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Companies with outstanding employee health and wellness programs outperform S&P 500 Index

Companies with outstanding employee health and wellness programs outperform S&P 500 Index | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it
Wall Street investors take note: stock in companies recognized for outstanding employee health and wellness programs outperforms the Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 Index, according to three studies in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
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Do you eat food from the office cafeteria? It could do serious harm to your health

Do you eat food from the office cafeteria? It could do serious harm to your health | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it
Cafeteria food often contains high amount of sodium, refined grains, and calories.
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Why Wellness Programs Don’t Work So Well

Why Wellness Programs Don’t Work So Well | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it
A 'one size fits all' approach is often the fundamental flaw of these programs, say Wharton and Penn researchers.
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8 Simple Ways to Create a Mentally Healthier Workplace

8 Simple Ways to Create a Mentally Healthier Workplace | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it
Anyone can develop a mental illness. But these strategies can reduce the risk of mental health issues.
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Marlin is acquiring corporate wellness company Virgin Pulse, will merge with RedBrick Health

Marlin is acquiring corporate wellness company Virgin Pulse, will merge with RedBrick Health | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it
Marlin Equity Partners is acquiring Providence, Rhode Island-based Virgin Pulse, a subsidiary of the Virgin Group and provider of employee engagement and well-being solutions. The sellers include Insight Venture Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Marlin is planning on merging Virgin Pulse with Minneapolis-based RedBrick Health, a health engagement and behavior-based technology company that Marlin recently acquired. Evercore provided financial advice to Virgin Pulse on the deal while William Blair & Company did likewise for Marlin.
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Workplace Wellness Rules Update Not Happening Until 2019, Says EEOC 

Employers likely will have to wait until at least January 2019 for a proposed update to controversial Obama-era rules regarding incentives employers can offer workers who participate in workplace wellness programs.

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How to maintain company culture in an era of flexible work

How to maintain company culture in an era of flexible work | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it

If businesses are to accept the benefits of flexibility recommended by the Taylor Review, they need to be aware of their impact on company culture. Jack Curzon from Thomson Online Benefits looks at the key issues. “We want to embrace new ways of working.” These were the words of government minister Greg Clark …

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US employers get serious about feeding workers healthier food 

US employers get serious about feeding workers healthier food  | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it
Tech startups and giants such as Google and Facebook may provide employees with all the healthful coconut water and seaweed snacks they can handle, but if their employees are reaching past the good stuff and just scarfing down corn chips and Diet Coke at their desks all day, all is not well. Garbage in, garbage out, as the programmers say.
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Food and Health, Holistic and Millennial-minded: Expanding Wellness in the Workplace 

Food and Health, Holistic and Millennial-minded: Expanding Wellness in the Workplace  | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it

Dogs scamper about under the desks of a marketing firm. Elsewhere, employees practicing yoga in an office building.

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A Healthy Diet Costs $1.50 More Per Day, Study Finds 

A Healthy Diet Costs $1.50 More Per Day, Study Finds  | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it

Think that eating healthy is too expensive for your budget? You might be right.

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“The Workplace Is Killing People and Nobody Cares”

“The Workplace Is Killing People and Nobody Cares” | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it
A new book examines the massive health care toll today’s work culture exacts on employees.
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We ARE overly stressed at work!  CEOs need to change their worksite culture ASAP.  Perhaps adding elements of creativity and play?
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Employers Need to Recognize That Our Wellness Starts at Work

Employers Need to Recognize That Our Wellness Starts at Work | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it

The current debate about workplace wellness has called into question virtually every aspect of wellness programs. Commentators have railed against them, with some asserting that they are not only worthless but are also a morale disaster and a stealthy way to shift more coverage costs onto employees.

Despite all this, most corporate leaders continue to fund such programs. Collectively, employers spend upward of $8 billion a year on wellness programs — yet the programs underperform by most measures, and barely 25% of employers even try to understand how well their programs do.

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Workplace wellbeing can boost productivity 

Workplace wellbeing can boost productivity  | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it

Adapting techniques from sports science and focusing on employee wellbeing can significantly improve productivity according to new research.

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Revisions In ADA And GINA Rules Affect Wellness Programs 

Revisions In ADA And GINA Rules Affect Wellness Programs  | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it
Wellness programs do not comply with Americans with Disabilities Act nor Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act because they are involuntary per EEOC
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Five Tips For Creating A Culture Of Health In Your Workplace

Five Tips For Creating A Culture Of Health In Your Workplace | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it
A key success factor of corporate wellness programs is establishing a "Culture of Health" to keep employees engaged. Here are five tips from the creator of BankUnited’s wellness program on how to do it.
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The How-To: Delivering An Employee Wellness Program That Works

The How-To: Delivering An Employee Wellness Program That Works | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it
There is a disconnect between the wellness initiatives employers are laying on and the benefits perceived among employees.
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Want a More Active Workspace Now? Here Are the 3 Wellness Strategies That Will Get You There.

Want a More Active Workspace Now? Here Are the 3 Wellness Strategies That Will Get You There. | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it
Ever considered a walking meeting for your crew?
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People First: Embracing Your Whole Self in the People-Centric Workplace

People First: Embracing Your Whole Self in the People-Centric Workplace | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it
In an effort to support workplace wellness, we must encourage people to express their non-work selves to create people-centric workplaces. 
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The Innovative Ways These Companies Are Managing Employee Stress

The Innovative Ways These Companies Are Managing Employee Stress | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it

Onsite spas, group rock climbing outings, meditation rooms, and vacation money: These companies are serious about keeping their employees happy.

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Here’s what makes workplace wellness programming really work.

Here’s what makes workplace wellness programming really work. | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it
This Palm Beach hotel has some of the happiest employees and guests in America. That's because they've made wellness a business imperative.
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Laying the foundations for wellbeing technology at work

Laying the foundations for wellbeing technology at work | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it
The organisational culture and environment plays a critical role in supporting and sustaining effective use of wellbeing technology at work. In the fifth
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Equal pay, and five other ways employers can show they care

Equal pay, and five other ways employers can show they care | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it

From roof-top mini-putt to just a half hour to take care of personal business, here’s what employees appreciate.

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CDC: Loud Workplaces Associated with Heart Disease

CDC: Loud Workplaces Associated with Heart Disease | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it
A quarter of U.S. workers experience a history of noise exposure on the job.
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Health IQ changes snacks policy after complaint on Twitter

Health IQ changes snacks policy after complaint on Twitter | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it
Health IQ wanted its employees to be healthy but acknowledges that it went too far.
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Report: Employers should broaden wellness programs beyond fitness and nutrition

Report: Employers should broaden wellness programs beyond fitness and nutrition | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it

Wellness as an employee benefit has taken on a broader meaning. Wellness programs are often called well-being programs in order to reflect a holistic approach to employees' overall happiness and prosperity. As such, the concept of wellness is no longer just about healthy eating, physical fitness, weight control and smoking cessation. It has expanded to include more personalized offerings, such as mental health services, financial education, stress management, diabetes control and back-pain management.

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Active Wellness Brings Stress-Relief to First Responders with FireFlex Yoga  

Active Wellness Brings Stress-Relief to First Responders with FireFlex Yoga   | Corporate & Employee Wellness Programs | Scoop.it

Active Wellness, LLC, and FireFlex Yoga announced its commitment to support more first responders in leading healthier, happier, high-performing lives by delivering yoga and mindfulness practices to local fire departments and agencies.

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Proud of all the work we do at Active Wellness, but especially proud of FireFlex Yoga, which is helping bring stress-relief to first responders and other modern-day heroes.

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