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4 Steps You Can Take to Feel More in Control Now | Chicago Benefits Group

COVID-19 has upended life as we know it for millions of people around the world. Many of us—including the young and healthy—are seriously contemplating our mortality for the first time.As the parent of a toddler, with a baby on the way, I’m definitely in this camp. It’s deeply unsettling to ponder how this virus has … Continued

Remaining ADA-Compliant Under COVID-19 | IL Employee Benefits Consultants

The coronavirus crisis has forced human resources teams to juggle more challenges than ever before, from employee benefits and sick leave to new teleworking policies. On top of this, the drastic change in the American workplace has spawned new laws and protocols, while raising questions about how these new regulations affect standing legislation like the … Continued

Effective Leadership Begins with You | Chicago Benefits Agents

If you search Merriam-Webster for the meaning of “leader,” you will find some interesting definitions:Something that leads: such as something that ranks firstA person who leads: such as a person who has commanding authority or influenceNow, think of those in leadership in your life. Do they line up with these definitions of a leader? What … Continued

Mental Health Exercises for a Strong Mind | IL Employee Benefits Partners

When someone says they want to get healthy, you naturally think of physical health. However, we do have the ability to do a mind workout so that we are mentally fit. We’ve collected some exercises to help you build your mental-muscle-strength and, in turn, build a strong and healthy body.Anxiety disorders are the highest reported … Continued

Data Drop: The Latest Workforce Surveys for HR Professionals to Read | Illinois Benefits Firm

It’s an interesting time for the workforce as big changes are in store for everyone across the spectrum of the professional landscape. Every industry has been impacted COVID-19 and the continuous evolution of the situation, the economy and the workplace means that data and our understanding of all these things is shifting with it.More reliable … Continued

How to Support the Mental Health of Your Employees During COVID-19 | Chicago Employee Benefits Agency

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. People have experienced financial hardship, additional challenges with childcare and school cancellations, job loss, reduced hours, sickness, and grief. The future is uncertain, and the present is extra stressful. And to make matters worse, many of the networks and practices that people use to … Continued

Tools for the Remote Workplace | IL Employee Benefits Group

The traditional workplace of physical offices and desks has changed. The new normal we are all experiencing is the remote workplace. While some are adjusting to this change without any growing pains, some may find it difficult to transition. Follow these tips to help manage your time in this new space.SET UP A PHYSICAL WORKSPACEYou … Continued

Vaping in the Workplace | Chicago Benefits Team

The health of our businesses during these uncertain times may be called “sickly” but the health of your employees and your bottom line doesn’t have to be. While we know cigarettes are a danger to your health, we are just now learning the risks associated with vaping.  This trendy new method of nicotine delivery may … Continued

5 Tips for Building Trust When Employees Return to Work | Illinois Employee Benefits Consultants

The day where people return to normal routines around work doesn’t seem as far off today as it did just a few weeks ago. As politicians itching to “re-open” the world look at ways to revive normalcy, companies now have to do the same as they consider operational needs and employee safety.As the work environment … Continued

CBD: Fact or Fiction? | Chicago Benefits Team

The cannabidiol (CBD) market in the United States has taken off like a rocket. Some projections have this market reaching $16 billion by 2025. After years of singing its praises for treating, albeit illegally, a myriad of health issues, supporters of cannabis have seen an uptick of mainstream support in the last 2 years with … Continued