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With only a measly 2.7% of the American population living an actual healthy lifestyle*, employers are changing the way they look at wellness. They are beginning to take a preventative approach and are offering employees more innovative programs to help keep them healthy.
It’s officially tax season, but we all know what comes with it: scams, and lots of them. According to the IRS, thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and personal information to tax scams. Scammers use whatever means they can – through regular mail, telephone calls, and email to scam individual tax payers, businesses, and even tax professionals.
This month, thousands will turn their attentions to self-improvement with New Year resolutions, typically by joining a health club, eating better, and setting goals for the year ahead. Aside from the fact that most resolutions do not make it beyond the first few weeks of January, we can start any new day with the best intentions.
It’s the most “wonderful time” of the year. Employees are thinking about family wish lists, braving the mad shopping dash, and rockin’ office parties. Most enjoy and appreciate a sentiment from their employer this season, whether it’s a simple party or gift, or a big shindig.
In the United States, it is common to hear about employee perks such as vacation and sick leave, paid maternity leave and flexible scheduling. Other countries around the world are providing nontraditional benefits that are unusual and pretty cool. Mercer compiled a list of the most unusual employee benefits from other countries.
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