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Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Unconscious biases are stereotypes, attitudes, and assumptions that take place outside of conscious awareness. They may represent viewpoints that are quite different from what people think they believe. These biases perpetuate harmful stereotypes, stifle opportunities for professional growth, impact wellbeing, and cause people to overlook the talents and abilities of others and be unable to see them as they really are.

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Ageism in the Workplace

Although age discrimination in the workplace may not garner splashy media headlines, it has a negative effect similar to racism, sexism, and the unfair treatment of disabled people. It can impact people’s wellbeing, engagement, and productivity. What distinguishes ageism in the workplace from other types of bias is that stereotypes about older people have largely been adopted as true. Business owners and supervisors may not realize they are treating employees unfairly because they hear subtle age-related messaging in society. That’s why open dialogue about such disparities and examples are vital to curbing ageism in the workplace today.

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Addressing Racial Trauma With Employees

The idea of racial trauma may seem like something very personal. But part of the problem with these kinds of issues is that they're pervasive. They get into nearly every aspect of life and wellbeing, and if they aren't talked about and addressed, they can continue to cause a lot of harm.

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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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7 Benefits of Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity in the workplace - whether that be gender, race, ethnicity, or any other orientation - is important for several reasons: creating a more welcoming work environment, hiring employees that reflect the communities they aim to serve, and cultivating a more vibrant and rich company culture.

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Where We're Going From Here

The last two weeks have been horrifying, overwhelming, and, sadly, illuminating. The tragic killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many other Black Americans have taken us to a point of no return. It’s not enough to feel outraged by the heartbreaking reminders of racism, both in the graphic videos depicting this indefensible racially motivated violence, as well as in the hate speech against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. It’s also not enough to want change. 

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The Secret Sauce to Wellness Program Success

In our latest webinar, Dr. Ron Goetzel shared his “secret sauce” to achieve wellness program ROI. In this post, I’ll discuss how to implement five of his best practices:

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How to Include Disabled Employees in Wellness Activities

Nearly one in five adult Americans has some kind of disability according to the U.S. Census Bureau — which means your workplace likely has a percentage of employees with physical, mental, or sensory limitations. And since more workers are retiring later, you should expect an increase in employees on the job with age-related disabilities. These employees may be eager to participate in your wellness program, but don’t know if there’s a place for them.

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How Do You Define Wellness? Wellness Definition

What does employee wellness mean to you? Is it about improving employee productivity? Is it about providing programs that will appeal to talent? Or is wellness about doing right by the people who make the company successful? Employee wellness can mean all of these things. And when it comes to how you define your wellness program for your employees, some diversity of approach is welcome.

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Caring For Remote Employees

Many organizations continue to work in remote and hybrid models as the pandemic winds down, but many employees, when given the option to return to work, would actually prefer to continue working remotely. Our new guide, Taking Care of Remote Employees: The Key To Business Success Beyond the Pandemic, gives you actionable steps to ensure that your employees feel supported no matter where they are working. 

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