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Understanding diversity and inclusion means having the long-term vision that the company should reflect its consumers' demographics.
Judging job candidates by their passion may be biased against certain cultures, a new study finds.
Now is the time to encourage employees to take advantage of all the preventative care available through on line courses, vaccinations and biometric screenings and more.
Recent data indicates that the risk of diabetes and heart disease may be affected by one’s “sleep-wake cycle”.
It's not too late to recognize and mitigate the 12 issues causing work-from-home burnout.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, adults should aspire to perform at least 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise such as brisk walking, swimming and mowing the lawn every week.
Steps to recognize and support employees struggling to care for aging loved ones.
Shoulder Shrugs are an “isolation exercise” that bulks your upper trapezius muscle which is located at the base of your neck. The upper trapezius “traps stress, making your neck and shoulders feel stiff”! Strengthening your upper traps can result in a balanced upper body and has the potential to relieve neck pain.
How our beliefs about creativity explain our ability to improve and sustain it over time.
Leaders should examine their quality of work culture which includes Respect, Accountability and Cooperation and engage in “culture refinement”.
HI Now’s Kanoe Gibson “connects the dots” on “Resilience: Motivating Lasting Change” with award-winning motivation scientist and bestselling author, Dr. Michelle Segar.
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The ”Wellbeing-Engagement Paradox” shows that working from home during the pandemic intensified levels of engagement and negative emotions. Leaders need to help employees “capitalize on the advantages of working from home, while actively working to reduce sources of exceptional stress and worry”
New research found an association between eating even small amounts of processed meats, 150 grams (a little over 5 ounces) per week, and a higher risk of major heart disease and death.
The very idea of not wanting to return to 'normal' would have been unthinkable a year ago. But today many have been rewired into a 'new normal.'
An important shift in perspective has occurred as employees work to deliver their best and lead their teams effectively through the pandemic- pressured environment. Employees now wonder about the meaning of their work and its alignment with their personal life’s purpose.
HI Now’s Kanoe Gibson “connects the dots” with Justine Tallon-Satink about Chronic Kidney Disease, and why we should be talking more about it.
One year in, and many of us are experiencing decision paralysis. Here’s how to overcome it.
As the Pandemic health risks begin to decrease, businesses need to focus on “strategic work flexibility” in a reimagined work environment.
The ability to recognize and manage a negative or “hot” emotional reaction in yourself or others is an important aspect of effective leadership and interpersonal relationship building. This “Emotional Intelligence” can be achieved through multiple and deliberate behaviors including “slower breathing” when you become emotional.
On average over the past year, more working women than men have experienced a great deal of disruption in their lives from the pandemic.
Join UHA Health Insurance, in partnership with Hawaii Business Magazine and Hawaii Employers Council, for Resilience: Motivating Lasting Change with Michelle Segar.
Employees have access to a wide range of mental health support services ranging from ”AI” robots to finding a “trusted person to talk to” during these isolating pandemic times.
Mindful strategies such as breathing exercises, body scans and meditation suggest short-term benefits of expanded capacity for emotional regulation, reduction in stress and anxiety and improved productivity. However, long-term consequences could bring enhanced attention to emotions resulting in panic attacks, depression and a sense of disassociation.
A survey of approximately 17K leaders representing over 1,740 organizations in 24 industries confirm a high rate of burnout and increased retention risk.
Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, employee mental health is at an all-time low. In addition to concerns directly related to the disease, mental and emotional well-being have become top concerns as restrictions and closures upended typical daily routines and lifestyles.
HI Now’s Kanoe Gibson “connects the dots” on “Families in Stress during the Pandemic” with Dr. Theresa Wee.
Organizations have the opportunity to re-examine several aspects of their plans and educate employees about their health.
Without the pressure of constant in-person demands, individuals can make more time for uninhibited and creative thinking.
The past few weeks of the coronavirus crisis have been especially taxing on our mental health. Here's why, and some advice on coping.
“Mom Gets Moxie” offers pregnant and postpartum women physical strength conditioning including squats, pulling and pushing as their bodies undergo changes during and after childbirth.
HI Now’s Kanoe Gibson “connects the dots” on “Maintaining Health with Preventive Care” with Dr. Kathleen Kozak.
Keiki Heroes is a Hawaii STEM Community Care program that encourages our children to adopt CDC and Hawaii DOH recommended habits that will help them and those around them to stay safe and healthy.
The more your workers “skill up,” the better their morale. Here’s how to prepare your workforce for individual growth.
Companies are actively designing their Employee Experience (EX) to increase employee productivity and to “power the brand of their company”. Today’s strategy includes safe work place protocols, flexible scheduling, employee learning as well as pay, leave time, and benefits.
An employees’ financial health can positively impact their mental and emotional well-being. Happiness can be boosted if employees are able to “buy time” to open up space in their schedules, purchase “experiences” such as vacations and spend on others.
The World Health Organization has revised its moderate to vigorous exercise guidelines to 150 minutes (2.5 hours) per week. University of Oxford study suggests that cardiovascular disease decreased as the amount of moderate and vigorous physical activity increased.
Global Workplace Study 2020 shows that only 19% of US workers are highly resilient, able to bounce back and work through challenging circumstances or events at work. Company leaders can cultivate resiliency through trust, an energizing work environment and treating their employees as “grown -ups”.
As evidenced by initiatives at Google and 3M, a few free hours every week can make a big difference in employees’ motivation and self-fulfillment.
HI Now’s Kanoe Gibson “connects the dots” on “Dealing with Grief during the Holidays” with Dr. Theresa Wee. Dr. Wee is a pediatric obesity health and wellness expert who has been practicing for over 20 years.
Dr. Kozak address the biggest concerns that the medical community has with the upcoming holiday season, and offers suggestions on COVID-19 versions of traditional holiday celebrations.
Three common denominators that almost any team is going to need from any leader in 2021.
A positive work culture consists of fostering good co-worker relationships, valuing employee health and well-being and training managers to motivate and encourage their employees. This is the key to helping organizations achieve better employee performance, improved productivity and lower healthcare costs.
Revise your work goals for 2021 by using self-awareness of your feelings, activities and relationships. By consistently practicing self-awareness, you will gather emotional and cognitive feedback to help guide your decisions.
The research division of the Anthology Marketing Group conducted two statewide polls in October and November: The BOSS Survey of 413 local business owners and senior executives, and the 808 Poll of 502 members of the general public. Here’s what we learned.
The Purpose of Work is to have a PURPOSE! It allows you to serve others and enables you to grow, learn and refine your skills. Work is a privilege and all about SERVICE and CRAFT!
According to new research, a good night's sleep makes us more positive and resilient to stress.
Developing routines to create a sense of normalcy during the pandemic can lead us into a “rut”. Learn ways to be mindful, do something different and create your own “mixed table” to infuse creativity back into our businesses and lives!
As you return to the Gym with Covid restrictions easing, you may experience DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness)! Recovery strategies include the “BIG ROCKS” of adequate sleep and the 3 R’s of nutrition…refuel with carbohydrates, rebuild muscle with protein and rehydrate!
When it comes to physical and emotional well-being, companies must deliver the support that employees really need.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, companies including Starbucks, Citigroup and LinkedIn are responding with innovative mental health and wellness programs.
Increase time to exercise, reduce stress, stay fit and safeguard your overall well being during the holiday season.
Researcher Nathan Greene explores the place of gratitude in hard times.
When a teammate shares their grief, a Manager has the opportunity to provide support and valuable assistance. They can have a “simple response ready, ask open ended questions, mirror their energy, use affirming body language, create lots of silence and space and really do a temperature check on the teammate’s mental and emotional wellbeing.
The most successful Wellness Programs that yield the highest return on investment include stress management reduction, work life balance training and are fully championed by middle management.
Holidays can involve family conflict, especially after a divisive election. The solution is empathy, for yourself and others.
Google’s “resilience” lead Lauren Whitt installed a series of tutorials and video content for Google employees experiencing burnout while working through the pandemic.
Today high-performing executives are focused on creating resiliency in the organization, helping employees respond and reskill, supporting workers in all phases of their lives.
Mike Story's presentation from the American Heart Association's 8th Annual Worksite Wellness Workshop Webinar: Supporting the Whole-Hearted Employee.
Synchrony- a financial services company has transformed their traditional offices to a “hub” model whereby employees work remote and visit a common space when they need to meet face to face.
Singapore’s Workplace Safety and Health Council(WSH) calls on Managers to take the lead in creating and providing mental wellness guidance in the workplace. By listening, knowing what to say and not say and having help available can lead to a “smarter, more manpower-lean, and more connected workplace.
High worker burnout can be attributed to the pandemic uncertainty and daily stress of balancing home life and work in a remote setting. Employers can help their employees overcome external challenges by inspiring them through engagement and collaboration.
A Retirement Advisor Council paper recommends ensuring the program is accessible and usable to anyone regardless of literacy, wealth or earnings.
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A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease. It’s not as hard as you may think! Remember, it's the overall pattern of your choices that counts. Make the simple steps below part of your life for long-term benefits to your health and your heart.
Essential workers are on the front lines ensuring that the rest of us are safe. Employers can offer prevention and disease management programs to serve these vulnerable workers.
5 important things employers can do do help mental health in the workplace.
A psychiatrist and telehealth cofounder says mental health’s many stigmas make it hard for employees to broach the topic in the workplace. But they should and can without oversharing.
What do billionaire entrepreneurs, deep thinkers and high-profile politicians know about preserving willpower that we don’t?
Findings show that health and prevention programs that focus on the “targeted individual and his or her significant other” may be more successful in changing behavior because they have each other as a support system!
Employers must make mental health their 'absolute top priority,' experts say.
Create a culture of health and well-bing that focuses on the core health issues in a workplace and those most at risk.
The second wave is likely to have rising mental health issues, increased deaths from suicide and drug overdoses.
Employers who engage with their employees and care about their well-being see greater productivity, retention and overall performance! 10 Actions are provided for leaders to take their employees from “suffering, struggling to thriving”!
New research has suggested that people who exercise in the early morning may have a reduced risk of developing cancer than those who exercise later in the day.
5 ways business can support employee mental health.
The Journal of Applied Psychology study emphasizes the importance of managers and supervisors in helping workers stay on task amid crisis.
As the pandemic drags on, lots of people are struggling with isolation. But there are things managers can do to help.
A mentally and physically healthy workforce creates wins for the overall business.
Moving the joints can help by promoting blood flow to deliver nutrients and the circulation of synovial fluid, which can act as a lubricant for the joint.
The latest Total Brain Mental Health Index shows progress in depression and anxiety rates, but experts warn things may worsen in coming months.
Isolation and loneliness in the workplace highlights.
You may think your introverted colleagues are in work-from-home heaven. They’re not. Here are 3 struggles they may be facing and how to support them.
How to recognize red signs of mental illness in the workplace.
The Center for Workplace Mental Health, formerly known as the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health, provides employers the tools, resources and information needed to promote and support the mental health of employees and their families.
A combination of healthy habits -- such as a good diet and regular exercise -- may lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease by as much as 60%, a new study suggests.
Small talk between colleagues – about the weekend, the weather or last night’s TV – may seem unimportant but it has a big impact on our wellbeing at work.
Researchers and media experts weigh in on how to stay informed about coronavirus while protecting your mental health.
HR needs to be ready to deal with fear, depression and other challenges.
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Employers are adding caregiving benefits as the number of employees looking for help increases.
In response to current and anticipated change fatigue and burnout, it’s critical for leaders to mitigate the impacts of emotional distress by providing access to resources and cognitive skill-building that will facilitate bringing our organizations back to health.
Learn why engagement rose during a time when many would expect the reverse.
Inside any organization, top talent expects an environment that fosters innovation.
Do you believe that constant stress is unavoidable? Good for performance? Actually, neither is true.
Helping people maintain a positive attitude; building confidence and trust; and making employees feel valued, connected, and empowered can tip the balance toward greater resilience.
Burnout occurs when passionate, committed people become deeply disillusioned with a job or career from which they have previously derived much of their identity and meaning. It comes as the things that inspire passion and enthusiasm are stripped away, and tedious or unpleasant things crowd in.
This tool can help you check yourself for burnout.
This guide addresses burnout from multiple perspectives, covering both individual employees and organization-wide aspects.
Join us as our speakers present tools and strategies for individuals and leaders to better understand and combat burnout by meeting three basic needs: autonomy, mastery, and relatedness.
How parents can support their children at the start of an uncertain school year.
There are worrying signs or at least rational reasons to predict the negative consequences of prolonged remote work.
As colleagues return to offices during the COVID-19 pandemic, safety, communication, and resiliency take center stage.
It’s very easy for the mind to enter a worrisome spiral when trying to take in everything we can’t control. Instead, it’s more productive to plow energy into controlling the few things you can.
Workplace wellbeing benefit packages alone are not enough to help workers care for their wellbeing. What workers need most right now is care and compassion from their leaders.
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Even though the words sound the same and there is some overlap, employee engagement and employee experience are different concepts.
As the pandemic drags on, many remote workers are reporting feeling drained. Here’s what some employers—and employees—are doing to feel better.
How to keep employees motivated as they are working remotely or in the office under new social distancing guidelines.
Why aren’t companies doing more to improve recognition efforts?
Consider vacation nudges, including artificial holidays, Fridays off and more, expert says.
Women's mobile usage is way up. What does that mean for employers?
Read on for some habits that will help you control racing thoughts and prevent pileups.
Here are six ways employers are tackling the emotional and mental health of their employees remotely.
A Udemy survey suggests that more than half of workers believe their employers are using COVID as an excuse to cut staff. These strategies can help dissolve their suspicions.
Even among employers whose workers say they handle work-life balance well, adapting to the work-from-home world has been a struggle.
You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions.
If you've been feeling down about where we're headed with the pandemic, you're not alone. Millions of people are experiencing COVID fatigue. Dan Grossman explains how the war against an invisible enemy is also a war against exhaustion.
As we navigate various transitions over the coming months and years, leaders are likely to see employees struggle with anxiety, depression, burnout, trauma, and PTSD. So, what can managers and leaders do to support people as they face new stressors, safety concerns, and economic upheaval?
Get access to the complete webinar, PDF copies of each presentation, and a list of Mental health resources.
COVID-19’s speed and scale breed uncertainty and emotional disruption. How organizations communicate about it can create clarity, build resilience, and catalyze positive change.
Danny, creator of the Aloha Journal, shares simple and effective tools to build more gratitude, emotional health, and connection through journaling.
Heather, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, shares how we can build practices to keep us well during this unique time in our lives.
Use these 6 simple sun-protection strategies.
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Learn how traditional ways of eating can help us prevent, manage, and even reverse common chronic diseases.
Financial well-being tools employers can provide to employees.
With remote working set to be a longer-term scenario for many businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond, businesses must now start considering the danger of disconnection in 'not so newly' remote workforces.
Self-isolation has evoked a return to the roots of wellness — not as a trend to buy into, but as simply looking after ourselves and others.
These are unprecedented times that we are living in. This article provides different strategies for coping with stress.
How WFH affects mental health. Is it clinical depression or WFH blue? How to feel better. Handling stress, anxiety, and loneliness.
Over the last month, we’ve all had to adjust to new routines, roles, and expectations around work. As with any transition, many of us have been doing the best we can to adapt—finding we can only be reactive, not proactive.
But how are you doing now?
There are many supports, services and treatment options that may help. A change in behavior or mood may be the early warning signs of a mental health condition and should never be ignored.