Healthy Business Blog

Welcome to the Healthy Business Blog. If you're looking for helpful information around wellness in the workplace and ensuring you're doing what's right by your business and your employees, then you're in the right place.

 

 

Healthy Business Blog


Six ways to improve your EAP

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 by the Southern Cross team
Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) help you to get the best out of your people, but are you getting the best out of your programme?

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Why volunteering is good business

Wednesday, 5 December 2018 by the Southern Cross team
Starting a volunteering programme in your organisation can offer big benefits for both your team and your bottom line.

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How to manage diabetes in the workplace

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 by the Southern Cross team
With more than 240,000 Kiwis diagnosed with diabetes  – and World Diabetes Day on Nov 14 – learning how to support those with diabetes should be a priority for every New Zealand workplace.

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Tips that make the exit process a positive experience

Thursday, 18 October 2018 by the Southern Cross team

From an employer’s perspective, there is merit and advantage in planning for employees who have decided to leave, or indeed for those leaving due to downsizing or restructure.

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Managing stress from change

Wednesday, 3 October 2018 by Matt Johns
Almost any type of business change can be associated with higher stress levels for employees. Whether this be in the form of uncertainty, confusion, anxiety or plain resentment – each form of stress is a reality that should be considered.

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BeingWell conference 2018

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 by the Southern Cross team
Hear from an expert line-up of speakers talk about why you shouldn’t give up in the quest for health and wellbeing in the workplace, at our third annual BeingWell conference.

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An environment where young entrants can thrive

Thursday, 16 August 2018 by the Southern Cross team
What is becoming clear, is that young recruits are now having a dramatic impact on the wider workforce. One reason for this is how prepared they are to act if they do not believe the organisation they are working for is authentic or purpose-driven.

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Tapping into the potential of your older team members

Thursday, 2 August 2018 by the Southern Cross team
Older members of your team have a lot to offer. Not least because they have incredible experiences to draw on and unique perspectives to share. But really tapping into this potential needs to be a deliberate exercise

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Creating peace of mind - with health insurance

Monday, 16 July 2018 by the Southern Cross team
Offering your employees subsidised health insurance means they won’t have to worry about public waiting lists or the cost of private healthcare. It can also let them know you’re serious about their health and wellbeing. 

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Setting employees up for success

Monday, 25 June 2018 by Matt Johns

It seems all too often the process of employee onboarding is either left to chance or, at best, left to the last minute.

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Bring your whole self to work

Monday, 30 April 2018 by the Southern Cross team
Your greatest asset as a company is your people and your customers - and they come in all shapes, sizes, identities and orientations.

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How to manage workplace stress

Thursday, 26 April 2018 by the Southern Cross team

As we handle more tasks at faster speeds, and witness the world around us changing before our eyes, the toll on our mental resilience can start to tell.

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The value of values

Monday, 23 April 2018 by the Southern Cross team
Now that the new year has kicked in, many of us are setting goals and priorities for the coming year. But while we might make (and break) our New Year’s resolutions, it’s the perfect time to pause and think about what’s really important to you and your business.

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Research results 'Employment benefits in New Zealand'

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 by the Southern Cross team
New research commissioned by Southern Cross Health Society has revealed noticeable gaps between employers’ and employees’ opinions and experiences of employment benefits.

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The 'Employee Experience' and how it contributes to your business success

Friday, 2 February 2018 by Matt Johns
The wellbeing of your employees, and the experience they have working for your organisation, is the most important factory in achieving your commercial goals.

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How mindfulness can help your people to lead and inspire

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 by the Southern Cross team

Mindfulness Facilitator and ex Organisational Development Consultant Debbie Schultz was a keynote speaker at the 2017 Wellbeing Now conference in Auckland.

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C-Prize 2017 winner

Monday, 4 December 2017 by the Southern Cross team
Uri-Go team has won Callaghan Innovation's challenge.

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C-Prize challenge sponsorship

Thursday, 23 November 2017 by the Southern Cross team
Southern Cross Health Society is very please to have partnered with Callaghan Innovation for the "Wearables for living healthier" initiative.

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Wellbeing Now 2017 - Culture & Purpose Highlights

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 by the Southern Cross team
Take a look at the highlights from Southern Cross' second annual wellbeing conference Wellbeing Now.

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Meet our case studies

Thursday, 26 October 2017 by the Southern Cross team
This year, at Wellbeing Now 2017, we’ll share the stories of 4 kiwi employers who have noticed marked improvements in workplace culture and purpose after introducing wellbeing initiatives.

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Workplace wellbeing - three common challenges

Monday, 9 October 2017 by the Southern Cross team
Most workplaces are already doing lots of things to promote wellbeing, but these aren’t always co-ordinated. Changing culture takes time, and a planned approach is more effective than one-off events.

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5 minutes with Derek Handley

Monday, 4 September 2017 by the Southern Cross team
With less than 6 weeks to go until Wellbeing Now 2017 - Culture & purpose, we sat down with keynote speaker and inspirational Kiwi, Derek Handley.

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Culture and Purpose

Wednesday, 9 August 2017 by the Southern Cross team
Many New Zealand businesses are highly motivated to achieve excellence in performance and employee wellbeing. But one of the hardest parts of the puzzle is understanding what organisational factors we need to support in order to get there.

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What do your employee benefits say about your EX?

Friday, 19 May 2017 by Matt Johns
While the debate continues about the cost and relative ROI associated with such benefits, the real focus should be on the impact they have as part of your wider employee experience (EX) efforts.

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Research results 'Wellness in the workplace'

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 by the Southern Cross team

Southern Cross Health Society and BusinessNZ survey results reveal a current picture of the workplace.

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Tips for a healthier workplace this winter

Thursday, 4 May 2017 by the Southern Cross team
With the nights drawing in it can seem like people tend to take more sick days than they do in summer, healthy eating habits become even more important.

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Wellbeing Now 2016 - People, place and performance

Tuesday, 8 November 2016 by the Southern Cross team

Take a look at the highlights from Southern Cross' first annual wellbeing conference.

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Research results 'Business performance'

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 by the Southern Cross team
The role of employer funded health insurance on business performance.

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Research results 'Employer benefits'

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 by the Southern Cross team
Employer benefits of subsidised health insurance.

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