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2016 Partner Blog Posts You Won't Want To Miss

Posted By Melissa Matheson, Wednesday, December 28, 2016

In preparation for 2017, here are some great blog posts from this past year from our partners and other industry professionals that you won't want to miss!

Advancing Wellness
Three Ways You are Doing Worksite Wellness Wrong, and How to Get It Right

Most wellness programs are designed while looking through the lens of money. Who are the most expensive employees? What can we do to change those employees so they will cost less? These are the wellness programs where very little changes in overall employee health and the money you were hoping to save goes down the drain along with the additional cost of your failing wellness program.
Here are three common mistakes companies make in their wellness program design and solutions to turn them around.

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Soft Benefits Growing In Importance

The article reviews six emerging benefits that are increasingly being implemented as ammunition in the talent wars, and it should come as no surprise that five of the six benefits are related to employee wellness.  The five wellness benefits that made the soft benefits list were: Subsidized gym memberships, Activity tracker competitions, Incentives for bicycle commuting, Healthier food and beverage choices, and Flexible work arrangements.

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Virgin Pulse
How To Build A Network Of Employee Wellbeing Champions

One of the key elements of a successful employee wellbeing program is a robust network of Champions. More often than not, programs with defined Champions result in higher levels of enrollment, engagement and sustained participation thanks to the involvement of these vital contributors who promote their wellbeing programs and actively rally their peers.

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The Value of Mindfulness & Meditation at Work

If you haven’t been seriously considering mindfulness and meditation as an initiative, it might be time to think about it. Here today to give us insight is Noel Coakley, an independently licensed mental health counselor, yoga instructor and trainer and consultant for mindfulness and meditation practice. Noel provides meditation training to a variety of companies across the Greater Boston area.

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Wellness Workdays
3 Key Benefits of Worksite Wellness Programs

There may always be individuals who don’t believe worksite wellness programs provide a return on investment (ROI), but those individuals are missing out on major benefits for their employees. While ROI is important, and a well-designed program can deliver a solid return, keep in mind that worksite wellness programs are all about employees. These programs generate invaluable results and have a real impact on bringing teams together, fostering trust, and boosting morale and motivation.

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