Polls

Majority of Working Americans Believe Financial Stress and Anxiety Impacts the Workplace

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79% of working Americans report that they believe stress or anxiety caused by a financial situation can impact a person’s ability to do their job.

More Than Half of Employees Who Experienced a Traumatic Event Affecting Their Workplace Say Their Employer Did Not Make Counseling Available

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Further, only 26% of workers feel that their employer’s managers are totally prepared to deal with a traumatic incident in the workplace

Poll: Almost half of younger workers say, if single, they would consider dating their supervisor

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Spread the NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cory Scott cory.scott@workplaceoptions.com 800.699.8011 x 70087   Raleigh, N.C. (November 21, 2017) – In the wake of recent political and celebrity scandals, a new focus is being placed on sexual harassment and romantic relationships in the workplace. A new poll commissioned by Workplace Options, a leading global provider of…

Financial Stress Impacts Job Performance for More Than One Third of Working Americans

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Money problems are consistently among most Americans’ top worries when it comes to their personal lives, but a new poll shows that people’s personal financial issues are impacting their professional lives to a significant degree.

45 Percent of Working Americans Deal with Legal Matters on the Clock

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45 percent of working Americans admit to taking time out of their workday to deal with a legal situation involving them, their family, or close friends. Interestingly, 33 percent reported using paid time off or time off the clock to attend to those issues, and an overwhelming 90 percent categorized them as stressful events.

Workplace Options Partners with ImpactAfya to Improve Employee Wellness across Tanzania

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Spread the NewsThe 5-Year Comprehensive Workplace Wellness Program officially kicks off on March 14 Raleigh, N.C. (March 14, 2017) – Workplace Options, the world’s leading provider of integrated employee well-being solutions, is proud to officially partner with ImpactAfya in support of the 5-Year Comprehensive Workplace Wellness Program, which launches today. The 5-Year Comprehensive Workplace Wellness…

More Than Half of U.S. Employees Say Their Employer Provides No Wellness Benefits

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Spread the News 55 percent of working Americans say their employers do not offer support, assistance or benefits designed to help them improve physical health or wellness.    Raleigh, N.C. (December 1, 2016) – In an age where employee wellness programs seem almost ubiquitous in human resources circles, a new poll shows that most working Americans…

Workplace Options Announces Hiring Sprint, Intentions to Expand Footprint in Raleigh

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Spread the NewsGlobal provider of employee well-being services is strengthening its global headquarters in the Triangle ahead of new business surge   Raleigh, N.C. (November 11, 2016) – Workplace Options, the world’s leading provider of integrated employee well-being services, announced today that it will be hiring nearly 50 new staff members at its Raleigh headquarters…

Financial Stress On the Rise among American Workers

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The overwhelming majority of respondents, 69 percent, said their financial situation is on their mind multiple times per week, with 44 percent saying it’s daily cause for concern.

Less Than Half of U.S. Employers Offer Support in Aftermath of Traumatic Workplace Events

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Spread the NewsLayoff announcements, criminal activity top list of most stressful events facing U.S. employees   Raleigh, N.C. (February 15, 2015) – Employers want what’s best for their employees. That’s why U.S. companies spend billions each year to provide wellness initiatives, employee assistance programs, and flexible working arrangements. But according to the results of a…

Analysis of Global EAP Data Reveals Huge Rise in Depression, Stress, and Anxiety Over Past Three Years

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Spread the NewsReview of global EAP case data shows increase of nearly 50 percent in total depression, stress, and anxiety cases     Raleigh, N.C. (Dec. 16, 2015) – Employee mental health is an issue that impacts the ultimate success of every business on the planet. And a new analysis of three years’ worth of global…

1 in 3 American Workers Misses Time Due to Financial Worries

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More American workers are missing work and stressing over personal financial matters

National Poll: Life Beyond Work Gobbling Up Employees’ On-the-clock Attention

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87 percent of working Americans spend on-the-clock hours managing personal affairs

Supermajority of Americans Believe Youth Bullying is more Prevalent Than Ever

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Spread the NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jon Weiner jon.weiner@workplaceoptions.com 800.699.8011 x 71724 First of its kind survey from Workplace Options and the Tyler Clementi Foundation reveals troubling finding Raleigh, N.C. (Feb. 17, 2015) – A new national poll shows that bullying is seen as more of a problem for young Americans today than ever before…

Mental Health Support Not Yet the Norm for American Workers

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Mental illness affects about 1 in 4 Americans each year. But according to the results of a new national survey, employers that provide mental health support for employees are not yet the norm in the U.S.

Americans Doing More After-Hours Work from Their Own Mobile Devices

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When people use a phone or tablet to catch up on work after hours, a national survey shows they are almost certainly using a device they have paid for themselves.

Americans Not Too Keen on Co-workers Who Smoke Pot

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Half of American workers say confidence drops in colleagues who use marijuana recreationally; millennials’ outlook much less severe

One Out of Ten People Have Faked a Work Emergency to Get Out of a Bad Date

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A new poll from Workplace Options asks Americans about work and romance

January’s Over: Employees Weigh in on New Year’s Resolutions

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More than half of American workers say that wellness programs help employees reach their goals

Examining the Culture of the Company Holiday Party

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Statistics reveal event planning trends and gauge employee attitudes and behavior

Working Parents Might Miss the Kid’s Baseball Game, but They Don’t Miss Out on Work

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It’s one of the biggest battles in the news, lately: working parents versus the “childfree.” According to recent articles, childless workers feel that they pick up the slack for their counterparts with kids.

October is National Work and Family Month – How do Americans Feel About Work-Life Balance?

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Poll reveals that working Americans are mostly satisfied with boundaries between work and home, but feel uncomfortable taking time off

Caring for an Aging Relative Causes Personal Stress and Family Conflict, but Americans are ‘Happy to do it’

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Today, there are more than seven potential caregivers for every American aged 80 or older, those living in the “high-risk years.”

Office Taboos? Four Out of Ten Americans Talk About Politics and Religion at Work

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According to a new poll by Workplace Options, workers cite job-related problems as the leading cause of workplace conflict

When It Comes to Wellness Programs, Employees Care About Cash, Freedom

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Employees want access to wellness programs, but they don’t want them to be required

National Poll Reveals New Look at the Impact of Dementia on U.S. Workforce

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1 in 7 American workers is, or has been, a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia

Workplace Diversity: Reality or Still an Ideal?

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National poll shows workplace diversity is prevalent, but business benefits not fully embraced

Back-to-School Means Additional Stress for Parents in the Workforce

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Poll of U.S. workers shows new school year affects employee productivity and morale

Working Americans Say They’ll Resist Temptation of Olympic Distraction

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Poll of Working Americans Finds Fewer than 1 in 5 will Follow London Games on the Clock

Three Decades of Success – Big Advances in Employee Effectiveness

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International benefits provider Workplace Options celebrates 30 years of success; poll reveals work-life improvements for many Americans

Companies Should Think Twice Before Creating Social Media Policy

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Survey Reveals Strict Social Media Policies Produce Unexpected Consequences

An End to the Supposed Summer Slowdown?

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Poll Suggests Work-Life Balance Helps Employers Overcome Warm Weather Distractions

Millennials More Likely to be Smitten with Superiors, Co-Workers

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National Poll Shows Young Workers More Open to Office Romances