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The Stats Say There’s Room For Improvement In Employee Health – Forbes

| Wed, Jul 13, 2016

In 2015, TotalWellness performed biometric screenings on over 85,000 employees all across the country. Overall, employees in our country seemed to be fairly healthy. We dug a little deeper into the individual health metrics, though, and we started to notice one major trend.

People are doing just fine when it comes to metrics that measure “reactive” health behaviors. When it comes to being proactive about their health, however, employees everywhere definitely have some room for improvement.

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Environmental Movement Hits Wellness Plans – Employee Benefit Adviser

| Wed, Jul 6, 2016

For years, many companies have been working to reduce their footprint — the negative impact they have on their community and the world. But now, some are taking this movement a step further. Rather than just reduce negative output, employers are shooting to have a “net positive” impact and employee wellness programs have been highlighted as a way to provide employees and the community as a whole a healthier and better life.

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Are You Talking To Your Employees All Wrong? – Forbes

| Thu, Jun 23, 2016

How do you speak to your employees? Seriously. Take a minute to think about it.

Are you loud? Are you demanding? Are you friendly? Are you supportive? Are you funny? Silly? Mean? Complicated? Do you speak with them at all?

If you’ve never thought about it, it’s time to start. The communication styles you use in employee interactions set the tone for how your company does business.

In his latest article on Forbes.com, TotalWellness Founder and President Alan Kohll shares tips for improving your internal communication style.

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Getting Wellness Programs Right – TheCRO.com

| Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Corporate wellness programs seem to be a slam-dunk reputation-builder. Corporate wellness programs demonstrate that a company is concerned with employee well-being. But done poorly, wellness programs are risky to corporate reputation.

Corporate Responsibility Magazine talked with TotalWellness president and founder Alan Kohll about five keys that can help employers focus beyond the healthcare numbers, but more broadly about well-being as a whole.

“A lot of companies will sponsor runs, as well as volunteer in the community. They are creating a mix of programs are all part of being healthy and being productive, not just at work, but in the community,” Kohll says.

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Ten Ways You’re Failing At Employee Wellness – Forbes

| Wed, Jun 8, 2016

Employee wellness can be incredibly beneficial for your company. Not only can a wellness program help you save on insurance costs, but it can help improve employee morale, boost productivity and build a resilient workforce. With all of those benefits on the line, it’s a shame that many organizations really aren’t getting the most of their wellness programs.

In his latest article on Forbes.com, TotalWellness Founder and President Alan Kohll shares common, avoidable pitfalls that stand in the way of developing an effective wellness program.

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5 Affordable Ways To Invest In Your Workforce – Forbes

| Wed, May 18, 2016

It’s important to recognize the role the workforce plays in what you do as a company. Valuing your workforce can be a simple, affordable form of talent management. Employees want to feel important—they want to feel valued. Fostering those positive feelings can lead to lower staff turnover and increased job satisfaction. Both lead to higher levels of productivity.

In his latest article on Forbes.com, TotalWellness Founder and President Alan Kohll shares five ways to invest in your workforce with just a little outside-the-box thinking.

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There Is One Management Strategy Everyone Is Using, But Is It Worth It? – Forbes

| Wed, May 4, 2016

92% of companies with more than 200 employees offer an employee wellness program. This isn’t just to say they’re helping their employees. (That’s just one positive effect.) They’re using these programs strategically for talent management. Employee wellness has become a full-blown business management trend.

In his latest article on Forbes.com, TotalWellness Founder and President Alan Kohll shares the three main benefits of employee wellness programs.

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6 ways to safeguard health data during wellness screenings – Employee Benefit News

| Fri, Apr 29, 2016

Employee Benefit News (EBN) put together a slideshow with tips on how to safeguard employees’ health data during biometric screenings.

There are a variety of privacy breaches employers know to avoid – not sharing health data and providing secure areas for private conversations, for example. But what about the obscure privacy concerns you might not have thought about? Alan Kohll, founder and president of TotalWellness, shares six things to address to ensure each of your wellness events is as safe and secure as possible.

Check out the slideshow