While Harry Potter turned the educational spotlight on boarding schools, the real-world equivalents of Hogwarts are facing difficulties that even wizards cannot resolve. Many boarding schools have top-quality facilities and all claim to provide a genuine home-from-home where students can thrive academically and mature emotionally. Learning to be independent and self-reliant is a lifelong asset,...
Date: Jul 4th 2017
There is plenty of concern in schools about the mental well-being of students and the importance of a supportive environment. But what about the teachers? Research suggests that teachers with a sense of well-being can not only transmit that to students, but are also less likely to have sick days or performance management issues . That positive attitude comes from feeling valued and being...
Date: Jun 27th 2017
Retaining quality employees in today’s competitive labor landscape and motivating them to realize their full potential isn’t obvious. While traditional methods of quantifying the impact of benefits and rewards on employees have often rested on ROI—assessing whether the cost of incentives outweighs the benefit—a major Sodexo study heralds a fresh perspective and calls on managers to look more...
Date: May 31st 2017
Big data has transformed the way in which businesses perform on a day-to-basis. Vast troves of information have allowed businesses to personalize their product offerings to the market’s satisfaction. The applications of big data, however, are endless. Companies are even making the most of big data to change the way they approach their benefit and reward programs and employee recognition...
Date: May 30th 2017
Salad bars in schools are a great innovation for getting young people to eat more fruit and vegetables. But marketing them to students is an even better idea. That’s the conclusion of researchers who studied a sample of the estimated 4,800 salad bars in U.S. public schools. Based on the results at 12 schools in New Orleans, students are three times more likely to use a salad bar if it is backed...
Date: May 30th 2017
“Start as you mean to go on” is an adage many employees live by. Unfortunately, as our commutes become ever more stressful, the stresses and strains of a taxing journey to work are taking their toll on the workforce with efficiency and focus hardest hit. Companies cannot deny that commuting affects the way perceive and behave at work. It is for this reason that Sodexo is strategizing on how best...
Date: May 29th 2017
When premiums for company health insurance became exorbitant in the 1980s, many began looking for simple activities that would keep their employees in shape, thereby reducing the company’s claims. Collectively, US firms now spend a whopping $8 billion a year on wellness. They can boost morale and reduce staff turnover, cutting the costs at the margins. However, it’s not all sunshine and roses....
Date: May 24th 2017
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