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Vacation Packages Made Easy ...

Posted on: Dec 20, 2010 By: Steve | 0 Comments
Ready to get out of town for a few days?  Not quite up for the planning hassle? Vacation Wellness™ makes easy work out of vacation planning, by giving employee members access to over 400 professionally-planned vacations packages every year, at discounts of up to 30% to 70%.  Employees just log in to their member site, choose their vacation package, click, order, and done.  No surfing between spa resort sites, travel booking engines, or sketchy “book now or else!” sites. There are plenty of other vacation packages ... Read More

How to use your Vacation Welln ...

Posted on: Dec 16, 2010 By: Steve | 0 Comments
How does the VacationWellness™ employee benefit work? It’s an easy way to enjoy professionally-planned, 4-star and 5-star destination vacations, with no planning hassle and discounts up to 70%. Just log in to your personal member site, choose from over 400 professionally planned 4- and 5-star destination vacations, click to order, and you’re done.  Pack your bags, grab the camera, and go enjoy! We have an army of travel agents who love to find amazing discounts.  And we have serious buying power.  We pass that savings ... Read More

How does Vacation Wellness wor ...

Posted on: Dec 12, 2010 By: Steve | 0 Comments
It’s easy. Vacations help businesses reduce healthcare costs.  Not just a little.  A lot.  Learn more in a white paper here. Vacations help businesses keep employees happy and loyal.  Learn how vacations reduce employee turnover. But two out of three employees didn’t take all of their vacation time last year.  See a short video on how that cost businesses $532 billion last year alone. Vacation Wellness™ to the rescue. It’s a simple employee benefit that does three things: Demonstrates that businesses care ... Read More

Ho Ho HOpen Enrollment Season ...

Posted on: Dec 04, 2010 By: Steve | 0 Comments
For many in the human resources profession, the holiday season heralds more than just good tidings. It also rings in the start of planning for the spring employee benefits program open enrollment season. So human resources employee benefits folks often have a full plate to go along with their full stockings. The game has changed quite a bit this year with the passing of new healthcare legislation. Employee healthcare costs are rising at even steeper rates (12% per year, on average, for the last five years. Read more here), forcing ... Read More

Preventing Employee Burnout ...

Posted on: Nov 22, 2010 By: Steve | 0 Comments
There’s a very expensive ailment plaguing businesses. It’s difficult to diagnose, and even more difficult to cure. There’s no pill, procedure, surgery, or diet that can cure it. And it affects a whopping 77% of employees at one point or another. It’s burnout. Talent Management’s Lois Melbourne provides a few employee burnout recognition clues, including: Avoiding/skipping meetings Absenteeism Irritability Lack of attention to details Once it affects a few employees, the malaise can spread faster than ... Read More

Helping Healers: HR Challenge ...

Posted on: Nov 04, 2010 By: Steve | 0 Comments
We’re fortunate to serve a number of healthcare providers, which is interesting for two reasons. First, healthcare professionals understand the benefits of stress reduction. That’s not a surprise, as the medical research on the link between stress and adverse health outcomes is impressive and growing by the month (download a white paper here).  Stress plays a significant role in all five leading causes of employee death, and costs American businesses over $300 billion every year.  It makes sense that human resources ... Read More

Vacation Wellness as a Wellnes ...

Posted on: Jun 05, 2010 By: Steve | 0 Comments
An existential mind-bender? A quantum riddle? Can an employee wellness program really be an incentive for another health and wellness program? When the incentive is Vacation Wellness™, the answer is a resounding ‘yes.’ Let’s set aside, for a moment, the substantial debate on the true efficacy of incentives as agents of meaningful employee health and wellness behavioral change. It is a significant debate (peek at the Employee Wellness Network, as well as LinkedIN discussions here and here), and opinions vary widely ... Read More

Workplace Stress Management th ...

Posted on: May 24, 2010 By: Steve | 2 Comments
Not to step on anybody’s toes, but seriously – this is stress management?!? I won’t name the source, but this tripe is sold and billed as “stress management” in someone’s world. Employees are overworked, underpaid, have had their benefits slashed, and feel relationship and financial pressures at home, and they’re supposed to “stand up and stretch” to relieve stress? Thanks, boss. Instead of patronizing your workforce, how about doing something about stress? No wonder ... Read More

Employee Health and Wellness N ...

Posted on: May 21, 2010 By: Steve | 1 Comment
We’re bombarded with figures, statistics, numbers, and facts. If you’ve followed our blogs, read our white papers, viewed our Vacation Wellness™ Employee Benefit Program fact sheet, or used our business savings calculator (thanks, by the way!), you’ve undoubtedly observed that we love numbers. They help us answer important business and life questions: when? how often? how much? how many? how far? how expensive? how profitable? They’re a way for us to answer the real underlying question, which is always some ... Read More

Wellness Vacations: Give Emplo ...

Posted on: May 13, 2010 By: Steve | 0 Comments
There’s quite a buzz about wellness travel as an effective and affordable employee wellness benefit program (get a detailed fact sheet here). Many businesses are adding wellness vacation options to their employee benefit plans to leverage the surprising business results that arise from employees taking regular destination vacations. The research shows that vacations Reduce healthcare cost Lower heart attack and depression risk Reduce employee stress Improve workforce turnover Enhance worker productivity So how do you get the ... Read More