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Recruitment and Retention for Tomorrow’s Workforce

By: Jim Moran
Blog

The long-term care and senior living industry continues to face workforce challenges. The number of people requiring care keeps rising, and the available labor pool to provide those services isn’t keeping pace. Finding and keeping talent is no longer an HR challenge, but a strategic business priority. Yet, most companies are unable to attract the right talent and/or build lasting relationships with their employees in an effort to overcome the challenges in today’s market.

Three Quality of Lifehacks for Handling Vacation Season at Work

By: Quality of Lifehacks
Blog

Vacations are essential for improving employee quality of life. A major U.S. longitudinal study of 12,000 middle-aged men found that taking an annual vacation is associated with reduced risk of death due to heart disease. Vacations also improve employee performance. Iowa State University economics professor Wallace Huffman found vacations can boost productivity as much as 60 percent for up to two months following the vacation.

Working on Wellness: Simple Steps to Healthier, Happier Office Environments

by Adam Bonislawski
Blog

Want to perk up your work life? Buy some plants.

It sounds simple, but a recent report by the University of Twente, VU Amsterdam and CBRE suggest it’s true. The study of 124 employees at CBRE’s Amsterdam office found that adding plants to the office floor boosted engagement in 76 percent of the workers surveyed. Happiness went up in 78 percent of employees, while feelings of healthiness improved in 65 percent.

How Connect with Work is Transforming Young Lives

Barclays CEO Jes Staley met four young people who have benefited from the bank’s innovative Connect with Work programme – and heard their difficult and inspiring stories.
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“I had a traumatic family life when I was growing up,” Jae Foster told Jes Staley, Group Chief Executive of Barclays, in a boardroom at the bank’s headquarters in Canary Wharf. “As a child, I was often exposed to domestic violence.”

Jae, 27, was one of four young people who have had difficult experiences but are now working thanks to Barclays’ new Connect with Work scheme – an innovative employability programme.

How Employee Diversity and Inclusion Become Competitive Advantages

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When Todd Sears started his career as a Wall Street investment banker in the late ‘90s, he had to be discreet about his sexual orientation and sought another job where he could bring “his whole self to work.” In a more welcoming atmosphere, he opened a lucrative new market for his subsequent employer, catering to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients, a groundbreaking idea for the time.

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The Nation's Oldest Zen Monastery Opens its Doors Each Summer to Mindfulness Students
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As mindfulness grows in popularity throughout America and entrenches itself in the corporate culture of businesses large and small, an increasing number of people are looking for more conscious ways to recharge and refuel through spiritual retreats. 

Hear What Real Agents Have to Say About Working at Aflac

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“It really says a lot about a company that’s willing to invest so much in their agents.” Hear what real agents have to say about working at Aflac. 

Learn more about why employees are saying #iloveaflac on Facebook 

Learn more about Aflac Duckprints in the Workplace 

Using Mindfulness to Create a Safe and Healthy Workplace

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This article originally appeared on NAEM's Green Tie blog

By Kate Kerr

If you’d walked into a corporation ten years ago to discuss the benefits of mindfulness and meditation for organizational effectiveness, leadership and bottom line results, security might have discreetly ushered you out of the building. 

How to Help Employees Reach their Highest Potential Through Professional Development

By: Jim Jenkins
Blog

A strong company requires core values, exceptional leaders and dedicated employees, among other attributes. Unfortunately professional development for employees is often overlooked despite its highly beneficial impact on company performance. Industry leaders know that professional development is necessary to help employees achieve their full potential.

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