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  • Veterans more likely to access alcohol treatment programs than non-veterans
  • Just how stressful is business travel?
  • No incentives means low employee engagement, retention
  • Survey: 69 percent of full-time workers regularly search for new job opportunities
  • Retirement anxiety on the rise among young people
  • Burnout up among employees
  • Less smoking is good; no smoking is better
  • Bullies nearly twice as likely to have mental health disorder
  • Study: Staying home with sick kids causes job worries for parents
  • Stressed out? You're not alone
  • Weight Watchers wants to slim down workforces — and their families

  • Veterans more likely to access alcohol treatment programs than non-veterans
    Healthline    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Veterans who are heavy alcohol users are more likely to access a wide range of alcohol treatment programs as compared to their civilian counterparts, according to research presented at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting. While veterans are using formal and informal programs such as self-help groups, Alcoholics Anonymous and employee assistance programs, "less than 10 percent of the younger, persistently heavy [civilian] drinkers were accessing the services that the veterans used," lead researcher Katherine Karriker-Jaffe, Ph.D. said. More

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    Just how stressful is business travel?
    Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    If work-related stress is a "21st-century disease," as the International Labor Organization puts it, what happens when a busy travel schedule is added to the equation? According to a new study by a corporate travel agency, business travelers suffer especially keenly from stress. Using data gleaned from 6,000 travelers, Carlson Wagonlit Travel found that unpleasant "surprises" like flight delays and luggage loss were the highest trigger of stress, especially for female travelers who were also more fazed by "routine breakers" like not being able to eat healthily. More

    No incentives means low employee engagement, retention
    Randstad    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    With optimism returning to the U.S. job market, the disconnect between workers and employers on effective means of employee engagement highlighted in a recent Randstad study is drawing employee retention concerns. American workers and employers remain divided over the best ways of driving sustained employee engagement. More



    Survey: 69 percent of full-time workers regularly search
    for new job opportunities

    CareerBuilder    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Having instant access to so many digital resources has turned today's workers into perpetual job seekers, according to a new study by CareerBuilder and Inavero. Sixty-nine percent of full-time workers reported that searching for new job opportunities is part of their regular routine. Thirty percent said job searching is a weekly activity. More

    Retirement anxiety on the rise among young people
    Psych Central    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Americans today are experiencing more anxiety as they figure out how to come up with enough money to fund their retirements, compared to their counterparts at the end of the Great Recession, according to a new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. Although the economy and stock market seem to be in a slowly recovery, almost 4 in 10 Americans are not sure that they will have the needed financial funds to retire. A similar report in 2009 found that 1 in 4 adults was concerned that they would not be financially ready for retirement, according to Pew. More

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    Burnout up among employees
    USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The slow-to-recover economy is taking a new toll on workers across the U.S.: Not only are they stressed out from job uncertainties and stagnant pay, the stress has lasted so long that now they're burned out too, a new survey finds. ComPsych's recent national survey of 1,880 workers finds signs of prolonged stress in attitudes about work priorities, says Richard Chaifetz, CEO of ComPsych Corp., who is a clinical neuropsychologist. More

    Less smoking is good; no smoking is better
    Employee Benefit News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    If you think workplace smoking reduction programs are taking a backseat to fighting obesity, Amy McAllister, a tobacco cessation expert and director of product management at Provant Health Solutions, might advise you to think again. McAllister says more companies are testing for tobacco and using both carrots and sticks as "incenting the tobacco program." More



    Bullies nearly twice as likely to have mental health disorder
    ABC News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Mental disorders plague many adults who were bullied as children, but a new study suggests that those who had mental health disorders during childhood are three times more likely to become bullies. Researchers at Brown University analyzed survey responses from parents of nearly 64,000 children ages 6 to 17 who were identified as having a mental health disorder, and those who were identified as bullies. More

    Study: Staying home with sick kids causes job worries for parents
    The University of Michigan via HealthDay    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    One-third of U.S. parents say they worry about losing pay or their jobs when they stay at home to care for sick children who can't attend child care, a new survey finds. Many child care providers have rules that require children to stay home if they're sick. The impact that such policies have on millions of working parents was assessed in the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. More



    Stressed out? You're not alone
    Business on Main via MSN    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Few of us could give a word-for-word definition for stress, but we certainly know stress when we experience it. Racing nerves, pounding headaches, lower back pain — sound familiar? Indeed, more than two-third of employees claim high stress levels, and 29 percent are too stressed to be effective at work on five or more days per year, reports the annual StressPulse survey. More

    Weight Watchers wants to slim down workforces — and their families
    Employee Benefit News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    If obesity and weight-related issues are the primary drivers of American health care costs, Weight Watchers believes it is uniquely qualified to help companies trim the fat. Speaking at the National Conference on Health, Productivity and Human Capital in Washington, D.C., March and Weight Watchers vice president Tom Futch said that overweight workforces are becoming a top C-suite concern. More


     



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