On Friday, April 5, 2019, Grokker’s Founder and CEO, Lorna Borenstein, was featured on John Sumser’s HRExaminer Radio Hour program, Executive Conversations. Read on for highlights or listen here for details.
They say that April showers bring May flowers...but we’d like to point out that March’s focus on sleep has left us well rested to face the ever-busy month of April (Tax Day, anyone?). It’s time for some spring cleaning, so hit the refresh button on your employee’s engagement with these top tips for holistically supporting your team’s wellness this month.
Today’s employees want to work in an environment that supports their whole-person wellbeing. Why wouldn’t they? They want to be part of a culture that says, “We care!” and “Take care of yourself!” Better yet, it walks the talk and provides programs and resources to foster a happier, healthier life.
The employees of the City of Greeley are dispersed across their growing Colorado town. Administrative staff works in a traditional office setting, for instance, while firefighters and public works employees are literally out and about. This means that it’s been difficult to create a feeling of “togetherness” among the workforce, many of whom never get the chance to interact face-to-face. It also means it’s been challenging to develop wellbeing programs that reach and engage everyone with the same levels of convenience and fun.
Interviewing top talent? Of course you are. And considering the hot competition among employers in the marketplace, it behooves you to make a great impression and stand apart from the other organizations clamoring for candidates’ attention. That takes a lot more than luck! If you’re not using your workforce wellbeing program to your competitive advantage, you should be.
March is National Sleep Month, but you’ll want to stay awake long enough to learn about sleep’s impact on your employees’ health, safety, and productivity. According to the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, more than 37% of workers are sleep-deprived — that’s over one-third of your workforce!
When I heard the theme for International Women's Day 2019, a balanced world is a better world, I felt a deep personal resonance. As a daughter, mother, mentor, and CEO, I strive to create a more balanced world for myself and my team, and inspire others to do the same. I believe that if you want to encourage change, you need to create it for yourself and then help others feel empowered to make a difference in their own communities, families, and organizations.
We recently chatted with Bridgepoint Education’s Director of Benefits to learn how employees have been using Grokker’s wellbeing solution since it was launched last year. Employees love that they can download the app to access a wide range of wellbeing content and features — and HR loves all the support they’re getting from Grokker’s customer success team.
Who doesn’t appreciate something special on Valentines Day? Count your employees among the people in your life who deserve a little attention…a little warm and fuzzy corporate attention, that is.
We’re going to hazard a guess: you’re offering some sort of employee wellbeing program to your workforce. If you’re not, then you’re definitely thinking about it and even shopping around for a solution. Top talent today demands benefits they value —and they certainly value wellbeing programs that meet a variety of their needs.
Get ready to mark your employee communications calendar—and cross-reference with your wellbeing program—because we’ve got a list of health and wellness holidays you’ll want to promote in the first quarter of 2019!