COVID-19 Outbreak: The Struggle is Real

Every single one of us has been impacted by the disruption to work and life resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s a powerful, unsettling reality that continues to take on new meaning every time we catch up with the latest news or hear from a loved one or colleague about how they’re adjusting (or not) to their “new normal.” 

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COVID-19 Outbreak: It's Getting Hot in Here

First the NBA was cancelled. Then Broadway. Then finally the last hold out — business conferences. We're seeing restaurant and school closures, while many workforces, including my own at Grokker, are at home. COVID-19, aka Coronavirus, has changed so much, so quickly. It’s no wonder that most of us are feeling like we have shifted from disbelief into an uncomfortable low grade level of anxiety we just can’t seem to shake.  

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Bringing Wellbeing to Everyone During the COVID-19 Pandemic

At Grokker, we always talk about improving people’s lives — and the COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus) outbreak is the opportunity to get out there and make an impact on an unprecedented scale. The global pandemic is touching the lives, in some way or another, of literally everyone around the world. It’s a health crisis that will continue to disrupt our daily lives for as long as it takes to contain the novel virus.

As we grapple with this new reality — even if it’s a temporary reality — it’s more important than ever to prioritize our physical and emotional wellbeing. We ALL need access to digital support to help us feel our best during this challenging time. That’s why Grokker is offering our video wellbeing solution free through April 30, 2020 to individuals and organizations.

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Why I'm Calling For #EachforEqual Change

#EachforEqual is this year’s International Women’s Day theme. This #IWD2020 observance gives us the perfect opportunity to reflect on what we’re doing, as business leaders, to create a gender equal workplace, and to ask ourselves, "am I walking the talk?" To me, Each for Equal means everyone deserves an equal opportunity to be successful, personally and professionally — and we’re all responsible for helping each other along the way. As a mother and CEO, I take this as an imperative to do whatever I can to provide my family and colleagues with the resources and support they need to thrive across all areas of their lives.

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Workforce Wellbeing in March: Employee Happiness

What is employee happiness? In jargony terms, it's a positive mindset enabling emotional engagement with one's company. Put simply, it's that pleasing, content state of being that makes an employee willing to "go that extra mile" while running with an idea or problem-solving. It's that special something that makes it possible for an employee to, say, write a blog post about employee happiness without rolling her eyes. You might say that employee happiness is the piece de resistance to employee Engagement (yes, that's Engagement with a capital E). 

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Wellbeing Program Success Series: Listen To Your Employees

Listening to employees is a critical component of maintaining a company culture that values people as individuals with unique interests, struggles, and goals. Individual employees create a workforce culture, after all, and make the culture happen. They personify it. They bring it to life. They live it. So if you're building a culture of wellbeing, it only makes sense that you provide them with wellbeing benefits that enable them to show up and give their best.

What do your employees want and need in a workforce wellbeing program? Wellbeing is inherently personal, so don't make assumptions. Ask them! Listen. Find out what they expect — what they'd enjoy and actually use. And then, take action. 

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Workforce Wellbeing in February: Heart Health

According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. In fact, cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, kill 17 million people worldwide each year — a figure expected to reach over 23 million per year by 2030. We can’t think of a better reason to raise heart health awareness among your global employees.

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Wellbeing Program Success Series: Deliver Personalized Experiences

It’s a new year — a new decade! — and we hope your workforce wellbeing program is already making a splash with employees. Now is the time to get people excited about your 2020 activities and kick off a happy and healthy year. We want you to make the most of your workforce wellbeing initiatives so your employees engage early and often. That's where delivering personalized experiences fits in.

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Participating in Grokker Programs Just Got Easier!

Did you know that Grokker has more than 100 programs (and more on the way!) designed to help employees pursue their wellbeing goals and develop healthy habits? All 5 dimensions of wellbeing are covered — fitness, mental health, sleep, nutrition, and financial wellbeing — so there's something for everyone, and then some. But we've learned that our users usually have more than one wellbeing goal in mind, and they like to reach for these goals simultaneously. Makes sense, considering how all of the lifestyle factors are interconnected.

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Workforce Wellbeing in January: Sugar Awareness

Aside from being the first month in the new year, that special time for making get-healthier resolutions, January also comes on the heels of December — when most people eat and drink “whatever they want” as they move from one holiday party to another, leaving cookie crumbs in their wake. Unfortunately for those of us with a sweet tooth, a big slice of grandma’s rum cake doesn’t pack the same nutritional punch as a naturally sweetened apple, orange, or strawberry. But ‘tis the season, right?

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5 Easy Steps to Beat Holiday Stress, Grokker-Style

At work, you’re prepping for the 2020 benefits year, reviewing company policies, running year-end reports, and recovering from office holiday parties. At home, you’re prepping for family get-togethers, reviewing shopping receipts, running last-minute errands, and recovering from late nights spent watching endless holiday movies.

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Stat Roundup: The Key to Attracting & Retaining Employees

As of September 2019, there are 7 million open jobs in the U.S., and the average time to fill a position is 43 days. What’s more, about 42 million people left their jobs in 2018, leaving their employers to pay $1 trillion in voluntary turnover costs. 

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