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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 …

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 …

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, …

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. …

“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 …

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 …

3 Non-Financial Ways to Prepare Your Children for Aging Parents

My dad was not a Boy Scout which, if you know him, is shocking for many reasons, but none more than there has never been anyone more prepared than him – for anything.   His preparedness has sometimes been the butt of some jokes – like when he bought a truckload of toilet paper during the …