Telecommuters are Likely to Pursue Fitness

Telecommuters are Likely to Pursue Fitness

Despite an abundance of evidence that regular exercise is important for good health, countless Americans are still too sedentary. In fact, about 50% of full-time employees in the U.S. don’t exercise through wellness programs at work — or anyplace else — according to a new survey of 617 full-time employees across the U.S., sponsored by Flex+Strategy Group & Work+Life Fit Inc. “Despite employers investing millions of dollars to promote employee health, almost half of the U.S. workplace does not budge,” said flexible workplace strategist Cali Williams Yost, the CEO of Flex+Strategy Group & Work+Life Fit Inc., a provider of workplace and individual wellness solutions. However, the research revealed employees who telecommute are far more likely than most of their office-based colleagues to pursue fitness outside of their workday. The survey found about 33% of employees who work on-site, especially those 30 and older, do participate in a workplace wellness program, if it’s available. …

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5 Tips for Communicating Your Benefits Package When You Make a Job Offer

5 Tips for Communicating Your Benefits Package When You Make a Job Offer

When your organization provides a mix of benefits as part of its compensation package, it can be challenging to explain them all to candidates as you make a job offer. You want prospective employees to know about your complete compensation package so they can consider everything they’ll receive by joining your organization, but you don’t want to risk saying anything inaccurate. And you definitely don’t want to include something in a formal offer that later changes — as benefits sometimes do. To help you out, here are some best practices for communicating your employee benefits to a prospective hire. Communicate Early & Often If your organization offers a good benefits package, it can be a powerful recruiting tool. “The best time to communicate is early and often,” says Kelly D. Moore, president of Moore Benefits, Inc., a health care benefits broker in Irvine, California. “Highlight benefits in the job ad, …

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