Digging deep into facts about wellness programs can help you understand the choices your business must make about these programs, their effectiveness and the kind of ROI you can expect from them. Wellness program expert Scott Foster sheds light on the big picture.
Emotional resiliency the ability to adapt to stressful situations or crises – impacts the company bottom line but is often overlooked in wellness program evaluations. More resilient people “roll with the punches” and adapt, while less resilient people have a harder time with stress and their abilities to think creatively, problem solve, and innovate are severely impaired.
By Michael Coppola, M.D. Oct. 17, 2013 Coffee pots are filled daily across America to perk up tired employees. The answer to improving work performance might not come from a caffeine fix, but diagnosing and treating an all too common condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The syndrome, characterized by loud, nightly snoring, causes disruption […]
Oct. 17, 2013 Obstructive sleep apnea is costing employers bottom lines with tired, inefficient employees and increased health care utilization. Here’s how you can breathe life into your company’s success by testing and treating this common syndrome.
Oct. 10, 2013 With American health care moving toward a payment-for-results model, Simon Powell, global client program director at HealthyWage, looks at the changing incentives for providers and asks if this is a lesson for employers, too.
Oct. 10, 2013 Employers across the country are looking for ways to reduce health-related costs and boost productivity. With the proper partner that brings the right set of tools, the implementation and administration of wellness programs is a snap.
Oct. 10, 2013 – Wellness is the right thing to do. A desire to keep employees as healthy as possible is simply good people business, with the bottom line benefits that accrue simply underscoring that first point. Join us as we celebrate the 2013 “Best and Brightest in Wellness” winners.
May 16, 2013 The difference between understanding health benefits compliance and optimal ways to extract improved value from the system is a huge gap. For companies willing to bridge that gap and take more thoughtful control of their health care spending, the rewards can be dramatic.
May 16, 2013 – Taking the right steps will ensure your wellness program improves the well-being of employees, increases productivity and is cost effective for your business.
May 16, 2013 – Want to boost productivity in the office? Focus on maximizing your employees’ happiness and health. Here are a few simple tips on how to do it.
March 14, 2013 A comprehensive behavioral health program that uses a multi-pronged approach, including everything from coaching to social media and online tools can raise awareness, promote engagement, and drive action.
March 7, 2013 The future of corporate health and wellness is here. Businesses that fail to move their strategy forward stand to be left behind by those that do. Scott Foster, president of Wellco Corp., looks at the trends hitting wellness plans.
Feb. 21, 2013 Do you know what your greatest asset in business is? Most people think it has something to do with how much capital they have or how productive their employees are…
Feb. 21, 2013 When evaluating wellness programs, make sure you focus on outcomes as well as activities that are fun and deliver positive behavioral change in a ROI-positive way.
Feb. 21, 2013 Do you want your employees to be more productive? Having a healthy mouth will not only help with productivity, it also will save your company money. Great Expressions Dental Centers CEO Richard Beckman tells why.
Nov. 8, 2012 To receive optimal results from your company’s wellness program, you need to have a participation rate of at least 80 percent. Without employee participation, your wellness program isn’t going to accomplish your goals or improve the health and associated costs of your workforce.
Nov. 8, 2012 Budgeting time and money for regular, therapeutic massage from a reputable professional is not only an investment in health, it is an investment in the health of your business. Consider massage a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan. It’s a very affordable long-term investment.
Nov. 8, 2012 – Fear of success results in anxiety, and underperformance. The solution is usually not obvious and takes creativity and a mindfulness to find. Don’t give up! Leaders can be highly effective in all dimensions of life: business, personal and spiritual.
Oct. 25, 2012 The age-old question of what makes people happy is alive and well in the workplace. So how to we keep employees engaged and happy in the era of high turnover? One answer lies in getting a new perspective about what we do and its ripple effects. Start by communicating how our work adds value to co-workers and the world beyond.
Oct. 11, 2012 A culture of workplace wellness makes it possible for employees to come to work in an atmosphere that encourages them to be positive and accountable, while improving their personal and professional well-being. And because healthier and happier employees are more productive, energized and engaged, actively promoting employee wellness is an investment that literally and figuratively pays off.
Oct. 11, 2012 With 62 percent of Americans pointing to work as the source of the majority of their stress and hence the pain and health problems associated with it companies are recognizing the importance of helping employees manage and reduce their stress and symptoms. Self-help techniques and on-site solutions are a good place to start.
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