Employee Engagement

When Disasters Strike: Your EAP Protects Your Business and Your Team

Oct 13, 2017

The recent back-to-back hurricanes and wildfires on the West Coast magnify the need for all businesses to have a well-developed crisis response plan. Organizations are faced with twin needs in disaster situations – supporting employees and getting back to business as quickly as possible. Fortunately, companies with a strong Employee Assistance Program (EAP) have a powerful […]

Disaster & Trauma, EAP, Employee Engagement

Can You Make Your Wellness Program Go Viral?

Aug 30, 2017

Whether it’s a trending hashtag or a popular kitten-playing-the-piano video, an idea that goes viral grows exponentially through social sharing. A concept that starts with an individual can spread like wildfire through Westeros (#gameofthrones for the uninitiated). Your wellness program can benefit from the same viral thinking that created a star out of a mom […]

Employee Engagement, Healthy Living, Insights, Well-Being, Wellness, Workplace Culture

How Do Your Employees Sleep At Night? Should You Care?

Aug 10, 2017

Sleep may seem like the most unproductive part of each day. It’s downtime, off the clock, non-billable-hours time. Surely, worrying about whether or not your employees get a good night’s sleep is not something you need to consider…or is it? With a new focus on overall employee health and well-being, many companies are waking up […]

EAP, Employee Engagement, Health, Healthy Living, Insights, Productivity, Wellness, Work-Life Balance

4 Must-Haves for Employee Wellness Programs

May 19, 2017

Editor’s Note: Our second guest blogger for this month is Kembre Roberts, Manager for Employee Wellness at Southwest Airlines. She is no stranger to the corporate wellness world— before joining Southwest Airlines in 2011, her first 10 years in the industry were focused on designing corporate wellness initiatives and linking health plan savings to healthy lifestyles. We […]

Employee Engagement, Healthy Living, Insights, Well-Being, Wellness, Workplace Culture

Ten Dangerous Myths About Employee Engagement

May 2, 2017

Editor’s Note: Our friend Rodd Wagner is one of the sharpest minds in our industry. So we were delighted when he offered to write a guest post on a subject that’s been bothering both him and us – the many dangerous myths about employee engagement that too many employers believe. Rodd makes some great points. Enjoy – then, if you’d like to talk further about employee […]

Career, Employee Engagement, Insights, Uncategorized

4 Ways to Improve Unhealthy Rivalries in the Workplace

Apr 12, 2017

When most people think of a workplace rivalry, they think of competition. Competition is a natural and inevitable force within a growing and thriving workplace. Employees compete for recognition and promotions. Your sales team competes for new business. Even some wellness programs promote rivalry in the form of challenges and incentives. In many cases, workplace […]

EAP, Employee Engagement, Workforce Management, Workplace Culture

What to Do About Mr. Negativity

Mar 17, 2017

Every organization has a Mr. (or Ms.) Negativity. Symptoms can include sour facial expressions, eye-rolling, a pessimistic outlook, cynical commentary, disruptive office gossip, unexplained absenteeism and poor work performance. Just how serious is this diagnosis, you ask? Ever heard the expression, “People are hired for their skills, but terminated for their behavior”? Enough said. Unfortunately, negativity can be […]

Employee Engagement, Insights