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

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

Unlocking the Hidden Values of HR

Posted by Emily Guterres on May 19, 2016

TIME STAMP: 3 MINUTE READ

You may have heard it before, “ HR is a cost center.” “What does your HR department do exactly?” At most times, the questions about HR’s value are not asked politely.

In 2016, engaged productive employees are the biggest investment and reap the greatest rewards. CEO’s are increasingly investing in health and wellness programs because it may be the single, most powerful enhancer of employee engagement. When business leaders recognize the remarkable benefits of a healthy workplace to the organization, they are more likely to commit the time and resources to support and implement the program.

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Topics: Health cost, Wellness trends, roi, HR, benefits

A Long Look at Office Well-being

Posted by Jane Wang on April 28, 2016

Managing work life and personal life is a continuous struggle for most professionals. It is especially apparent in the professional services industry. When you are in a client-facing position, where billable hours dictate your performance and compensation, it is not always an easy task to juggle work assignments and personal issues at the same time.
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Topics: Wellness trends, HR, Best Practice, Case Study

5 Activities for Workplace Zen

Posted by Ian King on April 10, 2016

Our team at Optimity often laugh about the buzzing, dizzying professional world we inhabit as a wellness company. Indeed, it has been a hectic season again. Our organization runs lean and everyone wears a lot of hats. The demand on time and energy is high every day. So under this relentless drum for productivity and progress, we are determined to stay sunny and upbeat.

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Topics: Tips, HR, Stress Management