6 Reasons to Allow Pets in the Office

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Aug, 15, 2019

7,000 dogs.

On average, that’s the number of furry coworkers sharing work space with Amazon employees at the famous Seattle headquarters during the work week.

Dogs “working” on the Amazon campus can expect treats from receptionists. If they need a break, they can romp around the doggie deck where there’s space to run and even sniff a fake fire hydrant.

While your office may not have quite as much room, it’s not a bad idea to consider the development of a pets in the office policy. A recent news story revealed that big companies across the U.S. recognize the benefits of having pets around and have adjusted company culture accordingly.

It’s widely recognized how pets help people with mental and health issues, but there are also big benefits for workplaces to include pets on the unofficial employee roster. Studies and work places cite benefits like higher levels of work satisfaction and recruitment competitiveness.

Curious about what your office would look like with pet coworkers? Here’s what we found about the major benefits of pets in the office:

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Topics: In the News

Parental Leave Policy: Why Dads Need Time Off Too

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jul, 29, 2019

Want to help new dads in your office adjust parenthood?

Give them time off to spend with their other half and newborn.

More states are adopting laws that requires employers to offer paid time off for new parents. The Oregon legislature recently passed a Paid Family and Medical Leave Law that requires employers to allow workers to take up to 12 weeks of paid time off, including after the birth of a child.

It’s good business, too, as it benefits employees in big ways.

Studies show new moms recover more quickly from delivery and transition easier into motherhood when the father is on leave, too. Additionally, a new dad’s well-being and the couple’s relationship improves as a result of the early bonding time together.

Interested in setting up a solid parental leave policy, especially for fathers?

Here’s a look at how and why to let employees take advantage of this benefit that helpsthe entire family.

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How to Engage Your Remote Employees the Right Way

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jul, 22, 2019

There’s no denying the workforce is changing.

Hiring remote employees is becoming more commonplace as technology advances and lifestyle demands require more remote availability.

In fact, 16% of global companies are fully remote, according to the most recent Global State of Remote Work report. That means no headquarters, no offices. Internationally, 40% of global companies use a hybrid model.

With the new trend comes challenges, of course.

While most remote employees would not return to an office job, many express feelings of disconnect from their team due to working outside the office. As an employer managing a virtual team, it’s important to address these issues head on to keep employees engaged.

This post will explore how to keep remote employees engaged with their teammates while also increasing satisfaction and productivity.

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Topics: In the News

Measles Outbreak 2019: Why You Need to Protect Your Staff Today

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, May, 09, 2019

Unfortunately, measles have made a comeback in the United States.

Current measles cases in the U.S. are the highest documented since measles was eradicated 19 years ago, according to a recent Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) media statement. Two recent outbreaks in New York and Washington State are to blame for the largest and longest-lasting cases since 2000.

As an employer, you may be wondering how you can protect your staff.

Fortunately, it’s as simple as encouraging the MMR vaccine, which protects against three diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella.

Here’s some insight as to what measles is, what the current vaccine recommendations are, and how to protect your staff.

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Topics: In the News

Our 10 Most Popular Blogs in 2018

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Dec, 20, 2018

The final month of the year is here. We hope you’re feeling happier and healthier than when 2018 started, especially if you read our blog.

It’s our goal to spread well-researched health information and wellness tips. So far, we’ve got blog subscribers in all 50 states and across the globe.

Our readers are dedicated to learning more about healthy living in countries like France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay, Kenya, Italy, Chile, Brazil, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, and beyond.

In 2019, we look forward to inspiring even more readers.

Until then, we’ve collected your favorite blogs this year and put them in one spot.

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Topics: In the News, Wellness at Work

How to Bring Fitness Classes to Your Company: Q&A with Crysta Chalupa

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Sep, 13, 2018

One of the most common excuses for skipping the gym is, “I don’t have the time.” We know how crazy busy most full-time employees are. And we’ll admit, finding time to exercise during the workday can be difficult! One of the ways we help our employees here at TotalWellness find more time for exercise is by offering free, on-site fitness classes.

Our Wellness Specialist, Crysta, started teaching fitness classes to her colleagues this July (2018), and we’ve seen some major positive impacts since then! We would like to share our experience – along with some tips – about our on-site fitness classes. We hope our interview with Crysta inspires some other employers to try out on-site fitness classes of their own!

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Topics: In the News, Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

These New Features of Beata Will Help Your Employees Achieve Their Wellness Goals

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Apr, 09, 2018

TotalWellness has some exciting news! We added four new awesome features to our wellness program, Beata. Beata is a turnkey wellness solution powered through a user-friendly portal. Utilizing a wellness portal is an easy way for busy employers to manage an effective workplace wellness program. 

Beata was designed to engage employees, encourage healthy behavior, and boost participation levels. It also helps simplify the overall process of a wellness program for both the employer and the employee. That’s why we consider Beata your “no sweat” wellness portal. It takes out all the hassle and stress of a wellness program so that employers and employees can focus on what’s truly important: employee health and wellness.

We built Beata on the power of positivity. It was designed specifically to help employers empower their employees to live healthier, happier lives. We removed all of the nonsense, and focused solely on features that truly help employees transform into the healthiest version of themselves.

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Topics: In the News, Wellness at Work

Vaccine Preview for Your 2015 Flu Shot Clinic

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Mar, 12, 2015

As this year’s flu season winds down, we’re getting amped up to prepare for the next flu season. We know it might seem early, but there’s no time like the present right?! Plus, the World Health Organization recently released their suggestions for next year. So, we’d like to get this awesome flu clinic information to you as soon as possible to let you start thinking about scheduling your clinic for this fall.

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Topics: Workplace Flu Shots, In the News



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