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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[Infographic] 100 Years of Workforce Wellbeing

Most of us — if not all of us — have participated in an employer-sponsored wellness program of some sort. Even if we’re old enough to remember when it was perfectly acceptable to light up a cigarette in the office, we’ve grown accustomed to our employers offering health screenings, fitness challenges, or educational lunch-and-learns to promote healthy habits. And if we're lucky, our employer provides personalized wellbeing tools that we can access on-demand, when and where we need them the most. 

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Stat Roundup: Women and the "Second Shift" (Updated 5/13/20 with COVID-19 impact stats)

Working from home, e-learning, sheltering in place — the whole family together, day in and day out. One activity overlaps into the next until the seemingly never-ending day comes to an end, only to start anew the next morning. This isn't unfamiliar territory for many employees, particularly women. Before the COVID-19 outbreak, their work day never really ended. It changed. During their “second shift,” they were taking care of their children and aging parents, getting a meal on the table, and managing any number of other household obligations. You might say that at least for now, this is the "new normal," blurring the lines for those working the "second shift" and amplifying all the challenges that come along with it.  

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Pinterest Strengthens Corporate Culture with Global Wellbeing Benefits

Pinterest has employees around the globe, but they all share a focus on whole-person wellbeing. Whether they're working in San Francisco, CA, or Ireland, UK, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Brazil, or Canada, they have the opportunity to participate in the company's Beingwell workforce wellbeing program and explore the tenets of mind, body, community, and financial wellness.

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LuckyVitamin: Nourishing a Culture of Wellbeing from the Inside-Out

LuckyVitamin, an e-commerce company supplying over 38,000 natural and organic products to customers around the globe, is truly “walking the talk” of workforce wellbeing. With a mission to support anyone — including their employees — on their journey toward happy wellness, they promote and enable the pursuit of wellbeing in all that they do.

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HR Tech 2019 Conference: Grokker’s Workforce Wellbeing Tech Recap

If you’re an HR leader interested in soaking up all-things workforce and technology, the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas is where you’ll want to be this week. But if you didn’t make the trip to this year’s HR Tech Conference and you’re hungry for the latest and greatest in the area of workforce wellbeing technology, we’ve got you covered: Grokker is here to share the top insights we’re taking away from each day of the event. 

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There’s never been a more dynamic time to be an HR leader: Opportunities for innovation and progress abound. The workforce is becoming more diverse and dispersed every day. Technology is changing the way we communicate and deliver benefits. Getting HR “right” is now a strategic imperative that can make or break an organization’s position in its marketplace. 

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