Behavior Change, Positive Impact and Purposeful Work: There is no “right” way to do it

Across nearly every industry, the topic of impact—how to create it, contribute to it, and control it—is being talked about, presented on, strategized over, and increasingly, being scrutinized to measure. Sure enough, it was the topic of focus at last month’s Sustainatopia conference in Boston, arguably one of the largest gatherings of influential decision-makers and thought leaders in the world of sustainability.
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5 Best Practices for Implementing Successful Workplace Wellness Programs

According to Gallup, the annual per-person cost of lost productivity due to sick days is $28,800 among employees ranked with the lowest well-being scores. However, for those with the highest well-being scores, the per-person annual cost is only $840.

This huge cost differential is the reason why employers are increasingly focusing on robust workplace wellness programs. What’s more, when health and well-being are actively promoted in the workplace, companies are 2.5 times more likely to be viewed as top-performing organizations. As a result, meaningful well-being perks can help organizations attract and retain the best talent in the field and drive meaningful business outcomes.

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Corporate Volunteering: 4 Success Stories for Building a Culture of Community Involvement

Growing evidence reveals a strong link between corporate volunteering initiatives and employee engagement and performance: A 2011 Deloitte Study found Millennials who frequently participate in volunteer activities are more likely to be satisfied with their employer and are nearly twice as likely to be very satisfied with the progression of their career. These satisfaction indices are strong indicators for employee engagement, and demonstrate how corporate volunteering can be a successful vehicle to improve employee engagement levels and the associated benefits of employee productivity, morale and retention.

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