3 Reasons To Support Your Stressed-Out Employees With Whole-Person Wellbeing

Is it really any wonder that the World Health Organization considers stress to be the “health epidemic of the 21st century?” Stress weighs heavily on the minds (and bodies) of employees today:

6 Ultra-Engaging Health & Wellness Holidays to Promote in Your Workplace in Q1 2019

Get ready to mark your employee communications calendar—and cross-reference with your wellbeing program—because we’ve got a list of health and wellness holidays you’ll want to promote in the first quarter of 2019!

Is Your Wellness Program Out of Date?

Employee wellness has been a buzzword for years—and in fact, for those paying close attention, it’s being replaced by employee wellbeing to accommodate an ever-broadening definition of what it means to achieve a healthy work/life balance. If you’re like most HR professionals, you’re focused on delivering benefits that add value to both your employees’ lives and organization’s bottom line. Employee wellness—or wellbeing—programs are an excellent place to start.

2 Power Strategies to Boost Daily Energy

In the era of busy bragging, scheduling rest stops can feel more like a detour. We convince ourselves that we simply do not have the disposable time available to focus on our health.

Ask the Experts: Find Your Five

At Grokker, we know that achieving big goals starts with making small habit changes.

The Secret Sauce to Wellness Program Success

In our latest webinar, Dr. Ron Goetzel shared his “secret sauce” to achieve wellness program ROI. In this post, I’ll discuss how to implement five of his best practices:

5 Wellness Challenge Fails – and How to Avoid Them

We launch wellness challenges with high hopes that employees will become engaged and participate. Unfortunately, the way wellness challenges are designed can doom them to failure before they even get started. Here are five pitfalls that can cause wellness challenges to fizzle out – and how you can turn them around so they’re successful.

Grokker Expands into Employee Financial Wellness

Grokker is expanding into financial well-being with our new “7 Steps to Financial Wellness” program. Designed by renowned financial analyst, planner and author, Manisha Thakor, the program empowers employees to better manage their money and reduce their financial stress via a series of informative, fun, easy-to-follow videos. Manisha Thakor, who earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, is a regular contributor to CNN, CNBC, NPR and The Wall Street Journal. 

Grokker Syncs With Fitbit and Garmin

You spoke. We listened.

Your employees can now sync their Fitbit and Garmin devices with Grokker.

GrokTalk: Holiday Nutrition Hacks

I'm excited to share the second episode of Grokker's official podcast, GrokTalk. Staying healthy during the holidays can be a challenge with delicious treats at every turn. That's why Episode #2 is all about healthy nutrition hacks you can use to stay on track while still indulging in the season.

Join Leslie Perryman and Michael Alfuso as they chat with our newest Grokker Expert, Dr. Chris Mohr. Chris has been helping clients improve their health for 20+ years as a Registered Dietitian. He holds a PhD in exercise physiology, is a consulting sports nutritionist for the WWE, and formerly served as the consulting Sports Nutritionist for the Cincinnati Bengals 

3 Ways to Engage Employees with Wellness Programs

Employees who participate in their corporate wellness programs are more satisfied with their jobs. Your challenge is how to motivate them to engage with your program.

Here are three critical factors for engaging your employees with wellness:

How to Include Disabled Employees in Wellness Activities

Nearly one in five adult Americans has some kind of disability according to the U.S. Census Bureau — which means your workplace likely has a percentage of employees with physical, mental, or sensory limitations. And since more workers are retiring later, you should expect an increase in employees on the job with age-related disabilities. These employees may be eager to participate in your wellness program, but don’t know if there’s a place for them.

Creating a Holistic Wellness Program: How to Go Beyond Exercise and Nutrition

What does “wellness” mean? Is it about eating right and exercising? Is it about feeling happy? About having good relationships with others? All of the above certainly come under the wellness banner, which means that ideally, they should be part of an employee wellness program. A holistic wellness program addresses aspects of health and well-being, and goes beyond just physical needs. And such well-rounded programs are becoming a force within HR departments: According to a recent survey from Gallagher Benefit Services, 34 percent of wellness programs now include financial counseling, 28 percent offer volunteer opportunities, and 27 percent offer community engagement.

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