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How to Insert Your Healthy Lifestyle into a Job Interview

August 6, 2013

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Into today’s health-conscious workplace a quickly growing number of employers are considering the health of job candidates. Therefore, there are ample reasons why job applicants should include their physical activity on their resume and tout their physical health in the interview. Laws are in place to protect potential employees from discrimination based on race, sex, […]

A Parting Gift for the Summer Intern

August 1, 2013

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I just gave our summer intern a gift. I hope it is a gift that will keep giving. My first experience with a summer intern is now history. Contrary to circumstantial expectations, it was an exceptionally positive experience. In May, when I learned Dan was going to be joining us for the summer, I also […]

Employee Appreciation is Not an Event

July 30, 2013

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Another Administrative Professionals’ Day has come and gone with astonishing success. She was treated to a delightful lunch at Olive Garden. Fresh salad, warm bread sticks, iced tea, pleasant small talk and her favorite Italian dish was on the menu—Chicken Parmigiana. Thought not one to normally eat dessert at lunch, the tiramisu was the darling […]

The Company That Solved Health Care

July 11, 2013

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When your company’s wellness program rations Viagra then you know there is an extensive wellness initiative in place. So it is at Serigraph, a Wisconsin-based company with 1,500 employees in Wisconsin, Mexico, China and India. Following a presentation I gave on Employee Wellness, one of the participants came to me and recommended I read John […]

Who Qualifies to be Your Corporate Wellness Champion?

May 7, 2013

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There is a significant misconception in many organizations who aim to birth an employee wellness strategy. This misconception revolves around the question of who qualifies to be the Wellness Champion for the organization. The prevailing opinion will often be that the only people worthy of leading the wellness strategies are either nutritionists, dietitians, nurses or […]

The Best Improvement to Your Employee Benefit Package May Not Cost You Anything

February 28, 2013

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Sometimes the best way HR Directors and small business owners can improve their Employee Benefits offering is to better communicate what is already provided. Often it is the employees who do not take the time to listen to, or read, the information we provide for them. At times, however, we in HR are at fault […]

One Meaningful Way to Show Your Employees You Care

December 6, 2012

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Sitting in the classroom that evening with about 15 other HR professionals, I would not have thought I would hear two stories within the next 36 hours that would so vividly reinforce the training I was receiving—but I did. The speaker was Allan Kennedy, the Senior Project Manager for Employee Engagement with AT&T. His topic […]