Top Three Wellbeing Articles - Week of February 12th, 2018

February 16 2018 / by Mari Ryan

Each week I read a number of wellbeing articles from various online resources. Here are my top three picks from this week. I have added my comments about each article and would like to hear what you think too.

This week we focused on a theme of support for employees in the form of Employee Assistance Programs. Don't miss this blog "What motivates an employer to offer an EAP?" or this Expert Interview with Kathy Greer of KGA.

1 in 5 Highly Engaged Employees is at Risk of Burnout. by Emma Seppala and Juliea Moeller (Harvard Business Review)

Every manager wants engaged employees. Right? But what happens when they are so engaged that they are burning out. This article addresses the 'engaged-exhausted' group.

My comments: I've been a fan of Emma Seppala for a while. This article describes so many people I know that are really excited about their jobs but may have trouble setting the boundaries that are so important for their personal wellbeing.

How to get more employees to use EAPs by Brian Kalish (Benefit News)

With EAP usage rates in the single digits, employers offer wonder if they are getting their money's worth. What options should be offered as part of an EAP.

My comments: An important element of any benefit  offered to employees is to understand what employees want. This article does a nice job of addressing which services are most beneficial to the workforce.

Employers offer 'pawternity' leave to attract, keep talent. by Cynthia Sweeney  (North Bay Business Journal)

No, that's not a typo. You read it right - 'pawternity'. The latest trend in benefits is focused on our pets. Learn about what a few employers are doing in this area.

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My comments: As the mom of a 9.5 month old Cairn Terrier, I have great appreciation for how a new pet impacts your life. I'm also finding with some of my clients, that their employees are asking for pet-related benefits. With nearly 90 million dogs in households in America, I'm hoping it is a trend that is here to stay.

Mari Ryan, MBA, MHP, CWP is a workplace wellbeing strategist, professional speaker and consultant. For more information visit Visit our YouTube channel Follow on Twitter @advwellness_us

Topics: Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, employee experience, worksite well-being, productivity, eap, Employee assistance program, kga, employee engagement, pets at work

Mari Ryan

Written by Mari Ryan

Mari Ryan is the CEO/founder of AdvancingWellness and is a recognized expert in the field of workplace well-being strategy.