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Naming Your Corporate Wellbeing Program

Giving your corporate wellbeing program a name can be a strategic step in gaining engagement in the program. The wrong name can be a turn-off; a great name can entice employees to participate. Key Considerations Make sure the program name is a good fit for your overall employer brand. Consult with your marketing team before …

Success takes flight with objectives

If I am going birding, there is one question I must answer before I set out. And that same question has to be answered before I can suggest a wellness solution to an employer. Whether we are looking for birds or looking to implement a wellbeing strategy, knowing our objective is critical to success. In …

Employee Assistance Program EAP

Wouldn’t it be nice if COVID-19 was the only thing you had to deal with right now? This time last year, our family was in the middle of nine solid weeks of going to the hospital every day. We visited with and cared for our daughter, who had broken her neck and was now paralyzed. …

Benefits of Sleep and COVID-19

The buzz is growing around the mental health effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Financial stress, social distancing, unemployment and job insecurity, concern for family and friends, and fear of the illness are now piled on top of the challenges facing us prior to ever hearing of COVID-19. In a previous post we shared the importance …

7 Tips to Free Your Mind From Polarization in Society

I attended a funeral this past weekend. Two of the eulogists referenced the same Jackie Robinson quote, a favorite of the deceased: “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” After hearing the quote, I thought to myself about deep, abiding relationships and how the development of such is …

It is estimated that more than one-quarter of all employers with at least 50 employees now offer a student loan repayment benefit. Why? Got millennials? Want to keep them? Need more? Some 70% of millennials graduate with more than $37,000 of student loan debt. The average for metro Atlanta residents is $22,000. That’s why. Unless …

wellbeing versus wellness

At first glance there may not appear to be any difference between the two words. Words like car and automobile or exercise and workout are nearly identical in meaning. However, wellbeing and wellness are more like exercise and spin-class or cat and tabby. The two are related but one has a narrower and more focused …

Why is it that one company invests more than $2,000 annually per employee in wellness, yet an employer in the same office complex balks at spending $60 for their employees? While the gap between employers offering a wellness program and those who do not is shrinking, we must ask “Why?” As more employers embrace wellness, …