Employee Wellness Blog

7 Tips for Promoting Positivity in Your Workplace

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Feb 09, 2017

You’ve heard us say it before – and we will definitely say it again: positivity boosts employee wellness. Practicing positivity and optimism has been linked to numerous health benefits, increased productivity, and less stress. Optimistic employees are also happier and more involved in their work, so it’s really a win-win all around.

Whether you’re the employee or the employer, you can make a difference by being a positive presence in your workplace. Promoting positivity on a daily basis will help your employees or co-workers start looking on the brighter side of things. After all, positivity is contagious!

Here are seven tips to help you promote positivity in your workplace:

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How to Promote Wellness in Your Company

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Feb 06, 2017

There are lots of things you need to do to have a successful employee wellness program. Not only does your program need to be simple, fun and engaging. But you also don’t want employees to think that the new wellness program is just a fad that will slowly fade away after six months. You want them to take your program seriously and know that wellness is here to stay. You want them to be intrigued and excited. But how can you reach your employees?

Luckily, we are here to help! Follow these tips to effectively promote wellness in your company:

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14 Sneaky Ways to Make Your Office Healthier

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Traditional work environments take a toll on your health – that’s really no secret. If you’re like the average American and spend most of your day in the office, it may seem like practicing a healthy lifestyle is nearly impossible.

In reality, healthy office living is achievable if you put focus on your body and mind throughout your workday. Check out these 14 sneaky ways to make your office healthier:

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5 Questions an HR Pro Should Ask to Improve their Wellness Program

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Much like living a healthy lifestyle, a wellness program is never a finished project. It takes dedication and ongoing commitment to keep your program thriving. There are always areas for improvement and opportunity. A wellness program should adjust over time to continually compliment employees’ needs, changes, and successes.

As an HR professional, you have a strong voice in your company’s wellness program. You have the power to strengthen and implement positive change in your employees’ journey towards a healthier lifestyle. Assessing your wellness program identifies any areas of weakness and opens up room for improvement. Be sure to ask these five essential questions to improve your wellness program:

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How Healthy Employees Will Give Your Company a Competitive Edge

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Nov 21, 2016

Trust us, you want your employees to be healthy. Having a healthy workforce reaps benefits that you may not even realize. Numerous companies have started to discover the link between employee wellness and employee work performance—which is why creating an employee wellness program is on the rise and becoming the forefront of company culture.   

Wellness programs are an effective way to improve employees’ mental, physical, and emotional health, which in turn will fundamentally contribute to a company’s success. When an organization decides to implement an employee wellness program, they are taking proactive steps to improve productivity, promote culture, and improve employee retention and recruitment. Here’s how healthy employees give companies a competitive edge:   

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How to Take a Sick Day from Work

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Seriously, we’ve said it once and we’ll say it a thousand more times if we have to.

Don’t come to work sick.

If you’re not feeling well, and you force yourself into the office, you’re setting yourself up for a bad day.

  • You won’t recover as well or as quickly as if you’d stayed home.
  • You won’t be very productive in the office anyways.
  • You will be very difficult to work with.
  • You will likely infect your coworkers and ignite an office outbreak.
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Here’s How to Tell if Your Employees Are Engaged with Your Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Oct 20, 2016

Nobody will argue the fact that employee engagement is important. What they will argue, though, is how you can go about boosting employee engagement in your workplace and in your wellness program.

There has been lots of research done, and there are lots of recommendations and best practices for building up an engaged workforce. When it comes to wellness, we think in order to learn which engagement best practices are truly best, you need to know just how engaged (or unengaged) your workforce is.

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How Can You Succeed at Employee Wellness?

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Oct 17, 2016

Ah…the age-old question. What can you do in your wellness program to be successful? It’s been asked time and again—some might even think it’s a trick question.

When it comes to wellness, we think there’s one thing you need to do to have success. It’s surprisingly easy. All you need to do is to just get started.

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What to Know When Starting Your Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Oct 03, 2016

Starting a wellness program—or majorly changing your current program—can be overwhelming and scary. Your best reference might be the wellness programs of huge companies like Google or Camelbak. Those companies are doing great things! But they have the resources to back up those crazy wellness perks.

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Don’t Force Your Employees to Come to Work Sick

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Sep 08, 2016

Flu season is quickly approaching. Now is as good a time as ever to talk about your corporate policy on taking sick days.

If you don’t have a policy for sick days, you need to make one! Whether your policy is new or old, it’s important you spend some time communicating it to your employees. Make sure they understand exactly what the rules are as we head into high-risk seasons like flu season.

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