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Navigating Workplace Transformation: Strategies for Supporting Employees

When COVID first began and organizations shifted to telework, many employees and leaders likely assumed this would be temporary. Now, well over a year after COVID began, conversations regarding return to work have started. Despite these plans, we’re likely to see some continuation of remote work. In uncertain times, the focus of leadership should be…

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Tips for Preparing for the R.E.T.U.R.N. to In-Person Work

If I could pick a theme song for this summer, it would be “Welcome Back,” a song by American rapper Mase.  As vaccine rollout continues across the country, many professional organizations have been developing return-to-the-workplace plans and communicating to employees their plans that focus on office space, scheduling, and safety. That’s good news for people…

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The Importance of Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace

With one in five U.S. adults experiencing mental health disorders in a given year, it’s important for organizations to understand how mental health impacts employees and the steps that can be taken to create a work environment that is supportive of mental health.1 Mental health and mental illnesses aren’t often talked about or addressed in…

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Staying Motivated and Maximizing Workplace Flexibility in the New Year

So, it’s 2021. New year, new you (or, something like that…)! A chance for fresh starts, fresh goals, and reinvigorated motivation. But, if you’re still working from home in the new year, that “fresh start” won’t look like a brand-new work outfit, greeting coworkers and sharing stories of celebrations over coffee in the kitchen, and…

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Combating 2020 Fatigue

We’re five months into working at home…eating at home, shopping at home, school at home, movies at home, socializing at home, and repeat. Are you feeling in a bit of a funk, lacking your usual energy and excitement, tired of waiting under a cloud of uncertainty? If you are operating at a less than optimal…

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Long Term Investing During a Crisis

At FMP, we put a lot of focus on employee wellness, having both a Wellness Committee comprised of employees and a reinforcing commitment to offering benefits that focus on the whole person. With this orientation, we consider financial wellness to be a significant part of that conversation and our wellness-related programming. To that end, we…

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Improve Your Wellbeing in the Workplace

An office environment has a major impact on how its employees function. Unfortunately, you can’t always control the entire office environment, however you can control your daily habits in order to maximize on your productivity and wellbeing. It’s easy to slip into bad habits over time, especially at the office, but there are simple steps…

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Financial Planning for Your Wellness Program

One of the largest stressors for Americans involves financial concerns. A 2014 survey conducted by Harris Poll, on behalf of the American Psychological Association, found that 72 percent of Americans reported feeling stressed about money at least some of the time during the past month, with 22 percent of respondents reporting feeling extremely stressed about…

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The Business Case for Employee Wellness Programs

Across the month of March FMP’s blog posts have focused on employee wellness programs. Our first post (How Fit is Your Company’s Wellness Program?) provided a general overview of employee wellness programs, discussed what makes a successful wellness program, and provided an overview of FMP’s wellness program. Our next post (Trends in Wellness Programs) explored…

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Trends in Wellness Programs

In our blog post from earlier this month, How Fit Is Your Company’s Wellness Program, we addressed the return on investment that organizations receive for investing in a wellness program. We also outlined how FMP built our own wellness program, following best practices and trends in corporate wellness. Successful programs engage leadership, align with the…

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