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Hacks to Help Employees Cure a Case of the Mondays

Let’s face it, a bad case of the Mondays, as coined from the cult classic Office Space, is a serious affliction shared by workers all around the world. We live in a labor-intensive society that often leaves us craving the freedom of the weeknd and resenting the start of the work week. This naturally makes Mondays one of the most hated and fraught days of the week, but what if it doesn’t have to be?

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Mental Health Day Off

The ideas surrounding mental health in corporate America too often prove self-defeating and counterproductive. Scientific American published a research-based analysis that indicates upwards of 55 percent of employees fear retribution for taking a mental health day off. Compounding that problem, studies point to 83 percent of Americans suffering work-related stress, with 29 percent saying the levels were high to extreme.

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Fighting the Sunday Scaries

Don’t be fooled by the alliteration or juvenile appearance, the Sunday scaries are not something out of a fairy tale or children’s book. Facing the Sunday scaries, like a bad case of the Mondays, is a serious problem that is shared by workers all over the world. 

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Why You Should Be Offering Paid Family Leave

Although the United States is one of eight countries around the world and the only high-income country that does not guarantee paid family leave, things are beginning to change for workers and corporations in the US. A 2018 survey showed that 40% of US companies who participated in the study offered paid leave for both parents, which was a 25% boost from 2015. 

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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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Work-Life Balance for Employees

Recent surveys have shown that as much as 80% of the workforce feels like they’re burnt out and that chronic stress at work is a leading health concern in the workplace. 

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Setting Healthy Boundaries for Work Life Balance

Trying to balance work and home life is getting harder and harder. To meet today’s financial needs, many work long hours or multiple jobs. It is easy to give work precedence over everything when you are living paycheck to paycheck or working to meet financial goals. Making work a priority means less time for yourself and your family, though.

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How a Culture of Wellbeing Can Revitalize Workplace Success in Times of Uncertainty

Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the world in which we live and work has been turned on its head. The lines between work-life and home-life are blurred, parents with children underfoot are overtasked, and choosing between the family who needs them and the work that sustains them has become a daunting, daily task for nearly everyone.

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2 Power Strategies to Boost Daily Energy

In the era of busy bragging, scheduling rest stops can feel more like a detour. We convince ourselves that we simply do not have the disposable time available to focus on our health.

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Ask the Experts: Find Your Five

At Grokker, we know that achieving big goals starts with making small habit changes.

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How to Create a Holistic Wellness Program

What does “wellness” mean? Is it about eating right and exercising? Is it about feeling happy? About having good relationships with others? All of the above certainly come under the wellness banner, which means that ideally, they should be part of an employee wellness program.

What is a holistic wellness program?

A holistic wellness program addresses aspects of health and well-being, and goes beyond just physical needs. And such well-rounded programs are becoming a force within HR departments: According to a recent survey from Gallagher Benefit Services, 34 percent of wellness programs now include financial counseling, 28 percent offer volunteer opportunities, and 27 percent offer community engagement.

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Join Grokker CEO, Lorna Borenstein, as Keynote Speaker at The Employers Healthcare & Benefits Congress

Grokker CEO and Founder Lorna Borenstein is taking her popular online culture series on the road with a live keynote event at the 2017 Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress. Lorna regularly interviews trailblazing HR leaders and CEO’s around the globe on how to create employee-centric cultures that promote holistic wellness.

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NEW GUIDE

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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