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Perhaps the most common incentives for participating in a wellness activity are rewards offered to all employees who complete the activity, as in, “Everyone who completes this challenge will win a water bottle.” But is there a way to offer incentives that don’t provide a payout to everyone? The answer is “Yes”. Can it be …

Attract and retain employees with wellness strategies

With the war for talent at an all-time high, employers are frantically searching for ways to keep current employees and recruit new ones. In addition to enhancing culture, increasing wages, and implementing new policies regarding where and when work can take place, employee wellbeing can be a tool for talent acquisition and enhanced retention.  Today, …

3 Important Things to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Information accurate as of 02/04/21 and applies to State of Georgia residents only. Who can get the vaccine? The vaccine will be administered in phases as determined by the state health agencies.  Below are the phases for Georgia. We are in Phase 1A+ Healthcare workers Staff and residents at long-term care facilities Adults aged 65+ and …

virtual physical therapy

This time, I tried something new. I gave virtual physical therapy a try. What I learned is that there is a wonderful budding new tool for the musculoskeletal issues plaguing so many of us. Here is my story, with added implications for employers. I have experienced physical therapy a couple of times in the past. …

Do you ever hear comments in passing that strike you as prophetic? Such happened to me this morning when a friend said, “The more you notice, the worse you do.” Why do I find this prophetic? “The more you notice…” There is so much to notice these days. There’s the pandemic, social unrest, broadcast and …

“Noah didn’t wait for the rain to fall before building the Ark.” Those words from a mentor decades ago are applicable to many of life’s challenges. His wisdom has stuck with me. Those words were some of the first thoughts that came to mind as the wave of COVID-19 began to hit our country. The …

Employers Respond to the Coronavirus

The Benefit Company is eager to share with you helpful tools for addressing employer concerns regarding the coronavirus (“coronavirus disease 2019” or “COVID-19”). In addition to suggesting the limitation of international travel, the CDC has provided a list of steps businesses can take that may prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. HR leaders …

There are many people anxiously waiting to see what their heartthrob will do to express their love this week. According to Statista.com, the most popular Valentine’s Day gifts in the U.S. are candy/sweets (44%), greeting cards (33%), flowers (32%), and romantic dinners (29%). Other popular gifts include wine, jewelry, clothing, lingerie and pajamas, and event …