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December 9, 2016 Amelia Wilcox

The Best Company Culture Posts of 2016

It’s not easy for companies to find the secret sauce for a killer company culture, engaged and healthy employees, and sky-high morale.

But we do our best to provide high quality resources for the over-worked business owner, HR director, or wellness coordinator.

Here are our best articles of 2016.

2016 | Best Posts on Culture, Morale, & Employee Wellness

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We’ve saved you the trouble of looking for our best resources from the past year — they’re all collected right here. Enjoy!


Employee Retention: It’s Not as Difficult As You Think

employee retention ideas

The biggest problem managers have with employee retention is not knowing what steps to take to improve it.

It’s like being on a sinking ship and not knowing where the leak is to fix it. Managers who are losing employees left and right are stumped. And all you’re looking for is an answer to the question: Why are my employees leaving?


Workplace Massage Programs: How to Convince Your Boss

workplace massage program

When I tell people the kind of work this company provides, I can usually predict the first thing they’ll say:

“I wish my boss would do that,” they’ll say with a sigh.

For the most part, employees feel like office massage is a perk they would love to have, but they think their boss would never go for. So here’s a handy reference to help you convince your skeptical leader of the benefits of office chair massage. 


What is Company Culture (And Does it Matter?)

What is company culture?

Working in the workplace wellness industry, business owners ask us all the time: What’s the deal with culture? It’s a fair question, because while lots has been said about organizational culture, it can still remain somewhat of a mystery.

In this article, we’ll cover what company culture is, how it’s created, and what it means for you business. Finally, we’ll cover a few key ideas to get started shaping your company culture to the best it can be.


Managing Virtual Teams: 6 Keys to Success

managing virtual teams

Working with a 100% virtual team means lower overhead costs, flexible work schedules, and agility that’s not accessible to traditional companies.

But it takes effort and focus to make it work. In this article, we’ll cover the tips, tricks, and tools that work best for us.


Top 7 Employee Recognition Apps & Programs

Employee Recognition

We all know how important employee recognition is for keeping morale high. And companies today have tons of options when it comes to automating employee feedback.

In this article, we’ll review the top 7 staff feedback and recognition programs you can buy, including features and price of each system.


6 Health and Wellness Lunch and Learn Topics

Lunch and Learns

Nobody wants to attend boring lunch and learns with uninspired food and a pointless presentation. If you’re looking for lunch and learn ideas on health and wellness, this list will get you started.

In this article, we’ll cover 6 lunch and learn ideas including fitness, stress management, nutrition and more.


An Introductory Guide: What are Voluntary Employee Benefits?

voluntary employee benefits

Looking for unique ways to make employees happy — or even draw top talent to your company? Voluntary benefits go above and beyond typical benefits offerings. And they offer a way for companies to stand out. So how do you get started?

In this article, we’ll cover what voluntary employee benefits are, and some key ideas to get started with.


Wellness Program Ideas: 3 Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

ideas for workplace wellness

At this year’s annual Utah Worksite Wellness Conference, I got the opportunity to speak on one of my greatest passions: How to use the influence of wellness programs to create winning cultures at work.

In this article, I pulled out the highlights of this talk to help other business leaders find ways to build wellness into their culture.


6 Ideas to Improve Employee Morale Before Winter Hits

employee morale

Are you looking for ideas to improve employee morale for the upcoming winter? It may seem early to start thinking about the winter blues, but September has arrived.

The weather is about to cool down, days are going to get shorter and before you know it, winter will be here. The combination of cold weather and shorter days will make it harder for your employees to stay healthy and happy. Here are 6 ideas to prepare yourself and your employees to keep ahead of the blues.


6 Benefits of Taking Breaks at Work (Plus 6 Ways to Do It Right)

workday breaks

Ever wondered whether it’s better to complete your work in small periods of time or to just power through it? Studies have shown that most full-time workers spend more than the typical 40 hours a week at work. And many employees don’t even break for lunch anymore.

In this article, we’ll tell you why breaks are beneficial and give you a few guidelines to follow.




Amelia Wilcox

Amelia Wilcox is the Founder and CEO of Nivati, a leader in corporate massage and employee mental health support since 2010. Her high-growth B2B company provides employee stress management tools that arm businesses with actionable data and positive employee experiences to improve wellbeing, boost morale, and increase engagement.

Amelia has exponentially grown her company from a solo living-room service business to an international technology brand.

Recently listed as a Forty Under 40, Fast 50, Inc 5000 Twice awarded National Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year

Licenses, Certifications & Memberships
Licensed Massage Therapist since 2002
Member of American Massage Therapy Association
Served on Utah Worksite Wellness Council from 2012-2015

Attended Utah College of Massage Therapy
Educated in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Utah

Massage Magazine (AMTA's publication)