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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…

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…

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…

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…

Nudging to Effective Employee Wellness

Nudging Your Way to Effective Employee Wellness Initiatives

by Joseph Giandonato, MBA and Victor Tringali, Healthy Human Capital LLC - in Worksite Wellness

U.S. employers are spending big money on wellness as part of a multifaceted effort to suppress healthcare costs. Employers both large and small have instituted strategies concurrently to propel their workers to better health in the hopes of cutting costs.…

The new wellness rules of 2017

The New Rules of Wellness – Keeping Your Whole Organization Healthy in the New Year

Pam Mortenson - in Worksite Wellness

When you think “wellness,” the first thing that typically comes to mind is diet and exercise. While these are important components of wellness, it’s important to expand this focus more broadly. Wellness has come a long way in recent years, evolving to…

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Promoting Wellness Among an Aging Workforce

by Victor Tringali, MS, CSCS & Joseph Giandonato, MBA, MS, CSCS - in Worksite Wellness

A perfect storm of an aging workforce - a healthcare network which is growing increasingly more difficult to navigate, and ever-changing policies and mandates which breed a spiral of uncertainty has engulfed our nation. Unfortunately, until we can reverse…