“The first wealth is health.”

Ragan’s new Workplace Wellness Insider offers top research and resources for wellness and HR pros.

By Ragan Staff      

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in 1860 that “The first wealth is health.”

One hundred and sixty years later, Emerson’s words still ring true. In this spirit, we’re pleased to launch Ragan’s Workplace Wellness Insider, a trove of insightful guidance, research and resources for wellness and HR professionals. We’ll be sending a weekly email to recap the week’s top stories to keep you at the top of your game. Please get in touch anytime with ideas, suggestions or feedback on how we can serve you better. —The Ragan Team

TOP READS

Ragan Communications launches Workplace Wellness Insider, a subscription service tailored to wellness, human resources and communications professionals. Here’s the official announcement.

Workplace wellness industry rises to face the events of a turbulent 2020. Any one of this year’s crises would have been overwhelming. But they all converged at once, testing the resiliency of organizations and employees like never before.

Award-winning mental health program takes flight at one of the country’s busiest airports. Dallas-Fort Worth Airport’s wellness initiative is designed to meet the needs of a divergent workforce, all of whom have high-stress jobs.

The week in wellness, curated for you: Streamlining financial wellness programs, bottom-line impact, and more. Here’s the week’s essential content and fresh industry pickings for well-being pros.

RESEARCH

Report: Employees’ ability to absorb change was cut in half during COVID-19. A new report from Gartner says that efforts must be made to improve employees’ sense of security and belonging to meet the demands of future innovation.


STAT OF THE WEEK


Data from the IBM Institute for Business Value suggests a significant disconnect between what employers believe about their efforts and what employees think.

9 steps to a sustainable workplace wellness program. Give employees a voice and a say, use gamification, consistently secure buy-in from top brass, and tie your initiative to intrinsic motivators.


RESOURCES OF WEEK

How can you work with health care reporters during a global pandemic? Not every story has to touch on COVID-19, but you must be more precise and accurate with your pitch than ever before. Here are some tools for communicators working with health care reporters.


Are you ready for your workforce to come back to the office? Communications will be at the heart of any successful effort to reboard your employees in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how to plan for a changed business world.

UPCOMING

The Future of Communications Virtual Conference
November 10-11, 2020 

Workplace Wellness Awards
Entry Deadline Dec. 4, 2020

Webinar on demand: Wellness Strategies to Migrate Isolation Among a Dispersed Workforce