Three Ways to Encourage Wellness and Professional Development for Employees

Research & Development | January 07, 2019

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Help employees make a real, lasting change for the better by including digital resources in your organization’s wellness plans.

Employee wellness is on the rise, and so is our dependence on technology. If you want your company’s wellness program to create real, lasting change for employees, try offering digital resources that can be enjoyed from any location and help employees achieve their professional and personal-related goals. If employees can access wellness resources from their home computers or simply reach into their pockets to access a smart phone app, it’s much easier for them to make time for their wellness and professional development.

Here are three types of digital resources that can make a positive impact on employee morale, wellness and professional development:

Audiobooks

Those who never stop learning are the most successful people in business. Audiobooks continue to rise in popularity among business professionals, as they can help transform a lengthy car or plane ride into a learning opportunity. There’s an audiobook for every type of listener, on every subject from public speaking to time management. These types of audiobooks can help develop confidence, encourage effective communication, and develop more persuasive leaders. Here’s a list of ten audiobooks that are making an impact in corporations around the globe:

  1. Healing Self, The: A Revolutionary New Plan to Supercharge Your Immunity and Stay Well for Life
  2. The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win
  3. The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
  4. The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future
  5. Willpower Doesn't Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success
  6. Less: A Novel
  7. Judgment Detox : Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back From Living A Better Life
  8. Extraordinary Influence: How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others
  9. Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Soul
  10. Physical Disobedience: An Unruly Guide to Health and Stamina for the Modern Feminist

E-books

There’s no denying that print books are preferred by some people, but they can be cumbersome to carry when traveling. What’s more, most millennial employees are digital natives and gravitate towards resources that fit their preference and lifestyle. E-books are a great option to include as part of your company’s benefit package and serve as a reminder of your commitment to their success. Top 2018 e-books are listed below:

  1. Is Entrepreneurship Dead? The Truth About Startups in America
  2. Balancing Green: When to Embrace Sustainability in a Business (and When Not To)
  3. The Craft of Creativity
  4. The Economics of Crowdfunding: Startups, Portals and Investor Behavior
  5. Disrupters: Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold
  6. How Could This Happen? Managing Errors in Organizations
  7. The Traits of Today's CFO: A Handbook for Excelling in an Evolving Role
  8. Business Despite Borders: Companies in the Age of Populist Anti-Globalization
  9. Get Social: Social Media Strategy and Tactics for Leaders
  10. Narrative by Numbers: How to Tell Powerful and Purposeful Stories with Data

Digital Magazines

To be successful in business, employees need to look outside of their respective organizations and discover how today’s movers and shakers are creating a lasting impact in their companies and industries. Business magazines are a reliable source of news and information, and provide an alternate solution to a typical Google search. Below we’ve listed ten business magazines that help to develop a strong business mindset in today’s modern economy.

  1. Entrepreneur
  2. Fortune
  3. Forbes
  4. Inc.
  5. Bloomberg Businessweek
  6. Wired
  7. Fast Company
  8. Money
  9. Kiplinger's Personal Finance
  10. Newsweek Global

In today’s competitive hiring environment, employees need to feel valued and supported by their employers. Wellness plans that include resources such as the ones listed above can go a long way in boosting morale and keeping good employees loyal to your organization. EBSCO offer solutions and products for every type of organization or wellness plan. Contact an EBSCO representative for more information about audiobooks, e-books and Flipster digital magazines

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