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INFOGRAPHIC - How to Become a Morning Person

INFOGRAPHIC - How to Become a Morning Person | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it
Want to be an early bird but finding it tough to shake your night owl persona? Greatist has THE guide to finally get you on the schedule you've always wanted.
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5 Ways to Integrate Fitness into the Workday

5 Ways to Integrate Fitness into the Workday | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it
“I don’t have time.” We’ve all heard it before - the reason why your employees can’t go to the gym today, can’t join Martha...
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Your employees DO have time to be active at work. Employers can help.

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3 Tips to Strengthen Teamwork in the Office

3 Tips to Strengthen Teamwork in the Office | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it
Collaboration in the workplace is typically known as way for people with diverse skill sets to exchange ideas and produce business solutions. While teamwork...
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Employer leadership roles can effectively help build team efficacy.

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If You Want to Change Corporate Culture, Dare to Tell the Truth

If You Want to Change Corporate Culture, Dare to Tell the Truth | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it
To achieve a cultural overhaul at Così, the new CEO has been brutally honest about the chain’s problems and what needs to be fixed (RT @BW: Learn from Così: If you want to change corporate culture, try telling the truth |

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Pam Ross's curator insight, September 10, 2013 6:23 PM

Love this real, authentic look and transparency about what the culture is like. This will go far in helping to change.

Cb Bowman's curator insight, September 10, 2013 9:48 PM

The Truth?? I think that this word is currently missing from the dictionary—based on worldwide activities. It seems that each country has its crop of questionable "seeds."

KarinEvolve's comment, September 13, 2013 1:15 PM
Why do writers use the word 'brutally' in front of honest. He simply stated facts, nothing brutal about that. What they could also add here is that once you take this tactic, you best be prepared to follow through with excellence. Otherwise, cynicism will find a fertile breeding ground. And the follow through is much harder than stating the facts.
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Improve Your Health and Meeting Frustration with Walking Meetings

Improve Your Health and Meeting Frustration with Walking Meetings | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it
You have heard and read by now about the rather terrible impact of sitting all day. You also know that meetings involve lots of sitting, and are often terrible.
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Before delay, most firms were ready for Obamacare

Before delay, most firms were ready for Obamacare | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it
The Obama administration announced in July that it would give employers an extra year to meet some of the Affordable Care Act’s requirements, but major employers didn’t need the delay after all.
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"74% of companies could have complied with the original 2014 Affordable Care Act deadline."
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Study reveals relationship between company health culture and employee preformance

Study reveals relationship between company health culture and employee preformance | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it
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What Google's Calico Means For Healthcare

What Google's Calico Means For Healthcare | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it
Here are three reasons Google's health venture matters, both to the industry and to our quality of life.
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"Google has greater consumer reach than any other company on Earth," said Josh Stevens, CEO at Keas, an employee wellness technology firm. "No company has both greater consumer access and greater resources to throw at challenging opportunities like healthcare than Google."

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Challenge 2013: Linking Employee Wellness, Morale and the Bottom-Line

Challenge 2013: Linking Employee Wellness, Morale and the Bottom-Line | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it
As the work-life balance debate roars on with employees wondering whether to lean-in or lean-out these days, perception is everything (most recently at Arianna Huffington’s #ThirdMetric conference where redefining success beyond money and power was...

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Employee Wellness is Simply a Matter of Employee Engagement

HR managers and leaders across the country are gathering together in meetings large and small, sharing ideas and concerns, and trying to understand the intricacies and impacts of health care reform on their organizations.

 


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Cheryl Hall's curator insight, April 12, 2013 1:01 PM

Engagement and wellness: virtuous circle?

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Keas CEO on Employee Wellness and Social Games

Keas CEO on Employee Wellness and Social Games | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it

Adam Bosworth, co-founder of Keas Inc., talks about the company's employee wellness programs which use social games.

Triple win : 1/efficient incentive for the employees and benefit of being healthier,  2/productivity for the company, 3/ less health cost for the company

Keas raised US$ 6.5M beginning of 2012.

Keas has about 30 clients, most with 1,000 to 10,000 workers, who pay $15 per employee per year. (Bloomberg Business Week, July 2012)


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Think Your Organization Is Compassionate?

Think Your Organization Is Compassionate? | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it
See how it compares with the results from our Compassionate Organizations Quiz.

 

Are you part of an organization—whether a workplace, religious congregation, or volunteer group—where people comfort one another and lend a hand when times are tough? Do your leaders seem to care about their members, and help with real-life challenges?

 

The answers to these questions aren’t just important for feel-good reasons. Recent research suggests that more compassionate workplaces reap substantive benefits when it comes to employee wellness, creative problem solving, productivity, and the bottom line.

 

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Emily Nauman 

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John Michel's curator insight, July 3, 2013 4:53 PM

Are you part of an organization—whether a workplace, religious congregation, or volunteer group—where people comfort one another and lend a hand when times are tough? Do your leaders seem to care about their members, and help with real-life challenges?

Chris Ringer's curator insight, July 6, 2013 4:52 PM

I wonder how they define "compassion." People confronting one another, lending a hand when times are tough, and leaders caring about their team members are only specific manifestations of compassion.

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Healthcare Marketing to Generation Y is challenging: Try Social Media

Healthcare Marketing to Generation Y is challenging: Try Social Media | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it

Known by many other names including the Nintendo Generation, Generation Next, Echo Boomers and most notably Generation Y, the newest group to the healthcare consumer market includes over 75 million adults born since 1982. These millennial members constitute one of the most challenging groups to market to.  

 

Why? In a nutshell, these younger patients grew up with computers, smart phones, Wii's and Playstations.   These “digital natives,” are multi-taskers who skim and scan so much information on a daily basis making it challenging for healthcare marketers to attract and engage this elusive group.  They are much less accepting of traditional marketing methods, proving more skeptical and difficult to reach than their predecessors.

 

On the bright side, these members show similar characteristics to their Generation X predecessors when they begin to shop for healthcare services leaving marketers not completely in the dark. For example, we know that they use several sources of information including online search, reviews and ratings sites and social sites for initial research.

 

Unique to this generation is their independence from physician referrals and reliance on self-directed care decisions when ultimately choosing a service or provider, which makes it tricky for marketers to target and track.

 

In response to this, healthcare marketers need to find creative ways to communicate and connect with constant personalized content, most notably through social and online platforms, to effectively reach this digital generation.  Additionally, physicians need to provide a total care experience to keep this group from switching doctors or hospitals if they have a negative experience, which is a common trait of this generation.

 

According to The Advisory Board Company “Millennials show a greater interest in wellness and preventative treatment, but prefer to access health information through the Internet or a fitness center rather than through hospital services.”  They still believe Doctor’s are the most reliable source of information; however, this generation will consult everyone from their friends, family, to the networks they have built around social media.  

 

So what works with healthcare marketing to Generation Y?

Marketing Campaigns free of a lot of jargon - they like it clean and simple,Interactive campaigns that allows them to engage someone in conversation,Blogs that educate them on new medical technologies, or medical breakthroughs, or healthy ways to improve their lives,Medical Social Media Marketing to peak their interest and draw them in, particularly, You Tube Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. 

Thus, even though these millennials at first appearance can be a tough sell, there’s a huge opportunity to connect with these consumers more deeply and help win their trust. For they value patient-centered relationships and quality connections through various channels making them a loyal bunch of healthcare consumers for years to come.


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Four Keys to Manage Your Moods at Work

Four Keys to Manage Your Moods at Work | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it
Four Keys to Manage Your Moods at Work Huffington Post Canada While exercise programs, meditation rooms, and sponsored yoga classes are all great for creating a healthier (happier and more productive) organization, mood management is just as...
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5 Steps for Healthy Corporate Catering

5 Steps for Healthy Corporate Catering | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it
How many times have you heard of a healthy food streak being ruined by a luncheon with coworkers? It happens - but catering the...
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Employers can make our break their employees healthy diets!

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Connecting Work/Life Balance to Turnover

Connecting Work/Life Balance to Turnover | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it
By Kecia Bal Employees who do not feel their companies uphold workers' efforts to juggle work and home obligations may be more likely to jump ship, new research finds.
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Metrics that Matter - Social Software for Business Performance

Metrics that Matter - Social Software for Business Performance | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it
Social software has the potential to address operational “pain points” and significantly enhance business performance in the short–term and transform it in the long–term (Executives are skeptical of the value of social software.

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Pam Ross's curator insight, September 11, 2013 10:40 AM

Great article on metrics of social business software #impact99 #socbiz

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#INFOGRAPHIC: Survey on HR Executives' stance on Employee Wellness

#INFOGRAPHIC: Survey on HR Executives' stance on Employee Wellness | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it
Every fall, America's corporations go through the annual ritual of offering and explaining benefits packages to employees. This year, 150 million people will select health care plans paid for by their employers.
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Health care benefits are one of the greatest incentives corporations have to attract and retain talent. Every fall, America's corporations go through the annual ritual of offering and explaining benefits packages to employees. This year, 150 million people will select health care plans paid for by their employers. Companies will spend an average of $10,522 per employee for health care, open enrollment this year. That's $1 trillion worth of health care purchased at one time. Open enrollment is health care's trillion-dollar moment.

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13M wearables to be used in corporate wellness plans by 2018

13M wearables to be used in corporate wellness plans by 2018 | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it

Over the next five years, 13 million wearable devices embedded with wireless connectivity will be integrated into wellness plans offered by businesses, according to ABI research’s new report.

 

In 2013, principal analyst Jonathan Collins said less than 200,000 wearable devices have been integrated into wellness plans.

 

The report factors in the social and economic drivers supporting the integration of wearable wireless device adoption, such as the point at which people start taking more responsibility in healthcare, Collins told MobiHealthNews.

 

“While some device vendors are hoping that strong consumer awareness will drive corporate wellness adoption for their products, they also need to understand and focus on the most influential parts of the healthcare value chain,” Collins said.

 

More: http://mobihealthnews.com/25852/13m-wearables-to-be-used-in-corporate-wellness-plans-by-2018/

 


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Rowan Norrie's comment, September 28, 2013 5:59 AM
I agree regarding culture, but the main barrier is motivation, and as a recent convert to Fitbit, I think wearables are a big step forward.
Connected Digital Health & Life's curator insight, September 28, 2013 1:56 PM

I am wearing mine, are you?

Mike Rucker's curator insight, September 3, 2014 8:35 PM

Hopefully a good proportion of the 1,300,000 devices will not be simple pedometers and/or accelerometers. Looking forward to see where this might all go.

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Fact check: Who's telling the truth about Obamacare? - USA TODAY

Fact check: Who's telling the truth about Obamacare? - USA TODAY | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it
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How to Love the Job You're With

How to Love the Job You're With | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it
Finding professional happiness may have more to do with changing your attitude than changing your workplace.
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Survey: Employee wellness still seems ripe for digital health | mobihealthnews

Survey: Employee wellness still seems ripe for digital health | mobihealthnews | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it

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5 Social Apps To Encourage Employee Health and Wellness

5 Social Apps To Encourage Employee Health and Wellness | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it
Health care and wellness are huge subjects right now -- and for good reason.

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Employee wellness startup Keas opens API for quantified self interoperability

Employee wellness startup Keas opens API for quantified self interoperability | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it

Keas, a startup which gamefies employee wellness and compliance, today announced the launch of a new platform that adds more social elements to the service, can be accessed on iOS, and opens up Keas to third party web developers. Keas also announced a new CEO: Josh Stevens, an alum of AOL and, most recently, YouSendIt.

 

The company has also opened its platform to allow outside developers build on top of it. It’s unclear just how open the platform will be for third parties to really get creative with the data because the company is mum for now, though it says it has some partner announcements to make.

 

Keas said it would be working with quantified self device makers, publishers, and wellness app makers. Stevens said the service could work with those QS devices – he didn’t name names, but the Nike FuelBand and FitBit fall in the category. He also said the platform would integrate with fitness centers and cafeterias, so when an employee makes a healthy food choice, for example, he can automatically earn points.


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Andrew Spong's curator insight, February 11, 2013 11:59 PM

Health benefits aside, I'd like to hear more about whether pharma and healthcare concerns are implementing Keas-like programmes within their own organisations in order to help employees focus on what the paradigm shift from treatment to prevention means in practical, day-to-day terms. 

Sven Awege's comment, February 12, 2013 3:20 AM
Andrew, this is a really interesting area - I was helping a start-up over here in France in this area. Unfortunately after several months of hard work we came to the decision that the market is not yet ripe. It will be huge, we all know it, but behavioral changes this big take a long time, and much PR or government support.
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How to Encourage Employee Wellness Without Being a Jerk

How to Encourage Employee Wellness Without Being a Jerk | Employee Wellness | Scoop.it
Lessons on how to build an employee wellness program from Penn State's recent misstep, to three companies who are getting it right. (Lessons on how to build an employee wellness program from Penn State's recent misstep, to three companies who are...

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