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Best Practices: Incentive Design Strategies

Hayley Hines - in Column

Designing and launching incentives for a wellness program can be confusing and overwhelming. This information is provided to give employers an overview of the most common incentive strategies, the range of participation based on amount of incentive, and what’s…

A team of doctors

Saint Luke’s Health System – ‘Role Model’ for Personal Health Improvement and Responsible Healthcare Consumption

Elise Meyer - in Features, Others

Companies in the United States first introduced workplace wellness programs to reduce healthcare costs. As those programs matured, companies learned that nurturing employee health and wellness had benefits well beyond financial gains. Today, as a recent Towers…

Fish swimming in an arrow, with one standing out pointing the other way.

Challenging the Mainstream

Thomas Sondergeld - in Features, Others

I have been fortunate to observe and learn from someone who fished with a net. This very interesting and intricate process to capture as many fish as possible is not as simple as it seems. The net is not merely thrown into the water. There is planning and…

Travelers in a busy airport.

Corporate Wellness Out of Town – What to do with Employees Who Travel

Kristine Mullen - in Features, Others

Because many of its 344 employees are constantly on the road, working on projects across the Southeast, arol Swanson thought their health was imperative. So, the human resources manager at Winter Construction began searching for a wellness program to supplement…

A businessman meditating in whitespace

Revitalize your Wellness Program and Improve Engagement

Veronica Marsden - in Column

Reducing health risks, improving quality of life, enhancing personal effectiveness, and benefits to your organization's bottom line: These are the reasons you implement corporate wellness programs. But are you meeting these objectives? How effective are your…

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Strengthen Engagement with Surveys

Kerry Alison Wekelo - in Column

A survey provides employees the opportunity to voice their opinions and strengthens overall engagement and corporate wellness. As employees see their ideas implemented, they feel integral to the team’s success. Consider conducting surveys throughout the…

Communication is what makes wellness initiatives fit together.

Effective Communication with Employee Interaction

Kerry Alison Wekelo - in Selling & Marketing

Let’s start this discussion with a few questions. When do you listen to what others have to say? At what point do you disengage your attention? What type of communication is most effective and captivates you to wanting to know every detail? We live in a…

A high tech stethoscope

High Tech or High Touch … Why not Both?

Chris Ciatto - in News & Insights

High Tech or High Touch … Why not Both?   Ponder these questions for a moment: Would you like to improve employee engagement in your health and well-being programs? Are you trying to build a culture of health? Is your office environment a barrier to…

Making a maze simple

Wellness with Simplicity: Promoting ‘Pronounceable Health’

Merry Richon - in Worksite Wellness

As medicine becomes more complex, and as some novelists become secular sages, heralding the arrival of their writings-made-real – in this world of quantum mechanics, mathematical biology, nanotechnology and the prophetic end of cancer, AIDS and diabetes…

Using a medicine ball as a chair to engage the core, part of a culture of health.

4 Tips to Improve Company Health Culture

Sean Gallivan - in Worksite Wellness

Healthcare is a $2.8 trillion a year industry in the United States, which is the highest spend per country in the world, but the U.S. is by no means the healthiest. In order to create a healthier nation and put those dollars to making a difference in society,…

A businessman with an office in a meadow

Wellness Starts Inside Out

Kerry Alison Wekelo - in News & Insights

Working from the Inside Out A firm’s culture takes time and energy to cultivate and works best when it comes from the inside out. The book Outside In in which Manning and Bodine discuss success stories of firms that put customers at the center of their business…

A businessman at his desk with a sore neck

What’s Wrong With Wellness?

Dr. Bruce Campbell - in News & Insights

In order to build a culture of wellness in an organization, it’s important to be clear about what wellness means, the goals of the wellness program, what the program’s components are, and how the program “fits” into the work of the organization. Historically,…