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How to Avoid Burnout From Sapping The Life Out of Employees

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Oct, 14, 2021

Want to know how to avoid burnout in your workplace?

There’s no one answer, but, luckily, there are options to keep burnout levels to a minimum. Even though burnout isn’t an official mental health medical condition, it does have a massive impact on mental health.

Because of this, more companies are seeing the investment in mental health resources as worthwhile. In fact, companies that invest in workplace mental health get a 4x return on investment. This can increase productivity, improve retention, and support inclusion measures.

Sadly, 70% of workers don’t think employers are doing all they can to prevent and reduce burnout at work. But you have the power to change your own workplace environment and your employees’ minds if they’re feeling that way.

If your company has been scrambling to find the right tools and resources to empower employees since the pandemic burnout hit, then this post is for you.

Here’s how to avoid burnout before comes into play in your workplace:

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

6 Must-Have Healthy Fall Snacks To Try This Season

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Oct, 11, 2021

Need some healthy fall snack ideas that aren’t full of empty calories?

Fall officially kicked off September 22. And now it seems everywhere you turn, there’s no missing the Halloween candy, fall-themed treats, and comfort foods that beckon.

Given that a medium pumpkin spice latte has about 400 calories — the equivalent of a decent meal — it’s a good idea to have go-to healthy fall snacks on hand to curb the “need” for fall flavors.

Below, we share a list of healthy fall produce you can turn into delicious, nutrient-dense snack options with ease. Each pick was selected for its high nutritional value while also bringing vibrant flavors to your autumn snack menu.

Read on to crunch and munch your way through the top good-for-you healthy fall snacks that are worth skipping handfuls of candy corn for.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

7 Virtual Onboarding Tips to Make New Hires Feel Welcome

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Sep, 09, 2021

Are you doing virtual onboardings more often these days?

If so, you know welcoming a new team member looks different when it’s done virtually versus the traditional meet-and-greet first day. They could be miles away or a continent away, depending on where they’re living. No matter where they are, they want to feel like they’re a welcome and essential part of the team.

A great onboarding process can:

    • Make employees feel more welcome
    • Improve employee retention by 82%
    • Increase chances of employee referrals
    • Reduce unnecessary activities or paperwork

This post will share ways to encourage them to join right in and tips for employers to make it a seamless process.

Ready to help your employees enjoy their virtual onboarding process? Read on!

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

The Truth on Can Employers Really Mandate a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Aug, 23, 2021

The question has circulated for a while: Can employers mandate a COVID-19 vaccine?

The answer isn’t as straightforward as one would think. But now that companies like Facebook and government entities like the VA are requiring employees to get the jab, it’s important to share what that means for both employers and employees. Some employers are even including the mandate in job listings these days.

Below, we share insight from a lawyer and attorney on the rules for employee mandated vaccines still under emergency authorization and who may be exempt. Plus, we’ll share a few ideas for incentivizing your staff to get their shots. 

Here’s a look at the most pressing question in the business world right now.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, COVID-19

These 35 Mental Health Quotes of The Day Are Worth Reading

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Aug, 16, 2021

In recent weeks, mental health discussions sprouted from the unlikeliest of places: the Tokyo Olympic Games.

After gymnast Simone Biles’ recent departure — and stunning return — to the Olympic stage after a brief mental health break, she tackled the subject head on during interviews.  The four-time Olympic gold medalist stepped away briefly from the Tokyo Olympics and withdrew from several competitions after realizing she wasn’t in the right mental headspace.

"We also have to focus on ourselves, because at the end of the day, we're human, too," said Biles, according to The Associated Press. "We have to protect our mind and our body, rather than just go out there and do what the world wants us to do."

As a nod of unity to the talented gymnast for talking about mental health, we decided to round up mental health quotes of the day for you to share. Quote them to your staff daily, send them in an email, or even put one on a sticky note placed on someone’s desk who you know needs it.

Ready to inspire your own mental health conversations at work? Read on.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

Stay Well at Work: How to Prepare For a New COVID Outbreak

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jul, 26, 2021

Staying well at work seems trickier than it used to be.

Unfortunately, COVID is making a comeback with new variants shutting down places like Australia and Bangladesh, halting business operations for many. With these new outbreaks (and some health organizations encouraging vaccinated folks to mask up again), it’s important for employers to stay vigilant in keeping their in-office teams safe.

With every state seeing an increase in COVID cases, it’s essential for companies to prepare and practice prevention efforts to keep the virus from spreading. In doing so, leadership can help employees who have come back into the office stay well at work and feel comfortable staying in the workplace.

“A simple trick to adopt in the office is to post reminders about health and safety throughout the office,” says Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy, a primary care doctor for DoctorSpring. “It should become common practice for everyone. Condition them to adopt such protocols so that it will be a normal practice for them.”

Want some more guidance?

Here’s what your company can do now to help your team stay well at work:

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, COVID-19

5 Quick Motivational Video Workouts to Try Today on Your Break

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jul, 19, 2021

Short on energy to workout?

You might just need a motivational video workout to get you going.

With the hybrid work model becoming the norm, many workers are sitting a lot longer than usual. But that doesn’t have to be you or your team.

Share this post with your coworkers and employees to get them inspired to get up and move their bodies. Doing so daily can help prevent back pain and poor posture while increasing energy and blood flow. Looking to lose weight or keep cardiovascular health in check? Regular exercise does that, too.

 Below, you’ll find five inspirational and motivational video workouts to offer a visual of how to do a workout that doesn’t require equipment or a change of workout clothes.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

Job Stress and COVID: Reduce Back-to-Work Anxiety for Your Team

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jul, 15, 2021

Job stress is more real than ever.

Add in coming back to the workplace during an ongoing pandemic, and it’s enough to make most employees want to crawl back into bed. While gathering back to a somewhat normal workplace might feel exciting, it can also feel a bit terrifying, too.

During the past year, health officials have constantly reminded us to keep our personal interaction bubbles small, so it makes sense employees are feeling uneasy. Plus, every day we’re learning what is considered safe in the post-COVID vaccination world. With new updates daily, it can add fuel to the anxiety fire.

As employers, being empathetic and addressing those concerns will help make the adjustment back into the workplace easier for your employees.

Not sure exactly how to do that?

Below, we share insight on how to acknowledge employees’ concerns and a variety of ways to ease their anxiety.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, COVID-19

Experts Share How to Create Wellness-Centered Hybrid Work Model

Posted by Seraine Page on Tue, Jul, 06, 2021

Wondering how to keep wellness at the center of your new hybrid work model?

Now that companies are opening back up after long periods of remote work, it’s a time for readjustment. That includes figuring out how to create a cohesive wellness strategy that benefits employees no matter their location.

As more companies implement a hybrid work model, there will be more wellness initiatives designed to accommodate flexible and ever-changing work schedules. Wellness campaigns will also require a bit more planning to be inclusive and companies need to get creative with marketing and engaging employees.

Unsure how to bridge the wellness gap between remote and in-house workers?

We reached out to experts for their best tips and practices for navigating wellness while sustaining a hybrid work model. Check out their insights below!

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

Why Company Wellness Resources Matter & Which to Invest In

Posted by Seraine Page on Tue, Jun, 29, 2021

Looking to refresh your wellness resources?

It’s a smart move for companies looking to strengthen company culture and prove to employees that taking care of business includes employees’ health, too. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted more than just the physical health of many, but also the mental health of employees across the globe, forcing many companies to reevaluate wellness on multiple levels.

Since the pandemic’s start, people have been experiencing higher rates of stress, burnout, and mental health crises. By providing resources that make it easier for employees to include in their already jam-packed lives, they’re more likely to participate and have better results.

This guide will walk employers through wellness resources that every company should consider investing in to keep employees happy, productive, and healthy.

Here’s your insight to helping employees thrive in mind, body, and spirit.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

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