Repairing Toxic Workplaces
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by Jim Purcell and Steven Van Yoder
5M ago
Toxic workplaces result from negative behaviors from management and co-workers. Because toxic workplaces make employees feel drained, stressed, and undervalued, wellness professionals must play a role in transforming toxic workplaces into cultures that support employee wellbeing. In this podcast, we speak with Jessica Childress, managing attorney and founder of the Childress Firm PLLC, an employment law firm based in Washington, D.C that represents clients in all aspects of employment law.  Jessica is also the author of the soon to be released book, Peace: Leaving a Toxic Workplace on You ..read more
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Dean Health Plan: An Individual Approach to Wellbeing
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by Jim Purcell and Steven Van Yoder
6M ago
Many wellbeing initiatives do not achieve their potential because employees do not understand or engage with their employer’s wellness offerings. Why does this happen? Because many wellness programs do not customize their offerings to meet the needs of individual workers. On this podcast, we speak with Jenni Beekman, Health Promotion Manager at Dean Health Plan, a health insurance company based in Madison, Wisconsin. We’ll discuss how Dean Health Plan’s whole person approach to wellbeing includes individual support that helps employees engage with the company’s wellness offerings and take owne ..read more
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Staff Wellbeing: Key to Thriving Schools
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by Jim Purcell and Steven Van Yoder
7M ago
US schools are struggling to keep staff who are experiencing high levels of burnout, financial stress, and low morale. Moreover, as health insurance costs skyrocket, many schools are cutting student programs and staff salaries, which adds to their staffing challenges.   This poses a serious threat to schools, children, and communities. And with 55 percent of US educators saying they may leave the profession, schools must quickly address this epidemic of low wellbeing in their workplaces. Investing in whole-person wellbeing can effectively address these challenges. On this podcas ..read more
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Creating Cultures of Health
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by Jim Purcell and Steven Van Yoder
11M ago
Less than 5% of Americans are sufficiently active, eat a healthy diet, or maintain a healthy weight. And many suffer from chronic health conditions and workplace stress that cost employers billions yearly in lost productivity and higher healthcare costs. But while employee health is increasingly a priority for US employers, many workplace wellbeing programs are only partially successful because they expect individuals to be responsible for changing their behaviors. In this podcast, Dr. Richard Safeer, the Chief Medical Director of Employee Health and Well-Being at Johns Hopkins Medicine, who a ..read more
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What Employers Can Do To Help Manage the Diabetes Crisis
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by Jim Purcell and Steven Van Yoder
1y ago
Aduro's CEO, Dr. Darren White discusses how employers can effectively address the diabetes crisis and boost employee health outcomes ..read more
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How Human-Centric Design Can Improve Employee Wellbeing
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by Jim Purcell and Steven Van Yoder
2y ago
Workspace design is central to employee health by creating workspaces that support wellbeing and optimize job performance. This requires a people-first approach to ensure a comprehensive design strategy, even before addressing tangible aspects like architecture and furniture.  Doug Shapiro is VP of research and insights at OFS, a socially responsible furniture and logistics solutions, and hosts Imagine a Place podcast that explores how design impacts everyday living.  In this podcast, Doug discusses the role of people-first design and how it can improve employee wellbeing ..read more
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How Human-Centric Design Can Improve Employee Wellbeing
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by Jim Purcell and Steven Van Yoder
2y ago
Workspace design is central to employee health by creating workspaces that support wellbeing and optimize job performance. This requires a people-first approach to ensure a comprehensive design strategy, even before addressing tangible aspects like architecture and furniture.  Doug Shapiro is VP of research and insights at OFS, a socially responsible furniture and logistics solutions, and hosts Imagine a Place podcast that explores how design impacts everyday living.  In this podcast, Doug discusses the role of people-first design and how it can improve employee wellbeing ..read more
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Helping Employees Meet Financial Hardships
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by Jim Purcell and Steven Van Yoder
2y ago
Covid-19 showed that a crisis can strike anyone, at any time. And because crises can severely impact employees and workplaces, disaster relief is becoming part of a comprehensive financial wellbeing strategy to help employees gain security and peace of mind.  On this podcast, Holly Welch Stubbing, CEO of E4E Relief, a nonprofit that helps employers provide grants to employees facing natural disasters and personal hardships, discusses E4E’s model for helping companies provide emergency relief as part of their workplace wellbeing initiatives. On this podcast you will learn: Common types of ..read more
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Employee Wellbeing And Stock Performance
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by Returns On Wellbeing Institute
2y ago
Many studies have tried to link employer wellness programs with financial returns. Despite attempts to prove that wellness programs can pay for themselves via positive business outcomes, there’s still disagreement - and even fierce debate - about whether employee wellness can yield ROI. In this podcast, we talk with Ray Fabius, a physician executive who has served in academics, private practice, managed care, the health insurance industry.  We discuss Ray’s recent study Companies That Promote a Culture of Health, Safety, and Wellbeing Outperform in the Marketplace, published in the Journa ..read more
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Case Study: Thames Water Company and Employee Mental Health
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by Jim Purcell and Steven Van Yoder
2y ago
Karl Simons, former Chief Health, Safety & Wellbeing Officer at Thames Water Company, discusses how the company’s mental health program lowered operating costs and boosted employee wellbeing ..read more
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