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Top Three Workplace Wellbeing Articles - Week of May 21, 2018

May 25 2018 / by Mari Ryan

news 48268157_m_123rf.jpgEach week I read a number of workplace 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's theme is retention and wellbeing. See my blog, Do Your Employees Love Their Jobs. Don't miss my expert interview with Linda St. John, Founder and Principal of LSJ Leadership Coaching and an employee retention expert

Build a Culture that Increases Employee Retention by Matt D'Angelo (Business News Daily)

This article addresses how small businesses can improve retention through intentionally building a strong employer brand and employee value proposition. It also addresses the importance of culture, management and the right incentives.

My comments: We are hearing more and more about how to combat frequent employee turnover. Having the complete package of vision, mission, brand, employee value proposition and the culture to support it is vital for retention and business success.

Attract Students and Grads with Your Wellness Program, Especially Financial Wellness by Libby Rothberg (SHRM Blog)

This article reviews how a holistic and well-managed wellness program can serve as a strong recruitment tool. It focuses on financial wellness as a draw for entry level, hourly and lower wage candidates and covers benefit trends for the generations in the workforce. 

My comments:  This is one of a number of blogs providing a glimpse of what's to come at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition, June 17 - 20 in Chicago. It's an informative read with great recommendations for financial wellness programs for various life stages.

Engagement Through Wellness by Seth Serxner (Human Resource Executive)

This article advises employers to look to their wellness program to drive employee engagement. The author cites new research from Optum and the National Business Group on Health which suggests that access to several wellness programs helps boost engagement and participation correlates with engagement.

maintain a happy workforce is moving up as a necessary element for many companies

Read more at: https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/office/happiness-could-be-the-most-important-kpi-when-it-comes-to-the-office-of-the-future-83130?utm_source=CopyShare&utm_medium=Browser
maintain a happy workforce is moving up as a necessary element for many companies

Read more at: https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/office/happiness-could-be-the-most-important-kpi-when-it-comes-to-the-office-of-the-future-83130?utm_source=CopyShare&utm_medium=Browser

My comments: Engaged employees are more likely to stay in their positions. This research clearly supports a comprehensive wellness program as an engagement tool. It also reminds us of the ever important need for leadership commitment and participation to ensure wellness is viewed as a company wide initiative.

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

 

Topics: Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, improving employee productivity, worksite well-being, productivity, employee engagement, financial wellbeing, turnover, company culture, employee retention

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.