Ulliance Well-Being Blog

A Guide to Workplace Wellness Culture

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Sep 30, 2019 2:40:02 PM

Creating a wellness program is not the same thing as creating and sustaining a culture of wellness in the workplace.

A wellness program has a beginning and an end, while a wellness culture is a way of life—one that’s followed by leaders and employees at all levels of the organization.

The good news is that you likely don’t need to reinvent the wellness wheel when it comes to establishing a culture of health and well-being.

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Topics: wellness, wellness programs, well-being, Company Culture

No Amazon delivery time here, but it was worth the wait —my U of T t-shirt has arrived!

Posted by Rene' Carpenter on Sep 27, 2019 8:46:44 AM

No Amazon delivery time here but it was worth the wait —my U of T
t-shirt has arrived!

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Topics: emotional problems, anti-harassment training, #RiseAbove, well-being, bullying

National Tragedies: Healing Tips and Processing

Posted by Ulliance on Aug 5, 2019 2:22:43 PM

Understanding responses to tragic events can help you cope effectively with your feelings, thoughts and behaviors along the path to recovery.

The mass shooting last week in Gilroy, CA, and this weekend in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH, have once again shocked the nation to a state of alarm. Everyone responds in their own unique way and most often, carry a myriad of complex and unpleasant feelings into the workplace. 

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Topics: EAP, Crisis in the workplace, well-being, depression

Engage Remote Workers with Wellness Programs

Posted by Ulliance on Jul 30, 2019 8:16:55 AM

Through personalized communication and sharing of resources, you’ll reach onsite and offsite employees.

Remote work offers many benefits to both employees and organizations. From increased worker productivity and lower overhead expenses to decreased employee stress and a smaller carbon footprint, the practice of remote working is growing in popularity. The 2018 State of the Remote Job Marketplace report from FlexJobs says there are now 3.9 million Americans, or 2.9 percent of the total US workforce, who work from home at least half the time—a 115 percent increase from 2005.

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Topics: wellness, wellness programs, workplace wellbeing, well-being, Company Culture, remote workers

May is Mental Health Month

Posted by Ulliance on May 2, 2019 9:18:16 AM

Employees' Mental Health Has a Big Impact on the Workplace

One in five adults in the U.S. will experience a mental illness this year. That’s more than 43 million individuals suffering from a disorder that disrupts their personal life, impacts relationships and affects productivity at work[i].

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Topics: employee assistance program, workplace wellbeing, #RiseAbove, well-being, mental health awareness month

How Are You Helping Your Employees Lead A Healthier Lifestyle?

Posted by Ulliance on Apr 12, 2019 8:15:26 AM

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.

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Topics: corporate smoking cessation programs, workplace wellbeing, well-being

The Benefits of Workplace Wellness

Posted by Ulliance on Apr 2, 2019 1:11:50 PM

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.

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Topics: financial wellness, workplace wellbeing, well-being, happiness on the job

Happiness: An Inside Job

Posted by Ulliance on Mar 15, 2019 9:23:48 AM

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. 

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Topics: employee assistance program, EAP, workplace wellbeing, culture, #RiseAbove, well-being, happiness on the job

Ensure Success of Your New Hire

Posted by Ulliance on Mar 11, 2019 1:35:11 PM

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!

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Topics: HR, culture, Employee Engagement, well-being, checklist

Move It, Move It! Businesses benefit when employees get regular physical activity.

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Feb 26, 2019 1:38:47 PM

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. 

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Topics: employee assistance program, wellness, Nicotine cessation, quit snmoking, corporate smoking cessation programs, workplace wellbeing, comliance, well-being, the cost of employee turnover, employee retention

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