Posted on Mar 11, 2019 10:13:00 AM by Jay Blanchard
Culture and work-life balance are increasingly important to the workforce. Employees are drawn to companies that share their values and ideals.
Posted on Jun 21, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Jay Blanchard
Standing desk ergonomics have gained popularity lately, with both employees and health professionals touting the many benefits of getting out of your chair. Are standing desks the miracle that their supporters think they are, or just another fad? In this article, we’ll look at both the pros and cons of sitting and standing desks, as well as a third option that might combine the best of both worlds.
Posted on Jun 20, 2017 2:00:00 PM by Jay Blanchard
Building a culture of health across your organization can be a daunting challenge. Before you can even begin to reduce the major health risks in your employee population, you have to identify them first. This involves finding methods to engage your employees to actively participate in their own healthcare.
Posted on May 3, 2017 9:36:57 AM by Jay Blanchard
It may not be the start of the new year, but summer is here and you may be looking for new and engaging ways to encourage wellness in your workplace. One of the most effective, low-cost and fun ways to achieve this goal is through the implementation of workplace fitness programs.
Posted on Feb 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM by Jay Blanchard
Identifying and controlling risk in an organization takes many forms, from developing talent retention strategies to following ISO 31000 standards. As healthcare costs continue to rise and nationwide healthcare initiatives face an uncertain future, reducing health risk amongst employee populations is becoming an increasingly important focus for executives and risk managers at organizations of all sizes.
Posted on Nov 9, 2016 9:04:14 AM by Jay Blanchard
Just think about it—at this very moment, clinicians and their patients have more access to health information, technology and tools than ever before. These resources help to make us healthier, happier and more productive. However, it also makes it increasingly difficult to navigate through all of the available options to determine which healthcare trends are truly beneficial and will stand the test of time (and evidence) and which are just the latest fad, pushed by modern-day snake oil salesmen looking to cash in on the public’s desire for optimum health as quickly and as easily as possible.
Posted on Jun 21, 2016 8:30:00 AM by Jay Blanchard
Ok, you’ve done your research and you’ve discovered the benefits of implementing an onsite health center for your organization: they’re a common factor linking 43 of Fortune Magazine’s latest Best Places to Work; they are one of the most popular employer-provided benefits cited amongst workers and their families; and they not only help keep employees (and their families) healthy and productive, they also create a substantial return on investment for employers through redirected claims savings and decreased absentee/presenteeism.
Posted on May 18, 2016 8:30:00 AM by Jay Blanchard
Posted on Mar 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM by Jay Blanchard
You may have developed a health and wellness program at your organization to help employees maximize their physical health. But does your program have a mental health component?
Posted on Feb 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM by Jay Blanchard
With the cost of traditional healthcare plans on the rise, HR leaders and benefits buyers are re-evaluating their employee health benefit options, with many employers moving to defined contribution plans. Like any benefit change, moving to a new plan can be daunting, but with proper research and communication the transition can be made with little difficulty and can benefit both employers and employees.