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Study: No quick savings from workplace wellness

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Your bosses want you to eat your broccoli, hit the treadmill and pledge you'll never puff on a cigarette. But a new study raises doubts that workplace wellness programs save the company money. In what's being called the most rigorous look yet inside the wellness trend, independent researchers tracked the program at a major St. Louis hospital system for two years. Hospitalizations for employees and family members dropped dramatically, by 41 percent overall for six major conditions. But increased outpatient costs erased those savings.


Risk of violence in federal workplace examined

All federal government organizations are potentially at risk for workplace violence, not just those in high-crime areas or dealing with violent members of the public, according to an agency studying the issue.


How Your Salary Level Affects Your Happiness

A new survey by the jobs site finds that employees with higher salaries are happier with all aspect of their work life, not just their compensation.


Study: Why Maternity Leave Is Important

Are working moms somehow lacking as parents compared to stay-at-home mothers? According to a new demographic analysis from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the answer is a reassuring no.


Can Being Thin Actually Translate into a Bigger Paycheck for Women?

According to a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology in fall 2010 titled, “When It Comes to Pay, Do the Thin Win? The Effect of Weight on Pay for Men and Women,” a woman’s weight can have a significant impact on her earnings.


Women Who Delay Return To Work Breastfeed Longer: Study

When Paige's daughter was 6 months old, her boss called her into his office and demanded to know how long she planned to breastfeed. Paige, an archeological research assistant, says she had been pumping three times a day for 20 minutes at a time, closing the door to her office so she could use a hands-free model and continue working. But her boss was unhappy.


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