Top Three Wellbeing Articles - Week of March 5th, 2018

March 09 2018 / by Mari Ryan

news 48268157_m_123rf.jpgEach 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.

Don't miss this blog from earlier this week "Who needs a wellness strategy: successful businesses that's who".

11 Benefits Employees Want. by Nick Otto (Employee Benefit Advisor)

The economy is strong and employees are ready to find their next gig, so having just the right benefits are a strong attraction. This article references Gallup’s research which cites that at least one-third of workers say they would leave their job for specific benefits and perks.

My comments: Strong research on what employees want can help you build the case for the benefits that will attract and retain top performers. This list may have a few surprises in it, such as items we hope are standard for most employers, like health insurance. There is a definite theme in the number of benefits that offer flexibility.

Giving Employees Permission to be Well  by Jennifer Benz (Workforce)

Benz suggests that we have to do more than just reminding employees to be well. Specifically giving permission, by giving them time at work, to take part in a specific wellbeing activity reinforces the organization's commitment to employee wellbeing.

My comments: Great article and reminder of how to show employees that wellbeing is a priority.

Why a culture of wellbeing is critical for performance in the workplace by Wanda Krause  (Thrive Global)

More leaders are embracing wellbeing as a top value: when leaders help people feel valued and supported, they facilitate belonging, trust and reciprocity. Practices that support belonging, trust and reciprocity, in turn boost productivity.

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My comments: This article reinforces how values are a key cultural aspect that supports employee wellbeing. Employees want to feel cared for and valued.

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


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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.