Look at the statistics and you realize your workforce is unhealthy: 62% of employees are overweight, among those, 26% are obese. Additionally, 33% of employees show signs of clinical depression. This workshop will introduce human resources staff and managers to the benefits of worksite wellness programming and simple ways to engage employees in programs and initiatives.
Worksites have much to gain by offering wellness programming as these programs impact both the top line and bottom line of organizations; top line revenue increases via reduced absenteeism and presenteeism, and bottom line costs are reduced through the containment of healthcare costs.
The key to impacting the health of an entire workforce is to implement comprehensive, results-oriented programs and policies. Results-oriented programs include multiple components that are strategically integrated. These strategies should include policies, incentives, on-site programming and high-touch lifestyle change programs. Further, Return-on-Investment (ROI) can be enhanced by including dependents in the programming as they account for 60% of healthcare costs.
Webinar participants will be able to analyze their own wellness programming, identify gaps and solutions, and develop comprehensive models for an effective wellness program. We will also discuss ways to reach and engage more employees and their families in wellness programming.
Discover how to lose guilt and feel better easily through using the groundbreaking Active Energy System. In this talk Adam Shaw explains the role of guilt in wellbeing and how it can inhibit health and wellbeing. If you want to feel better easily, lose guilt and learn a system that can make you and those who you know feel better easily then this event will show you how.
Through a set of steps that you can do as you walk it is possible to easily increase your wellbeing, energy and motivation easily and effortlessly, saving you time and eradicating the need to find extra time for gyms, diets and strenuous exercise routines.
Employee health asssessments indicate that as many as 70% of employees report that they 'don't get enough sleep' or are 'often tired at work' and research shows that sleepy employees are sick more often, miss more work and have more accidents and injuries.
What does this mean for your organization? In this presentation, Carolyn Schur, a sleep and fatigue management specialist, will highlight the primary factors contributing to sleep deprivation and outline the consequences for the workplace. She will also provide practical, immediate and long-term organizational measures that can be implemented to ensure better employee performance, health and safety and reduce benefit costs.
This session will review and compare the value of the health risk assessment (HRA) and biometric screening as data collection methods in population health management. A review of how the (HRA) evolved as a primary wellness tool and how its value today is eluding employers and costing employers time and money. Strengths and weakness of an HRA will be discussed and a focus on the “new” data collection opportunity that will yield employer higher levels of results and provide employees (eligible wellness program participants) with a higher level of health awareness. Attendees will be provided with the new insight on the key data elements needed to obtain quantitative snapshot of their population’s health and potential health risks.
Engagement is the key in wellness programs- but before you ask your employees to get involved in another wellness program, they need to understand the thought patterns that support health and what keeps people 'stuck". Harnessing behavior is the missing link. Thought patterns are the bedrock of change- how to assess and address the habits, patterns, beliefs and values that keep us from moving forward and going the distance in health. Unless employees have a 'battery pack' they can plug into - they will not have enough emotion to go the distance and they will remain 'double bound.' This is change engineering at its core-
Having a formal and written IIPP is the foundation for a truly safe workplace. Every workplace has different hazards and the IIPP is an effective tool for protecting employees from those hazards, as the IIPP lays out the organization’s policies and procedures in regards to preventing injuries and illness.
Cal/OSHA requires that businesses with 10 or more employees have a written Injury and Illness Prevention Plan. This session will cover the specific components that your Injury and Illness Prevention Plan must contain. You will learn how, step-by-step, to build your own IIPP, as well as learn about the Cal/OSHA e-Tool for creating an Injury and Illness Prevention Plan.
Are healthcare costs going up? Do I have to offer health coverage? What is a Health Benefit Exchange?
Check out this free event to get all your pressing healthcare questions answered.
The new healthcare law is coming soon! Join us for an informative discussion on how the healthcare law impacts your small business and what steps you can take now to prepare. Topics include: small employer tax credits, employer responsibilities, reducing healthcare costs and Covered California, the new marketplace selling insurance to small businesses in 2014.
HR.com and Small Business Majority are holding a free online workshop to help California small business owners and self-employed entrepreneurs learn what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses.
Small business tax credits
State Health Insurance Exchange
Small Employer Wellness Programs
Tools and resources available for small businesses interested in learning more about the law
With new recreational marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado, medicinal marijuana legal in over a dozen states, and drug use on the rise, employers will continue to see an increase in drug-related workplace issues over the coming months and years. This training will cover the challenges employers face in tackling workplace drug use, and drug and alcohol abuse by employees. Primary among these issues is that of developing a drug and alcohol policy, and implementing workplace drug testing procedures. Other challenges presented by workplace drug use include: employee health, workforce development, workplace safety, and impact on the business operations. This webinar will also provide an overview of the key legal issues – on both a state and federal level – surrounding workplace drug use, using recent and relevant case law. Finally, the presentation will explore the components of a good substance abuse policy, and best practices for enforcing such a policy.
At a time when more employers are using financial and other types of
incentives to drive employee behavior change, is it possible to develop a
successful health initiative without them?
You will learn how Pearson, the
world’s leading learning company, drives behavior change in 44 countries
without using a carrot or a stick!
Glenn Riseley, Founder and President of Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) along with Theresa Rich, Health Promotion Manager,
will share Pearson’s health and engagement strategy as it spans the US
and beyond. You will learn the framework for their strategy, key elements
defining their program goals, and strategies they use to communicate and
drive their core programs.
Pearson uses a the GCC, a global, team-based behavior change program as a
key element of their health strategy. Hear how their marketing and
communication approach registered nearly 7,000 employees in 36 hours,
in the first year of their global approach! They will also share the first two
years of behavior change results (measured pre and post the challenge),
as well as an analysis of how the uptake and completion rates were
achieved in this behavior change challenge without the use of a single
The health consequences associated with prolonged sitting are well documented (e.g., higher rates of cardiovascular disease, obesity, body mass index, metabolic syndromes, Type 2 diabetes, deep venous thrombosis, and low-back disorders). Unknown to many, prolonged standing is associated with similar health consequences (e.g., varicose veins, joint damage, foot problems, stroke, heart and circulatory problems, pregnancy difficulties, and work-related musculoskeletal disorders to the legs, knees, and lower back due to long periods of low level tension, ischemia, and muscles acidify). Research shows that prolonged sitting and standing are both concerns. A more responsible approach to the standing workstation is to incorporate a combination of sitting and standing activities throughout the work day to minimize the adverse health consequences. This session will provide tips and techniques on how to properly transition from a sitting workstation to a standing workstation.