Launching An Employee Wellness Program

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Imagine this: it’s the end of a long week and the CXO pulls you aside and says, “Let’s launch an employee wellness program. Research some vendor options and let’s discuss on Monday.” No problem. There are literally thousands of corporate wellness vendors in US, so you should be able to find a suitable option with little trouble. Right? Wrong as can be.

Positivity in the Workplace

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Are you sick of the Sunday Scaries? Do you want to start saying “Thank God it’s Monday” instead of dreading the work week ahead? All things are possible with a little positivity.

Why Health Risk Assessments Don't Deliver

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Health Risk Assessments (HRAs) have been a core component of corporate wellness programs for more than 20 years, despite growing evidence that they fail to achieve the outcomes that they are purported to deliver.

Had Enough of Incentives Yet?

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

How the wellness industry got it wrong with outcomes-based incentives.
Fidelity and the National Business Group on Health recently published their 7th annual survey of
employers on the topic of health and wellness. The survey indicated a serious retreat away from
outcomes-based incentives: a predicted 45% drop! Large though this is, it really shouldn’t be surprising
that employers are moving away from the punitive and ineffective outcomes-based programs now
offered in the market. 

Companies Can Reverse the Relentless Waistline Widening

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Workplaces have cultures. This is to state the obvious. But the workplace also sits inside the broader culture of our local towns, cities, regions, states and country. Our society today is saturated with opportunities and inducements to consume calories. We spend a smaller percentage of our income on food than any other county. But that is because we are rich and food is cheap, not because Americans don’t eat a lot. In fact, we do eat a lot. We beat out the world in many categories of food consumption, including total calories per person. So it is not surprising that working age Americans, on average, gain a pound per year.

The Three Pillars of Wellness

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Wellness can mean a lot of things, that’s for sure. But let’s think in terms of you as an employer. You want wellness to support the cultural, psychological, medical, and safety aspects of your employees’ lives. Wellness impacts their productivity and their costs from other line items such as medical claims, disability claims, absenteeism and the cost of recruiting and training.

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