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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, one guideline that is likely to last beyond this year is social distancing. Employers have a responsibility to keep employees healthy and safe, and that duty is shaping their return-to-work strategies. As organizations take steps to prioritize health and safety, many of these measures, including social distancing, staggering… Read more »

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The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that 25% of workers feel that their jobs are the number one stressor in their lives. They also found that work-related stress is more highly correlated with health issues than family and financial problems. When overwhelming challenges at work turn enjoyment and satisfaction into exhaustion… Read more »

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Health care costs continue to rise, and it can feel as though there is nothing you can do to combat the expenses—but there is. Taking control of your overall well-being can greatly lower your healthcare costs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 86% of the nation’s health care costs go to… Read more »

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A recent study published in Scientific Reports revealed that spending 120 minutes a week outdoors can improve your health and psychological well-being. Remember, well-being refers to feeling good and living both safely and healthily. And, the concept of well-being can have implications on your overall quality of life, health and happiness. What are the benefits… Read more »

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Safety is our top priority at Essential Personnel. We value our employees and want everyone to feel safe on the job. Workplace violence includes any act in which a person is abused, threatened, intimidated or assaulted in his or her employment. Whether it stems from work-related disputes or domestic abuse or personal issues, violence can… Read more »

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The term “onboarding” is often tossed around in the HR realm, but not everyone knows what it is or how to do it. In basic terms, onboarding is the process of getting new hires acclimated to their new roles. It includes setting clear guidelines for performance and company culture, and sharing the knowledge necessary for… Read more »