Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Work-related Stress And Coronary Heart Disease

Chronic job strain after a first heart attack may double the risk of suffering a second one.

Work-related Stress And Coronary Heart Disease

USA - California Workplace Injuries Down

Overall workplace injuries and accidents declined from 5.1 per 100 full-time workers in 2005 to 4.8 per 100 full-time workers in 2006, according to Len Welsh, the DIR’s Chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH).

Downward Trend in California Workplace Injuries and Accidents Continued in 2006

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

USA - Expense Management

Infor has announced general availability of Infor Expense Management 7.0, the latest version of its travel and expense management solution, which includes enhancements that reduce administrative costs, decrease errors and minimize occurrences of fraud. New capabilities in Expense Management 7.0 include expanded options for mobile approval, which enables managers to quickly sign-off on employees’ expense reports through their mobile devices, a new portal user interface with enhanced personalization options, additional business rules and background processes to help companies enforce travel policy compliance, web-based HTML timesheets and new configuration options.

Infor Helps Companies Manage Employee Expenses

USA - Leadership Development Inadequate

Leadership development deficiencies are threatening the future performance of major global businesses, according to results announced in Corporate University Xchange’s latest study on leadership. 97% of study participants are concerned about leadership strength, and 73% say current leadership ability is not sufficient to support company growth initiatives.

CorpU Study Cites Inadequate Leadership Development as Threat to Business Growth

Monday, October 29, 2007

UK - Flexi Time Manager

A new online product which is set to revolutionise the way that flexible working is recorded and calculated is launched today (Monday 29 October 2007). Flexi Time Manager is an online database that provides a cost effective and self-contained administration system for recording and calculating flexitime. Designed to help small and medium sized businesses introduce or extend flexible working for staff, the system can be accessed at a mere 54 pence per employee per week (£30 per employee, per year) and does not require specialist software or hardware, just an internet connection. For firms that already operate flexible working, Flexi Time Manager will ease the administrative burden associated with calculating employee flexi time. Employee hours are input by the user at any time and their data is then automatically calculated, totalling the working time, flexi credit or debit and flexi carry forward.

New Web Based System - Flexi Time Manager - Provides a Cost Effective and Time Efficient Solution for SMEs to Administer Flexible Working

Friday, October 26, 2007

USA - Work Life Balance Award

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) today announced Betty Purkey as the recipient of the 2007 SWE Work Life Balance Award. Purkey is being recognized for launching a successful work/life balance effort and expanding it to a robust and comprehensive program that is credited with achieving a low voluntary turnover rate and a high percentage of female executives.

Society of Women Engineers Honors Betty Purkey with 2007 Work Life Balance Award

Thursday, October 25, 2007

USA - Succession Planning

Top-level financial executives are leaving their jobs at a higher rate than other employees, according to a new compensation survey conducted by Crowe Chizek and Company LLC - and the timing couldn’t be worse for the banking industry.

Growing Departures of Top Banking Executives Spur the Need for Succession Planning

USA - Motivation Incentives

The total market for incentive travel, motivational meetings, and special events was $77.1 billion in 2006, according to the 2007 Industry Profile Study: The Market for Incentive Travel, Motivational Meetings, and Special Events in the United States recently released by the Incentive Research Foundation. According to the study, 66 percent of companies in the U.S. used one or more of these business initiatives in 2006 with $13.4 billion spent on incentive travel, $25.9 billion spent on motivational meetings, and $37.8 billion spent on special events.

U.S. Economy Gets Huge Boost From Motivation Initiatives

USA/UK - Evolution EAP

Workplace Options today announced that its U.K. division, Employee Advisory Resource, will offer Evolution EAP. This new offering will redefine Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) by exceeding current industry benchmarks for service and quality.

Available in the U.K. and internationally in January, Evolution EAP will be the most comprehensive EAP ever offered. It will give organizations access to traditional EAP services such as short-term counseling and legal and financial advice, but also adds access to a wide range of specialist group therapies and individual clinical interventions. These new services will be provided by the Priory Group, Europe's leading independent provider of specialist mental health care services.

Workplace Options Announces Evolution EAP

USA - Halloween

According to a new survey released by Inc., 37% of employees say they celebrate Halloween with their co-workers, and 27% dress up in costume.

Over 25% of Workers in Disguise This Halloween, Says Vault

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

USA - Workplace Health

When it comes to our personal health, weight management continues to dominate our concerns, according to the latest online poll conducted by LifeCare®, Inc., provider of comprehensive specialty care services and a longtime leader in the work/life industry. Forty-nine percent of respondents cited weight management as their primary concern, with general health coming in second at just 18 percent. The poll was posted on LifeCare's private web site during the month of September and open to employees of its 1,500 client organizations. Here are the full results of the poll:

Latest online poll conducted by LifeCare®, Inc., shows weight management outweighs all other health concerns.

USA - Is Your Workplace "Phat" or "Fat"?

Employees Reveal How Their Workplace Affects Their Waistline ...

Is Your Workplace "Phat" or "Fat"?

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

USA - Employer Satisfaction

A survey commissioned in metropolitan Atlanta by American InterContinental University (AIU) has found that local employers believe today’s job seekers are better equipped for productive employment than their equivalents in the past.

Atlanta Survey Finds Positive Views About Today’s Job Candidates