A recent story went viral about a Japanese company offering an extra six days of paid vacation per year to non-smokers to make up for the time employees who smoked took for cigarette breaks throughout the day. The company is hoping that this incentive will encourage employees who smoke to quit the unhealthy habit for the extra days off. While the impact of this program remains to be seen, it demonstrates how organizations around the world are taking creative action to help their employees adopt healthier lifestyles.
Ulliance Wellness Chef, Chef Nicole, and Ulliance Wellness Director, Christin Hasselbring, teamed up again to bring another series of delicious and healthy recipes with videos!
Your business’ financial health is directly tied to the health of your employees.
Lots of sick days. Low engagement and productivity. These business pitfalls can be infrequent, sure, but when you notice that they start becoming a trend, it’s likely they are symptoms of a more significant problem: overlooking employee wellness.
By accomplishing small goals and completing tasks associated with the 5 dimensions of well-being, your employees will THRIVE! 5 to Thrive!
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Wednesday, April 17 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
at Madonna University (FREE TICKETS)
“When we learned about the opportunity to provide the screening of the documentary film Angst to the community and to be part of a movement to bring awareness to, and help eradicate, the stigma around anxiety, I couldn’t pass up the chance for Ulliance to support this great cause,” said Kent Sharkey, President and CEO of Ulliance. “This is what we do every day for our clients’ employees and/or students—provide emotional well-being through our employee (EAP) and student assistance programs (SAP). What a great opportunity to partner with a long-time client that utilizes both our EAP and SAP services, Madonna University, to host the screening on their campus,” Sharkey added.
“This powerful film shows how students really feel about anxiety. It is a large part of daily life for persons of all ages, yet not everyone feels they can talk about it. We are honored to host this documentary on our campus to open the conversation with students, staff, faculty, and our community about resources that can provide hope” said Christine Benson, Ph.D., Madonna University assistant vice president and dean of students.
There is a special cameo appearance in the film by Michael Phelps
where he talks openly about his struggles with anxiety.
If you’re facing a lot of adversity in life or just struggling to find joy in this world, you might do well to check out the story and sayings of the ancient philosopher Epictetus. He believed that it isn’t the things that happen to us which make us unhappy, but rather our reaction to them that causes those ill feelings.
Attracting and retaining talent has become a hot topic of late because of a thriving job market. Human resources professionals want to have a well-planned orientation for a new team member to ensure success for everyone involved.
As seen in the previous well-being blog "Improve Employee Retention", it costs 30-50 percent of an employee's salary to hire their replacement - and could be up to 400 percent depending on the position.
This means when bringing on a new team member, return on investment is critical. The process begins before day one, and is ongoing. A thorough and thoughtful on boarding process can help improve employee retention, and help new hires feel more comfortable and connected in their new position.
Download the Ulliance Ultimate New Employee Checklist for a step-by-step plan to ensure success for you and your new hire!
Help employees to emotionally recover after the crisis.
Each year, tens of thousands of armed robberies take place in the United States.
While the robbery itself may be over in just a few moments, the negative effects on employee
victims can last much longer.
Modern-day technology and gadgets have made our lives and work easier—but these marvels have also made it much easier for us to sit. A lot.
As our lives become more sedentary, the risks associated with physical inactivity increase. According to one study, physical inactivity shortens life expectancy and increases the risk of many undesirable health conditions, including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and breast and colon cancers.