Law Firms Respond To Reported 28% Depression Rate Amongst Lawyers


Category: Corporate Wellness

A study from the Journal of Addiction Medicine found that lawyers are much more likely to have problems with substance abuse and experience symptoms of depressions than the rest of the population. Specifically, 21% of the lawyers surveyed were heavy drinkers and 28% experienced symptoms of depression (compared to 8% or less of the general… Read more »

Stress Is Ruining Employee Experience


Category: Corporate Wellness

More than half of U.S. workers reported an increase in stress levels in the last five years.  According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, “36% of employees suffer from work-related stress, which costs U.S. businesses $30 billion a year in lost workdays.” Furthermore, 56% of employees said stress and anxiety most often impact their… Read more »

Improving Productivity By Cultivating Good Sleep


Category: Corporate Wellness

It is widely known that proper sleep is important for individual health.  It also shouldn’t be a surprise that employees need sleep too!  In fact, employee sleep quality directly impacts a company’s bottom line.  According to “Why sleep matters” by RAND Europe, lack of sleep costs the U.S economy about $411 billion in lost productivity…. Read more »

Onsite Services And Employee Emotional Health


Category: Corporate Wellness

In Aon’s 2016 Consumer Health Mindset Survey, 83% of consumers said they needed the most support for emotional well-being.  Of those respondents, 68% ranked managing stress as the most important way to being emotionally well.  The survey of 2,320 consumers, including employees and dependents covered by employer health plans, identifies a clear area that employers… Read more »

Gyms Lose Favor, Gym Reimbursements To Follow


Category: Corporate Wellness

An article in the Wall Street Journal discussed the growing market for online fitness classes and services, like ClassPass, that offer a set number of visits to participating fitness boutiques and gyms in a given city for a monthly fee.  As a result of these innovations, many people are choosing to ditch their gym memberships… Read more »

Year In Review: 5 Ways Work Changed In 2016


Category: Corporate Wellness

Few would question that 2016 meant changes in lots of areas, and workplaces were not spared.  Let’s ring in the new year with the top five ways work changed in 2016.  The list below is in no particular order. Sharing Economy = Side Jobs Stagnating wages and the need for additional income are leading more… Read more »

Communicating Benefits To Millennials


Category: Corporate Wellness

According to the Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, 2015 marked the year that millennials surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation in the U.S. workforce.  At that time, millennials represented 34% of the workforce.  By 2020, it is estimated that millennials will comprise nearly half (46%) of the workforce.  The prominence… Read more »

Survey: 35% Of Workers Take Sick Days When They Feel Fine


Category: Corporate Wellness

According to a survey from CareerBuilder, more than a third of workers (35%) said they have called into work sick when they were feeling just fine.  The survey included responses from more than 3,100 full-time workers and more than 2,500 full-time hiring and human resource managers across industries and the United States.  The top reasons… Read more »

John Hancock Joins Aetna In Subsidizing Apple Watches


Category: Corporate Wellness

Many companies are investing in wearable devices, such as Fitbit and Garmin.  These investments come at a significant price, often as high as $100 per device.  They also result in ongoing expenses as companies find solutions for new hires and replacing broken or lost devices.  Despite these purchases, it remains unclear whether investing in wearables… Read more »

Soft Benefits Growing In Importance


Category: Corporate Wellness

A recent article in Employee Benefits News discusses the growing importance of “soft” benefits in recruiting and retaining talent.  Hard benefits, traditionally defined as health insurance and retirement plans, used to be sufficient for employees, but as these benefits have become more mainstream, leading employers are expanding offerings to attract employees.  The article reviews six… Read more »