The Value of an EAP to A Small Employer

The Value of an EAP to A Small Employer

  What is an EAP? An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a voluntary, work-based program that offers free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees who have personal and/or work-related problems. They address broad and complex issues relating to mental and emotional health. These issues include alcohol and substance abuse, family […]

Only 3 Percent of Americans Living a Healthy Lifestyle

A study by researchers at Oregon State University found that the overwhelming majority of Americans do not live a healthy lifestyle. The study measured how people followed four healthy characteristics: moderate exercise, a good diet, not smoking and having a recommended body fat percentage. The target for exercise was 150 minutes of moderate activity each […]

Workplace Wellness: What It Can Do For You

Workplace wellness affects your company—and its finances—in several ways. Wellness programs hold the potential to lower health care costs, increase productivity, decrease absenteeism and raise employee morale. Because employees spend a large portion of their waking hours at work, the workplace is an ideal setting to address health and wellness issues, benefiting your employees’ personal […]
Workplace Wellness: Focusing Your Efforts

Workplace Wellness: Focusing Your Efforts

This post is a supplement to our monthly webinar series.  This month’s topic is Employer Sponsored Wellness Programs and the Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Employers. Now that you’ve completed your analysis of the workplace assessment and employee survey and considered an array of program strategies, it’s time to narrow your focus. By looking at […]
Workplace Wellness: Maintaining Motivation & Interest

Workplace Wellness: Maintaining Motivation & Interest

This post is a supplement to our monthly webinar series.  This month’s topic is Employer Sponsored Wellness Programs and the Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Employers. Once you start a wellness program you will have a range of employee participants. Some will already be very engaged in being active and eating well and your program […]
Workplace Wellness: Why should my organization promote wellness?

Workplace Wellness: Why should my organization promote wellness?

This post is a supplement to our monthly webinar series.  This month’s topic is Employer Sponsored Wellness Programs and the Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Employers. According to a 2013 Workplace Wellness Programs study by the RAND Corporation, about half of U.S. employers offer wellness initiatives. These programs may include wellness screenings, interventions and more […]