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Change is Inevitable

Posted by Ulliance on Feb 25, 2020 11:49:57 AM

Change is inevitable. We can’t avoid change…nor should we want to.

Our lives change as we grow in various ways. We experience births, deaths, weddings, divorces, illnesses, successes, failures and many more events throughout our life.  Change, whether good or bad, voluntary or not, can be very stressful. Regardless of whether the change is planned or unexpected, and regardless of whether it’s a positive or negative change, there is always some element of loss involved. Things will not be the way they were before.

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Topics: EAP, Company Culture, total well-being

Doing Good is Good For You!

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Feb 19, 2020 9:36:49 AM

Did you know that being kind to someone—whether it’s as simple as offering a compliment or holding a door open—has scientifically-proven benefits?

Increased happiness, energy and even lifespan are known effects of doing and, in some cases, simply experiencing random acts of kindness.

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Topics: EAP, Company Culture, total well-being

The Link Between Mental Health & Total Well-being

Posted by Kathryn Lynch-Morin on Feb 12, 2020 2:15:21 PM

The phrase “total well-being” likely has you thinking of eating healthier, exercising more and getting regular checkups.

That all may be true, but don’t dismiss the role mental health plays in overall well-being.

Many employers today are taking steps to merge employee assistance programs (EAPs)—which give employees the opportunity to meet and talk with counselors, identify approaches and solutions and receive resources for additional help—with wellness programs and initiatives. 

That holistic approach offers many benefits to employers and employees alike. 

With the mental health components of EAPs incorporated into a physical health-focused wellness program, employees can reduce risk factors associated with chronic disease and their overall health care costs. 

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Topics: EAP, emotional problems, workplace wellbeing, #RiseAbove, well-being, Company Culture, total well-being

Hidden Stressors and How to Squash Them

Posted by Matt Pambid on Feb 3, 2020 8:24:08 AM

February is recognized as Heart Health month and at Ulliance, we recognize the importance of having a healthy mindset to support a healthy heart. Stress and anxiety are known to take years off a person’s life and diminish the quality of what’s left. Sometimes the sources of stress can be hiding just below the surface and out of sight.

We've got 7 tips and tricks
to minimize the stress!

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Topics: EAP, Company Culture

How Leaders Influence Organizational Culture

Posted by Kelly Gabriel on Jan 28, 2020 8:42:24 AM

There are many differing views on how leaders can and should influence an organization's culture. The IGNITE leadership conference held by the Community Development Foundation at the start of 2020 saw several leaders give their perspectives on the matter. For the author of Uniquely You and CEO of Southwest Michigan First Ron Kitchens, developing a good company culture is about creating thriving multi-generational teams —a culture where knowledge transfer goes smoothly from one generation to the next. For "humor engineer" Drew Tarvin, it's about knowing the importance of humor in the workplace, and how having fun during work can lead to better results

Whether or not you agree with these perspectives, there's no denying the power of leaders in shaping the present and future cultures of their organizations. And for better or worse, here at Ulliance we can tell you that much of this power hinges on trust. It is the mutual trust between leaders and followers which allows organizational cultures to thrive.

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Topics: EAP, Company Culture

Safety Doesn't Happen by Accident

Posted by Ulliance on Jan 22, 2020 1:58:22 PM

Assessment, Awareness, Action

The Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed in 1970 – an act which mandated that employers provide a safe workplace for employees. It was from this landmark decision that the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) was established. Being aware of OSHA guidelines and your rights to a safe work environment are critical.

Additionally, consider your own situational awareness – for example, as you read this, do you know where the nearest exit is in your building? How about the nearest fire extinguisher?

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Topics: financial wellness, stress, EAP, resolutions, finance, Emergency Fund

Healthy Cooking Series

Posted by Ulliance on Jan 16, 2020 9:46:40 AM

Watch this video part 1 of a 4 part cooking series pulled from the vault.

In this Ulliance throwback video Chef Paul discusses with our own Christin Hasselbring, Ulliance Senior Wellness Account Manager, how to plan ahead for the week and how healthy cooking can be easy and rewarding. 

Did you know that we offer healthy cooking demos that you can book for workplace and offer as a wellness benefit to your employees?

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Topics: healthy cooking, wellness programs, healthy cooking video, healthy recipes, total well-being

Find Financial Fitness in 2020?—Yes, Please!

Posted by Ulliance on Jan 15, 2020 9:25:46 AM

Have you ever wondered why you use money in a particular way?

Achieve Financial Wellness in 2020. 

Want to make more money? Think differently about it. If that sounds too easy, it's because it's easier said than done! But it is a key to creating financial stability.

Our relationship, our feelings and thoughts about money, start in childhood. If you were fortunate enough to be born into a financially stable and fiscally responsible family, you probably picked up on some healthy notions about money. You probably learned the value of saving, were encouraged to develop delayed gratification, and maybe as you matured, you learned about the secrets of compound interest and eventually, how to invest.

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Topics: financial wellness, stress, EAP, resolutions, finance, Emergency Fund

Well-being in the New Year Starts with Positive Choices

Posted by Ulliance on Jan 8, 2020 1:42:06 PM

Have you thought about setting a
life-changing resolution this year?

Don't Worry—Be Happy! 😊

Happiness is a big goal, but it’s one that offers countless emotional and health benefits. Those range from improved heart health to a stronger immune system.

The first step is to choose happiness. That may sound obvious or even cliché, but happy people choose to be happy—and follow through with their thoughts and their actions.

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Topics: stress, EAP, depression, Holidays, happiness on the job, Company Culture, resolutions

Kick Start Your New Year at Work & Home

Posted by Rene' Carpenter on Dec 19, 2019 8:34:58 AM

As the end of 2019 nears and we wrap our minds around typing “2020,” it’s reasonable for our thoughts to shift toward making plans and goals for the new year.

The motivational effect that ringing in the new year can have on us is powerful, and you should make the most of it by creating a plan for the long term, not just through January.

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Topics: well-being, total well-being, journaling

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