Employee Wellness Blog

How to Personalize Your Employee Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Personalization is important in all aspects of business. Nobody wants to feel like ‘just another statistic.’ This personal touch extends into your wellness program, as well.

It’s important to personalize your program for a few reasons.

First, it will improve your engagement because it’ll make the program more interesting to your employees. They’ll see things that appeal to them and be itching to get involved.

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6 Ways to Keep Your Wellness Program Exciting

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Let’s face it. Everything can get boring from time to time. The best way to avoid that lull in your employee wellness program is by intentionally making your program fresh and exciting.

Here are some strategies to use if your wellness program needs a little excitement. 

1. Plan New Events

It’s very easy to fall into the trap of organizing the same events over and over again. While things like company walks are great, they can be overused. Integrate some of the tried and true classics like biometric screenings or flu shots with more innovative wellness events. For example, have a dance party or scavenger hunt around the office building. 

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Host a Summer Picnic to Boost Workplace Productivity

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Happy summer! Or maybe not if your workforce is struggling to stay focused. Sometimes summer can bring some struggles to the office because people are distracted or itching to get outside.

We think summer is a great time to host an office event like a workplace picnic. Now we know picnics aren’t necessarily work-related, but they can be a great idea in so many ways.

Don’t worry too much if you’ve never planned an office picnic before. We’ve put together The Handy Toolkit for a Healthier Company Picnic.

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The Role of Communication in Employee Wellness

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jun 22, 2015

If you’ve checked out any of our employee wellness program content, you’ve heard us mention communication. Communicating about wellness is incredibly important. It can truly make or break how widespread your wellness program is.

Wellness communication is important for a few different reasons.

It can be used to explain.

Wellness and work don’t always naturally combine. Some employees might struggle to see the connection. Effective communication can help you explain to your employees why you’re doing a wellness program – and more importantly, why that makes sense.

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Success Stories Can Enhance Your Employee Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jun 18, 2015

As you’ve hopefully figured out, there are plenty of ways to promote your employee wellness program. It’s important to try different things to really see what works best at your company. One very effective method is to use success stories or testimonials as wellness promotion.

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What a Health Professional Wants You to Know about Biometric Screenings

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jun 15, 2015

Our health professionals are really the experts when it comes to our events. This network of qualified individuals includes the people you see at your events. They know what works, what doesn’t work and what you need to keep in mind.

We talked to a couple different Event Coordinators and our Director of Nursing, and the general consensus was this…you guys rock. Overall, everyone agreed that events run pretty smoothly for the most part.

We did manage to squeeze a few tips out of them. Keep these things in mind to help you and help us in the event planning process.

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7 Steps to Becoming a Wellness Leader in Your Organization

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jun 11, 2015

If you haven’t quite figured it out yet, wellness is a very unique field. In fact, it’s not always even designated as its own field, but it is still incredibly important.

The uniqueness of corporate wellness stems from that fact that not every organization is the same. That means not every wellness program is the same. Programs can vary between organizations, and even over time within one organization.

One thing is certain. Corporate wellness is focused on employees. There is really no other way to do it. If your company is going to consider employee health, they’ll need to focus on employees. This employee-focused mindset usually correlates with the mindset of the HR office, which means wellness is often under the HR umbrella.

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How to Engage Low-Risk Employees in Your Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jun 08, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, wellness is not just for people who need to make huge health improvements.

Wellness is not a “one and done” initiative.

In all honesty, wellness isn’t even always easy.

We know it might be more natural—and maybe a first instinct—to use your employee wellness program to target the people who aren’t taking active steps towards better health. It’s definitely true that this population needs to be included. But that doesn't cover all of your employees.

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Answers to Your Top 10 Questions About Planning a Corporate Flu Shot Clinic

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Corporate flu shots are one of the best ways to protect your office from a flu epidemic. Even though we are still a ways out from flu season, it’s important to start thinking about your corporate flu shots early. The vaccine market is shifting, so planning early helps you be sure you’ll get the exact number and type of flu shots you want.

As you start to dive in to planning your flu clinic, keep these common questions in mind.

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I Am Healthy 30-Day Challenge for Employee Wellbeing Month

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jun 01, 2015

June 2015 is the seventh annual Employee Wellbeing Month. As you can probably guess, we’re pumped! TotalWellness is a proud supporter of the month.

Unfortunately, not everyone is bought into the importance of focusing on wellness at work. Employee Wellbeing Month is designed to help educate, spread awareness and gain support for employee wellness. This year, you can follow along with the awesome Employee Wellbeing Month supporters by checking out #EWM15 on social media. Feel free to join the conversation with your own thoughts!

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