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...

Create Effective Employee Volunteer Programs

Do you have employee volunteer programs as part of your benefits package? A lot of companies do this nowadays.   Every company I worked for actually gave us 2-volunteer days a year. Want to know how many times I did this throughout my 12-year career? Zero. Goose egg. Nada. None. Isn’t that so sad? It’s wasn't because I was heartless or had a lack of interest. Quite...

Corporate Wellness Strategies

Corporate Wellness Support Your Employees Need What’s the most effective recipe for a healthy workplace? It's a combination of individual responsibility plus corporate support that creates a healthy environment. It’s certainly true that improving or maintaining ones’ health is the responsibility of each individual. Their choices, habits, and behaviors will determine the quality of their wellness, vitality, and ability to avoid disease and illness. However,...

10 Healthy Snacks for the Workplace

It’s the 3pm munchies and there are no healthy snacks around. What do you do? Go for the vending machine for chips and soda? Hunger or Thirst? Before you lunge for the sweet and salty snacks that will leave you undernourished and with an energy crash at your desk 30 minutes later, go for a cup of hot tea or a...