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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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Women’s Health Work, finances and personal pressures take their toll on women’s health and well-being. One is four women reports being really stressed out. Not only are there work related pressures, but one study found that keeping the house clean and tidy (39 per cent) topped the list of self-imposed pressures for women. This was followed by spending quality time as a family (27 per cent) and completing DIY jobs (21 per cent). Focusing On Women’s Health Is Important As I get older, I am having to work harder and harder to stay healthy and fit. Like most men and women, balancing all of the roles and these challenging times, leaves very little for taking care of oneself, even though...Read More
Managing Complexity and Change: Lessons In How To Foster Resilience Like most of you, this year has been filled with change like no other time in my business… On March 16th, I flew to deliver my mental health and resiliency programs to the teams at eHealth Saskatechewan. It was surreal to be one of only 6 guests in the hotel and a flight that was barley 10% full. This would be my last live, in-person presentation until August 19th, where I delivered to a group of CEO’s, outside in a tent, safely socially distanced, masked and so grateful to be together. In that time, my presentation calendar dried up for 2020 and part of 2021. I connected with many...Read More
How Would You Deal With Sexual Harassment Dealing with sexual harassment can be very difficult and unfortunately more than a third of working Canadians have experienced it or been effected by it. It can trigger a variety of stress-related illnesses, relationship difficulties and upset productivity and engagement. Educating around sexual harassment and developing strong policies and procedures to deter it are the most effective means of minimizing its occurrence and impact. What Is Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome or unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, whether it is verbal, visual or physical, that creates an intimidating or detrimental work environment, or leads to job-related consequences. Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination that falls under the...Read More
Hope May Not Be Your Number One Business Strategy, But HOPE Can Lead To Greater Resiliency Chaos, challenge and trauma can derail us from leading a full and fruitful life. However, HOPE can provide protection against life’s trials.According to research out of George Mason University, out of seven different character strengths in their ability to predict resilience, hope was the most significant moderator of well-being in the face of negative life events. If it were not for hope, the heart would break. Greek Proverb Hope was defined as being more than just being optimistic about things getting better in the future. Hope involves having goals and pursuing them with flexibly, allowing for many different pathways to getting positive results. Hope in this way, can help us...Read More
7 Steps To Responding To Your Team’s Anxiety About COVID19 School closures. Sport activity cancellations. Even Disneyland is closed. The crisis has now become ‘real’ for many of our employees and they are experiencing increased anxiety about COVID19. The Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic has sent many teams and businesses for a loop. You are probably seeing your employees experiencing a higher degree of uncertainty, worry and stress about the health and safety of their loved ones, and how the next couple of weeks will play out. As leaders, we need to look for creative ways to do business and we need to protect the physical and psychological health of our employees during this crisis. Beverly Beuermann-King Click to tweet Here...Read More