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Employee Journey Mapping with Health

Journey Mapping our Employees

Journey mapping our employees allows us to tune into the corporate heartbeat.

We have all experienced customer journey mapping: whether it be secret shoppers, the thousands of customer experience surveys we are flooded with on every receipt and when making  online purchases. And what about that not so subliminal data of shopping habits obtained behind the scenes. When I load my “personalized coupons” to a retail store, its amazing how they know which coupons I will get excited about  – coincidentally – coupons for my frequent purchases. No of course, it is not a coincidence. I am NOT a retail purchasing or  marketing expert…..but it is very obvious these stores are customer journey mapping, studying my purchases, my satisfaction, making offers to keep me coming back. …… As customers we are inundated. These stores want us to know they care about us, offer us discounts or bonus points on items we need, and most of all they journey map to keep our business.

Employee Journey Mapping Best in Corporate Health
Journey Mapping with the Health Risk Assessment and Corporate Culture Assessment

Employee journey mapping is critical, but not as honed. Journey mapping can reveal to employers a good look at the corporate culture. The corporate culture casts an aura over the company and is the sum of employee/employer  attitudes, experiences, morale, perceptions…all of these together shape the company’s personality and culture. We all know how important first impressions are – the initial imprinting – employers need to be in tune with that corporate culture….and hopefully not reading about it on social media!

From the contemplation of an employee applying to a company, and the company interviewing that employee, both the employer and the employee are evaluating  if there is a good, mutual,  cultural fit.

➾➾➾Enter journey mapping via a corporate culture assessment.…CCA…..

Employers need to know, what is the employees’ perceptions of the corporate culture.

  • What are the employees saying about your company to others?
  • Social media vibe?
  • What is your employer brand, reputation?
  • What are you doing to attract the right people?
  • What constitutes the  “right” fit? or the right people?
  • What sort of recognition, accolades do you get as an employer?
  • Are negative comments justified as the employee’s fault?
  • What is the perception of the company from customers, suppliers…..
  • Retention?
  • Sense of value by both employer and employee
  • sense of camaraderie, unity
  • Who is going the extra mile?
  • Perception of being suitably incentivized….encouragement & reward for good work

and most of all……..Does the employer care about me as a person. Employees don’t just Journey mapping our employees Best In corporate Healthwant a paycheck — they want recognition, verbal appreciation and encouragement. With the millennial workforce….these sentiments are growing stronger. Attitude speaks louder than words, and can be the strongest motivating or demotivating force on workplace loyalty, productivity, engagement, and yes, on workplace and personal stress.

Numerous studies have shown us that the work environment, culture,  is the most crucial factor in employee satisfaction. Epidemiologists have studied for years the relationship between numerous stresses, and the impact on health. Given that a majority of a person’s waking hours are invested at work, or thinking about work, it is no surprise that these studies have found a strong link between workplace wellbeing and health wellbeing. It has become widely accepted that a poor workplace environment can erode physical and psychological health.

Mapping A Smooth Journey:  The Union of the HRA and CCA

A health risk assessment is a critical tool, when effectively used – serves as the basis for customizing employee health programs. It can raise health awareness for both employer and employee, identify risk, and most of all…be fun and engaging – instilling confidence in the employee to pursue the health program. We all know adherence to the programs can be very low. First impressions can be lasting impressions.

Employee Journey Mapping Best in Corporate HealthConnecting the dots, bringing together the HRA and CCA allows the employer a good look into the soul of the company, mapping a smooth journey. Employee journeys are critical to workplace productivity,  engagement, a sense of fitting in and community.  Employers validate the employees need for  contribution, being heard, and can garner loyalty  to the growth, success and productivity of the workplace. I know it might sound a little different, or maybe even a few “no ways”…..give us a shout, we can help you out!

Journey mapping from the  HRA & CCA, births  a health centric corporate culture….camaraderie, engagement and productivity through health…

…………….the corporate happy place.

Chief Health Enthusiast – Best In Corporate Health

Corporate health programs…what a wonderful way to affordably  make the world a happier, healthier place. 

Shira Litwack, Corporate Program Designer
Shira Litwack – The Corporate Happy Place medical fitness professional, Cancer Exercise Specialist , Medical Exercise Specialist, Holistic Nutritionist

Employee Wellness Toronto, Ontario – But offered worldwide!

  • Shira is regularly consulted by Naturopaths, oncologists, health coaches on cancer exercise and exercise adherence.
  • Has assembled over 20 health and fitness professionals with varying specialties to bring to corporate wellness programs
  • Platforms include: Speaking, One-one/group health coaching, Retreats, Course development for in house delivery, Metrics to measure success available, Partners always included
  • Now offering live interactive webinars, just as if each participant has a personal health coach – making corporate wellness programs affordable to all.
  • Shira has been interviewed & published in hundreds of resources over the last 12 years:

Articles featured in: ezines, ArticlesInk, European Registry of Exercise Professionals, The National Post, Investment Executive Magazine, Directory of Greater Toronto, Canadian Leukemia & Lymphoma Association, Prostate Cancer Canada, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Anytime Fitness, Today’s Black Woman, Today’s Seniors, Medical Fitness Network, FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), Willow (Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support),Myeloma Canada, Cancer Exercise Training Institute, Urban Poling for Breast Cancer, ROW – Recovery on Water for Breast Cancer, Sirius XM Doctor Radio

Employee Engagement-Effects of Alcohol

Employee Engagement – The Role of Oxidative Stress ?

Institute for Employment Studies report quantified employee engagement: Organizations increasing engagement investment by just 10% can increase profits by approximately US $2,100 per employee, per year.

With all of the possible best efforts by an organization to create a culture of employee engagement, health and wellness, it can easily be sabotaged by the effects of …….oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress is rarely addressed, and if it is usually only once again by addressing the outer being. Truth is, this can sometimes create more oxidative stress on the body.

Employee Engagement Effects of Alcohol employee wellness Best In Corporate HealthChronic inflammation is a wildfire raging in the body. The blood vessels and internal organs and systems are affected. This inflammatory process leads to free radical damage and oxidative stress and is a culprit in aging, mental focus, depression & all of our chronic diseases. Our focus must be on addressing the cellular level of health.

There are hundreds of oxidative stressors attacking the body each day. What we need to do is to implement a plan to reduce exposure to the stressors, and strengthen the body to protect itself from bombardment.

Oxidative stressors weaken both physiological and psychological function in a number of ways, and are accepted as the root of chronic disease and ultimately longevity.

A thorough health & wellness program is one that helps employees over time with realistic

Corporate wellness programs from the cell with Best In Corporate Health
Employee wellness programs usually focus on the outer 2 layers. Inflammation and oxidative stress attacks the Cell-Being

implementation and integration of healthier lifestyle strategies. In a fast placed workplace environment combined with the challenges of balancing family, stress, anxiety and mood disturbances are the norm. Facts are not enough – in fact feeding a list of facts, “shoulds” and “should-nots” is irritating. Unfortunately, people frequently turn to the immediate “fixes” such as alcohol, poor food choices, sedentary activities which increase the oxidative load on the body… leading to more stress….more fixes…….the path of addiction. The insidious part, people rarely see this cycle, until they the body has been weakened by an illness.

Some of the more common oxidative stressors, that we can control include:

  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • UV
  • Certain medications
  • certain food choices
  • lack of exercise/the wrong exercise/
  • chemical exposure
  • pollutants

This is a very general list. Oxidative stress is not simple and straight forward, and of course will affect different people based on their own body’s ability to neutralize.

Consider alcohol: According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism & National Survey on Drug Use and Health 52.7% of the population fall in the range of moderate drinking+.

A recently released study (Society for the study of Addiction) Finally has labelled alcohol as a “cause” of cancer, not just a “link”. The myth of drinking “a glass of wine a day for health” has been proven to be incorrect. Alcohol and cancer is finally accepted as fact. The meta analysis was carried out in New Zealand and published in the Journal of Addiction. Alcohol-induced oxidative stress, happens with a single drink, and sobriety is no indicator of damage.

However, we are not helpless, there are a number of ways we can lower our overall, cumulative oxidative stress load.

Health & wellness programs need to reach far beyond the preaching of eating healthy and exercising. Helping each individual person identify oxidative stressors in their life is the missing link, even in those who have the very best intentions following the healthiest of lifestyles….

Creating a positive, motivating workplace environment is of course a part of employee engagement. However, the ability of an employee to “engage” is within that individual person.

Employee engagement = Corporate Culture + Employee culture (aka cell health)


Shira Litwack, Corporate Program Designer
Shira Litwack: BSc Psychology & Chemistry, medical fitness professional, Cancer Exercise Specialist , holistic nutritionist, medical exercise specialist

Shira Litwack calls herself the “CHE – Chief Health Enthusiast” of Best in Corporate Health. Shira has assembled over  30 health and fitness professionals to bring you unique corporate wellness programs designed around your employees. No more one size fits none corporate health programs, no long guilt lists of shoulds and should nots – fun, engaging programs where “installation” is an integral part of all programs. The health coaches cover a wide range of specialties from nutrition, exercise, balancing lifestyle, family harmony, addiction recovery, disease prevention and recovery…..contact us to plan your corporate wellness solutions

     Webinars         Speaking         Retreats              Health Coaching

Remember, BICH processes include partners at no extra charge and are measurable!

Shira has been interviewed on: City TV, CTV, National Public Radio, Sirius XM Dr. Rehab Dr. Jonathan Whiteson & The Sports Medicine Show, Living Cancer Free, Web Talk Radio, Voice America, Obesity Control Center, Investment Executive.

Employee wellness Best In Corporate HealthArticles Featured In: FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) Willow, Cancer Exercise Training Institute, Medical Fitness Network, European Registry of Exercise Professionals, The National Post, Investment Executive Magazine, Directory of Greater Toronto, Canadian Leukemia & Lymphoma Association, Prostate Cancer Canada, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Anytime Fitness, Today’s Black Woman, Today’s Seniors, Cancer Exercise Training Institute, Urban Poling for Breast Cancer, ROW – Recovery on Water for Breast Cancer