The Reasons Why You Can’t Find a Job… According to Mario Bros.

Job hunting is frustrating especially if you are recently graduated or new to the job market. I see many people going with the current and blindly applying any job they see; I see the frustration and 'blame game' being directed at both themselves and the people who interviewed them. Another phenomenon I see are people …

Coping with Burnout

You have too much on your plate; you've bitten off more than you can chew; you're up to your ears in demands, stressors, pressure, and an overwhelming workload. The word 'burnout' is not a pleasant word. The image of a flame burning out, when applied metaphorically to the individual, reflects a kind of exhaustion and …

Activity-Centered vs Results-Centered Wellness Programs

So you've done your homework, consulted with employees and leadership, and have decided to implement a corporate wellness program in your institution. Congratulations! You've already made the most important first step: to commit to the health and wellbeing of your people power. Way to go! But wait right there. Think all wellness programs are the …

Drivers of the Corporate Wellness Movement

The corporate wellness phenomenon, since its inception mere decades ago, has since skyrocketed in hype, popularity and market value. Employers are spending more than ever before on investments in human capital. A recent Fidelity and National Business Group on Health (NBGH) survey found that “employers spent an average of $693 per employee on wellness-based incentives …

3 Key Components of a Corporate Wellness Strategy

Corporate wellness programs generally aim to address several key areas of health and wellness, while tailoring the specific offerings of these programs to the needs of their workforce. At the same time, planning and evaluation steps are taken to ensure that the wellness strategy of the organization meets its top strategic priorities and is otherwise …

How to Fight Chronic Stress

Originally featured as a guest post on iamYiam's health blog. Stress is a natural feature of life - a programmed biological and psychological response elicited when we are confronted with threatening stimuli. This innate reaction is life-saving in some scenarios; but what are the consequences when a whole society is living, habitually, in fight-or-flight mode? The American Psychological …

Is Business Evil?

Several years ago, before completing a bachelor's degree in International Management and thereby entering the 'Business World', I was a high school graduate, philosophy student, and anti-capitalist. I wrote my high school thesis on an alternative economic system to capitalism: the moral society (call it naive or ahead of it's time - whatever you want). …