The Effectiveness of Workplace Health Risk Assessments

The Effectiveness of Workplace Health Risk Assessments Often as a starting point for a workplace wellness program, a Health Risk Assessment (“HRA”) is a comprehensive questionnaire designed to identify health risks of employees. Ideally it then dovetails into a broader strategy of engaging employees in their own wellness choices, and assist them in making healthful changes that impact their health and...

Increase Employee Motivation – Part 1

How to Increase Employee Motivation Looking for strategies that will keep your staff engaged and inspired? Ok, you’ve probably seen the Richard Branson quote everywhere on my website, and realize that your company is a reflection of the well-being of your staff. The nuts and bolts of a successful corporate wellness program is the motivation of employees to get engaged and participate. With the many...

Healthy Lunch Ideas for the Office

Healthy Lunch Ideas for the Office Have you considered how the quality of your afternoon could be determined by what you eat for lunch? From lethargic to energetic, it’s not a stretch to consider that what you choose to put in your body will either empower you or haunt you. Instead of giving more thought with what to wear than what...

Avoid This Corporate Wellness Mistake

How to Avoid This Corporate Wellness Mistake When I read articles or talk to companies about corporate wellness, there is often something missing in the conversation. The biggest corporate wellness mistake is the lack of corporate responsibility. Companies need to be held accountable for the environment that they create. Especially as it relates to unspoken expectations in the work place. Companies HAVE to address...

Smoking Cessation Program

How to Create a Smoking Cessation Program Do any of your employee’s smoke? Then you need a smoking cessation program. The sad truth is that smokers increase costs for companies. But, by how much? A report by WebMDNews reported that, “Compared to non-smoking employees, every staff member who lights up costs their employer nearly $6,000 more each year.” The report breaks down the...

Employee Engagement and Corporate Wellness

The recent Business Journal Gallop Poll confirmed what I’ve suspected for a long time about the mediocre reality of employee engagement. With engagement flat since 2000, the percentage of U.S. workers in 2015 who Gallup considered engaged in their jobs averaged just 32%, squeaking up only .5% from 2014, reflecting little to no improvement. The remainder of the 100% tells the...

Tips to Launch an Employee Volunteer Program

Tips to Launch an Employee Volunteer Program In a previous post, I talked about creating an effective volunteer program and Corporate Social Responsibility. What I love about KyndHub is its progressive mission of “changing lives with kindness”. From a Corporate Wellness point of view, this couldn’t be more in alignment with my values with Virtual Corporate Wellness™. Why Start an Employee Volunteer Program? Kyndhub’s recent blog...

Health Benefits and Risks of Sit or Standing Desks

To Sit or Not to Sit? The Ergonomic Health Benefits and Risks of Sit or Standing Desks Our bodies are designed perfectly for vigorous physical activity; to move, bend, stretch, lift and dance. But modern day living has made things a little too cozy. The statistics are alarming. Research now shows that prolonged sitting is the number one contributor to chronic...