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Are Your Employees Happy? Employee Satisfaction Still Matters

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, May, 14, 2020

How much are you thinking about employee satisfaction these days?

With business operations changing and new economic pressures mounting, it may be on the bottom of the list of things to think about these days. Despite external pressures, it’s important for leadership to remember engaged employees are the ones who ensure business goes on.

Even in tough times.

Changes to the workplace will be ongoing due to the pandemic, but satisfied, engaged employees will continue to show up and face challenges head-on. Plus, employee engagement and wellness are also tied, making healthy employees a big asset to any company right now.

Satisfied employees will be your most hard-working allies in the upcoming months.

Curious about what makes employees happy?

Below, check out the most current studies on happy employees and four ideas to try out today to increase employee satisfaction ASAP.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

7 Tips for Effectively Managing Your Remote Team Starting Today

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Apr, 30, 2020

The need to manage remote teams doesn’t seem to be fading anytime soon. 

Right now, 71% of employers are struggling with the new remote work style, according to a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey released last week.

Given the current need to switch working styles so quickly, it’s understandable how challenging the current health crisis is on businesses everywhere. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of easy-to-implement tips to minimize the struggle of managing remote workers.

There’s no better time than now to start using the best remote working practices for your team.

Doing so will ensure you’re getting work done as efficiently as possible. It will also help you hone in on what works well for your particular business structure in a remote setting.

Here we share how to tackle remote team management with ease.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

11 Ways to Learn How to De-Stress Without Leaving Your House

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Apr, 13, 2020

Have you forgotten how to de-stress?

Given the current world circumstances, stress is at an all-time high for many people. It may even seem like you just don’t have time to fit in stress-relieving activities.

Quarantine life and schedule changes from the last few weeks have many people on edge. Not to mention the everyday stressors on top of that. Add in that 83% of American workers have work-related stress, and it only makes sense to take a look at the impact it has on productivity, relationships, and more.

With that being said, self-care is a must right now.

Now is the perfect time to remind yourself what it means to unwind — both your body and your mind.  

Here are 11 simple ways to teach yourself how to de-stress right at home:

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

Tips for Working Remotely From Home — With or Without Kids

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Apr, 06, 2020

With much of the globe’s workforce working from home unexpectedly, it’s no wonder everyone is Googling tips for working remotely.

Even if working from home feels challenging, it does have its benefits.

One study found remote workers are more productive when doing so from home. That same study found remote workers felt their work-life balance was a bit out-of-whack.

You may be feeling the same way right about now.

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to be productive and shut your work down at the end of the day — even if your office is less than 20 feet from your couch.

It’s all about scheduling, nailing your most productive time periods, and getting a bit creative.

And, given current projections that 25-30% of the workforce will be working from home one to two days per week in the next few years, it’s time to start getting comfortable with the idea.

Whether you’re working alone or working from home with kids, here’s a list of tips on how to create a productive work day:

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

11 Employee Appreciation Day Ideas That Are Easy and Affordable

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Feb, 27, 2020

Your employees are the reason your company is thriving — so why not show them some love on Employee Appreciation Day?

This year, it falls on March 6. That’s a Friday, which makes it the perfect time to have a low-key celebration honoring your employees.

Not only is showing your employees appreciation great for engagement purposes, but it also is a chance to reflect your company culture. 

Plus, it’s healthy for your employees! According to psychological studies, when a person is shown gratitude it can increase their metabolism, lessen stress, and even improve their sleep habits!

Need some affordable and quick ways to show your employees how you adore all that they do in the workplace?

Here are 11 Employee Appreciation Day ideas your employees will love:

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Topics: In the News, Healthy Workplaces

Our Top Posts for 2019 | TotalWellness

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Dec, 30, 2019

Just like that, nearly 365 days have passed.

If you’ve been reading our blog for most of this year, we hope you’re feeling a whole lot happier and healthier by putting our actionable content into practice.

During 2019, we’ve covered topics to inspire wellness and health in the workplace and life. Our blog content included coverage of tips to avoid holiday weight gain to the best breathing exercises to reduce stress and everything in-between. We love to give our readers variety.

 In 2020, we look forward to getting you even more excited about spreading wellness habits at work.

 Until then, here’s a look at what content you all couldn’t get enough of this year.

 Here are our 10 most popular blogs of 2019:

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

13 Health and Wellness Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss in 2020

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Dec, 16, 2019

Ready to start planning your company’s 2020 wellness program ideas?

For a healthy dose of inspiration, consider refreshing your perspective with a corporate wellness conference to make this upcoming year the healthiest yet for your team.

Health and wellness conferences are an excellent opportunity for HR reps, benefits directors, wellness committee members, and health directors to network and learn about upcoming wellness trends to bring into the workplace.

If you’ve been looking for a way to increase interest in your company’s wellness programs, here’s one way to do it. Most conferences offer team discounts, so check when you register if you can bring down the cost per person by registering your team.

Don’t feel like tracking down the best wellness conferences to attend this year?

No worries. We’ve rounded up the top health and wellness conferences and summits of 2020.

Here are 13 to send your team to for a healthier new year:

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

11 Creative Office Christmas Party Ideas Your Employees Will Love

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Dec, 12, 2019

If you’re tired of the traditional workplace Christmas party, we hear you.

There are only so many butter cookies and punch parties everyone can take.

This year, if you’re looking to throw a creative office Christmas party, it’ll take a little planning to skip the traditional potluck gathering.

Not only are unique holiday party alternatives heaps of fun, it’s also a great way to show employees how much you appreciate all of their hard work.

Best of all, a holiday party doesn’t need to be elaborate, either.

Below we share a list of creative office Christmas party ideas for any budget.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

Clean Hands, Clean Office: The Importance of Handwashing at Work

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Dec, 09, 2019

Clean hands are healthy hands.

And dirty hands spread germs — lots of them.

One study found the typical work desk has more than 10 million bacteria covering it. That’s 400 times more germs than the average toilet seat.

Yuck.

Last week was National Handwashing Awareness Week, and while it may be over, flu season is not. Flu season peaks between December and February, which is why this important preventative measure should be discussed in all workplaces.

Even if it seems a little patronizing to tell adults in your office to “wash their hands,” consider it more of a public health announcement. Even a little PSA via a bathroom stall door flier can reduce the amount of germs spread around your office.

Here are the dirty details of why handwashing should be a hot topic in your office this time of year:

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Topics: In the News, Healthy Workplaces

Your 17-Point Thanksgiving Checklist for Tackling Holiday Stress

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Nov, 21, 2019

Somehow, Thanksgiving is already next week.

Like clockwork, the food-centric holiday creeps up quicker than a turkey thermometer pops.

If you’re hosting this year, it’s time to start planning now. The menu, the guest list, the seating arrangements...it can feel like a lot.

And being stressed out is no way to enjoy a holiday.

By creating an action plan now, you can minimize stressful situations and help the day go smoothly. While you can’t control how your family members act, you can change your reactions. You can also be in control of who you invite and the cooking schedule, too.

Ready to start prepping for a stress-free holiday?

Check out our tips below on how to de-stress the menu, venue, and overall day’s events for a healthier and happier Thanksgiving.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

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