Work Smart Corporate Wellness Blog
This Work Smart Corporate Wellness Blog highlights articles from our Corporate eBrief, Path To Wellness that has been publishing employee wellness information since 2002. It focuses on employee and corporate wellness strategies for the beginner to the seasoned professional. Our hope is that it will provide you with how-tos and update you on significant research and statistics that may assist you in your wellness initiatives. For specific wellness topics, use the search feature at the top of this website.
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ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES FIT FOR DUTY? One bad decision can have devastating effects. This my family knows only too well, as 20 years ago one young man’s bad decision after work left our brother and sister-in-law dead.Impaired driving, left parents’ heart-broken, robbed brothers and sisters of the chance to lean on each other, left future nieces and nephews without cousins and impacted this young man’s freedom for the next few years. Fit For Duty: Impairment Policy We know that fatigue, alcohol and drugs, mental health and a variety of other stressors impact both worker performance and health and safety.As an employer, you have an overriding obligation to protect the health and safety of your teams by ensuring that all workers performing work are Fit...Read More
Issue: How Can Leaders Up The Happiness Factor? Happiness does not just happen. It has to be worked at. It is far easier to focus on the difficult,the stressful, the negative and the disappointing. There are so many examples of them happening all around us and the media, our colleagues and our friends are more than eager to point them out to us. These things make up most of our normal, everyday conversations. Happiness Is More Than An Emotion. Happiness Is A CHOICE. It takes effort to really notice and be thankful for the big and small things that make us happy. Beverly Beuermann-King Click to tweet According to an Ipsos Mori survey, 77% people in the developed...Read More
Supportive Conversations “I never realized how prevalent Depression is in society…Very sad. We need to do more to combat this issue.” This was the feedback that I received after delivering a webinar to Human Resources professionals this past week. Though it was only an hour, we had a wonderful opportunity to cover the signs, symptoms, treatment options and stigma issues around Major Depression, Bi-polar Disorder and Seasonal Affective Disorders. For many, this was their first look and insight into what these three illnesses are all about. And I agree with them, that it is sad that Depression still has such a detrimental impact on our workplaces and our communities. One of the other comments received was around...Read More
Issue: Is Your Wellness Program A Return-On-Investment? With so many companies investing in workplace wellness, it comes as a surprise that research shows that few companies assess the health needs of their employee population before deciding which wellness services to invest in. Even more surprising, is that only about a third of companies evaluate and measure how their programs impact the health and wellness of their employees or their bottom line. Assess how your workplace wellness program stands up: Does your organization have an overall health policy stating your intent to protect and promote the health of all employees? Does your organization have a strategic plan to developing and sustaining a healthy workplace and is it based on employee needs?...Read More