Employee Wellness Blog

Make These 7 Easy Investments Today for a Healthy Workplace

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Apr 15, 2019

When you consider the office space you work in, does it have a good feel to it? 

This may seem like an interior design or Feng shui question, but it actually has everything to do with employee health and a healthy workplace. 

Healthy work spaces = healthy employees. 

That converts to fewer sick days, higher morale, and a lower turnover rate. 

Below, we share seven easy ways to create a healthy workplace that won’t break the bank that could be implemented as soon as today.

The best part? 

Follow-through on these ideas will produce immediate results.

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Reduce Your Liability By Creating a Cell Policy

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Apr 11, 2019

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the ideal opportunity to address employee cell-phone usage while driving.

By the end of today, at least nine Americans will die in a distracted driving crash.

100 will be seriously injured.

Unfortunately, employers can (and have been) held liable for employees who crash due to distractions. For employees doing frequent off-site work trips, this increases the chances of an employer getting pulled into crash liability issues.

Now is the time to start with employee safety talks about cell phone use — on and off the clock — before an accident occurs.

Below, we share why and how your company should implement a cell-phone policy to protect both employees and the organization.

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7 Ways to Make Meaningful Connections with Employees

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Apr 08, 2019

Getting to know your employees shouldn’t be off limits.

In fact, good leaders regularly connect with employees to gain better company insight and develop personal relationships that drive productivity and engagement.

In a recent State of the American Workplace report, only 15% of employees strongly felt that leaders got them excited about the future of the company. How much higher could that percentage be if leaders took the time to connect with employees to share company growth and insight? 

It comes down to creating opportunities for meaningful exchanges that aren’t always about the bottom line.

Here are seven ways to make closer connections with employees:

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National Public Health Week + 7 Daily Topics to Engage Employees

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Apr 04, 2019

National Public Health Week is here. 

The annual event focuses on creating “the healthiest nation” by supporting healthy communities and fair policies. 

This week is the perfect time to start conversations in your workplace and community about public health. Whether you want to follow along with this week’s agenda or save it for a later date, any time is a good time to consider public health. Plus, you can share public health facts year-round with employees.

In this post, we share public health points of discussion to engage employees.

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Illness in the Workplace: How to Support Chronically Ill Workers

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Apr 01, 2019

Whether you realize it or not, there’s likely at least one employee struggling with chronic health issues in your workplace.

In fact, 133 million Americans deal with the challenges of chronic health conditions each year.

Sadly, it’s also the leading cause of disability and death in America.

Chronic illness often comes with pain, which can limit a person’s ability to work. By keeping this in mind, along with a prearranged plan, employers can support staff with compassion and flexibility.

Below, we share insight on how to best support chronically ill workers.

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Create Your Ideal Wellness Committee With These Steps

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Wellness committees = awesome wellness programs. 

If you’re planning your wellness initiatives on a whim, you’re basically taking a shot in the dark and hoping for the best when it comes to employee engagement. 

When companies create a solid wellness committee, it empowers the employees who take part — inside and outside the committee. Bringing in enthusiastic volunteers helps in developing strategic, thoughtful programs that boost employee engagement. 

A well-designed wellness program will: 

  • Improve employee health 
  • Increase productivity 
  • Reduce absenteeism 
  • Boost employee morale 
  • Decrease medical claims

At the core of successful wellness programs is a committee that planned it every step of the way. Here we offer insight and specific steps to create the best wellness committee possible. 

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Easy Strategies to Skyrocket Wellness Program Engagement

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Mar 25, 2019

In theory, it seems like a wellness program would go off without a hitch.

A relatable scenario: Give employees fitness wearables. Ask them to wear it daily. Offer rewards to active participants.

Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.

While there’s never a 100% guaranteed perfect strategy, there are ways to set up your employee wellness program for favorable results.

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5 Free Resources to Freshen Up Your Spring Wellness Campaigns

Posted by Seraine Page on Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Ready or not, it's time to start spring cleaning. 

Your spring wellness initiatives could probably use a good dusting off, too. 

If you’re unsure of how to freshen up your wellness campaigns, we’ve got just the resources for you. Best of all, they’re free! 

The only investment you’ll need is some time. 

Here’s a roundup of our 5 favorite resources to put into use this spring: 

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5 Ways to Boost Workplace Positivity

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Who wouldn’t love to feel more optimistic at work? 

It’s no secret that positivity boosts employee wellness overall.

When employees feel appreciated and respected, they’re more likely to bring a cheerful, can-do attitude into the workplace. Create a toxic work environment, and you’ll watch moods and productivity plummet.

Ready to give negativity the boot? 

Here’s five ways to start promoting positivity in the workplace:

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Should You Care How Much Sleep Your Employees Get?

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Mar 11, 2019

A good night’s sleep is a must.

When the body is in sleep mode, it repairs cells and supports healthy brain function. Hitting the sack and getting high-quality sleep maintains physical and emotional health levels, too.

Deprive yourself of sleep too long, and the results are disastrous.  

When the body is in a sleep deficit, it impacts everything from mood to physical reaction times.

It can also impact the quality of work as it changes parts of the brain, including problem solving. According to the World Sleep Society, 46% of individuals with regular sleep disturbances report missing work or making errors at work.

World Sleep Day is March 15, a perfect day to raise awareness about the importance of not compromising quality sleep.

Want to spread the word on why sleep isn’t just a luxury? Read on.

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