Employee Wellness Blog

10 Productivity Boosts for Wellness Managers

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Being a wellness manager is hard work. Between planning wellness events and implementing new, creative strategies to improve the health of employees, your day is bound to get a little hectic and stressful. To help you out we put together a list of our favorite tips that will boost productivity and keep you focused and energized throughout your workday:

Do your least favorite task first. We all have that one daily or weekly task that we dread. Get it done first! If you procrastinate it, it will continue to hang over your head and put a dent in your productivity level. Whether it’s a small task or big task, just get it done. The satisfaction of checking it off your to-do list will leave you feeling confident and productive all day.

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14 Tips to Get Quality Sleep Tonight

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Quality sleep can make all the difference when it comes to productivity in the office. In fact, overall on-the-job sleepiness costs employers about $100 billion in lost productivity.

It’s time to take that productivity back. Use these tips to get better sleep yourself, and share the tips with your employees to beat office exhaustion.

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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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7 Steps to Master a Healthy Company Culture

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Having a positive culture in your workplace can play a huge role in the well-being of your employees and the quality of the work they do. When designing a wellness program, a lot of times just doing a screening or Health Risk Assessment isn’t enough to make an impact. If you really want to help your employees live healthier lifestyles, you’ll need to create an environment conducive to those choices.

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Can Corporate Wellness Be Your Competitive Advantage?

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Mar 30, 2015

In short, yes. Corporate wellness can be your competitive advantage.

Allow us to explain why. But first, it’s important to understand the goals of a corporate wellness program. Most programs have some combination of these goals: 

  • Increase productivity and efficiency of work
  • Improve employee morale and engagement
  • Develop a more positive company culture
  • Cut costs on insurance and employee healthcare packages
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Using Your Corporate Wellness Program to Unplug

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Mar 16, 2015

Let’s be honest, we’re all a little fed up with being plugged in all the time. There is a constant need to be connected to email, social media, smart phones, laptops, tablets…the list goes on and on. We use technology in all aspects of life, but a major part of that is in the workplace.

The truth is, being constantly connected to technology doesn’t hold many health benefits. In fact, being plugged in all the time can have some negative health outcomes including:

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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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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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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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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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