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Don't fall behind the curve.

Today, employers face the daunting task of adjusting return-to-office plans amid inconsistent COVID guidance from federal and local agencies as the Delta variant rips through communities like tornadoes. At the same time, vaccine hesitancy continues its stubborn and disruptive path, resignations are at an all-time high, and 2-in-3 companies report their wellbeing programs falling short. With top-performing employees and athletes alike putting their social and emotional wellbeing ahead of everything else, is your organization addressing these issues head-on?

Reality check: The answer isn’t simply remote work.

The future of work is one where a unified approach to wellbeing is paramount — one that addresses the root causes of authentic physical, social, and emotional wellbeing. Organizations falling behind now will not be able to catch up later.

What's New at Kumanu?

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AI Coach: An Angel on Your Shoulder

Purposeful has integrated good theory with artificial intelligence to create AI Coach, an “angel on your shoulder”, providing an effective tool for preventing both mental and physical health problems.

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Kumanu Launches AI Coach to Elevate Whole Person Wellbeing

Kumanu, the leading purpose-inspired wellbeing company, announces the launch of the latest version of its flagship platform, Purposeful, featuring AI Coach. AI Coach incorporates evidence-based principles of behavior change to deliver an engaging and impactful digital health coaching experience.

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The Power of Positive Relationships with Dr. Jane Dutton

Our sense of connection to the people around us influences our personal outlook. Daily interactions have a real impact on our mood, our energy levels and our motivation. High-quality connections can light us up with a sense of vitality. Join Dr. Jane Dutton and Dr. Vic Strecher for this PurposeCast where they will discuss building high-quality connections. They will explore: What are high-quality connections? The benefits of positive relationships for individuals and organizations. How can we build strong and healthy relationships?

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Top Consultants Talk About the Way Forward in Wellbeing (Part 2)

What are your barriers to change in wellbeing design?

We polled participants at our April and early May “Learn from the Leaders” sessions.

Here’s what we found:

Fully 89% of you are “recalculating your route to better wellbeing.”

More than half see “competing priorities,” as their biggest barrier, closely followed by budget, leadership alignment, and lack of a clear roadmap to get there.

Our next webinar in this series will focus on these challenges. Join wellbeing innovation leaders at Willis Towers Watson: John Bremen, Amy DeVylder Levanat, and Wendy Poirier in discussion with our own Eric Zimmerman.

Discover:
– What is driving the employee wellbeing budget now?
– Where employer needs and employee wants intersect.
– How wellbeing, culture and performance come together.
– 3 ways to inspire change that sticks vs just paying for clicks.

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Top Consultants Talk About the Way Forward in Wellbeing

Where are you in your journey to better workforce wellbeing? We polled participants at our last “Learn from the Leaders” session and 89% said they are “recalculating their route.”

Only 6% said they’ve arrived at wellbeing that meets the moment.

Here’s your chance to ask the experts – practice leaders and industry veterans – how to boost program performance, better meet employee needs, and even save money for 2025 and beyond.

Join this free 1-hour webinar in our “Learn from the Leaders” Series to learn:
– What wellbeing vendors have been getting wrong, and how to get it right
– The new wellbeing metrics that matter, and how to move them
– 3 ways to strategically evolve wellbeing without adding cost
– 7 “must have” RFP tips if you want to level up wellbeing for 2025

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What are we sharing this week?

  • Employee Benefit News: The top reasons employees are quitting at record rates
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  • Forbes: The Future Of Work Is Employee Wellbeing
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  • Fast Company: 5 How to craft wellness rewards that’ll actually motivate your teams
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  • Science Daily: For people with strong life purpose, making healthier choices may take less effort
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  • Entrepreneur: How to Keep Your Most Valued Employees During ‘The Great Resignation’
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  • Business Insider: Hot new perks for wfh-remote-hybrid employees
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  • Inc.: The Great Resignation: Why Millions of People Are Quitting (and How Employers Can Earn Them Back)
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  • BMJ: Covid-19 pandemic and the social determinants of health 
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Resources

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Getting to the root of emotional wellbeing at work.

Thought leaders and researchers at Kumanu, analyzing a nationally representative sample of U.S. workers gathered by The Harris Poll, developed a new model for employee wellbeing better aligned to the root causes of workforce wellbeing today.

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Employee needs have changed. Has your wellbeing strategy?

Wellbeing is changing. For good. Join us to learn how to offer more of what employees expect today: authenticity, equity, and experiences centered on social and emotional wellbeing.

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Purposeful Overview

The Purposeful Experience delivers more than a point solution and goes deeper than an app. Our team of wellbeing, communication, and program design experts support you every step of the way, creating a solution that is highly configurable, provides real-time insights on metrics that matter most, and integrates into your culture.

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Resourceful Overview

A first-of-its-kind solution to recognize, activate, and measure essential needs, Resourceful works with your existing programs to recognize and activate your people to their fullest potential.

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