HR Insights


7 Surprising Statistics About Occupational Health & Medicine

Posted by CareATC on April 9, 2024

In our evolving work landscape, where safety regulations and workplace wellness are increasingly in focus, there are persistent challenges with occupational health and safety. From employee injuries to financial burdens, the toll of workplace accidents and illnesses remains significant. As HR professionals, it's important to stay informed and explore innovative solutions to address these hurdles head-on. Let’s examine seven surprising statistics that highlight the importance of prioritizing employee health and safety:

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7 Steps to Implement an Employee Wellness Program

Posted by CareATC on July 5, 2023

HR managers everywhere are working hard to prioritize the well-being of their employees. Implementing an employee wellness program is an effective strategy to create a healthier work environment, boost productivity, and reduce turnover rates. Wellness programs typically include a range of services designed to address wellness, including physical health, mental well-being, and work-life balance. For more benefits of wellness programs, check out our previous blog on the 5 Reasons to Implement an Employee Wellness Program in 2023.

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5 Reasons to Implement an Employee Wellness Program in 2023

Posted by CareATC on June 6, 2023

In today's fast-paced work environment, employee wellness has become more important than ever. As an HR manager, you play a vital role in ensuring the well-being of your workforce. One effective way to prioritize employee wellness is by implementing a comprehensive employee wellness program. In this article, we will explore five compelling reasons why every HR manager should consider implementing an employee wellness program in 2023. But before we begin, let’s get clear on what we mean by an employee wellness program.  

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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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