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Is Employee Engagement Important? You Know It.

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Aug, 02, 2021

Is employee engagement important?

The answer is a resounding yes.

As more companies move into hybrid work models, it’s more important than ever to keep employees engaged to minimize staff turnover and improve efficiency and productivity.

Sadly, only one in five employees actually want to work for the company they’re hired by, according to the Workforce Institute 2021 Engagement and Retention Report. Worse yet, about half of employees surveyed plan to actively job hunt this year. Eek.

A lack of employee engagement could be caused by numerous factors including: poor company communication, false alignment with the company’s mission, minimal recognition, and more.  

Below we share the importance of employee engagement and how to engage your employees even more so they never want to leave your company.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

National Immunization Awareness Month: Why It Matters

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jul, 29, 2021

Looking for a health observance to promote at work next month?

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, an annual observance dedicated to the importance of vaccinations for all ages. For employers, this is a great time to raise awareness about which vaccines adults need, reasons to vaccinate, and how to find vaccination sites with ease.

Since the COVID vaccine rollout, there has been much interest in vaccines, how they work, why we need them, etc. 

National Immunization Awareness Month is a great opportunity to dispel COVID vaccine myths and update workers on other shots they may need beyond the COVID shot.

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Topics: 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, Wellness at Work

7 Self-Care Strategies for Your Employees

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jul, 22, 2021

What does your self-care strategy look like?

If it’s a once-a-year massage appointment, you know you can do better than that! In fact, self-care is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It’s a way to nurture a healthy relationship with yourself in more ways than one.

The five types of self-care include:

  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Spiritual
  • Mental
  • Social

The pandemic made us all hyper-aware of how little we give ourselves necessary self-care. It also created a huge opportunity for individuals to slow down and try self-care as a way to cope with lockdowns. Now that many are heading back into the workplace, it’s important to maintain those habits.

Need to work on your self-care game a bit more or help your employees do so?

Here is a look at seven self-care strategies every worker can use to their benefit.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

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, Wellness at Work

Healthy Road Trip Food Options to Pack

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jul, 12, 2021

In need of some ideas for healthy road trip food options this summer?  

We’ve got you covered.

When it comes to road trip planning, mapping out routes isn’t the only important part of the process. Equally important are the road trip food options. If your usual go-to is a bag of chips, energy drinks, and handfuls of French fries, it’s time to shake up your routine.

That means a need to plan and prepare snacks for the road.

Not sure where to start? Below, we have 10 delicious and nutritious ideas to help you pack up your cooler a whole lot faster.

Get ready to get your snack on.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

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

11 Simple Ways to Boost Employee Morale ASAP

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jun, 24, 2021

In need of ideas to boost employee morale?

As we drag through year two of a pandemic that’s just now getting under control, it’s likely many professionals need a morale lift. In particular, educators, working parents, healthcare workers, and social workers have been strained during the uncharted pandemic waters.

A boost is what most employees need at this point. It also serves as a reminder of how quality company perks are what matter to employees — sometimes even more than a fat paycheck. Benefits like unlimited time off, relaxing break rooms, and solid recognition programs are what employees want and need right now.

If you’re fresh out of ideas for ways to lift your team’s spirits, fear not. Below we’ve compiled easy, affordable ways to get your team back into their pre-pandemic groove.

Here are 11 ways to offer activities and perks to boost employee morale:

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Topics: Wellness at Work

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