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...

Doctor Visits: 6 Things To Consider

In our modern age of information at our finger tips, it’s easier than ever before to gain knowledge about maintaining our health BEFORE we even step foot in the doctor’s office. In fact, it could be said that the old fashioned visit to the Doctor has evolved from a powerless, one-way dialogue, into an informed collaboration between both patient and...

How to Effectively Communicate with Your Manager

How to Effectively Communicate with Your Manager A significant cause of workplace stress is dealing with your manager. Much like personal relationships in the other areas of our lives, creating a comfortable working relationship based on honesty and respect is ideal. Although this is not always 100% attainable due to personality differences and other issues, it’s important to skill set to learn.   Let's do...