Employee benefits for Caregivers in workplaces

HR Digest

Here are some ways that the HR staff and managers can oversee programs and policies that can benefit the workers who are caregivers. People are living longer with more access to medical care and innovations and progress in medicine.

The Real 800-Pound Gorilla of Presenteeism

Harvard Business Review

In October, 2004, Harvard Business Review published an article entitled "Presenteeism: At Work — But Out of It." Its author Paul Hemp argued that, whereas managers tend to be highly aware of worker absenteeism, they should be more attuned to presenteeism, which finds workers at their posts but prevented by various ailments from performing very well. But what he missed was the real 800-lb gorilla of presenteeism: untreated sleep-disordered breathing.

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Three Strategies to Encourage Good Mental Health in the Workplace

Leading Blog

According to a recent study, employees suffering from depression cost employers more than $44 billion per year in lost productivity, with over 81 percent of that decreased productivity coming in the form of presenteeism, or the practice of going to work despite illness or anxiety and commonly resulting in reduced productivity. Before getting to my tips on how management can get started with this mission, it’s important to review the various definitions of mental health.

Leading with Trust

Great Leadership By Dan

My team spent a decade running experiments that measured brain activity while people worked to find out why some teams are productive and others engage in "presenteeism." Zak, PhD , is founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Professor of Economics, Psychology, and Management at Claremont Graduate University. Guest post by Paul J. Zak, PhD : One-third of business leaders surveyed in 2015 said that retaining colleagues is their number one concern.

Where are you on the management scale of newbie to expert hacker?

Ask Atma

Three Levels of Management. As a starting place we can look at three general levels or grades of management. Beginner’s Management [Newbie or Management 1.0]. Fundamentals of managing an organization : (Forecast & Plan) – Examining the future and drawing up a plan of action. Fundamentals of being a manager : They ask “what needs to be done?”. Informed Management [Experienced User or Management 2.0]. Skills management.

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Are remote workers out of sight, out of mind?

Chartered Management Institute

My rational mind thinks that both employees and managers would be all over this. Except of course that most managers are still stuck in the dark ages. It's an age where presenteeism is what matters, an age where an employees productivity is judged not by what actual work they produce but how much face time they have in front of you. So on the one hand you have managers asking people to work outside of the office, yet on the other they penalise those that actually do it.

Building a positive work-life culture

Strategy Driven

The pressure to work long hours along with the career penalties associated with the use of work-life policies are creating workplace cultures where employees have limited choices in terms of managing their work and non-work demands. In several organisations, managers focus on rewarding “face-time” rather than actual performance. Shainaz Firfiray is an assistant professor in the Organisation and Human Resource Management Group at Warwick Business School.

Possibility Maximizer: Maxim Health Systems' Flu and Wellness Podcast

Sales Wolf Blog

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional! Successories Motivational Products Talent Managment Magazine Testing and Assessments - An Employers Guide to Good Practices Testing and Assessments - DOL The Rainmaker Group - Possibility Maximization An amazing group of people commited to making a difference in the world they live - one soul, one organization, one Customer Experience at a time.

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Meet the Wellness Programs That Save Companies Money

Harvard Business

The current ROI debate has focused on whether one type of wellness program, lifestyle management (diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes), can reduce health care claims and lead to lower costs. When compared against the lifestyle-management component, disease management delivered 86% of the hard health care cost savings, generating $136 in savings per member, per month and a 30% reduction in hospital admissions. Human resource management Personnel policies Digital Article

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Saudi Arabia’s Labor Market Challenge

Harvard Business

Human resource recruitment and management in the private sector is another variable. Once in a managerial position, individuals often cannot be criticised or even advised, which is a problem particularly in institutions where young employees are increasingly more qualified than their managers. Presenteeism in offices often is used as a critical measure of effort, and hence value to an organization, in place of output, qualification, or skill.

Just How Bad Is Business Travel for Your Health? Here’s the Data.

Harvard Business

Physical, behavioral and mental health issues such as obesity, hypertension, smoking, depression, anxiety, poor sleep, and alcohol dependence can create costs for employers through higher medical claims, reduced employee productivity and performance, absenteeism, presenteeism, and short-term disability. Employers can also provide their business travelers training in a variety of stress management approaches and sleep hygiene techniques. Eric Raptosh Photography/Getty Images.

What I’ve Learned from Talking About My Bipolar Disorder at Work

Harvard Business

I returned to work the following day, and my office manager dressed me down in front of the entire office because I had been seen out while off sick. I worked with my manager as well as our HR team to ensure they were in the loop and could provide me with support through the process. thomas vogel/Getty Images. Many years ago, I had to take some time off work for depression. I had a sick note from the doctor, and had disclosed that it was mental health–related.

Look Who's Distracted Now

Harvard Business Review

When acclaimed hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones revealed his opinion that women become much less effective as stock traders or investors once they have children, he was, in a sense, suggesting that the distraction of motherhood—a distinctly feminine condition—exceeds that of other attention-siphoning activities. The oxymoronic concept of being physically present but mentally absent on the job has been dubbed "presenteeism." Managing yourself Personal effectiveness

Fight the Nine Symptoms of Corporate Decline

Harvard Business Review

You might not see absenteeism, but there is "presenteeism," which means the body is there but the mind is absent. Change management Morale Organizational cultureHow do you know a team, company, or country is on the slippery slope of decline and needs a culture shift? I found nine universal warning signs of change-in-the-wrong direction in research for my book Confidence , which compared downward spirals with the momentum of success. The good news is that they are all reversible.

A Health Mandate That Business Can Live With

Harvard Business Review

According to a report from the Milken Institute, direct medical costs combined with ill health-induced absenteeism and "presenteeism" — which is when employees manage to show up for work but are less productive — costs American businesses more than $1.3

In Defense of Corporate Wellness Programs

Harvard Business Review

The RAND study summarizes it this way: “Consistent with prior research, we find that lifestyle management interventions as part of workplace wellness programs can reduce risk factors, such as smoking, and increase healthy behaviors, such as exercise. According to the RAND study, the most common offerings — available in roughly 75% of all wellness initiatives — are on-site vaccinations and “lifestyle management” programs for smoking cessation, weight loss, good nutrition, and fitness.

This Coalition of 20 Companies Thinks It Can Change U.S. Health Care

Harvard Business Review

For too long, employers have outsourced management of their employees’ health care benefits to those with little incentive to improve value. Human resource management Operations management Supply chain Article