Why Corporate Wellness Programs Fall Short

Despite the cultural and emotional focus on wellness at work, today’s emphasis on a healthy workplace remains disconnected from management-led solutions and management-focused solutions, and shifts the onus to the employee. The message seems to be: We will help you with your problems, because we are enlightened employers; here are some things you can do. This approach doesn’t acknowledge the more complex possibility that the employer may be a large part of the problem. Further, companies are not measuring whether the programs offered actually make a difference.

Worklife Negotiation

What I have found in my research is that most people do not know what worklife negotiation looks like to them. They haven’t spent the time thinking about their current work and life situation and what an ideal worklife situation would be. Even if you do not have the power to change your work and life demands immediately, understanding where you would like to be provides you with a roadmap to make incremental changes to ultimately get to your ideal worklife situation – whether it’s getting more hours at work to pay off debt or cutting back on email at home so you can put your children to bed.

Smarter Working Practices: How to harness human potential and support wellbeing in an always-on world

What are we doing with our people, our time and our use of technology? Is it making us happier and more efficient or are at least some of the outcomes dangerous? Smart employers need to pay attention to these questions… and find better answers.

Build a High-Performance Business Culture and All Will Be Successful

This blog post on high-performance business culture is the courtesy of Simon Porter, Vice President, Digital HR Services at NGA Human Resources. In the last five years we’ve seen a shift in attitudes towards flexible working. Research by the Workforce Institute shows a modern workplace divided against itself.  Much has stemmed from globalisation of business … Continue reading Build a High-Performance Business Culture and All Will Be Successful

June 2016 FLSA Overtime Survey

June 20, 2016 — The practice of working outside standard work hours is so ingrained in American culture that a majority of full-time salaried employees in the U.S. would work off-the-clock even if it was against company policy. The finding comes from a new survey commissioned by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, conducted online … Continue reading June 2016 FLSA Overtime Survey

How Social Health helps create Workplace Wellbeing 2.0

This article about workplace wellbeing is the courtesy of board member Julia Hobsbawm. The idea of measuring and valuing workplace wellbeing is in full swing, and is about a decade old. That’s great….But. The ‘but’ is that a decade is an awfully long time in our ‘always on’ era. The world is changing and Wellbeing … Continue reading How Social Health helps create Workplace Wellbeing 2.0