Posts tagged workplace wellness

This Is What Happens When You Build a Positive Corporate Culture

So keep hearing that phrase: corporate culture. Corporate culture. You keep hearing that a corporate culture that puts employee well-being first and that emphasizes communication, collaboration and cooperation are all ideal. And maybe you’ve noticed your own company doesn’t quite match those ideals. In other words, to have this dream culture, you’ll have to invest time, energy and money into making changes.   But… why?…

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How to Build a Corporate Culture That Will Empower Everyone

If I asked you to describe your company’s culture, what words would spring to mind? Would you say your corporate culture is positive? Energizing? Collaborative? Or maybe stale? Awkward? Isolating? It’s okay if the culture of your company isn’t where you want it to be right now. Being honest now will help you set realistic expectations later.    Whether you know it or not, a…

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This Is What Managing Workplace Stress Can Do For Your Business

Sometimes, work is just stressful. Deadlines have to be met, projects have to be completed, and things can go wrong. Stress is a natural part of life; conquering it can even make us stronger. But just because workplace stress is unavoidable doesn’t mean it can’t be reduced or managed. In fact, when you manage workplace stress effectively, you start to see the myriad benefits that…

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How To Easily Conquer High Turnover Costs

Pop quiz! What do you think the average employee turnover rate is in the United States right now? Turnover is the highest it’s ever been right now at 30 percent, and it’s expected to keep rising. Workers were once cherished and treated as vital members of a company. Now, however, they’re seen as expendable and only as valuable as their ability to generate revenue. This…

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How Investing in Employees’ Health and Well-Being Is Great for Business

Right now, we’re all thinking about what we can do to keep our health and well-being in peak condition. The wellness of your employees may not have always been at the forefront of your mind—it’s okay! We’re not judging—but you may find yourself wondering now what you can do to keep your company’s most valuable assets healthy and safe. Up to this point, your focus…

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The Surprising Hidden Costs of Employees Calling in Sick to Work

Sick leave is getting a lot of attention in the media right now. It’s a vital workplace service that keeps businesses running smoothly and safely, especially during times like these. Gone are the tropes of lazy employees calling in sick to work for a few extra hours of shuteye; now, sick days are serious business. They’re also expensive. According to the American Institute of Stress,…

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How to Avoid High Turnover by Putting Workers First

High turnover is rapidly becoming a problem for business owners. Turnover rates are increasing and are now almost 30 percent annually. When you factor in the financial burden of having to recruit and train new talent, plus the time and productivity lost getting new hires up to scratch, turnover can be seriously costly to your business. But there’s also a cultural cost to your company,…

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How Lack of Motivation Can Cost Your Company

The alarm rings and you’re already feeling sluggish. Oh no, you think, it’s a new day. It’s normal to feel this lack of motivation once in a while. You may have also noticed a serious dip in pep or productivity among your colleagues at work. Maybe it’s temporary but, if steps aren’t taken to reduce stress at work and help your workers get their motivational…

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What Is the Pomodoro Technique and How Does It Boost Your Productivity?

When Francesco Cirillo first invented the pomodoro technique as a university student in the 1980s, he probably didn’t realize that he’d started a time management revolution that we’d still be talking about today. But, in fact, Cirillo managed to tap into a productivity method that works seamlessly with the natural ebb and flow of our attention. And, as our attention spans naturally grow shorter by…

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6 Questions to Ask When Vetting Wellness Programs

So, you’ve decided to implement a new wellness program within your company. Congratulations! Now more than ever, prioritizing employee health can be the most beneficial thing your business can do for itself. Healthier employees report greater job satisfaction, take fewer sick days, and are more productive, all boons for your business. But you may find yourself wondering: what makes a wellness program worth the investment?…

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