Technology over the past decade has found its way into practically every part of our daily lives. It has transformed how we communicate, the way we interact through social media, the access we have to information, how we shop, and how we conduct business – just to name a few examples. You look around anywhere these days, and people are staring at their electronic devices, and many feel helpless without them. As a result of this heavy dependence on technology, it should...
Some drug test results return as “dilute.” While a result of “positive dilute” is a positive result, a test that shows “negative dilute” does not necessarily mean the test is negative.
In response to Michigan becoming only the tenth state to legalize recreational use of marijuana, ASE is now sponsoring a class to train supervisors, managers, HR professionals, and others to address reasonable suspicion behavior. Despite marijuana use being legalized in Michigan, employers have control to prohibit an employee from being under the influence of marijuana, just like alcohol, at work.
New research from Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) finds that employers are struggling to support employees with mental health and substance abuse issues and aren’t confident in their ability to provide appropriate accommodations.
A recent EPTW poll revealed that 64.2% of our readers’ organizations offer a formal wellness or well-being program. Large employers are expected to spend an average of $3.6 million on wellness plans in 2019 to help create a healthier and more productive workforce, according to recent research from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) and Fidelity Investments. The annual Health and Well-Being Survey found that 40% of these budgets will be applied to providing...
Have you ever sent an employee for a drug screen only to have them not be able to provide a specimen for testing? If so, were you prepared with a backup plan? If not, you should review your testing policies and make sure you have a plan in place. Being unable to provide a specimen or having a “shy bladder” could be caused by a medical issue and may be covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Did you stay up too late to watch Game of Thrones? Perhaps you simply stayed up late to finish a project for work. In either case, if you did and lost just a mere 16 minutes of sleep a new study suggests that the sleep deficit likely negatively impacted your job performance and quality of life.
As of April 8, 2019, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed 39 total measles cases statewide since March 13, 2019. Oakland County has 38 cases, and one was a Wayne County resident.
Quest Diagnostics recently released results from their most recent data analysis of over 10 million employment drug test results. Back in 2010-2012 their analysis showed a 30 year low in positive drug tests. Unfortunately, in 2017 and 2018 the positive rates were at the highest level in the past 14 years. I’m sure this comes as no surprise as marijuana becomes legal in more states, and we continue to deal with the opioid crisis.
American workers are working longer and harder than every before…and their stress levels show it. Virtually every employee is affected by job stress at some point.
According to a recently released survey by Welltok, a leading consumer health SaaS company, more than half of workers (56%) say the health and well-being programs offered by their employers are irrelevant, suggesting that current efforts by employers to enhance well-being among their staff may be misplaced.
The holidays are officially over. After weeks of abandoning exercise and restraint when it comes to eating, many employees have made New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and get in shape. For 2019, polls indicate that 38% of Americans have made losing weight and exercising their number one resolution. Unfortunately, it is no surprise that very few of us actually keep this resolution. According to statistics, 92% of people don’t keep their New Year’s...
We are in the thick of the holiday season, with all the gatherings that include delicious foods and fun beverages. Some of the little bites can seem so harmless, after all, they are so small. And who’s counting the drinks?
Every year, workplaces throughout the U.S. become incubators for the flu virus, with employees and employers likely fueling the flames, according to a new survey from Staples Business Advantage. More than two in five employed adults (44%) reported contracting the flu last year, and 45% of those respondents blamed their colleagues – yet many workers and employers are failing to take proactive steps to prevent the disease’s spread.
This time of year many of your employees may experience increased stress levels due to the holidays. But according to a recent survey by Korn Ferry, this stress isn’t the only extra pressure your employees have felt lately.