Employee Wellness Blog

ROI vs. VOI: Which is Better for Evaluating Your Wellness Program?

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Feb 11, 2016

In any business operation, it’s best not to let your resources go to waste. You want your time, efforts and money to go as far as they possibly can. This idea can be easier said than done with it comes to abstract business operations like employee wellness.

When you put a lot of time, effort and resources into your employee wellness program, you’re going to want to be sure it’s worth it. There are a lot of different ways to evaluate your program, but it can be a bit tricky to equate the value you get out of the program with the resources you put into it.

In the wellness field today, there are two primary evaluation methods for ensuring your wellness program is outputting at least as much as what your company is inputting.

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Pros and Cons of Attending Your Company’s Biometric Screening Event

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Good employees make calculated decisions. They take the time to analyze the details of any given situation and act accordingly. We’re guessing your workforce is full of these good employees.

One of the more complex wellness activities is a biometric screening. These screening events are an excellent tool for your employees and for your company. They can provide a baseline on which to build your wellness program. They can also be used to analyze your program’s progress.

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10 Hidden Stressors Lurking in Your Workplace

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Stress is bad for your health. Mentally. Physically. Emotionally. Just bad.

The problem is, you can’t always help it. Your employees can’t always help it either. Some situations—especially at work—are just plain stressful.

It can be especially difficult to manage workplace stress when you're not exactly sure of the cause. In some situations, work can feel much more stressful than in a similar situation. But what's causing that elevated stress level?

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A Roadmap to Wellness Program Success [Infographic]

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Feb 01, 2016

Your employee wellness program probably has a lot of great things to offer. Sometimes your employees need a little direction when it comes to engaging with all the different pieces.

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5 Things You’re Probably Overlooking in Your Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jan 28, 2016

You know when you’re packing for a trip and you just feel like you’ve forgotten something? All you need in that moment is someone who can list off the things you’re most likely to forget. That would surely jog your memory!

Well, maintaining a corporate wellness program can be much more difficult than packing a suitcase. The details of various events, reporting and promotion can easily get forgotten or lost in the shuffle.

That’s why we want to help jog your memory and point out five things you might’ve overlooked in planning your corporate wellness program.

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How to Host a Successful Biometric Screening

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jan 25, 2016

Biometric screenings are one of the most interactive component in an employee wellness program. When done right they are a great opportunity to encourage healthier lifestyles. So it's important you make the most of that opportunity by hosting an awesome screening event. 

But we all know planning any large employee event, and especially a biometric screening event, can be stress inducing.

That’s why we’ve put together a guide of things to keep in mind as you plan your most successful biometric screening event yet. Be sure to check out the guide, share it with your wellness team, and put the ideas into action!

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8 Wellness Activities Better than a Worksite Gym (and probably more affordable, too!)

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jan 21, 2016

Building a gym at your workplace can be a great perk for your wellness program. Unfortunately, putting in a gym can require a lot of logistical planning. It can also get to be a bit expensive depending on the plans you make.

The truth is—while a gym is great—there are other, better wellness activities in which you can invest your time and resources. Some of these alternatives are not only easier to implement, but can help your employees be healthier in the long run.

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18 Easy Ways to Burn More Calories While You Work

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jan 18, 2016

Living a sedentary lifestyle can be detrimental to your health. Unfortunately, many office jobs require sitting at a computer most of the day.

When you're stuck in one place all day, a few things can happen to your body. First, you can develop an increased risk for obesity, heart disease and even some types of cancer. Second, your circulation and respiration function, as well as your posture, can be damaged. Third, you can suffer from decreased mental function from the monotony involved with a sedentary workday. And finally, you're likely to burn fewer calories throughout the day.

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The Key to Recognizing Employee Achievement in Corporate Wellness

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jan 14, 2016

Recognition is an important motivator in any situation. Corporate wellness is no different. Recognizing your employees’ wellness achievements can lead to a much stronger wellness program full of invested participants.

Why should you recognize wellness achievement?

Recognizing employee achievement in wellness (or anything else, for that matter) is a great way to encourage even more achievement. Recognition drives employees to strive for more progress. It reinforces the positive steps they’ve taken so they want to take more.

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12 Steps to a Happy, Healthy 2016 [Infographic]

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jan 11, 2016

Here at TotalWellness, we believe everyone is healthy. This belief stems from even the smallest healthy habits we know you have in your daily life. Building a healthy lifestyle is all about those small habits. As you take steps on your health journey, take a look at what habits you enjoy and build on those to develop more healthy habits.

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