Employee Wellness Blog

Participation vs. Engagement. What Truly Drives Success in Your Corporate Wellness Program?

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jan 29, 2015

When it comes to your employee wellness program, participation and engagement are not the same thing. It’s important to distinguish between the two because the first might boost numbers, but the second will ultimately determine your success.

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Tags: Wellness Programs, Company Culture, Employee Engagement

Wellness Activities to Build Off Your Biometric Screenings

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jan 26, 2015

Do you extend your employee wellness program beyond your biometric screening? Odds are, you get aggregate results from your screening vendor. If you don’t analyze and act on those results, you aren’t taking steps to improve the health of your employees. If you aren’t trying to improve the health of your employees, your wellness program isn’t going to have the effect you’d like.

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Tags: Biometric Screenings, Wellness Programs, Healthy Lifestyle, Health Observances

Data Security and Your Employee Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Data security is increasingly important in our shift towards a digital world. A lot of the hesitation about wellness program participation deals with privacy. In order to increase engagement, it’s your job as a wellness program manager to answer those difficult security questions, and be sure you’re keeping your employees safe. 

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Why Your Corporate Flu Shot Was Worth It

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jan 19, 2015

The cat is out of the bag about the flu shot. As you have probably seen, this year the effectiveness of the flu shot is not quite up to par because of a mutated flu strain that seems to be circulating. That’s not to say, however, that the flu shot is worthless!

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Tags: Corporate Flu Shots, Wellness Trends, Health Observances

9 Affordable Incentives for your Employee Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jan 15, 2015

 

In recent years, there has been a huge movement towards providing incentives for employee wellness programs. It’s estimated today that on average, employers provide perks worth $521 per employee that participates in their wellness program. While it’s also estimated that for each dollar, the companies are seeing a significant ROI, the fact remains that some companies simply can't afford to spend that much building a wellness incentive program.

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Tags: Wellness Programs, Employee Engagement, Wellness Trends, Employee Benefits

In Case You Missed It…Positivity in Corporate Wellness Programs

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jan 12, 2015

Last week we hosted the first webinar, “How to Use Positive Messages to Inspire + Motivate Employees,” of our new 2015 series. Our very own Kenton Hicks, National Account Executive, spent some time going over trends, truths and tips on positivity in the workplace. If you couldn’t make it, here’s what you missed!

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Tags: Biometric Screenings, Communication, Wellness Programs, Productivity, Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Positivity, Leadership

Morning Wellness Activities that Can Boost Employee Productivity

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Building motivation to work hard and be productive throughout the day is often slow moving. While you as the employer can’t necessarily address what happens before your worker bees get to the office, it’s important to build an environment that promotes healthy habits and productivity when they do get to work. This healthy environment should focus on five key morning wellness activities to jumpstart the day.

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Tags: Productivity, Company Culture

8 Winter Weather Workouts to Keep Your Employees Moving

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jan 05, 2015

Has the cold and snow this winter thrown of your workout routine? If so, have no fear, TotalWellness is here with some fun, alternative winter workouts you can do despite the wintery weather! As a wellness program manager, it’s important to be sure your employees know that staying active is important and possible even in cold, wintery weather. 

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Tags: Healthy Lifestyle, Wellness Trends, Physical Activity

How to Stick to the New You in the New Year

Posted by Becky Squiers on Fri, Jan 02, 2015

Resolutions for self-improvement at the start of a new year are a common American tradition. All too often, however, our resolutions don’t make it through the Spring. Here are some TotalWellness tips to help you stick to your New Year’s Resolutions and become the “New You” you’d like to see in 2015.

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Tags: Healthy Lifestyle, Wellness Trends

A Year in Review: Major Health Events of 2014

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Dec 29, 2014

As we near the end of another year, we tend to focus on what’s to come. As is true in the health and wellness world, every year brings new discoveries, movements, research and ideas. Let’s take a look backward and remember some of the major health events of 2014.

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Tags: Healthy Lifestyle, Wellness Trends

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