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How to Protect Your Business and Employees from Identity Theft Risks

Page Elliott - in Column

Data breach and identity theft risks continue to plague businesses and consumers alike. Large-scale exposures—hitting organizations from nationwide retail and restaurant chains to multi-state hospital systems—are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes…

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Why Employers Should Pay Attention to the Financial Wellness of their Employees

Josh Verne - in Economics

Financial stress could be an invisible shackle hampering the productivity of your employees. Stacks of research clearly show that happy, stress-free employees are the most productive. It is in an employer’s best interest to cultivate a positive workplace…

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Follow the Leader

Karen L. Andalman - in Focused

Follow the Leader In the quest for creating a culture of wellness in the workplace, it is imperative that senior level management take the lead. From an early age, we are conditioned to follow the positive examples set by our parents, older siblings and teachers.…

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,…

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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,…

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Elevating Safety Performance by Integrating Wellness: A Construction Case Study

Lise Kafka - in Worksite Wellness

Over the last twenty years, ergonomists and safety professionals have been highly successful in reducing the frequency and severity of workplace injuries across several industries. Though the employee front observed marked success, safety and human resources…

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The Art and Science of Employee Engagement – Six Simple Strategies That Reap Real Rewards

Lisa Ryan - in News & Insights

The Art and Science of Employee Engagement How would you react if someone suggested that you get to know your staff by taking one of them to lunch every day until you met with everyone in your department?  Would you be willing to meet with your employees…

Health care reform, or Obamacare, will make or break a wellness program.

Leverage Wellness Leadership: Make Lemonade from Healthcare Reform’s Lemons

Health reform makes for strange bedfellows. Wellness is a feel-good, employee engagement tool. Many employers still view wellness as a luxury. At the opposite end of the spectrum, consider new minimal health plan designs (“skinny plans”) promoted to employers…

Weighing health vs. costs

Employer Wellness Programs: Are They Worth the Money?

Vince Han - in Economics

As HR executives and wellness directors navigate the rapidly developing employer-sponsored wellness landscape, a common plea from C-level management is for more clarity around ROI (Return on Investment). For every dollar spent to support employee wellness,…

Wellness programs do more than improve health, they foster an active, productive lifestyle.

Employee Wellness Programs for a More Productive Workforce

Donna Haybarger - in Worksite Wellness

Healthcare in the United States has reached a crisis point. The cost of medical treatment is 274 times greater today than in 1950, even though the average cost of all other goods

Clear, effective communication is the best thing for health.

Maximizing Returns from Benefit Investments with Proper Communication

JJ Summerall - in Economics

“Respondents (to the survey) gave their companies the lowest marks at the most basic employee interaction level – getting employees to understand the cost and value of their health benefits.”

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Leading Through Employee Adversity

John F. Nichols - in Others

Ask any leader, “What makes you lose sleep at night?” and it should come as no surprise that