6 Remote Team Building Activities to Boost Engagement

Teamwork makes the dream work.

A common phrase, but what does it really mean? Put simply, an engaged team working towards a common goal can overcome any obstacle. When a team participates in a team-building exercise, they build the tools for real-world scenarios that demand cohesion.

But now that many are still working from home, how can this sense of teamwork translate into a remote world?

Can a Wellness Program Turn Your Brand into a “Wellness Brand”?

It’s early 2021, and everyone is thinking about wellness.

The results of a recent global survey by marketing icon Ogilvy prove it. When Ogilvy polled 7,000 consumers across four continents and 14 countries, 77% of respondents said wellness is “very or extremely important to them.”

5 Benefits of Employee Wellness Coaching

So many of us let our health goals fall by the wayside in 2020, and for understandable reasons. The pandemic has disrupted life in so many ways that it has been difficult to focus on making healthy choices. Plus, gyms and fitness classes have been off-limits for most of the past year.

It’s not surprising that America’s top New Year’s resolution for 2021 was “exercise more,” followed by “eat healthier.” (By comparison, 2020’s top resolution was “manage finances better.”) When it comes to wellness in 2021, Americans are itching to make up for lost time.

One way in which they’re doing this is by turning to wellness coaching.

Removing Barriers to Employee Mental Health Care

When it comes to employee engagement, satisfaction, and productivity, mental health is clearly a huge factor. Addressing issues such as depression and anxiety among employees has finally come to the forefront for many organizations that want to support their employees, however, there are still barriers to getting the care they need.

In fact, a mere 43% of adults with mental illness get treatment in a given year. The need for mental health support is higher than ever before, but people still face multitudes of obstacles when it comes to the stigma and access.

4 Ways to Help Your Employees Create an At-Home Fitness Plan

For people who rely on fitness classes, gyms, and other public settings to get their workouts in, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a vexing wellness challenge.

Without commutes to worry about, many of us found ourselves with more time to exercise. But with gyms closed, classes canceled, large gatherings discouraged, and winter weather making some outdoor activities dicey, the question has become where to exercise.

Creating an Inclusive Culture of Belonging in a Remote Workplace

The worldwide distribution of coronavirus vaccines has begun, but it seems as if remote work is here to stay.

Here at WellRight, we’ve let our employees know we plan to stay fully remote through at least September 2021. Major employers, such as Google, have done the same.

Why a Dry January Challenge Might Be the Reset Your Employees Need

Typically, people choose to participate in Dry January—a month without booze—after a holiday season of overconsumption. But this New Year, Dry January comes after not just a couple of months of above-average drinking, but nearly a full year.

Employee Burnout Signs: What to Watch For and How to Prevent It

Editor's Note: We recently updated this previously published post with new insights. Enjoy!

Employees often talk about feeling “burned out,” but are they really?

True employee burnout is more than needing a temporary break from work or feeling briefly worn down by an intense project. Instead, it’s a state of chronic job stress that results in overall exhaustion, frustration, and a defeatist attitude that negatively affects an employee’s personal and work life.

3 Ways Morning Routines Improve Employee Well-Being

The approaching New Year will have many of your employees thinking about establishing new habits and putting plans in place to achieve their goals in 2021.

The key word here is “plan”—healthy habits don’t become habitual overnight. They start as elements in a deliberate plan, and, over time, they become part of a routine. Eventually, the routine becomes second-nature, and a healthy lifestyle is born.

One of the best places to start? With a morning routine.

Planning Your Annual Employee Wellness Challenge

Few things bring teams together and inspire individual achievement more than striving toward a shared goal—or overcoming a shared challenge. We all learned that lesson in 2020—but in 2021, your organization can apply the idea to something a bit more healthy, fun, and productive.

A company-wide employee wellness challenge that all employees participate in is one of the key best practices for implementing a successful wellness program.