each other. It's important for a company's illness policy to be clearly understood by all.

When an employee knows the rules, the day she wakes up sick will be much easier to maneuver. HR can institute a variety of stay-home/telecommute options that will get individuals on the mend, and keep everyone else from catching the bug!

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Is Self-Care a Key to Increasing Workplace Productivity?

Posted by Carah Counts on December 9, 2015

Workplace wellness programs have been one of the major HR stories of 2015. But there is only so much a workplace can do to promote employee health.

In order to realize the savings that come from a healthy workforce, businesses must see their workers take healthy living and self-treatment options into their own hands. The linked article demonstrates how common, treatable ailments like acid reflux add up to huge productivity losses nationwide.

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Why Sleeping in During Weekends is Bad for Professionals

Posted by Carah Counts on December 7, 2015

Sleeping in on Saturday may be one the great gifts of the weekend. But new research suggests that sleeping till noon after a workweek of early rising may have poor health consequences.

Research from the University of Pittsburgh has found that large variations in sleep patterns can increase individuals' chances of heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions.

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A Stressful Workplace Could Take 33 Years off Your Life Expectancy

Posted by Jeremy Cavness on November 3, 2015

In one of the largest studies of its kind, causal linkage has been established between stressful, unsafe work conditions and reduced lifespan.

According to researchers from Stanford and Harvard, where you work could shave years or even decades off of your life.

While the past fifty years have seen certain American populations living much longer, 1950's life expectancies persist in other groups.

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CareATC Offers On-Site Clinics and Health Screenings for Clients

Posted by Carah Counts on October 30, 2015

CareATC was recently featured in Tulsa World. Below is some information about our company and what we do.

CareATC specializes in on-site or near-site workplace medical clinics. We have demonstrated how effective preventative care can be at achieving healthcare savings for employers.

Using statistical analysis of all employees in a single system, CareATC methods are able to anticipate and prevent future health concerns of individual employees.

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Health Management: A Smarter Approach to Healthcare

Posted by Jeremy Cavness on October 27, 2015

Businesses around the country are losing money, providing healthcare benefits that go unused. 

It's not that the benefits are junk... Far from it — smoking cessation and personalized nutrition counseling are both valuable and desirable.

But such programs are poorly introduced to employees in many cases, usually due to outmoded onboarding models.

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Profit Hinges on Employee Health

Posted by Jeremy Cavness on October 13, 2015

Gleaning from research at companies like American Express, the Integrated Benefits Institute concludes that improved employee health correlates with increased profits.

Releasing recent findings, the IBI cited healthcare premiums and "presenteeism" as two large costs which can be avoided if general employee wellness is attained.

The company also connected instances of poor employee health and poor customer service.

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