We’re in the middle of vetting financial education providers for our employees; a top criterion is having a certified financial planner (CFP) paid by the hour, not by commission. The reason is simple: We don’t want an incentive to guide employees toward specific investments sold by the CFP.
We have the good fortune of working with hundreds of wellness professionals from all industries and circumstances each year and have learned which traits seem to always help the most successful stay at the top of the heap.
The new release of classic fairytale Cinderella reminds us that wellness sometimes gets little attention compared to other employee benefits. While health insurance and paid vacation aren’t the equivalent of Anastasia and Drizella, wellness managers need to remember we’re competing for budgets, time, and attention. So if you want to wear the glass slipper, you can’t wait for the Fairy Godmother to make an appearance — you have to take steps yourself to be invited to the ball. Here’s how:
Each week I get 5-15 requests to connect with someone on LinkedIn. In almost every instance, the only commonality is we work in health or wellness. That’s not enough to make a meaningful connection.
Of course if your goal is bragging rights for how many connections you can amass, keep them coming. But if you want to create a network that offers definite value, get ready to do some actual work. Here’s how: