Tag: smoking

Zoom-free Fridays and if You Want to Work for Biden, Stop Smoking Pot! #HRFamous

On episode 56 of The HR Famous Podcast, longtime HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together again to discuss Gen-X references, Zoom-free Fridays, and White House staffers getting fired for marijuana use. Listen (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (Apple Podcasts) and follow (Spotify)! Show Highlights: 3:30 – Do you get…

Surcharges work! Smoking at work reduced.

Forty-five percent of employers that impose health care surcharges on their employees who use tobacco say smoking in the workplace decreased since the policy was implemented, according to a new Society for Human Resource Management survey.

This Is How Much It Costs When Your Employees Smoke

More and more companies are discriminating against smokers, either by not hiring them at all (in states where that’s allowed) or making every effort to get them to stop. It’s not particularly nice. But financially, it makes sense.Smokers cost employers a lot of money–$5,816 a year compared to someone who has never smoked, to be exact.