Employees who are highly engaged in wellness programs long-term are shown to be more productive, with fewer unhealthy days, as well as reduced abstenteeism and presenteeism.
With nearly half of the U.S. population in the workforce, employers have an opportunity to significantly improve population health by focusing on the health and wellness of their employees.
Corporate Wellness Magazine recently sat down with Seth Serxner, Ph.D., MPH, the chief health officer at Optum, a leading health services innovation company, talking about current wellness trends and a new Optum research study linking employee loyalty to well-being programs.
The next time you consume any service, whether it’s filing your taxes, getting your brakes done or having your lunch maid, you may want to take a closer look at the employee doing it.
As a self-insured employer, you owe a strict fiduciary duty to your employees and their families to act in their best interest in the management and oversight of your organization’s health plan.
Approximately 19.7 million Americans suffer from substance use disorder (SUD) and that an estimated 8.5 million American adults suffer from co-occurring substance use disorder and mental illness.
Going green is the best way to leaving a habitable planet for the next generation and this involves changing the paradigm in work. Our planet leave imprints on our planet and some of these activities may be harmful to the environment.
Chronic disease is a source of emotional pain rather than physical discomfort when it plagues seniors. The condition smells bad, as it induces a visual and visibly negative-reaction among those in close proximity to a person with the disorder.
Benefits of Health and Wellness programs are still seen by the majority of European employers as primarily efficiency-related. In Ireland, employees feel that health and wellness programs should be an almost mandatory part of the employer offerings.
Addiction has a diverse effect on the dignity of work and workers can do their job without the urge to imbibe alcohol. The drunkenness does not stop and the mania does not cease when a person arrives at the office, claiming 79,000 lives every year.
The top 20 well-being professionals from various industries were honored at the Well-being 100® Awards Ceremony. Individuals are nominated from 27 categories and various cities across the US and abroad and are honored for their innovative approach.
A collaborative or open work environment may stoke creativity, improve communication and allow for better access to peers. We recognize that open workspaces may actually inhibit productivity because of the lack of privacy and quiet space.
When the employees are not engaged at work, means their performance and overall productivity as well as organization's plummets. When engaged, they go about their work with so much enthusiasm and commitment that get things done.
After 50 years of arrival into the corporate workforce, women are still largely underrepresented at all workforce levels globally. As per reports, women's participation in the labor force globally has remained stagnant over the last two decades.
Implementation for the design of eco-friendly, energy-efficient and green construction projects has been gaining attention. Right from the construction of private homes, office buildings, to large building such as hospital complexes.
Fall is considered the second busiest time for gyms, company-sponsored activities, and exercise facilities in the United States. The guidelines can help achieve personal fitness goals, and they can be incorporated into corporate wellness programs.
Having a good job improves an individual's health and overall attitude of employees towards life in various ways. Many people face significant stress in the workplace that it outweighs any possible benefits and even poses a threat to their health.
Offices are provided certificates of safety, notifying workers of a building's compliance with various maintenance codes. The certificates are proof of compliance, but they do not prove workers are safe from its elevators running smoothly.
A safe workplace is the result of rights that protect workers and protections that benefit the most vulnerable workers. The people involved in road accidents rely on the healing hands of doctors and the helping hands of lawyers.
Financial wellness program provides freedom from financial crunch as well as success for the company and workers together. More than 80% of the companies have already implemented while the rest 20% of companies are planning to do in the near future.
Wellness programs encourage employees to engage in physical activity that helps to establish a good work-life balance. It means establishing a secure and safe work environment is imperative to a productive and fulfilled workforce.
Crystal sound is a part of the series of Sound Healing and Vibrational Medicine and deals with effective use with addiction. The treatment center integrates music as their core value, to empower those suffering from addiction to take ownership.
Companies often look for various strategies to boost employee productivity, keep the team fit and maintain their health. Steps like health insurance, walking meetings, healthy snacks, safety equipment, physical activities, and corporate training increase wellness.
Digital Revolution in the healthcare industry aimed at bringing seamless facilities for patients and healthcare providers. Innovations like telemedicine, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and robotics have revolutionized the healthcare sector.
Mobiles and wireless gadgets have simplified our life but unfortunately, they bombard us with Electromagnetic forces. Companies believing in wellness must promote awareness and education to fight this invisible threat at the workplace.
Corporate careers involve desk jobs, which bring a lot of health issues and affects productivity, wellness, and performance. Investment in chairs and desks, lighting, reviewing monitor height, and providing fitness tracker indicates healthy workstation.
The unexpected departure of any high potential employee is bad for any organization and it often creates operational confusion. Investment in career planning, empowering the team, and preparing for the future helps minimize the risk.
Hiring is the most significant process and requires time, effort, resources and a lot of skills to get the right candidate. Factors like a precise job description, background check and implementing a trial period reduce the risk.
Symbols and Icons have the power to connect with viewers on an emotional level and creates a long-lasting impression in the mind. Wellness at the corporate level comes with a meaningful logo which communicates with the audience.
Small practices like laughter and stretch break, to ordering healthy food and drinks during meetings helps foster wellbeing. Various wellness programs and policies like a flexible schedule, wellness competition, dress code generates a strong impact.
Eyestrain at workplace arises due to the continuous work on computer, tablet and smartphone screens for a longer duration. According to a survey, 9.6 million citizens are suffering from myopia and the same will surge to 4.8 billion by 2050.
Corporate lawyers give companies a reason which is more a matter of moral justice than a mandate from our judicial system. By immersing themselves in this process, lawyers prove that corporate wellness is a catchall for involvement by doctors, nutritionists.
Americans are well introduced with the term- low back pain and over 80 percent of people experience this once in their lifetime. Back pain causes much pain to the employer which also affects the productivity, increases the medical cost for the treatment.
Finding solutions to the societal problems of the community with an honest effort help build a strong connection with the consumers. CSR affects your business and employees in a positive way both professionally and personally.
Employees' wellness program and restructuring the organization's culture is the best investment in your company. Communication, involvement in decision making, and a holistic approach further help to achieve a good work-life balance.
A human body has various energy frequencies working in tandem for harmony and self-healing and has the power of even destroying it. Energy Medicine helps in managing the energy within our system for improving the health of the human body.
In the USA, more than 783,936 patients die of various medical negligence every year and the number continues to climb. Lack of physicians and ever-increasing healthcare consumers are projected to give extra burden to the existing workforce.
Fitness among employees reduces healthcare use, low medical costs, and fewer absences which creates positive socio-economic impacts. Financial incentives encourage employees to maintain a physically active life and make it a lifelong habit.
A consultant needs to develop a relationship with their client, wellness vendor, health insurer, and product provider. Planning activities in advance, setting lofty goals and preparing a marketing strategy to engage employees for each employer-client.
Corporate mindfulness helps companies inspire employees and make the workplace an exciting and fulfilling part of their lives. It increases energy, positivity, productivity, awareness and creativity among the employees.
Spring is around the corner and it becomes challenging to keep yourself healthy during this season. Exercise, workout attire, fruits & vegetables, breakfast, proper sleep and scheduled doctor's meet ensure you are living a healthy lifestyle.
Discrimination on the basis of mental and behavioral health is on the rise and it is hard to overlook that stigma. Agencies are working for the victims of the discrimination who are denied employment and reasonable accommodations.
Small businesses face tough competition with their larger counterparts and the survival is not easy. They should offer voluntary benefits like flexibility, personal connection, better opportunities, and a good vision for the future to their employees.
Employees spend plenty of their time in the office typing memos, analysing data, attending meetings, and speaking with clients. Few changes like repositioning the stairwells, light, air quality, collaboration spaces and ergonomic stations increases productivity.
April 's Move More Month aim at pushing you further to achieve a healthy body by accepting challenges like running, walking. Track progress using wearables, pick walking pals, list group of walkers in neighborhood, pledge to walk more everyday.
There is a direct relationship between healthy employees and company performance and thus company stress on wellness programs. Increase in financial stability, the growth of organization, satisfaction and increase in productivity are some of the other perks.
Noise at the workplace may depreciate the health of employees and lead to high blood pressure and increased cholesterol. The United States is suffering from cardiovascular disease and is linked to noise as pressure and cholesterol promote heart disease.
More than 70% employers are aware that the opioid epidemic puts a direct impact of drug misuse in their workplace. The epidemic is ot limited to just crippling the nation's health but it also causes an immesurable number of deaths and pain to the family.
The craze for career in corporate health and wellness is witnessing a strong hold in the field of corporate health. Students earning as much money and promotion as those having a university degree in health and wellbeing certification course.
Workplace is the the tedious place to eat as employees constantly run towards deadlines, clients, emails, secure contracts. Employees in the US spend a lot of their time in the workplace, disrupting the work-life balance which seriously impacts their health.
The employee health and wellness front shows a trend shift in five fundamental strategic approach to well-being at work. Those include concept of wellness, improving access, increase budget and financial incentives and going digital.
AARP slammed the US Dept. of Labor to allow small businesses to come together and offer association health plans (AHP). ERISA to include an association of employers that have a common industry or geographical location formed to sponsor common health plan.
Social media is not only limited to communication, in fact, it has become a marketplace where employers meet customers. It is common for an employee to keep in touch with their former colleagues and clients after switching to the new job.
February, the month of heart health awareness remind employers to pause and reflect on how heart healthy their employees are. It keeps track diseases like cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack, hypertension which is the major cause of death in the US.
Corporate wellness programs are escalating at a rapid pace and it is challenging for many companies to keep costs under control. Wellness is becoming an integral part of how employers ensure maximum productivity and efficiency of their workforces.
After ACA, how can an employer avoid the twin problem of the Cadillac Tax and ever-increasing healthcare costs. Various ideas floated in front of the government like to block grant or to fund at the local level amounts needed for healthcare.
As healthcare costs are increasing while quality, access, and satisfaction in the health system is declining. Benefit solution is not limited to large manufacturers, as employers can obtain savings and improvements in the facility can bring your bottom line.
Medical debts account for 52 percent of debt collections actions that appear on consumer financial protection bureau. With rising costs of medical care, employers would be wise to consider new ways to help employees reduce the financial risks.
Diseases like asthma, diabetes, hypertension and severe obesity are the leading causes of death and disability in the US. Every 7 out of 10 deaths happen due to these chronic diseases despite the fact that these diseases are preventable through balanced diet.
Compared to our ancestors, we are living longer and healthier lives and that's indeed good news for all of us. Boomers have refused to go gently into that good night, and going off script for them has thoroughly altered how society view seniors.
Managing a wellness program is not an easy game to handle and it becomes worse when the employees are spread across the globe. This obstacle is faced by AG whose associates are located in almost all continents managing a wellness program of such magnitude.
Engaged employees share the same vision as their company and work as enthusiasts in a direction to fulfill that mission. Engagement increases the productivity of the employees, offer better customer service and increases your profits.
Sedentary time refers to the time you spend either sitting, reclining and lying down outside of bedtime/nighttime sleep. It also includes breakfast, commute work, lunch, dinner and evening activities and it sums upon an average of 6-12 hours.
The three business giants including Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase announced collaborated healthcare company. It was especially for US-based employees and the markets feared of new venture disrupting the industry by an uncertain future.
The ideology to promote and protect corporate wellness takes place if we go ahead and change our approach to history. We should adopt a system where we know everything about treatments, but fail to prescribe a plan to treat ourselves the power of wisdom.
It's a good idea to start with the metrics you can easily calculate if you implemented a workplace wellness initiative. You can gain a lot of insight by simply checking with your employees such as usage rates, employee absenteeism, and other signs.
Work from home is the new way of doing office work and within the last two decades, the number of such employees quadrupled. It increases productivity and work satisfaction as well as reduced cost for employers and proves to be beneficial for both.
For companies to remain strong, they need to invest in health insurance options to ensure the employees are fit for today. Staying on top of the latest benefits is important and employers these days are becoming the "employers of choice."
For companies to make real promise of corporate wellness, they must emerge out as the champions of good health. If they want to be the people of conscience who are thinking about protecting the lives of their fellow Americans, they must do all they can.
An alcoholic is defined as the person for whom alcohol either elicits or exaggerates, ie, either happy or angry drinker. The best way to reduce the risk is through education and the resources necessary to inform individuals of the threat associated with it.
At one point in time, our mind thinks of various things and stuff to do in near future like cooking, project deadline. It may make your mind become overloaded and your emotions might overcome you, and you start reacting negatively or plainly shut down.
The adjective voluntary, when applied to clinically oriented wellness programs will be considered as truly voluntary. EEOC acknowledged that the programs must be voluntary regardless of what happens with rule-making and nuances in voluntary.
With a rise in #MeToo movement, many corporate and businesses are improve their existing sexual harassment policies. Sexual harassment can hostile work environment, jeopardizes the victim's emotional and mental health, and creates anxiety and stress.
Since 2016, employers offering wellness programs had to face two problems like ACA and ADA and the GINA on the other hand. The ACA governs the wellness programs offered with a group health plan while ADA and GINA cover voluntary wellness program.
Normally we interpret wellness as a focus on cutting health costs, increase in physical activity and proper nutrition. Financial Well-being keeps stress free and impacts physically and emotionally, keeping other health problem at bay and increases productivity.
The Corporate Health & Wellness Association is thinking about their employees and various ways to strengthen them every day. Starting from how they develop relevant content strategies to how they build the education an training program to fit right for you.
Functional medicine is one of the biggest breakthroughs in the field of medical science and it's going to stay here. If you are concerned about this field, you might have noticed there is a virtual war going on between Conventional and Functional Medicine.
Wellness and Corporate decision-makers are committing huge mistakes on a regular basis and they don't even know it. Employers rely on the use of conventional medicine despite knowing the fact that 80% of these medicines is not approved by medical science.
Researchers and wellness experts observed that sitting for prolonged, uninterrupted periods may lead to various health risks. Like weight gain, high blood pressure and obesity to various chronic disease like cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular.
Modern working environment tend to alleviate the risk of back injury leading to pain in spine and other parts of the body. Unergonomic office chairs create undue pain and physically demanding jobs rarely teach proper walking, standing and lifting techniques.
To improve skills and knowledge, meet new people, reinforce professional network you need to take your career one step above. Organizations like CHWA, CCWS, CHRS, and CVBS seek to bring like-minded professionals together to pool their knowledge.
You have a job but your skills are outdated now and the younger staff coming onboard are equipped with a better one. You want to enhance your skills to mentor the new generation or you are a new entry candidate looking to create an impeccable impression.
Workplace safety and security is a crucial part of personal wellness in general and corporate wellness in particular. Protection from filthy air, contaminated water, compromised means of evacuation in case of emergency are a few measures which ensure safety.
As we all know corporate wellness is inseparable from personal wellness and we have no intention to deny this fact. Workers must maintain energy by consuming balanced foods and healthy beverages to enhance their performance and increase productivity.
New of pregnancy brings a moment of great excitement at the workplace and staff gives various advice for better parenthood. But there is another aspect of pregnancy, does the company have a role in the healthcare of the expecting employee and their expense?
Red flags remain one of the biggest concern for any employer and they figure out these traits even before taking the interview. It includes frequent relocation, career gaps, lack of qualification, poor grammar/spelling, too long or incoherent resume.
When we are busy with juggling work, family and personal lives, the one thing that's worst affected and neglected is Sleep. With an increase in commitments, our free time seems to wane too quickly, few of us prefer to sleep and keep it on a priority basis.
Consider this piece of a sequel as my opening argument about the topic, a sequel to my column about the QuantaFlo System. It literally matters to the health of Americans in general and the wellness of tens of millions of working Americans in particular.
Giving back is something many companies like to do and that comes in the form of monetary donations for worthy causes. But that's not easy to tell whether the company is doing this for the benefit of tax or to maintain public relations benefits.
It is not easy to promote corporate wellness without a guide that enables us to distinguish between experts and actual ones. It is difficult to encourage your employees to make good health a priority when you have no idea about the best caregivers.
It is an improbable idea and hard to convince people to buy health insurance or to enroll in an online course related to fitness. It is even harder to improve a worker's health, never mind improving workplace morale just by revamping the website.
If we look at the engagement in the well-being, there are various steps from crossing the charm to ownership of health. Three stages of this journey include understanding your health, improving your health, and owning your health.
Healthcare Revolution Think Tank and Brain Exchange encourage attendees to put aside the difference and work together. It is done as a group to discuss the obstacles that their industry is facing and share secrets they have learned to overcome them.
Consumers are getting more health-conscious and are willing to be more involved in decision making and managing their healthcare. Over the past few decades, the market for DTCs has increased significantly and is expected to grow even more in the coming years.
In a Health Benefits Survey, employer-sponsored health insurance plans cover more than half of the country's non-elderly population. It reflects a significant expense and investment in the health, wellness, and productivity of employees.
In order to flourish the company culture, it needs to visibly demonstrate support for employee well-being and engagement. Perks, policies, and programs can support or undermine culture but they are not the real deal as the culture can't be written down.
Relocating to a new place or a city is often an emotional challenge and a financial difficulty forcing to find new accommodation. The process can exhaust even the most resilient individual which can have a negative effect on workplace morale and productivity.