Free seminar on caregivers – If you have employees who are caregivers, their health is at risk, this free presentation by CMS entitled Health Implications of Caregiving may be of interest to you. It is geared to those who help caregivers identify and utilize resources that help them preserve and improve their own health including case managers, social workers, employers, health care providers and those in the aging network.
It is scheduled as a Satellite Broadcast – Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 1-2:30 PM, est – Register or learn more
HR media – An online publication that’s become a daily read for many of us here at ESI is Hr Blunders, a combination blog and news aggregator covering a variety of HR-related matters from benefits and recruiting to legal matters and tech news. And of course, as the headline promises – lots of blunders, HR pitfalls, and tricky questions … don’t miss the HR Blunder of the Week, which includes items like new reference check scams even HR pros are falling for. We also like the dubious decisions category.
Wellness – Joanne Wojcik of Business Insurance informs us that National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is developing a wellness accreditation and certification program for wellness service providers. Through June 30, NCQA is seeking public comment on proposed standards, which can be accessed at at the NCQA site.
Fatigue follow up – Last week, we featured an item on the high price of fatigue in the workplace. Over the weekend, we noticed an article in Time on the matter of how much sleep you really need. If you aren’t logging your full 8 hours of sleep a night, don’t stay awake fretting over it. While conventional wisdom has always said that 8 hours or more of sleep is a recipe for health, new research says that people who sleep in a range of 6.5 to 7.5 hours a night live the longest. Research is also showing that too much sleep (8.5+ hours) isn’t much better for your health than sleeping too little.


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