Month: October 2020

The Link Between Employee Engagement and Wellbeing

The Impact of COVID-19 According to a Gallup Survey released earlier this month, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an extraordinarily negative impact on wellbeing among U.S. adults. Research is showing that employees overall life evaluation, daily stress and daily worry are worsening in unprecedented ways. Gallup keeps track of these elements by measuring “life ratings.” In …

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How to Recover from Burnout

What is Burnout? Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. As explained by Harvard Business Review, there are three dimensions to burnout: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal accomplishment. You start to experience these three dimensions when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, or unable to meet constant demands. Common symptoms …

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7 Tips for a Successful Home Workout Routine

Home Workouts With COVID-19 cases predicted to spike during the fall and winter, many of us are planning on continuing our home workouts.  Considering the colder temperatures, indoor workouts will most likely be the preferred option. Whether you are new to at home workouts or you are looking for motivation to stick with your home …

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October is Health Literacy Month

Health Literacy Month Every single day, people find themselves in situations that require them to make decisions about their health. Many of these situations are not made when they are face-to-face with their healthcare provider. In fact, a majority of important health related decisions are made when people are alone and dealing with often unfamiliar …

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What Leaders Can Do to Help Ease Employee Anxiety

Anxiety Levels are High Recent insights from Willis Towers Watson’s updated COVID-19 Pulse Survey have revealed that employee anxiety levels are high as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. A major contributor is the fear of reopening workplaces. The survey found that only 33% of respondents feel confident that their company office locations are clean enough to …

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Mental Health and Productivity Tips for Remote Workers

A Stressful Time There is no doubt that we are living in very stressful times. The new “normal” for many people consists of remote work, home schooling or virtual learning, and a lot of negativity in the news. Add to that, Halloween is only a couple weeks away and the holiday season will be following …

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Trick-or-Treating Alternatives to Consider

Halloween 2020 Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released guidance on Halloween, warning that Trick-or-Treating and other traditional Halloween activities are high-risk. Considering that COVID-19 cases are predicted to increase during autumn, many parents are wondering what activities are safe for their families this Halloween. To help ensure your family, especially your …

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Tips for Giving Recognition to Remote Workers

The Importance of Recognition In the pre-COVID world, employee recognition was the foundation for a positive workplace culture and a productive, engaged workforce. While COVID-19 has drastically changed many aspects of our professional lives, giving recognition and showing appreciation are still a vital part of any business strategy. The challenge now becomes how leaders and managers …

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Mental Illness Awareness Week 2020

Mental Illness Awareness Week Mental illness affects everyone, either indirectly or directly, through friends, family members and even co-workers. That is why in 1990, Congress officially established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). Since then, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has worked hard to grow their movement that …

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