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Thermal comfort in the office

How Thermal Comfort Can Impact Your Bottom Line

Rebecca Gicante - in Worksite Wellness

Last week, I decided to take a moment to sort through my closet. I leaned in and started shuffling the hangers from left to right so that I could identify each item. While doing this, I realized that clothes for every season were hanging in there. Short sleeved…

Leveraging data to improve health

How Leveraging Data Can Improve Well-being

Pam Mortenson - in Worksite Wellness

Data analytics has emerged and grown as a critical tool throughout the healthcare industry, and workplace health and benefits are no different. As workplace…

employee incentive business concept as a group of businessmen and businesswomen running on a track towards a dangling carrot on a moving cable as a financial reward metaphor to motivate for a goal.

Carrots, Sticks or Knowledge: Is Your Wellness Program Making the Right Choice?

Dr. Jeanine Joy - in Worksite Wellness

Is your organization using carrots or sticks in an effort to improve outcomes in your corporate wellness program? Do you understand what the research…

How To Gracefully Handle Political Discussions At Work

How to Handle Political Discussions in the Office

Kerry Wekelo Elam - in Worksite Wellness

We are taught that we should not talk about politics or religion in the workplace; however, as our nation is faced with intense political divide and the media streaming negativity, it is only natural that political discussions are showing up at work again.…

in a company whose structural basis is the 9 to 5 workday, managers are getting the short end of the stick.

Why Managers Should be Careful of the 9 to 5 Workday

Chris Hunting - in Worksite Wellness

As companies shift toward health and wellness in the workplace, many companies such as Wegmans and Colgate-Palmolive are adopting a more flexible approach to employee work hours. But in a company whose structural basis is the 9 to 5 workday, managers are getting…

Stress and Wellness

The Necessity of Stress and Wellness In the Workplace

Derek Kren - in Worksite Wellness

The workplace needs a counterbalance. Now, be careful not to confuse that with balance, “an even distribution of weight[...].” We’re talking about counterbalance “a weight that balances another weight” — not unlike the relationship between stress…

Caring as a Shared Value

Caring as a Shared Value: Caring for the Employees and for the Organization

Dee W. Edington & Olga Reupert - in Worksite Wellness

Why is Caring Important? Caring is an integral component of basic human life.  Individuals and groups of like-minded people understand and care for the values and situations of other individuals and groups.  In an organizational environment and culture,…

Financial Wellness Programs Attract Top Talent and Boost Productivity

Financial Wellness Attracts Top Talent and Boosts Productivity

Jeff Tulloch - in Worksite Wellness

This is a key finding from MetLife’s 14th Annual Employee Benefit Trends Study (EBTS) which found that just 46 percent of all employees expect their personal financial situation to get better in the next year, compared to over half (52 percent) in 2014. MetLife’s…

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Reassessing Your Wellness Programs to Create A Culture of Health

Seth Serxner, Ph.D., MPH - in Worksite Wellness

Would you rather have an employee who is distracted and lethargic, or who is engaged and accountable? The latter, of course. That, in a nutshell, is the business case for health and wellness programs and creating a culture of health. Employers we surveyed…

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Energy without Unease: Personal Wellness and Professional Productivity

Lewis Fein - in Worksite Wellness

Professional productivity is not sustainable without a commitment to personal wellness. Attempts to promote the former while ignoring the latter only make the first goal improbable and the second subject impossible. Or: When searching for a way to increase…

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Employers Can Prevent Loss of Lives and Dollars

By Francois Millard, chief actuarial officer, Vitality Group - in Worksite Wellness

The start of a new year comes with many personal health aspirations. It is also a good time for businesses to think afresh about the importance of health within the workplace, as well as how our actions and products impact the health of the communities we…

Baby Boomers Enjoying Retirement

The Baby Boomers Enigma: Preparing an Unprepared Generation for Retirement

By Seth Ravine, Chief Revenue Officer, Acclaris, and Kimberly Lear, Founder, Inlay Insights - in Worksite Wellness

Baby Boomers—born between the years 1946 and 1964—are the wealthiest generation and yet the least prepared for retirement. They will live longer, but are no strangers to chronic illnesses. They love technology, but they use it on their terms. As the world’s…