Solving workplace wellness - how to get it right

Many workplaces are realising the far-reaching benefits of creating a healthier workplace (such as reducing absenteeism, boosting engagement and lifting employee morale) but go about it the wrong way. 

Employee wellness programs need to do far more than giving employees information and steps to take to better their health. This approach usually results in very little take-up among employees and does not result in any measurable behavioural change.

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The Three C's of a successful wellness communications strategy.

The Three C's of a successful wellness communications strategy.

A new study from LifeWorks found that while 82% of employees had participated in at least one aspect of a wellness program, 1 in 3 employees said that their employer needed to improve at getting them excited about their program.

Here are the ways that LifeWorks suggests communicating your workplace wellness strategy to get your employees excited about your new wellness program.

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The Three Characteristics that unite the world's most admirable businesses.

The Three Characteristics that unite the world's most admirable businesses.

What makes a company admirable?

That was the question that Forbes Magazine and the Korn Ferry Institute set out to answer when studied 486 companies to find out what the best companies looked like, and what qualities aspirational companies wished they could achieve.

According to the survey, there are three characteristics that unitie the world's top performing businesses. 

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Social change and the future of work.

Social change and the future of work.

Workplace technologies are evolving at a rapid pace. Emerging technologies allow people to work smarter and be more productive. These include:

  • AI (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Wearable Technology
  • Smarter Phones
  • The Internet of things (IoT)
  • The Internet of People (Wearable Technology)
  • Video Conferencing

To fully take advantage of new technology, businesses need to start thinking about how they will be working in the future.   

Fujitsu, in tandem with Microsoft, Citrix and PAC have commissioned a report on key trends that are impacting on the future of work. One of the key areas investigated was social change and the shift towards flexible working. 

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Workplace Automation - Changing the way we work

Workplace Automation - Changing the way we work

Nearly one-third of knowledge workers currently employ some form of automation. Unlike their blue-collar counterparts, knowledge workers are embracing AI and Automation as a way of making their jobs easier and more fulfilling.

4 out of 5 knowledge workers believe that workplace automation will allow them to better focus on doing their jobs, that's according to Workfronts annual 'The State of Enterprise Work' report. 

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