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.

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October 2018

Tips that make the exit process a positive experience

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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October 2018

Managing stress from change

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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September 2018

BeingWell conference 2018

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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Tapping into the potential of your older team members

August 2018

Tapping into the potential of your older team members

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 – it won’t happen by chance.

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An environment where young entrants can thrive

August 2018

An environment where young entrants can thrive

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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July 2018

Creating peace of mind - with health insurance

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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June 2018

Setting employees up for success

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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May 2018

Tips for a healthier workplace this winter

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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May 2018

What do your employee benefits say about your EX?

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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Value of values

April 2018

The value of values

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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Bring your whole self to work

April 2018

Bring your whole self to work

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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April 2018

Research results 'Employment benefits in New Zealand'

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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February 2018

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

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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January 2018

How mindfulness can help your people to lead and inspire

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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December 2017

C-Prize 2017 winner

Uri-Go team has won Callaghan Innovation's challenge.

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November 2017

Wellbeing Now 2017 - Culture & Purpose Highlights

Take a look at the highlights from Southern Cross' second annual wellbeing conference Wellbeing Now.

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November 2017

C-Prize challenge sponsorship

Southern Cross Health Society is very please to have partnered with Callaghan Innovation for the "Wearables for living healthier" initiative.

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November 2017

Wellbeing Now 2017 - Culture & Purpose

Take a look at the speakers line-up from Southern Cross' second annual wellbeing conference Wellbeing Now.

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October 2017

Workplace wellbeing - three common challenges

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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October 2017

Meet our case studies

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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September 2017

5 minutes with Derek Handley

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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August 2017

Culture and Purpose

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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May 2017

Research results 'Wellness in the workplace'

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

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June 2016

Research results 'Business performance'

The role of employer funded health insurance on business performance.

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October 2015

Research results 'Employer benefits' 

Employer benefits of subsidised health insurance.

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