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Disrupt your Nine Hungers with One Simple Mindfulness Tip

Mindfulness is the #1 food trend that will shape 2018 according to Forbes.[i] Being mindful at mealtimes and throughout the day is more than paying attention to the food we choose, prepare, and eat. It is learning to recognize hunger in its various forms. It is being able to eat without being impacted by external […]


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State of Employee Engagement 2018 Webinar

Every year, WeSpire surveys over 1,500 employees in the United States to learn more about what the companies they work for are doing to drive engagement, particularly in positive impact initiatives like sustainability, social impact, wellbeing and positive workplace culture. With WeSpire’s latest research showing that 58% of the job force is actively looking for […]


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Starbucks Steps Towards Greater Inclusion

In response to the recent incident at a Philadelphia store, Starbucks took quick and decisive action. CEO, Kevin Johnson, announced that all of Starbucks company-owned retail stores and corporate offices will be closed one afternoon in May for a company wide racial-bias education. While no company is incident-proof, companies can control their responses when issues […]


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23 Ideas for Your Green Team this Earth Month

A valued WeSpire customer made a special request recently. In addition to her “day job” directing Sustainability at a Fortune 200 energy conglomerate, she organizes a volunteer group of “Green Ambassadors” from around the organization, many of whom have arrived via acquisitions of the past few years, and who do not know each other well. […]


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WeSpire Employee Engagement Report 2018 Released

WeSpire released our sixth annual State of Employee Engagement report. Every year, we survey over 1,500 employees in the United States to learn more about what the companies they work for are doing to drive engagement, particularly in positive impact initiatives like sustainability, social impact, wellbeing and positive workplace culture. This year’s survey validated the […]


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Can you prove wellbeing, culture and social responsibility programs impact retention and brand?

Watch our Webinar to learn how your company can achieve your positive business engagement goals. Did you know that Forbes has named 2018 “The Year of Employee Experience”?”These campaigns allowed employees of all levels have a voice, be their authentic selves, and in turn do their best work.” said Malia Atta, Sr. Business Consultant Diversity […]


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#MakeAmericaWell Encourages CEOs to Take Ownership for Employee Wellbeing

If you’ve ever used Classpass, taken a PureBarre class, or booked a haircut appointment, chances are that you’ve used the app from Mindbody Online, an innovative technology company that helps wellbeing companies to run and scale their businesses digitally. Last week, co-founder & CEO Rick Stollmeyer took out full page ads in the New York […]


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What are our turbulent weather events trying to tell us?

I’ve read many articles recently linking the multiple turbulent weather events to global warming. However, I believe there is a deeper meaning and connection, that few people are noticing and it’s called apocalypse. The word does not mean the end of the world, but an uncovering or revelation. And what is that revelation? I believe […]


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3 Actions for an Innovative Culture: Advice from Lazlo Bock

Lazlo Bock, the co-founder of Humu, a stealth mode start-up, spoke at this year’s HR Tech conference. Prior to being a fellow startup founder, Lazlo was the head of People Operations for Google. Many consider him to be the most innovative and analytical HR leader of this past decade. He and Google have brought the […]


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What to do About Monster Storms? Absolutely Nothing.

Every time I boil an egg, I am reminded of people who have no eggs. No eggs, no water, no power, and whose chickens are god knows where. From my privileged perch above the (rising) Boston harbor, equipped with wifi, plenty of food, organic everything, and a cache of red wine, I stare at the […]


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To Be Resilient, Don’t Be Too Virtuous

I thought I was done with homework when I finished grad school. But I wanted to be prepared for my commencement speech. So I did what any self-respecting social scientist would do. I started reading studies of graduation speeches. And I decided I would give a graduation speech about graduation speeches. Note from Team WeSpire: […]


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Why Marketing Needs to Understand Sustainability

One of the most common questions we get at WeSpire is “why does every employee need to understand our sustainability goals? Shouldn’t it just be for the facilities team or used as a way to rally passionate Millennials on the green team?” To answer, we often speak about the value of seeing the entire business […]


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