A toxic workplace creates insomniacs.

A recent study from the American Psychological Association found that workplace incivility  – like verbal abuse – increases insomnia in employees.

Since 98% of U.S. employees have experienced some form of hostile behavior in the workplace, it’s a serious problem. Lack of sleep is also linked to health issues like cardiovascular disease, increased blood pressure and fatigue. To address unnecessary drama at work employers should tackle it on both a company level and an individual level. Processes should be in place that foster a positive work environment and that address workplace hostility directly when it happens. At the individual level, training that improves emotional resilience and mindfulness will help employees recharge and learn how to communicate more effectively.

Employees that are fully rested are healthier, less likely to make mistakes and more productive overall.

IRS Enforces Employer ACA Mandate. The individual Affordable Care Act mandate is dead, but the employer mandate is still active and thousands of businesses are receiving penalties. Will your company be affected?

Commercial Insurance Rates on the Rise. With the exception of workers compensation most commercial insurance lines saw an increase in premiums.  See the full stats here.

Success Strategies for a Remote Workforce. Since 2005 remote work has grown 115%, but employers are still struggling to find strategies that make it effective. Here are some solutions.

More Company Benefits Over Raises. Research shows some employees would rather have more work-life balances than a raise. See more survey results here.

Shake Up Your Interview Process. Interviews are awkward for everyone involved. The traditional method might be masking potential employee’s true strengths. Here’s why.

Financial Stress is Still Increasing for Americans. The American Psychiatric Association released the results of their annual poll showing a 5 point spike in national anxiety. More poll results here.

Upskill Your Employees. As technology continually develops forcing changes in job functions companies should consider helping employees gain skills versus onboarding new employees. Find out why.

Does Your Company Offer Mental Health First Aid? In addition to expanding on employee wellness programs some companies are also taking the initiative to give employees skills to help others in a mental health crisis. See if it’s something you should consider.

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