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Recap: Cerner Health Conference Presentation

On Nov. 4, at the 2014 Cerner Health Conference, I took part in a panel discussing micro targeting, a strategy to engage employees who don’t currently participate in wellness programs, and its ability to spark interest and participation through targeted communications and proactive engagement. Joining me in the presentation were Professors Kissan Joseph and Alan Halfen […]



What Do New Technologies Mean for Corporate Wellness Programs?

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s critical for corporate wellness programs to factor in the busy lifestyles of employees. Research, in fact, shows a striking percentage (86%) of employees don’t participate in their company’s health and wellness initiatives simply because they don’t have time. Enter wearable fitness tracking devices, personal activity trackers that measure everything from […]



Recap: EBN Forum & Expo Presentation

Last month I was a featured speaker at the EBN Forum & Expo in Boca Raton. During my presentation I discussed Hallmark Business Connections’ philosophy of enrichment and how it impacts everything we do, including our wellness initiatives. A few things were brought up after my presentation that I would like to share with you. Health […]



Extend the Realm of your Gratitude During Thanksgiving

Pumpkin pie, cranberries and turkey characterize the fourth Thursday of November. We spend this day each year with friends, family and loved ones to celebrate our good fortune and everything we have to be thankful for. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, consider how you can extend the realm of your gratitude. This year’s Thanksgiving spirit doesn’t need […]



25 Effective Employee Recognition Ideas for Business Leaders

Successful business leaders understand that employee recognition is more than just a nice thing to do for people.  In fact, research shows that organizations with the most mature employee recognition approaches are 12 times more likely to have strong business results.  Sixty percent of best-in-class companies (defined as organizations that are rapidly embracing recognition as […]



Understanding the ROI of Wellness Programs

Every day businesses have to make financial decisions that best impact both short- and long-term success, and produce easily recognizable and measurable financial benefits. For decades, businesses have seen the correlation between healthcare costs and employee health. But in recent years these programs have become more sophisticated and the ways to foster wellness have grown […]







Answers to Common Questions About Employee Recognition

At Hallmark Business Connections, we believe employee recognition is a key component of a company’s overall success. When employees feel valued they are motivated to work harder and be successful. While many executives appreciate the importance of recognizing employees for a job well done, there is often uncertainty around which methods are most successful and […]



Time For The Holidays, Prepare Now

Customer engagement is a must, but for anyone selling products or services that can be holiday purchases it becomes much more important in the fourth quarter of the calendar year. So, with both companies and personal friends and families competing for people’s attention, how can your company stand apart during the holiday season to truly engage […]



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