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Successful people vs. unsuccessful people – which profile fits you best?

 

From The Cool Hunter.

Is your company’s wellness program a waste of money?

Even though Wellness programs are increasingly popular, do they make economic sense? A recent post on the Harvard Business Review Blog Network suggests the answer is usually “No.”

Why?

Put simply, gains cited to justify the cost of wellness program either can’t be directly attributed to wellness programs, would likely happen even if there were no wellness [...]

Why a water bottle is a better motivator than money

Hard to believe, but a recent experiment by German and Swiss researchers quoted in the Harvard Business Review suggests that thoughtful, non-monetary incentives have a greater impact on productivity than cold, hard cash.

 

The upshot? It really is the thought that counts — while employees appreciate money, they appreciate the effort employers put into selecting gifts [...]

Why men and women get stressed at work

From The Wall Street Journal.

Insight: when it comes to hiring top talent, faster is better

How long does your hiring process last? According to Fast Company, a common mistake most companies make is to take it nice and slow. The result? They miss out when top talent gets an offer from somebody else, first.

To read the entire article, click here.

Insights: Health insurance tips

Nothing seems to cause more headaches than employee healthcare coverage. If you’re trying to decide what to do, consider these five questions posed in a recent Los Angeles Times article.

1. Consider the nature of your business.
2. Don’t forget about the tax benefits of providing healthcare.
3. Keep in mind what your employees want.
4. Remember subsidies when [...]