Know which Middle Tennessee company topped Nashville Business Journal's list of residential brokerage firms two years in a row? And in 2015 donated over 11,000 service hours and $184,000 toward Middle Tennessee charities? And in 2016 donated over $90,000 to the Middle Tennessee Make-A-Wish Foundation? And in 2016 placed first in The Tennessean's Top Workplaces list? If you answered Parks, you'd be correct.Read More
Imagination Branding is a company that gets it. You don't have to have a huge workforce of hundreds or designated workout space to have a wellness program. All you need is a "want to." If you value your workers and want to do something nice for them on an ongoing basis and receive some return on investment in the process, then you, too, can implement a wellness program by simply adding group exercise at your place of business once or twice a week. Witness the Imagination team as they go through their yoga poses right in the lobby of their offices on a Tuesday afternoon.Read More
How should employers measure return on investment (ROI) as it applies to wellness programs? Should it be based strictly on a medical cost-savings ratio? Should time off from work (or lack thereof) be most prominent in the overall analysis? I think most experts would agree that a combination of the two is important to consider when attempting to quantify success in corporate wellness. However, in addition to medical savings and absenteeism, what about presenteeism? Where does this factor in? Shouldn't having energized, engaged employees, who are not just showing up and punching a clock, count as much as anything in the calculus of figuring out whether a program is or isn't really working? We at Foundation Wellness think so. In today's post, I will address the issue of presenteeism and how it can be improved through onsite wellness programming.Read More
The hiring process can be tricky. And many managers live in fear of "buyer's remorse."
It is not uncommon to end the interview process for an open position with dozens of qualified candidates, each one with the prerequisite education and experience for the job. So how does a manager differentiate between all these seemingly ready and able individuals? What are some intangibles to keep in mind before pulling the trigger and making the hire?Read More
Stress and the Body
Stress is a factor in every workplace. Occupations with increased physical risk and exposure to psychological distress are highest on the list; however, any job with demanding deadlines, pressures to perform, and little control over one's own time holds potential to make the place we spend the majority of our waking hours very unpleasant. So, it follows that stress management should play an important role in any comprehensive, preventive-health plan.Read More
Do you ever feel as though your daily to-do list at work seems impossible to attack because you simply cannot seem to focus? We have all been there. It’s 3 pm and you have been staring at the 87 unread emails in your inbox for an indeterminate amount of time. In an attempt to kick-start productivity, you dig into the office candy bowl, down another coffee, and attempt to power through.Read More