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New Guide: Taking Care of Remote Employees

Many organizations continue to work in remote and hybrid models as the pandemic winds down, and studies have shown that many employees, when given the option to return to work, would actually prefer to continue working remotely. Yet despite their cozy sweatpants and reduced commute times, employees are still faced with unique challenges such as back-to-back zoom meetings, a largely sedentary workday, and some degree of social isolation from coworkers. That’s why remote and hybrid work models require any entirely new way of thinking about employee wellbeing.

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Navigating the World of Digital Parenting with Expert Dr. Elizabeth Milovidov

Through all the unforeseen obstacles this pandemic has brought, one particular challenge has been the dramatic increase in screen time for our children. That’s why Grokker is thrilled to announce the release of our new program: Pandemic Parenting in a Digital World, with Dr. Elizabeth Milovidov. Even prior to the pandemic, our children were growing up in an increasingly digital world. Now, with even more of their lives being thrust online, parents are often worried about how this affects them, and how they too can navigate the world of digital parenting.

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Post-Webinar Debrief: Embracing the Challenges and Opportunities of a Remote Workforce

If one thing is clear from this past year, it’s that remote and hybrid working are here to stay. According to Enterprise Technology Research, the percentage of global workers permanently working from home is expected to double in 2021 as productivity has increased during the coronavirus pandemic. Our recent webinar, What a Difference a Year Makes: Employee Wellbeing and the Remote Workforce, explored the wellbeing challenges and opportunities that come with managing employees who spend at least some of their work time at home. 

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MOHG Prioritizes Employee Wellbeing Before, During, and After Pandemic

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and resorts. With over 12,000 employees worldwide, MOHG has always prioritized colleague and guest wellbeing, which is why they’ve been providing Grokker’s wellbeing solution to their workforce since 2019. 

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Get Your Workforce Moving With The At-Home Digital Fitness Trend

Not too long ago, gyms and health clubs were booming. It’s estimated that they reached over 64 million Americans in 2019. Unfortunately, in 2020, COVID-19 put indoor group fitness on hold, and gym members had to find other ways to break a sweat. Many employees who once enjoyed on-premise gyms or company-sponsored fitness center memberships flocked to at-home workouts and on-demand classes, bringing “living room fitness” into vogue.

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Save The Date: The Challenges and Opportunities of a Remote Workforce

The workplace has changed dramatically in the past year. Chances are some, if not all, of your employees are working from home — and remote working, in some capacity, is here to stay. That means you’re on the lookout for effective ways to keep your workforce engaged and feeling their best as they juggle the challenges of living and working during a pandemic — and beyond. 

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Women, Let’s #ChooseToChallenge This #IWD

This International Women’s Day falls on the one-year mark of the beginning of one of the most difficult periods we’ve collectively experienced. Last year at this time, we were aware of the new, dangerous strain of coronavirus and feared it was about to hit us close to home. While we were uncertain of exactly how our lives and livelihoods would be impacted — we were even more oblivious to its disproportionate impact on the lives and livelihoods of women. We went on to endure a year of  social upheaval and political turmoil that exposed the fissures in the very foundation of justice and equality, and threatened the progress we’ve made toward creating a fair and equal society for every man, woman and child.

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Moving Beyond Burnout: Dr. Catherine Wikholm Brings New Insight To Combatting Stress

As employees continue to balance their personal lives with the daily demands of work, employee mental health issues continue to rise. Grokker is committed to helping our members manage stress with fresh ideas and time-tested methods that lead to more balance, more resilience, and more tranquility in their everyday lives. This week, we are thrilled to announce the release of our brand new program, Beyond Burnout, with one of Grokker’s most trusted mind experts: Dr. Catherine Wikholm! This 10-day program is specially designed with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques that help employees build the skills they need to identify and overcome burnout. 

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Supporting Your Employees' Mental Health Is More Important Than Ever

Mental health isn’t often spoken about at work. We’ve seen more high-profile conversations about mental health pop into the news, but many people struggle to take mental health seriously. On the flip side, the World Health Organization (WHO) considers mental health in its definition of health, and about 1 in 5 U.S. adults struggle with mental health issues. Employees are struggling due to COVID-19 and the isolation that comes from remote work, so it’s imperative that organizational leaders support their employees’ mental health.

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Has Remote Work Increased Worker Productivity?

A recent survey led by Great Places to Work® revealed surprising results: employees are just as productive, if not more productive, while working from home rather than in the office. Over the span of two years, from the year 2019 to 2020, Great Places to Work® surveyed over 800,000 employees from 715 companies to measure employee productivity. They examined the degree to which employees are “willing to give extra to get the job done,” and “quickly adapt to changes needed for their company’s success,” and compared the results over a six month period from March to August of 2019 and 2020.

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Working From Home Doesn't Have to Impact Employee Wellbeing

In 2020, companies worldwide had to make a tough decision for their employees’ safety and wellbeing. A rapid transition to remote work meant that employers had to make the best of the resources they had at the time — and many are still trying to catch up.

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Employees Want Wellbeing Support – But Are Employers Responding?

As evidenced by a recent employer-employee survey from Aetna International, employees are prioritizing their mental and physical well being more than ever before. With responses from 4,000 employees and 1,000 employers, 66% of employer respondents feel that Covid-19 has increased employee expectations in regards to health and wellness benefits offered by employers — and 63% say there is now a greater expectation for them to take responsibility for employee health beyond the workplace. In other words, employees expect more.

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