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Creating Effective Benefits Communication

Marcia Otto - in Others

Digital technology has transformed most aspects of employees’ day-to-day lives – and workplace benefits programs are no exception. Yet while it’s easy to think technology has displaced live communication, the reality is, technology acts as a complement…

5 Things to Keep in Mind Before Kicking Off a Well-Being Program

by Henry Albrecht - in Worksite Wellness

A great well-being program gets employees ready to do great work. When employees show up healthy, energized and with a purpose, they’re more engaged. Seventy-six percent more engaged than employees with lower well-being, according to recent research. It’s…

Wellness Incentives and Gilligan’s Island

Al Lewis - in Worksite Wellness

What determines whether incentives work or fail?  This posting answers that question, which is as old as workplace wellness itself, in 550 words. Suppose your company offers to pay 100 employees to take 10,000 steps a day for the next 5 days.  If you pay…

A Clear Sky of Recovery: The Journey from Addiction to Health and Wellness

Lewis Fein - in Mental Health

I often say corporate wellness is impossible without personal wellness. Let me also say individual health – the path from addiction to recovery – is improbable without quality care from compassionate caregivers. That depth of sincerity is rare. Even rarer…

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This Is How Writing Can Make You a Broad-Minded Person

Gloria Kopp - in Focused

Writing may sound like a boring task, reminiscent of your school days, however, many people would benefit from spending some time as a wordsmith on a daily basis. It helps with mental and emotional health; helps wake up your brain, and can even make you a…

Congressional Bill Could Allow Wellness Programs to Require Genetic Testing

Kim Bassett - in News & Insights

Very little is being said about a bill moving through Congress that would allow employers to require its employees enrolled in the company’s wellness program to submit to genetic testing. Under this bill, if the employee does not comply, the employer could…

Senate Approves Trump FDA Pick

Daniel Pyne - in News & Insights

On Tuesday, the Senate confirmed Dr. Scott Gottlieb as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a 57 to 42 decision, mostly along party lines. The decision is not without controversy. Dr. Gottlieb has had close ties to the pharmaceutical and…

How to Engage and Manage Millennials in Your Workforce

Alison Brehme - in Worksite Wellness

There has been no shortage of information when it comes to Millennials and the workforce. It seems that it’s something everyone wants to talk about these days. Plus, 2017 also marks the first time that Generation Z will be joining the workforce. Times are…

Stress & Gastrointestinal Systems: The Unsexy Truth

Zach Younce - in Others

The gastrointestinal system is a fancy word for the gut and I will frequently use GI to reference this throughout the article. The gut has multiple parts including the stomach, the small intestine, and the large intestine. These are the three principal areas…

How To Make Your Work Environment More Enjoyable Without A Huge Investment

Kim Bassett - in Worksite Wellness

We spend on average eight hours a day at work. That translates to roughly 2,080 hours per year. This means we spend about a quarter of our life each year at work. With another quarter spent sleeping and a third quarter keeping our households running, this…

employee discussing prostate cancer with their doctor.

Testing Employees for Prostate Cancer

Many screening vendors propose testing for prostate cancer, using the prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, test. (There is another way to check for prostate cancer, but I can't describe it in a family publication like Corporate Wellness. Plus I don't want to…

5 Key Components to Effective Disaster Preparedness

Scott Cormier, VP of Emergency Management, Environment of Care and Safety Medxcel Facilities Management - in Focused

Natural disasters cause nearly 500 deaths annually in the United States. Unfortunately, healthcare facilities in the U.S. continue to fall short in disaster planning and preparedness. This lack of preparation creates the potential for serious ramifications,…