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Dealing with Workplace Stress: The Stress Recovery Effect


NOTE: The opinions in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of Shortlister

Workplace stress can have a harmful effect on productivity, as well as overall health and well-being. These effects are even more pronounced when there are no coping strategies in place to deal with stress. Surveys have revealed that as many as three out of every four American workers experience stress in the workplace. In addition to the physical and mental health consequences, workplace stress can result in greater absenteeism, lower productivity, increased staff turnover, and greater workers compensation costs.

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Shortlister Names Jennifer Bedeaux Vice President of HR Technology


Bedeaux will lead the expansion into new HR Technology vertical markets within the Shortlister platform, which already supports the search and selection of service providers for over four million lives annually.

 

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MeYou Health - Meet a Vendor


On March 9th, 2018, Shortlister hosted Trapper Markelz, Chief Executive Officer at MeYou Health, to introduce its clinically effective, zero-maintenance digital wellness platform optimized for the SMB market and its robust "social networking" capabilities.

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Social Connections are the Catalyst to Good Health


NOTE: The opinions in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of Shortlister

It’s not for a lack of information.  Health and wellness trends and the DOs and DON’Ts of how to live a healthy life are only a click away, yet incidences of chronic disease are on the rise.  What are we neglecting that makes being healthy so hard? What if the answer is not simply how many steps we take, or the number of vegetables we eat. What if the question is “how connected are we”?  How are social interactions (or lack thereof) impacting the length and quality of life?

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Vida Health - Meet a Vendor


On February 23rd, 2018 Shortlister invited Stephanie Tilenius, the CEO of Vida Health, to talk more about the important updates to the Vida Health solution and their new partnership with the Vitality Group

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Continuous Wellness Challenges 101


NOTE: The opinions in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of Shortlister

When brokers and employers hear the term “wellness challenge,” the first thing that often comes to mind is the classic 10-week step challenge, circa the 1990s.  Veterans of the wellness industry may picture a more advanced program like multiple challenges with different themes throughout a year.  Few, however, think of a continuous wellness challenge.  That is slowly changing as more employers adopt these types of programs.

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8 Ways to Ensure Employee Engagement in Corporate Wellness Programs


NOTE: The opinions in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of Shortlister

Corporate wellness programs can sometimes get a bad rap among workers.  Some employees may think the activities are just another “to-do” to add to their already-packed schedules, or they may not be fully comfortable with the idea of sweating alongside their coworkers.  

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Health Advocate - Meet a Vendor


On February 9, 2018, Shortlister invited Jeff Skelton and Stacey Anger with Health Advocate to introduce their two new wellness product “bundles”: Well-being Select and Well-being 360.

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Is Sitting The New Smoking? Walk To A Healthier More Creative Life


NOTE: The opinions in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of Shortlister

Is sitting the new smoking?  You may have heard this question over the past year.  There is no doubt science is starting to show that sitting is really bad for us, and our lives are becoming more and more sedentary.  

In a recent article by Susan Scutti entitled “Yes, sitting too long can kill you, even if you exercise” she references a study that tracked not only how active the participants were, but also how frequently they were getting up and moving.  The results?  Long uninterrupted periods of sitting are really bad for us.

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Women, Money and Stress: Helping women overcome financial stress in the workforce can pay dividends for all


NOTE: The opinions in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of Shortlister

Women in the workforce are making great strides. But when it comes to their financial (and overall) stress, finding a way to reduce it could pay big benefits for their employers.  

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