More Companies Are Offering Health and Wellness Programs

More companies are offering health and wellness programs this year than ever before, according to a study by staffing firm OfficeTeam.

In a recent survey from staffing firm OfficeTeam, two-thirds of HR managers (66%) reported their organization has expanded their health and wellness offerings in the past five years…

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Unemployment Rates Lower in Most Metro Areas

Unemployment rates were lower in November than a year earlier in 304 of the 388 metropolitan areas, higher in 67 areas, and unchanged in 17 areas, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

Sixty-nine areas had jobless rates of less than 3.0 percent and three areas…

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Majority of Managers Expect Employee Bonuses to be Higher this Year

More than half of senior managers surveyed (51%) said they expect year-end bonus levels to be at least somewhat higher than 2016, according to new research from staffing firm Robert Half.

Just 10% of respondents reported bonus amounts will decrease, and 39% anticipate no change in bonuses.

Separate Robert…

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Setting Goals for Career Success

Staffing firm Accountemps recently surveyed more than 1,000 workers across the country, and 93 percent said goal setting is important to their on-the-job performance.

While more than half of professionals (51 percent) discuss goal progress with their manager at least monthly, 11 percent never broach the topic…

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Vacation Time: Use It Or Lose It?

The term “use it or lose it” has two distinct meanings in American workplace culture. It can refer to companies where you lose vacation days if you don’t take them. But the term also applies to workers so burned out from not taking vacations that they “lose it” – becoming…

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