Ulliance Well-Being Blog

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

Ulliance Launches a NEW & Enhanced Website!

Posted by Ulliance on Jun 4, 2019 9:31:15 AM

We've been working hard behind the scenes to provide our users with a NEW, fresh WEBSITE that is full of resources for all of their workforce solution needs. 

Below are just a few of the resources you will find:

  • Explainer videos
  • ROI calculator
  • Human capital investment stats
  • Total well-being trends
  • Why investing in training is a good idea
  • AND MUCH MORE!
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Topics: employee assistance program, wellness, workplace, workplace wellbeing, the cost of employee turnover, happiness on the job, leadership training

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

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. 

2019 well-being ebook

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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

More Is Needed Than an Apple a Day

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Feb 21, 2019 10:34:43 AM

Teachers, their students and their school districts benefit from wellness programs.

We already know employee absenteeism hurts productivity and increases health care and other costs, but those effects are magnified when the employee is a teacher.

Teachers get sick just like the rest of us. But when they do need to take a sick day, school districts end up paying the absent teacher and shelling out cash for a substitute. Pay for subs can run $130 a day in some states, and sometimes more, if the substitute is highly experienced or needed long term. A 2018 study from Excellent Schools PA found that absent teachers in Pennsylvania, which has one of the highest teacher absentee rates in the nation, cost the state an average of $114 million per year.

And, while sick days aren’t entirely avoidable, there are ways to help teachers take control of their well-being.

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Topics: wellness programs, cooking videos, workplace wellbeing, well-being, the cost of employee turnover

4 Natural Ways to Improve Serotonin Balance

Posted by Ulliance on Feb 14, 2019 11:44:51 AM

According to an article in Everyday Health, serotonin is a neurotransmitter known for the role it plays in feelings of well-being and happiness.

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Topics: wellness, workplace wellbeing, HR, #RiseAbove, well-being

Tips to Resolve Workplace Conflict

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Feb 13, 2019 1:28:19 PM

Use these three proven strategies to help employees keep their cool—before tensions get out of control. 

Although we might wish otherwise, workplaces aren’t immune to conflict. In fact, when stakes and tensions are high, conflict is practically a guarantee.

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Topics: employee assistance program, workplace, EAP, workplace wellbeing, anti-harassment training, Crisis in the workplace, #RiseAbove, well-being

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