Bring the Fight Against Financial Illiteracy to the Workplace

Cork, Ireland

I was out recently with a college friend. She confided to me that a collections agency was after her for a medical bill she was having trouble paying. Later into the evening she proudly showed me her new iPhone 8 and a pair of expensive shoes she just treated herself to… Sound familiar? It seems like… [Read More]

No Need for Stigma

No Need for Stigma

I’m just going to come out and say it… It’s okay to go to therapy – AND it helps! For too long, the stigma of seeing a therapist has prevented delivery of much-needed care. People are concerned what their family, friends, and employer will think of them. Thankfully, the tide has turned; individuals and businesses… [Read More]

Beware of Fake News – Fact Check Your Wellness Program

Beware of Fake News – Fact Check Your Wellness Program

One major goal in wellness is to offer accurate health information to our employees. It seems logical to let the “experts” handle this important job, but buyer beware – they don’t always get it right. Whether it be financial wellness, fitness classes, or nutrition seminars; employers need to vet out their vendors and fact check… [Read More]

Wellness Incentives – a Case Study

Wellness Incentives – a Case Study

One of the most common questions I receive from my clients is, “how do we get more employees to participate?” While I wish my answer could be about appealing to the intrinsic value of improving one’s health, my most common responses are: Provide a more enticing incentive. Increase promotion. Get senior leadership onboard and involved…. [Read More]

The “Sitting Disease” is Killing Your Employees

The Sitting Disease is Killing Your Employees

As I deposit a check through an app on my phone (for my bank that’s less than 6 blocks from my apartment) I realize just how easy humans have it nowadays. In an age of convenience we’re more sedentary than ever. The average office worker sits for around 10 hours each day – moving from… [Read More]

Total Wellness

Total Wellness

Recently, I’ve had a few long-time wellness clients ask me “what’s next?” They’re wondering what’s new in wellness and what can they do to refresh their established programs. I must say, I get quite excited when clients want to go above and beyond basic wellness programming. For those of you who are new to wellness,… [Read More]

#TheSelfieGeneration: America’s Largest Workforce

TheSelfieGeneration America s Largest Workforce

As a millennial myself, I’m aware of the stereotypes placed on my generation all too well – we’re impatient, entitled, insecure and self-absorbed. We tend to be overly ambitious to move up in our careers (even if it means job hopping in search of a more meaningful position). We seek validation and expect “participation trophies”… [Read More]

The Scoop on Wellness Regulations: Vendor Edition

wellness-regulation-compliance-vendor-vs-employer

As if HR didn’t have enough to keep track of already, in walked the EEOC (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) with more important regulations to take into account. Recently, the EEOC provided additional guidance on ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and GINA (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act) as they relate to wellness programs, as we covered… [Read More]

Helping Employees Escape the Emotional Election Rollercoaster

helping-ees-escape-emotional-rollercoaster

It’s been a month since the presidential election and people are still experiencing a range of reactions. Some are excited and feeling hopeful about the changes President-elect Trump has presented in some of his thoughts for his first 100 days and the duration of his term – nationwide emotions are flaring. Many employees are experiencing… [Read More]

The Scoop on Wellness Regulations

Corporate Wellness

More and more employers are incorporating wellness programs into their plans each year. With the growing popularity of workplace wellness, comes the inevitable (you guessed it) government regulations. Are your wellness programs compliant with the ADA, the EEOC, ACA, and HIPAA? And who is this GINA? As planning for 2017 ramps up, now is a good… [Read More]