What is Mental Health and Wellness in HR? | Benefits Collaborative

Mental health and wellness in HR is the practice of employers caring about the health and stress management of their workers by providing support and resources to prevent burnout. Human Resources professionals include mental health and wellness benefits, such as insurance coverage, employee assistance programs (EAPs), access to apps and counseling, and more. Beyond traditional benefits, … Continued

The Attitude of Gratitude | Benefits Collaborative

You may have heard the saying attitude of gratitude.  It’s a great little rhyme to remind us to  live a life of gratitude – and practice it!  When we practice being thankful on a regular basis, it not only impacts our mental and physical health, but those around you as well. The Definition of Gratitude … Continued

Mental Health is Wealth, So Start Saving Up Now! | Benefits Collaborative

“Suck it up,” “cheer up,” “snap out of it,” “but you don’t look sick”- these are just some of the phrases that well-meaning friends and family tell loved ones struggling with mental health issues. Research shows that one in five adults struggle with mental health conditions.  Mental health struggles include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, … Continued

What is Mental Health and Wellness in HR? | Benefits Collaborative

Mental health and wellness in HR are becoming top priorities for employers. In fact, HR leaders named mental health and wellbeing as their third biggest problem, behind the labor shortage and retaining talent, in the latest HR Exchange Network State of HR report. In addition, those surveyed also said burnout was the top consequence of the … Continued

What Employees Want: Well-Being Programs | Benefits Collaborative

Workplace wellness programs have increased in the past several years to promote healthy diets and lifestyle, exercise and other behaviors such as quitting smoking.  As of 2020, most employers had wellness programs of some kind, including 53% of small firms (those with 3-200 employees) and 81% of large companies.  Since employees spend most of their … Continued

Tips for Managing the Holiday Blues | Benefits Collaborative

“Children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile” stirs happy memories of singing Christmas carols for some, but for others, the holidays can be the most stressful and loneliest time of the year.  The holidays often present a dizzying array of demands – shopping, baking, and entertaining to name a few.  For those dealing with … Continued

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease | Benefits Collaborative

Many of us have heard of Alzheimer’s disease but may not know much more than it is a disease that causes memory loss.  Experts suggest that more than 6 million Americans, most of them age 65 or older, may have dementia caused by Alzheimer’s.  This disease is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in … Continued

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