Why Wellness Programs Are No Cure for Poor Employee Culture

By Andrea Goodkin and Wendy King We hear it all the time. HR worries over what they see in the workplace. Managers complain that they can’t find good people, or keep them either. Turnover rates are high. Engagement is low. On top of that, upper management is making suggestions or even providing directives like, “Maybe … Continue reading Why Wellness Programs Are No Cure for Poor Employee Culture

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Illinois Amends Law to Require Paid Breaks for Nursing Mothers to Express Milk in the Workplace

By Heather Becker and David Moore of Laner Muchin, Ltd. Health care and public health professionals almost universally agree that both mothers and infants benefit from breastfeeding. Historically, however, working mothers face a number of obstacles to the continuation of breastfeeding when they return to work, not the least of which is finding the time … Continue reading Illinois Amends Law to Require Paid Breaks for Nursing Mothers to Express Milk in the Workplace

Saying Goodbye to Richard Simmons and Spandex, and Hello to Results

By Chris Zweidinger, Principal, Assurance Learn the Main Factors to Building a Successful Wellness Program Lucky  for  us,  wellness  has  extended  beyond  Richard  Simmons'  "Sweating  to  the  Oldies"  to  include  robust  programs  offered  by  businesses  across  the  country.  Whether  it's  free  screenings,  healthy  snacks,  gym reimbursements,  onsite  fitness  classes  or  incentive  programs,  the  power  of  … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Richard Simmons and Spandex, and Hello to Results

Easy (But Impactful) Ways to Mentor Young Professionals

By Jeffrey Moss, CEO, Parker Dewey Mentoring Made Simple Mentoring is a two-way street: I’ve found you learn a lot about yourself and your beliefs when you’re teaching and sharing with someone else. Even though I’ve been involved in formal mentorship programs over the years, I’ve never had a formal mentor myself. Instead, I’ve had to … Continue reading Easy (But Impactful) Ways to Mentor Young Professionals