Leveraging the Opportunity in Open Enrollment

Posted by Laura Carter on August 8, 2017

Open enrollment season does not traditionally elicit much excitement among HR professionals or the employee population they serve. There is a lot of administrative work involved and employees are usually inundated with an overload of dry communications materials.

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Topics: Tips, Employee Engagement, HR, benefits, Best Practice, Employee Success, Corporate Wellness

Employers Turn to Workplace Wellness to Help Reduce Health Care Costs

Posted by Trista Chan on April 4, 2017

Employees are the assets of any organization, and to sustain these assets and benefit from their long term service, it’s vital to maintain their wellbeing. With the increase in awareness around living a healthy lifestyle, many employers now offer workplace wellness programs to their employees. These programs help in reducing healthcare costs and providing long term benefits to employees and their families. These programs also provide knowledge on eating a healthy diet, the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise and leading a happy and healthy life.

According to the reports of the Society for Human Resource Management, more than 70% of employers offer wellness programs to their employees, which is almost a 10-15% increase compared to previous years.

It’s expected that everyone, during some stage of their life will face some sort of health issue, whether it be due to an unhealthy diet, sleep deprivation, alcohol, or hereditary causes.  So by utilising the benefits from wellness programs employees can make positive changes in their health and overall productivity by reducing absenteeism, stress and increasing their performance and efficiency.


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Topics: roi, Employee Engagement, HR, Best Practice, workplace, Corporate Wellness, prevention

Why Participation Matters

Posted by Trista Chan on October 5, 2016

Many employers have recognized that they can play a vital and influential role in assisting employees live a healthier lifestyle that can prevent costly chronic conditions. Each year employers spend a fortune subsidizing employee healthcare cost and see a lot fewer sick days from employee’s with a higher well-being and healthier lifestyle.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, HR, Best Practice, Employee Success, workplace

4 Principles for Creating a Wellness Program

Posted by Trista Chan on September 27, 2016

Today’s most successful companies know that creating a healthy environment for employees is the most direct way to achieve an increase in productivity and encourage employee loyalty.


With so much time spent at work, it goes without saying that a healthy work environment is vital to your employee’s health. Creating a successful wellness program can ensure that your employees are happy and healthy, and therefore more productive at work.


The following are 4 principles to consider when looking to implement a successful wellness program for your company.

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Topics: Wellness trends, Employee Engagement, Best Practice, workplace

Employee Programs Best Practices: Setting the right kind of goals

Posted by Nicholas Raditsis on September 20, 2016

Setting goals effectively is critical to employee success! Whether they be long or short term goals, the process of goal setting should be a combined effort between an employee and their manager.

Goal setting also helps to focus on employee’s problem areas. The goal is to develop skills, increase knowledge and to raise confidence by having some quick wins. 

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Topics: Wellness trends, Tips, Employee Engagement, HR, Stress Management, Employee Success

Understanding the Numbers Game - The Real ROI Story for Engagement and Wellness Programs

Posted by Jane Wang on September 13, 2016

Unhealthy and disengaged employees are costing North American businesses a whopping $1,100,000,000 per year. Smart organizations are looking to wellness and engagement programs to change their costs, with the average corporate wellness program averaging at $700 per year. But the average participation rates for these programs are below 30%: many organization have little to no tracking of metrics or ROI. This often has people questioning whether wellness programs actually deliver returns, but the real question you should be asking is what type of wellness programs can reduce claims and lower insurance premiums.

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Topics: Health cost, Wellness trends, roi, Employee Engagement, Best Practice

What Gen Y Teaches Us About Performance

Posted by Paul Boston - Guest on June 15, 2016

Gen Y is now entering the workforce and questioning some of the traditional management and leadership styles. As a result, they often receive some unflattering labels, such as “needy” or “entitled”. Often these labels have nothing to do with Gen Y, as there have always been needy and entitled people within organizations. If we stop and look past the labels, Gen Y might be actually teaching us how to improve workplace performance. In fact, they might have a significant role in redefining and elevating human performance within many organizations.


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Topics: Employee Engagement

The State of Affairs with Engagement for Corporate Wellness Programs

Posted by Jane Wang on April 14, 2016

Your people are your corporate competitive advantage. Most progressive leaders are actively investing in employee wellness. However, despite the amount of work that goes into implementing on-site and digital wellness programs, most corporate initiatives fail to engage 3 out of 4 employees. Let's spend a little time dissecting what is happening and offer some food for thought.

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Topics: Wellness trends, Employee Engagement