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Expert Interview: Patty de Vries, MS

October 30 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in wellness, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, Worksite Wellness, employee wellness, worksite well-being, Wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, corporate wellness, employee burnout, physician burnout, well-being model

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Patty de Vries. Patty is the Director of Strategic Projects for the Stanford Medicine Well MD Center. She is presently building working relationships with hospitals and university programs, and generating networking support for current and upcoming projects.

In this Expert Interview, AdvancingWellness CEO Mari Ryan discusses with Patty de Vries burnout and the employee well-being model Stanford created to respond to this issue for physicians and employees.

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Is Your Workforce Burned Out? Stanford’s Well-being Success Model

October 29 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, human resources, workplace wellness, corporate wellness, physician burnout, employee burnout

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At some point you’ve probably felt like you were running out of gas. Perhaps you were in the midst of a major project, experiencing a particularly busy time of year (think holidays or family visits), or just had one too many things go wrong over the course of a day. Occasionally feeling run down and frazzled is inevitable. But when this is your life every day, chances are you are burned out.

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Expert Interview: Dak Kopec - Human Centered Design

October 24 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in wellness, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, Worksite Wellness, employee wellness, worksite well-being, Wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, corporate wellness, human-centered design

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Dak Kopec is an expert in the field of human-centered design and environmental psychology for design. He holds a doctorate degree in environmental psychology, two masters’ degrees, one in architecture and one in community psychology, and an undergraduate degree in health sciences. Dak is the former Director of the Boston Architectural College’s Master of Design Studies in design for human health program, and he is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Graduate Program in healthcare interior design at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.

In this expert interview, AdvancingWellness CEO Mari Ryan explores human-centered design and specifically how that applies to the workplace.

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Is Your Workplace People-Centric?

October 23 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, human resources, workplace wellness, corporate wellness, trends, people-centric

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We often hear from organizational leaders that “people are our most important asset.” Yet if you spend even a few minutes reading reviews on employment sites like Glassdoor, it becomes apparent that those words do not always translate into the daily reality of the workplace.

Some leaders truly recognize that they cannot achieve their business goals without an actively engaged, purpose-driven workforce. In the book Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for you People Like Family, Bob Chapman and Raj Sisodia demonstrate why it is important to put people above profits. Chapman tells the story of how they created a workplace at Barry-Wehmiller where people feel trusted and cared for.

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Expert Interview: Tom Ciccotti Part 2

October 16 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in wellness, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, Worksite Wellness, employee wellness, worksite well-being, Wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, corporate wellness, wellness technology, well-being technology

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Tom Ciccotti is the co-founder and Executive Vice President of Shortlister. Shortlister is a technology platform and team of subject matter experts used by the nation’s top employers and benefits consultants to help them identify their ideal vendor match for products and services in the wellness and HR technology space. Think e-Harmony or Match.com for finding vendors in these markets.

In this expert interview, AdvancingWellness CEO Mari Ryan explores the research conducted by Tom Ciccotti's firm Shortlister, on employer’s preferences and buying behaviors with regard to well-being program technology.

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Workplace Well-being Technology - What the Research Says

October 15 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, human resources, workplace wellness, corporate wellness, trends, wellness technology, well-being technology

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Designing a comprehensive workplace well-being program can be complicated. There are many aspects to consider as you make decisions surrounding which tools and resources your program will provide. Today, most employee well-being programs utilize some type of technology for program administration and management. But selecting this technology can be a daunting task.

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Expert Interview: Tom Ciccotti

October 10 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in wellness, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, Worksite Wellness, employee wellness, worksite well-being, Wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, corporate wellness

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Tom Ciccotti is the co-founder and Executive Vice President of Shortlister. Shortlister is a technology platform and team of subject matter experts used by the nation’s top employers and benefits consultants to help them identify their ideal vendor match for products and services in the wellness and HR technology space. Think e-Harmony or Match.com for finding vendors in these markets.

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What's Hot and What's Not. Workplace Well-being Trends You Need to Know About

October 09 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, human resources, workplace wellness, corporate wellness, trends

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Keeping up with trends that impact employee wellness and well-being programs can feel like a full-time job. There are numerous dimensions from which well-being is viewed, thereby requiring that a wide range of topics need to be considered.

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Expert Interview: Jamie Tessler, MS, MPH

October 02 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in wellness, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, Worksite Wellness, employee wellness, worksite well-being, Wellbeing, hr

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Jamie Tessler is an occupational ergonomist, lecturer, and educator. She is an adjunct professor at the Tufts University School of Medicine, where she teaches occupational and environmental health to students in the public health and professional degree programs. At Northeastern University, Jamie is busy working to modernize and upgrade the occupational and environmental health and safety training programs and platforms. She is a frequent guest lecturer on occupational ergonomics in area schools of public health.

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Not your father's ergonomics!

October 01 2018 / by Mari Ryan posted in Worksite Wellness, Wellbeing, worksite wellbeing, workplace wellbeing, hr, employee well-being, human resources, workplace wellness, ergonomics

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When you think of ergonomics, what comes to mind? Posture, a customized chair, a hand rest for your mouse pad? Most people think of ergonomics as supports, similar to these, for the physical body.

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