The importance of ensuring return-to-work programs comply with ADA

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 18.8 million U.S. adults suffer from depression each year, and nearly 80 percent have said they feel impaired because of their illness. When employees who are living with depression have been absent from work due to their illness, it may be difficult for them to successfully go back to their jobs. Workers who have suffered from the mental illness may have trouble concentrating on their tasks, causing their productivity to suffer and increasing their chances of absenteeism. Employers may want to consider Continue reading

Host an on-site flu vaccination clinic

The flu shot is the best way to prevent contracting influenza, but many workers neglect to get vaccinated at the beginning of flu season. Every year, employers lose thousands of hours of productivity because of the flu, with some employees either taking a sick day or coming into work and not being able to complete their duties or responsibilities. According to corporate wellness solution provider Total Wellness Health, employees who receive the flu shot have between 13 and 44% fewer healthcare visits, 18 to 45% fewer lost work days and 18 to 28% fewer low efficiency work days. Continue reading

Scary thought: Is your company at risk of a cyber attack?

In today’s digital environment, it’s all too easy for a company to become the victim of a cyber attack if it doesn’t have the proper procedures in place. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), hackers can access sensitive business information more easily than ever before, which may result in high costs for employers to recover the data and may interrupt productivity. There are many cyber security risks employers may not be aware of, such as allowing workers to access the company’s network and business information through their personal devices. And not only can a cyber hack be expensive to fix for the company through software updates and data Continue reading