The astonishing facts about what motivates us

It is not primarily about more money.  In everyday work life, there is still a unanimous opinion that the more bonuses, premium payments or other material rewards a person gets, the higher the individual motivation. But, these extrinsic rewards rather “deliver a short term boost. Just as a jolt of caffeine can keep you cranking…

Loving your job while coping with mental illness

I have always been “fine, thank you”. And a lot of times I really am. I’m generally someone who loves life and enjoys working. But I also struggle with depression, chronic anxiety and acute panic attacks due to past trauma. And when issues come up in my private life and pressure starts building up, it…

Drivers of the corporate wellness movement

The corporate wellness phenomenon, since its inception mere decades ago, has since skyrocketed in hype, popularity and market value. Employers are spending more than ever before on investments in human capital. A recent Fidelity and National Business Group on Health (NBGH) survey found that “employers spent an average of $693 per employee on wellness-based incentives…

What is organizational citizenship behavior?

Organizational Citizenship Behavior is a term to describe the behavior of an individual that goes beyond the expectations or requirements of their job. It is a voluntary way of thinking and acting in a company or organization, whereby one does not simply consider what is in their own personal best interests, but what is in…

3 key components of a corporate wellness strategy

Corporate wellness programs generally aim to address several key areas of health and wellness, while tailoring the specific offerings of these programs to the needs of their workforce. At the same time, planning and evaluation steps are taken to ensure that the wellness strategy of the organization meets its top strategic priorities and is otherwise…

Introduction to cross-cultural communication

From just a small amount of personal research, one can learn invaluable lessons and reminders from the work that has been done in the cultural sciences, which will serve you on your journey to international destinations. Not only that, but they can help you navigate the tricky waters of cultural clashes in your own backyard!…

Is business evil?

Is business evil? Is capitalism evil? Explore these questions and more in this post on Human Resource Wellness.

The Benefits of Workplace Wellbeing

Originally featured as a guest post on iamYiam‘s health blog. Work – it can be a passion or a pain in the neck – literally – but more and more companies are catching on to the workplace wellness trend, also known as workplace wellbeing, and are realizing reproducible health benefits for employees that come with lucrative financial savings….

There’s More to the Corporate Wellness Trend than You Think

While many recent corporate wellness trends focus primarily on promoting physical health and wellness, there are many other dimensions of wellness that should be considered by the employer when contemplating a corporate wellness strategy.   The University of California at Riverside defines seven dimensions of wellness, which they highlight to potential and current employees on their…