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.

3 Ways to Support Employee Wellness During the Holidays

The most wonderful time of the year … is also among the most stressful.

This holiday season promises to be more stressful than any in recent memory. The average American is already experiencing record-high stress levels due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And now, the holidays are here.

Perfecting Your Work-From-Home Policy

We don’t know what the future will hold. The COVID-19 pandemic might start to recede, or it might worsen. Our children may continue remote education, or they may head back to school. The economy might begin to recover, or it might drop a bit more.

One major source of uncertainty for your employees is the question about where they might find themselves working in the coming weeks and months. Will they stay at home for the foreseeable future, or will they be called back to the office?

Attracting and Retaining Top Talent: The Impact of Employee Experience

The war for talent hasn’t stopped just because of the pandemic. If anything, the competition for top employees has intensified in 2020. With so many companies embracing remote work, many employees are no longer restricted by geography when it comes to their employment options. Another effect of the rise in remote work? It’s become even more difficult for companies to keep high-performing workers from considering employment elsewhere.

4 Actionable Tips for Engaging Teams in Positive Habit Formation

It’s understandable if you’re not feeling 100% like yourself in 2020. Neither are your employees. In times of upheaval, the “soft” skills we use at work—focus, patience, creativity, attention to detail—can all suffer.

How can we regain our sense of stability?

Changing the Stigma Around Mental Health Resources

This spring, at the height of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau screened a representative sample of Americans for depression and anxiety. What they found was nothing short of a nationwide mental health crisis.

Top 5 Member Wellness Program Features Health Plans Need to Consider

Savvy health plan administrators know that member wellness programs can make a health plan more attractive by adding value for their members and employer groups while also reducing costs.

Wellness programs encourage healthy habits among members, which, in turn, can drive down healthcare spending—an especially enticing prospect to self-insured and experience-rated groups. Additionally, wellness programs have been shown to reduce absenteeism and presenteeism, boost productivity and creativity, and contribute to a desirable workplace culture.

6 Steps to Boost Engagement in Your Corporate Wellness Program With a Wellness Champion Network

A thriving wellness culture doesn’t just happen overnight. It’s something every organization has to build—sometimes from the ground up. A Wellness Champion Network can help you get there faster, with more buy-in throughout your organization.

What is a Wellness Champion Network? It’s a team of people working toward the same goal: making your company a healthier place.

4 Ways Technology Impacts Your Employees’ Mental Health

Is digital technology good for employee mental health, or does technology inflict more emotional harm than it alleviates?

It’s a surprisingly nuanced question, and one that couldn’t be more relevant these days, as millions of workers around the globe have been uprooted from their customary office workspaces and now find themselves working from home.

Measuring the Value on Investment (VOI) of a Corporate Wellness Program

Companies often evaluate their corporate wellness programs in terms of return on investment (ROI). It’s a simple calculation for these companies: For every dollar they spend on their wellness program, how much do they save on healthcare costs?