Wellness

Practice

For CPAs, Workplace Wellness Programs Transcend the Fiscal Bottom Line

A recent study by RAND Corporation revealed that when it comes to workplace wellness programs, there may be a distinct difference in the type of programs that reduce costs and lower net savings. However, many accounting firm leaders say their workplace wellness programs do not have costs or savings in mind. Instead, they are designed to keep employees engaged, healthy, and happy.
Education & Careers

CPA Firm Sponsors Yearlong Push for Employee Health, Fitness

Healthy living is a year-round commitment at Herbein + Company, a 110-person CPA firm in Pennsylvania where employees are encouraged to participate in the firm's wellness program throughout the year.
Education & Careers

Yoga Keeps Indiana CPA Firm Fit, Flexible, Focused

Jennifer Miller is one of Somerset CPAs' employees who participates in the firm's on-site corporate yoga program. The program offers the firm's 150 employees the chance to untether themselves from their desks twice a month during tax season to participate in a forty-five-minute yoga session led by a registered yoga therapist hired by the firm.
Education & Careers

'Fun and Dedicated' Workforce Pays Off for El Paso Firm

One look at the El-Paso, Texas-based public accounting firm Strickler & Prieto, LLP's website, and there's little doubt that happy, healthy employees are considered an integral part of the firm's skill set.
AccountingWEB Life

Living in the Present Moment

Most people today feel pressed for time in our society of information and communication overload. One of the most effective ways to alleviate the constant sense of time pressure is to "live in the moment."
Practice

CPA Firm Offering Chair Massage to Relieve Employee Tax Season Stress

Porte Brown LLC is one of the growing number of accounting firms investing in their employees' wellness. The firm is offering weekly chair massage therapy sessions for team members during the busy tax season.
Practice

Florida Firm Leaving Wellness Footprint

Florida-based certified public accounting and consulting firm Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company kicked off the New Year and tax season on a healthy note by launching its new workplace wellness program – the Path to Wellness.
Practice

Starting a Wellness Program in Your Company

With health insurance expenses expected to continue to rise, employers are looking for wellness programs that can potentially reduce the cost of health care to both the employer and the employee.
Workplace Fitness

Small Steps Lead to Big Fitness Results for Massachusetts CPA Firm

For many people personal wellness can be a very personal issue, so the idea of instituting a company-wide fitness program can seem a daunting task for many healthy-minded accounting firms.
Workplace Fitness

Daily Workplace Fitness Newsletter Helps CPA Firm Stay Fit and Focused

It's safe to say that when most accountants dragged themselves across this year's April 17 tax filing finish line, they found themselves both physically and emotionally depleted by the grueling hours and unrelenting stress of tax season.
Workplace Fitness

Hungry? Bring Healthy Snacks to the Office

Working eight or more hours a day can make it difficult to eat healthy snacks unless you plan ahead. Research shows that eating every four hours helps keep your metabolism charged and your energy level high, which leads to enhanced productivity.
Practice

Employers, Employees, and Even Society Benefit from Office Wellness Programs

Research shows that wellness programs are becoming more prevalent in the workplace, and for good reason. They offer benefits to employers and employees alike – it’s a win-win. Many studies and surveys attest to the value of wellness programs, including to society as a whole.
Community News

Elliott Davis Named among "Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte"

Elliott Davis, a Charlotte-based accounting, tax, and consulting services firm, has been named one of the "Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte." A second annual awards event, which honored the area's most outstanding health and wellness programs, was held at the Charlotte Convention Center March 21.
Community News

Somerset CPAs 'Lose Big' During Tax Season

The associates of Somerset CPAs are "losing big" this tax season. This is typically a time when CPAs are too busy to worry about eating right and exercising, but this year, Somerset's Wellness Committee wanted to change that.
Workplace Fitness

Faw Casson: Winner of AccountingWEB's Contest for Fittest Midsize Firm

Faw Casson's wellness program – a top-down commitment to healthy living and the physical and spiritual well-being of each of its forty employees – recently earned the firm the title of the fittest accounting firm in the eleven- to fifty-member bracket in AccountingWEB's 2011 Fittest Accounting Firms survey.
Practice

Wellness programs pay off in lowering health care costs

Healthcare costs are rising, but employers are proactively working to curb costs and create healthier workforces -- and employees are getting onboard.
A&A

Most financial officers keep in touch with office during vacation

Nearly 70 percent of chief financial officers said they check in with the office at least once a week during their vacation. However, it appears they're trying to remain less in-touch.
Workplace Fitness

Healthy workers mean happy, more productive workers

Why should employers care about the fitness of their staff? It’s simple – healthy workers mean happy workers, which means they’re more likely to stay on with the company and perform their duties better and with more enthusiasm.
Workplace Fitness

Book Review: "Fitness 9 to 5" provides clever exercise options for the desk worker

Presenting the ultimate multitasking solution, "Fitness 9 to 5" is designed for the office worker who needs exercise.
Practice Management

Wellness is a business strategy

Because American adults spend more days at work than any other modern country — with no legally mandated vacation minimums — it begs the question of how businesses can impact wellness.