This Working Life

ElisaIn 2017, a few days before starting her new role at Grand Valley State University, Elisa’s ex-husband and father of her two children was struck by a drunk driver as he was walking home. The day following the accident, he was in a coma with severe head trauma. Thankfully, he survived, but with severe physical ailments and a traumatic brain injury.

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Employee WellnessIn this climate of tension between shrinking organizational resources and relentless personal and professional demands on employees, we need to keep a sustained focus on investing in employee wellness. Employee wellness is not just a “nice to have” option as employers reap great rewards, including increased productivity and engagement, reduced medical and disability costs, and reduced absenteeism.

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