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High-performance Exec? How to tell if you are winning or faking

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

From performance reviews to a high-performance culture, the word ‘performance’ gets a lot of use in the corporate world. But like many such terms, it seems to mean different things to different people.
For some it is purely a gauge of productivity and output, whilst for others they see it as a measure of efficiency.
At Tailored Fit, we have spent 6 years developing multi-faceted strategies to help executives to maximise their performance. So, let look at precisely what we mean when we talk about high-performance and the factors that underpin it.

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The 3 pillars of staff wellness – Part 3: Nutritional Health

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Although paramount to optimal health and performance, nutrition is often omitted from corporate wellness programmes. It is also one of the vital areas often neglected by individuals. Considering it can have such huge implications on cognitive ability, energy levels, metabolic health and mental wellbeing, it is crucial to support staff to eat well.
In this article we’ll look at two key areas that will have an affect on performance at work and ways in which you can help your staff to thrive.

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The 3 pillars of staff wellness Part 2: Mental Health

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Although now moving out of the shadows of taboo and into the foreground, mental health has often been overlooked due to it’s intangible nature and has long being an off-limits discussion. We now know it has a fundamental effect on employee wellbeing and performance at work, with a study by Vitality and Rand showing that 33 days are lost per year to the 5.6% of employees suffering with moderate to severe depression.

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The three pillars of staff wellness – Part 1: Physical Health

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

At Tailored Fit we often refer to three pillars of staff wellness, being the key areas of health that are most often affected in the workplace.
They are also the areas that have the greatest impact on the wellbeing of staff and their ability to perform at work. Looking at staff wellbeing both through the lens of altruism and productivity allows you to approach corporate wellness in a way that is both socially responsible and profitable.

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How effective leaders can keep staff healthy and engaged

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Effective leadership plays a crucial role in ensuring staff are healthy and engaged and therefore able to fully commit to their work. If leaders truly believe in the importance of staff wellbeing, the outcomes of wellness programmes will always be more successful. So, what does successful leadership look like when it comes to staff wellbeing and engagement?
We posed this question to Heeral Gudka, executive coach and founder of Convergent Consulting.

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5 things you can do for free to boost staff wellbeing

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Although corporate wellness programmes are a worthwhile investment, smaller companies can’t always afford to sacrifice short-term cash flow for longer-term gains. But this doesn’t mean that there is nothing that can be done to reap some of the benefits of staff wellbeing without waiting to have a dedicated budget for it! We have compiled a list of five activities you can introduce at your workplace for free.

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5 tips for wellness programmes in satellite offices

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

With remote working increasingly prevalent, and with many organisations having a presence in multiple countries, supporting remote workers and those in smaller satellite offices can be a problem. Keeping staff engaged and ensuring smaller remote teams receive adequate wellbeing support can be a huge challenge. Fear not, here are our 5 tips for implementing successful wellness strategies for remote workers and smaller satellite offices.

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How comprehensive is your wellness programme?

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Successful wellness programmes usually have a couple of things in common. Firstly, they have specific outcome goals; they have been designed to tackle specific health and wellbeing issues that companies are facing. Without this direction, wellness programmes end up being, at best, a nice perk.

The second thing successful programmes have in common is that they have specific programme targets. These targets are the markers of how well the programme is being utilised. They guide the process of iteration when adjusting a programme to hit the outcome goals. If a programme is not having the desired effect and yet your programme targets have been met, it may well be an indicator that your programme needs to be more comprehensive.

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Staff aren’t getting enough sleep, but what can we do about it?

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Recently the conversation about staff health has moved onto a discussion around sleep. People are becoming more aware of the need for a decent amount of quality sleep. Sleep affects mental and physical health and makes a huge difference to work performance. The question is, as an employer, what can we actually do about this?

We posed this question to one of our trusted partners, Raewyn Guerrero, Functional Medicine Coach, sleep expert and founder of Well Works.

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Are wellness days a waste of time and resources?

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Wellness days have been undertaken for many years with varying levels of success. They are usually a day set aside for the company to host talks, invite in benefits suppliers and staff come away with a goody bag from the local gym and a branded pen from the health insurance provider.
OK, so they’re not always that bad but I have attended my fair share, and some have been as ineffective as that. Let’s look at why some do work and why others are a waste of time and precious resources.