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Expert Interview: Sara Johnson, Ph.D. (Part 1)

August 14 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, behavioral science, wellness, employee wellness, worksite well-being, hr, behavior change, wellness strategy, wellness program, behavior science

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Sara Johnson, Ph.D. , as Co-president and CEO, leads the Business Development and Strategy Initiatives for Pro-Change Behavior Systems. Sara brings to her role over twenty years of experience in developing behavior change solutions in a variety of domains, including weight management, smoking cessation, medication adherence, and medical education. She has been the principal investigator on over $6 million dollars of research in National Institute of Health grants to examine the effectiveness of trans-theoretical model-based interventions. She is currently leading new research initiative to integrate individual and culture-level interventions to enhance well-being, increase engagement with evidence-based mobile apps that promote behavior change, and to develop interventions for pain self-management, sleep, and financial well-being.

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Why is behavior change so hard?

August 13 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Worksite Culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, behavioral science, employee benefits, hr, behavior change, employee well-being, human resources, workplace wellness

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Is your workplace well-being program built to last?

August 06 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Worksite Culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, employee benefits, hr, employee well-being, human resources

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 Is your workplace well-being program built to last? Will it sustain changes in leadership or program management, budget cuts, and changing employee interests?

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Does your employee well-being program have a brand?

August 01 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Worksite Culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, hr, employee well-being, wellness communications

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 We’ve often heard the ‘quote’ if you build it they will come. But when it comes to well-being programs, you have to do more than just build a program.

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Expert Interview: Brian Passon

July 24 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, wellness, employee experience, company leadership, employee wellness, worksite well-being, hr, wellness strategy, wellness program, recruiting

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Brian takes great joy in being constructively disruptive, and helping people in organizations think and act in ways that facilitate their success and see what really is possible. Brian speaks and consults with people and organizations to inspire more meaningful, strategic, and joyful employee experiences. He believes that to change the culture of a workplace, we must focus on long-term objectives and that are supported with the right infusion of strategy, science, creativity, and “edu-tainment.” Along with being a co-founder and facilitator of Wellness Underground, Brian has also started and led several networking groups across the U.S. around employee health and productivity, and has facilitated the technology start up Quantified Habits.

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What would your employees say about their employee experience?

July 23 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Culture, Worksite Culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, improving employee productivity, employee experience, worksite well-being, employee benefits, hr, company culture

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Expert Interview: Rosemary Froehlich

July 17 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, wellness, company leadership, employee wellness, worksite well-being, benefits, hr, communication, wellness strategy, wellness program

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Rosemary Froehlich spent over 15 years in Corporate Human Resources and a decade in marketing and advertising.  As the person responsible for running the company’s wellness program, she knew which communications got attention, which newsletters and webinars attracted subscribers and attendees, and which special reports she forwarded to senior management. In this video Rosemary talks about the the importance of communications to the success of workplace wellbeing. In this video we answer the questions: 1. Elements of effective wellness program communications 2. Why it is important to create a brand for your wellness program, 3. Common mistakes in wellness program communications.

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The secret to increasing employee wellbeing program participation

July 16 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, Culture, Worksite Culture, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, workplace culture, improving employee productivity, employee benefits, hr, company culture

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Senior leaders want to know that the money being spent on employee wellbeing programs is having impact. A key metric in evaluating and measuring program impact is employee participation. All too often I hear from human resource and wellbeing professionals about the low levels of participation in their programs. This is a concern, especially when having to justify the reach of their initiative to senior leaders.

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Top Three Workplace Wellbeing Articles - Week of June 8, 2018

June 08 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, worksite well-being, employee engagement, resiliency, employee retention

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

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Top Three Workplace Wellbeing Articles - Week of May 28, 2018

June 01 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, worksite well-being, benefits, employee benefits, employee engagement, communication, workplace communications, employee communications, strategy, wellness communication

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

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