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James Kelley explains how consumer behavior can help you understand hat your employees need from wellness.

Understanding Consumer Behavior Leads to Understanding Your Employees

James Kelley Ph.D - in Others

Employees in your finance department are not the same as employees in the call center, so treating them as such may result in missed opportunities to engage them in wellness initiatives. Utilizing consumer behavior (CB) to segment your employee population…

Voluntary Benefits and Corporate Wellness

Making the Most of Voluntary Benefit Offerings in the Employee Benefits Package

Employees are taking on more financial responsibility for their benefits, and they have more interest than ever before in acquiring benefits that work…

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The Real ROI for Employee Wellness Programs

Jennifer Schaefer - in Column

 An upbeat, healthy, happy, productive and revenue-generating workforce -- Isn’t that what every employer wants? You can’t connect smiles on faces…

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Health Promotion: IBM ‘Commits’ to Corporate Wellness

Megan Turner - in Features

IBM, a multinational technology and innovation company, relies on a steadfast commitment for senior leadership and a strategic, integrated approach to address more than 400,000 employees from some 100 countries. A Commit to Health approach encourages employees…

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Corporate Wellness: Push the Envelope Toward Lower Healthcare Costs

Wellness, as we know it, is at a crossroads. For those of us who have been in the industry a while – a long while – we are seeing opportunity and change. We are seeing employers from all industries looking for the silver bullet that will bend the steep…

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Mind, Body, Me – A Case Study in Wellness Engagement at Ithaca College

Cindy McCall - in Features

Although a great deal of research has been published that celebrates the return on investment that can be attained by implementing a wellness program that truly saves money and produces a happier, healthier workforce, many organizations still struggle to realize…

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Beyond Healthcare Costs: Investments in Wellness as Source of Business Value

Bruce Sherman - in Features

Human resources and, more specifically, benefits departments, have traditionally been viewed as organizational centers responsible for managing benefits costs. Now, there is increasing recognition that strategic investment in health and well-being can have…

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The Bottom Line on Wellness

Sue Parks - in News & Insights

The Bottom Line The success of a wellness program, in terms of changed behavior and the bottom line, hinges on integrating all planning, activities and efforts into one vibrant, measurable initiative. A key requirement of this integration and the development…

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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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Weight Loss Programs – Shed the Pounds and Save Some Money

Jeff Hyman - in Economics

There aren’t many companies that couldn’t use an extra million dollars. If you run a company with a thousand employees, that’s how much you could be saving by instituting a corporate wellness program for your employees. Studies show that two-thirds of…

A man looking at the missing piece of the wellness puzzle, i.e. incentives

Reinventing Corporate Wellness Incentives to Drive Actual Results

Grace Dickinson - in Economics

For years, most corporate wellness programs have done little more than “look good” as an added benefit on paper. Health culture within companies has gone neglected, with associated programs given little attention and their initial goals often left incomplete.…

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‘Dangling the Carrot’ – Using Incentives to Achieve Corporate Health and Wellness Goals

Sue Blankenhagen - in Worksite Wellness

In recent years, human resource offices across North America have made it a priority to elevate their levels of corporate health and wellness. Companies are clearly recognizing that employee wellness programs benefit everyone, especially as healthcare costs…