Employee Wellness Blog

The Ongoing Debate about Workplace Wellness Programs

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Feb 26, 2015

It’s no secret that employee wellness programs have become a controversial topic as of late. While over 90% of larger employers have wellness programs, there have been numerous reports that companies are not achieving success, which has sparked an ongoing debate over the effectiveness of wellness programs.

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Tags: Wellness Programs, Wellness Trends

Say Hello to Your Better Biometric Screening Experience

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Feb 23, 2015

So you want to help your employees improve their health? Great. We do too!

Building a wellness program to improve the health of your workforce can be an excellent investment in your employees, and ultimately the productivity and bottom line of your company. In order to build a sustainable employee wellness program, you’re going to need to get a baseline level of where your company is at health-wise.

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Tags: Biometric Screenings, Wellness Programs

Fostering Positive Work Relationships in Your Employee Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Healthy relationships at work can make a world of difference in the productivity, efficiency and well-being of your employees. It’s been shown that having a network of positive work relationships helps employees to:

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Tags: Communication, Wellness Programs, Productivity, Company Culture

Does Your Employee Wellness Program Need Some Spring Cleaning?

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Feb 16, 2015

When was the last time you took a good long look at how your wellness program is running? If you haven’t dusted off the cobwebs in a while, there is no better time than now to re-evaluate and get ready to do some major spring cleaning! There are a few ways you can tell if you have an ailing corporate wellness program on your hands.

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Tags: Communication, Wellness Programs, Employee Engagement

Love Yourself…Biometric Screenings Can Be Good for the Heart

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Feb 12, 2015

We’re jumping on the love bandwagon for Valentine’s Day with an important message…LOVE YOURSELF! We’d like to expand that, though, to say it’s important to love yourself every day, not just in February.

Part of loving yourself is respecting yourself enough to maintain your health. Sticking with the theme of love for the month, maintaining your overall health also means focusing on heart health. Many heart illnesses can be monitored as they progress, and hopefully changed with positive lifestyle choices.

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Tags: Biometric Screenings, Wellness Programs, Healthy Lifestyle, Wellness Trends

How Corporate Wellness Managers Can Rise Up Against Sitting Disease

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Feb 09, 2015

“Sitting Disease” is becoming more and more of an issue in our society. This new health issue has arisen as people spend more and more time sitting and developing a sedentary lifestyle. According to Mayo Clinic, 50-70% of people sit at least 6 hours per day, and 20-35% of people spend over 4 hours every day watching TV. This shows us that the sitting disease is spreading between home and work and can quickly and easily infect your workforce.

The Bad News

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Tags: Wellness Programs, Productivity, Company Culture, Healthy Lifestyle, Wellness Trends, Physical Activity

Wearables Can Integrate with Your Corporate Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Feb 05, 2015

Wearable wellness technology is all the rage, but many wearers don’t know the best ways to use wearables. In the even bigger setting of employee wellness programs, the use of wearables can be even more vague.

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Tags: Biometric Screenings, Wellness Programs, Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Technology, Healthy Lifestyle, Wellness Trends

Happy Heart Month! Focus on Heart Health in Your Employee Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Feb 02, 2015

February is the month of love in our culture. Love is a matter of the heart. It only makes sense then, that February is American Heart Month. American Heart Month is sponsored by the American Heart Association, and is meant to be a time set aside to focus on heart health. Heart Month is an excellent time to take a look into the effects of cardiovascular disease, and what you can do to maintain a healthy heart.

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Tags: Biometric Screenings, Wellness Programs, Healthy Lifestyle, Wellness Trends

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

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