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How Do I Develop a System for Employees Accruing Personal Time?

October 25, 2013
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Dear Workforce:

 

I am a new HR coordinator and have been asked to develop a system for employees accruing vacation/sick/personal time. I would appreciate any ideas. We are a very small company of eight employees. Our small company has never had a system for accrual of employee vacation/sick/personal time. Where do we begin?

 

— No Starting Point, HR coordinator, health care, Illinois


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Sweat Equity: Working Out Workout Programs at Work

October 17, 2013
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According to Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s 2012 HR/Benefits Pulse Survey on Wellness, 41 percent of midsize companies and 53 percent of large companies offer exercise programs as part of their overall employee wellness program.
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Metabolic Methods: Aetna Says Incentives Improved Worker Health

October 15, 2013
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As cases of metabolic syndrome spike nationally, the insurer is seeing a decline after three years of the program.
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When Wellness Leaders Rise From the Mire

October 15, 2013
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A health promotion consultancy offers thoughts to consider when assessing whether your wellness leader is a dinosaur headed for the tar pit.
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Al Lewis: The Wellness Warrior

October 10, 2013
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Al Lewis touted disease-management programs; now he thinks they’re diseased. Does he have the cure or is he just the cough that won’t go away?
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Some Lobby for Flu Shots, Others Just Go to Their Lobby

October 3, 2013
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The flu can have a tremendous effect on the workplace and the economy.
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Female Retirement Funds Floundering: Women Not Saving as Much as Men

September 27, 2013
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While the same percentage of men and women participate in company 401(k) plans, men saved an average of $100,000 compared with $59,300 for women.
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As Companies Get Wiser on Wellness Programs, Workers Get Healthier and Wealthier

September 18, 2013
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Says one expert: ‘It’s not just having a wellness program but rather saying that, “We are wellness.” ’
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Some States Tag Health Care Procedures With Prices

September 12, 2013
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Massachusetts and New Hampshire were the only states to garner the highest “A” rating earlier this year in a report card on public tools issued by two nonprofit organizations.
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The Pulse on Health Care Pricing

September 11, 2013
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With prices of medical procedures fluctuating wildly, companies are putting costs under the microscope
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