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Corporate Wellness interview with Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy

Mayo’s Growth in Wellness to Expand as it Keeps its Focus ‘People-Centric’

Les C. Meyer - in Worksite Wellness

Rather than pursue mergers and acquisitions as the recipe for growth, the famed Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. is relying on its reputable standard of meaningful face-to-face interaction and building its own growth strategy by scaling its knowledge and…

A businessman counting his money.

Investing in Employee Wellness – How You Can Achieve a 17:1 ROI

Erin Morrow - in Features, Others

By: Erin Morrow Determining the return on investment (ROI) of a wellness program can be difficult. Looking beyond the immediate healthcare costs and utilization will help any organization understand the broader value of its investment. Although solid projections…

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…

People working to achieve better health.

Positive Organizational Health

The Problem America, as well as many other countries in the world, is at an important crossroad. While many large companies are reporting near record profits, employees are experiencing near epidemic levels of stress, anxiety and depression often created…

A carton of cigarettes full of rolled $1 bills

You Are Paying More for Smoking Employees Than You Think

Elana Magen - in Economics

With the New Year ahead, many smokers are going to make ditching the nasty habit of smoking a resolution as they hope for a healthier year ahead, and that’s more than great – it’s life changing! As a 25-year ex-smoker, (celebrating my 5-year anniversary…

Communication is what makes wellness initiatives fit together.

Effective Communication with Employee Interaction

Kerry Elam - 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 stethoscope on an explanation of benefits

Employers Make Costly Healthcare Mistakes Every Day

Most readers will find it hard to believe that a vast majority of employers are costing themselves millions of dollars every year. That is to say that they are totally on board with conventional medicine’s approach to addressing our crisis of chronic disease…

A healthy retirement home

Redefining Wellness and Transforming Retirement: Good Health and Active Living Abroad

Amnon Dahan - in Worksite Wellness

One of the many things corporate wellness should encourage is a new definition of retirement. This concept of wellness may originate in the workplace, but it extends to employees who are part of the same fraternity of healthy and active retirees – people…

Happiness at work can make the office feel like this.

Happiness At Work

Betty Finney - in Worksite Wellness

April Fools!   We had you going there for a second didn’t we? The Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress, and Corporate Wellness Magazine are committed to bringing you HR and benefits solutions that actually work. Now that we’ve all had a good…

A couple talking to am insurance agent

The Carrot or the Stick? How about the Retirement Plan!

Scott Pooch - in Economics

The success of a wellness program links directly to the level of engagement and participation of the employee population. For years, the debate has raged over how to drive greater utilization by using rewards (a carrot), or penalties (a stick) to motivate…

A fitness instructor teaching a class

Wellness Coaching Positively Impacts Corporate Culture

Karen L. Andalman - in Others

Employers know wellness coaching is a leading solution for cost savings and risk reduction. Not only can it affect long-term gains for the employer, but also it can create a resource for employees and spouses to learn strategies for changing lifestyle behaviors-further…

A image showing the steps from good to better to best

Five Strategies to Move your Wellness Program from Good to Great

Jen Piliero - in Worksite Wellness

Healthcare costs are on the rise. In the first quarter of 2014, healthcare spending rose 9.9 percent – the largest quarterly increase in more than 30 years, according to the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. With these continually…