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8 Creative Ways to Move More When You’re Stuck at Home | Chicago Benefits Agency

The latest coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to be a major source of concern. Sports teams have cancelled seasons, companies are urging employees to work from home and social distancing is in full swing — all of which has anxiety at an all-time high. One way to help calm your nerves: exercise.“It can help reduce tension and elevate mood … Continued

Remote Work Challenges for HR | Illinois Employee Benefits Firm

It’s been said the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has created the largest remote work experiment ever devised.  In fact, there are many recently documented cases where companies have asked at least some of their employees to work from home.  Three of those companies are Amazon, Twitter and Microsoft. Remote work, of course, is not something new.  … Continued

Dental Health Benefits You Can’t Afford to Lose | Illinois Benefits Group

Did you know that a healthy mouth and good oral hygiene can actually reduce your likelihood of other serious diseases? Your mouth is more than just a gateway to enjoying delicious food. Your mouth is an indicator of your overall health. Let’s chew on the facts about dental health and what it can mean for … Continued

Employee Burnout in 2020 | Chicago Employee Benefits Consultants

For a long time, employee burnout has been dismissed.  In some instances, it’s been written off as employee laziness or simply an employee being contrary.  That, however, is no longer the case.In 2020, HR professionals are going to have to deal with it as a realized syndrome and one that is becoming more prevalent in … Continued

March Madness 2020: The Ball is in Your Court | Illinois Benefits Team

March Madness is upon us, and there is no avoiding it. Selection Sunday, when the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Committee announces which 68 teams made the 2020 tournament, is March 15th. Games begin with the First Four on March 17th and 18th and culminate with the Final Four April 4th and the 2020 NCAA championship … Continued

Service Animals in the Workplace | Chicago Employee Benefits

In 2020, many people with disabilities use the emotional and physical support provided by a service animal. This means that the workplace has seen an increase of these service animals over the last decade and therefore the workforce needs to be educated on this changing environment. Let’s take a look at what constitutes a service … Continued

No Gym Required for These (Financial) Fitness Tips | IL Employee Benefits Advisors

If you’re like me, your social-media feeds are jammed with headlines about getting “healthy and fit” in the new year. Of course, they’re referring to diet and exercise and common resolutions to drop pounds and work out more often.But it’s just as important to be concerned about your financial fitness—where you can also drop some … Continued

Eat Your Way to a Healthy Heart | Chicago Benefits Agency

Each February we focus on ways to improve our heart health in honor of American Heart Month. This year we want to help you by turning your attention to the foods you eat and how to make smart choices with our “This or That” challenge!Below you will see two foods to choose between. Your goal … Continued

The Importance of Sleep | Illinois Employee Benefits Firm

Everyone knows that eating healthy, getting exercise, limiting alcohol intake, and not smoking leads to a healthy lifestyle. Did you know that sleep is also an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle? With 1/3 of our lifetime being spent sleeping, this part of our life must take importance. Let’s delve into why sleep is … Continued

International Hiring Strategy | Chicago Benefits Consultants

In today’s business world, there is more pressure than ever to maintain a high rate of growth and reach new revenue goals. And growth usually means hiring.The work of HR is an important part of that work, especially where fast-growing companies are concerned. There are many reasons why going beyond borders and hiring talent internationally … Continued