Archive for the ‘Health & Well Being’ Category

Choosing Office Furniture

Whether it is a large corporation or a small home-based business, it is important that you choose modern office furniture that ensures comfort, stability, and organization for many years.  Here are some great tips that would help you choose some good office furniture for your workplace.Comfort should be the first priorityThe International Labor Organization reported that an average American worker spends nearly 2,000 hours each year on the job, and most of the time they are either sitting on an …

Accommodating Disabled Employees

Physical disability is no longer an obstacle in getting a job. In fact, a recent report said that employers go as far as possible to accommodate the needs of a person with disability so that they can perform their job’s core functions. However, some employers worry about the prospect of being scammed by an employee who attempts to use the Americans with Disabilities Act to his or her advantage and at the expense of the employer. Dealing with disability accommodationsWhen an employee applies for …

Dealing with Substance Abuse in the Workplace

It is worrying for a company to find out that their employees are under alcohol or drug abuse. Not only substance abuse is detrimental to the welfare of its workers, but could also cost the organization loss of productivity, risk of injuries and other untoward incidents, as well as an increase in health insurance claims.A study conducted by the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information says that alcohol and drug users are far less productive, use thrice as many sick days, are more …

Humor in the Workplace

Stress and burnout are slowly becoming a household name in many workplaces, which is why companies are looking for ways to keep their employees happy, healthy, and productive.Back then, a lot of organizations tend to look down on laughter during work, seeing it as a mere distraction. However, keeping laughter and humor away from the workplace in the name of “no pain, no gain” has actually become counter-productive.Laughter is found out to be an integral part of physical well-being. Scientific st…

Motivating Employees to Lose Weight

Almost everybody wants to drop a few pounds or so, but losing weight is a tedious task. However, if your employees lose weight and become fit, slim and healthy people, your company would benefit from lower insurance costs and improved productivity.Doing so in your workplace would require employee goodwill and teamwork. By helping your employees achieve what has been an unattainable goal, you become part of a larger solution for your workers. The “hero status” that you would gain and the positive…

Protect Your Business from Arson

Many people think of arson as kids playing with matches that caused wildfires in California or business people torching their own establishments for insurance money. In reality, arson is committed over a wide variety of purposes. It can be an act of vandalism or personal disputes between workers, neighbors, spouses, and partners. Arson is also used by violent drug dealers to intimidate witnesses, fight competitors or wage revenge. Also, arson is used as a means to cover up evidences of murder or…

Serving Alcohol at Company Parties

There is a thing about festivities and alcohol-one seemingly seems dull without the other. Strange as it may seem, this also holds true for the events that a company holds. Whenever there are parties during the holidays or for special commemoration, alcohol has a sweet spot in these events. Although everyone enjoys the occasional drink, it’s important that people do not get carried away. For people who are managing other employees under them, it’s important that you are immediately able to commu…

Responding to a Telephone Bomb Threat

With the threat of terrorism becoming more apparent, several companies take up measures on how to react in certain attacks. However, this very threat is causing some offices to become victims of extortion and even pranks.For instance, your receptionist answers the phone and hears the caller claiming that he has planted a bomb in your place of business. He also adds that unless the company place a stated amount of money in a trash can in a nearby park, he will detonate the bomb. The bomb threat m…

Making the Workplace Safe

Having a safe workplace not only helps a business become more productive but also helps in keeping employees feeling safe and secure while at work. This is important since a safer workplace helps in reducing accidents in the work environment. Maintaining a safe and healthy workplace can also help prevent injuries which can amount to quite a lot in terms of hospitalization and medical expenses on the part of the employer, not to mention the loss in terms of work productivity because of absences. …

Choosing The Right Office Chair

An office chair is once of the most important piece of equipment that the office should consider. A comfortable, physically-supportive chair that fits you well would make a bid difference in the way your body feels throughout and at the end of your work day.Having a wrong chair in your office such as those that are substandard or poorly adjusted would only lead to back pain and other ailments. Here are some tips on how to check for the right office chair for the comfort of all of your employees….