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Celebrating Women’s Equality Day With Our C-Suite Leaders

August 26th is National Women’s Equality Day—a day commemorating the heroic fight for women’s voting rights in the United States. While the roots of this national observance stem from the 19th Amendment and the tireless work of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, today, it serves as an important opportunity to reflect on past and present issues in gender equality.

As we celebrate Women’s Equality Day this year, we want to spotlight the ongoing fight for equal rights and highlight three extraordinary female leaders from WellRight who persevere and inspire future generations of women. 

10 Tips for Holding Difficult Conversations at Work

Whether you’re relaying bad news to an employee or addressing a workplace incident, managing difficult conversations is as uncomfortable as it is inevitable. 

Most people try to avoid conflict as much as possible, but that isn't as easy for employers. Putting off a challenging conversation may protect feelings, but it can also lead to poor performance, continued workplace conflict, and degradation in company culture.

And according to McKinsey, toxic behavior is currently the No. 1 driver of negative workplace outcomes, ranging from anxiety and burnout to intent to leave. 

So how can employers prepare for and better manage difficult interpersonal dynamics?

The Future of Employee Well-Being in 2023

In recent years, employee well-being has become a top priority for most organizations following the pandemic. Recently, however, some well-being leaders are concerned that these initiatives could be first on the chopping block due to headlines around layoffs, even impacting influential figures like Google's head of mental health and wellness.

But is this just an isolated incident—or the start of a worrying trend? More broadly, is employee well-being still a priority in 2023? 

4 Ways Asynchronous Work Drives Employee Engagement

Asynchronous work is no longer just a buzzword. Since the pandemic, companies across nearly every industry have shifted to remote and hybrid work models that rely on asynchronous teams to collaborate across geographies and time zones. 

And while many employees are in favor of this arrangement, not all employers are on board.

In the past year, many big-name companies have announced their return-to-office and synchronous working arrangements—despite employee preferences. Yet at the same time, over half of all employees worldwide say they would leave their jobs because of this inflexibility.

Clearly, flexible remote work has its advantages for employees—but what is it about asynchronous collaboration specifically that benefits both workers and companies alike? 

6 Ways to Celebrate National Employee Wellness Month

Editor's Note: We recently updated this post with new insights.

June is National Employee Wellness Month—a time to focus on what your organization offers to help employees thrive. But summer isn't only the perfect time to prioritize well-being; it's also a season of renewal.

5 Productivity Hacks to Boost Well-Being and Mitigate Burnout

Job performance and productivity contribute heavily to the success of a business—but when it comes at the expense of employee mental health and well-being, long-term success becomes harder to maintain. 

Luckily, employers can leverage effective strategies and productivity hacks—such as the 80/20 rule, the Eisenhower Matrix, time blocking, and more—to maintain a culture of well-being that increases employee engagement and reduces burnout.

Let’s take a look at five productivity hacks that employers can use to optimize productivity while keeping the holistic health of employees top of mind.

5 New C-Suite Roles That Can Transform Corporate Wellness

In 2016, the average tenure of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) was eight years. That average fell to 6.9 years in 2020, according to a study from organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry.

Similar to the employees they lead, 70% of executives are opting for roles that better support well-being and offer more advancement opportunities. And while many still tend to stay at their companies for several years, more than ever, executives are exploring new opportunities to expand their roles in an increasingly complex job ecosystem. 

4 Ways to Incorporate Volunteering into Your Wellness Program

Editor's Note: We recently updated this post with new insights.

What if there was an easy way to help employees combat depression, increase life satisfaction, improve holistic well-being, and live longer—all while making the world a better place?

Including it in your corporate wellness program would be a no-brainer, right?

Spoiler alert—one of the most effective solutions to boosting well-being involves the simple act of helping others. 

Enter volunteering.

5 Ways to Integrate Play into Your Corporate Wellness Program

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

"Tag! You’re it!"

As a kid, those words may have been your signal to run like the wind while you and your friends scattered across the playground.

At no point during this activity did you stop and wonder how many calories you were burning.

Playful games like tag can be transformative, making almost any activity more enjoyable. So if you want your corporate wellness program (and your wellness challenges) to be more enjoyable for your employees, why not weave a sense of play into your corporate wellness strategy?

Moving Beyond Hispanic Heritage Month: 4 Steps to Creating a More Inclusive Workplace

September is Hispanic Heritage Month, which is a great time to celebrate the wins and achievements of your Hispanic/Latinx employees. But attracting and retaining employees requires more than one week or one month of recognition.

Organizations need to intentionally create an inclusive workplace culture where employees feel safe to be their authentic selves and have equal opportunity for career advancement.